In the world that we call hip-hop, where the women are often oversexed and the men glorify misogyny, it is refreshing to see a lady making a way for herself, and not following the standards that society has set forth for her. A true embodiment of this is Vashtie Kola. This Lower East Side living Trini gyal (by way of Albany, NY) has made a name for herself in an industry via her many creative talents, which include film, photography, visual art, fashion design, and party promoting. Her website, Vashtie.com, encompasses all these things, served up on a visually stimulating background full of animations of herself and crew. I believe she is a great inspiration, specifically to young women pursuing careers in creative fields, as she shows that you can be an intelligent woman and still exude sex appeal, regardless of what you wear. You can check her many looks in her Refinery 29 feature, published today.