“Grab a glass!” Vashtie Kola tells me perched on a banquette at The Brickwood for her birthday. It’s a well-branded belated birthday bacchanal for the girl-about-town, DJ extraordinaire, and designer behind VIOLETTE. Everyone, with the exception of Vashtie, drinks Moet & Chandon out of gold chalices. Vashtie instead opts to palm a magnum of the bubbly while standing atop a table at the new Meatpacking hotspot.
Fellow DJ friends Chelsea Leyland and Hannah Bronfman with boyfriend Brendan Fallis all turn out for the fête, along with Theophilus London who bizarrely dons a surgical mask all night. Later a troupe of intense Voguers named “The Legendary House of Willie Ninja,” all sporting DKNY logo’d out tees, clear the area for a no holds barred performance just before A$AP Ferg hits the stage to serenade the birthday girl.
Vashtie‘s favorite part of the festivities? “Maybe it was the literal showering of Moët,” she tells me, “and the giant bottle, actually named Nebuchadnezzar, they just gave me… which is as big as me!” This is definitely one for the books!
Check out all of the party pics here.