Hollow Rope Chain Bracelet
Vashtie is an Afro-Indo Trinidadian American Director, Designer and DJ based in New York City.
When I was younger, I was bullied for exploring my personal style at a time when being "different" was utterly uncool. While I liked what the other kids around me liked; listening to hiphop, wearing streetwear and obsessing over sneakers - I was also into unpopular things like; skateboarding, listening to hardcore music and thrift shopping. After being misunderstood by my peers, I found myself in a confusing yet exciting alienated state. I realized that if I wasn't going to be accepted for being myself - I had the time and space to go even deeper with self-discovery and self-expression. I truly know that it's the reason why I am here today and how I became who I am. If I had stayed safe with the mainstream, I would never have been allowed the creative freedom to explore and become the artist I am today. "Be More You" truly represents my personal belief of being your true self only and always.