Archive | September, 2010

de la Pen Reader Demographic Survey

Dear Pennies, I am conducting a survey to assess my reader demographics. The survey is short, only six questions. The survey is 100% confidential since your name is not on it and your answers will NOT be shared. Thank you for your time and I appreciate the support. Click here to take survey

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Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts: Solange Knowles…the One Who Was Never in Her Sister’s Shadow

Dear Pennies, Today, I wanted to discuss the personal style of Solange Knowles. From her name, you already know who she’s related to so, I’m not even gonna go there. The subject is old and tired. Like really. And if you ask me, Solange was never in her sister’s shadow. Solange has been doing her […]

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Model Mondays: David Agbodji

Dear Pennies, Today, I would like to profile the first male model to ever be featured on de la Pen. I first saw David Agbodji on The Fashion Bomb here: David is on the cover of Numero Homme for Fall 2010. When I first saw the cover, I was immediately drawn in. David’s eyes […]

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Press Pen: Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to announce the Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition. If you are an emerging fashion designer then you need to submit your application to the Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition! Why should you submit your application? Because, you’ll have a chance to win the following grand prize: a $20,000 website […]

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1000 Words: A Man In A Suit

And there it is. The Fashion and Style of the Pen…de la Pen. Disclaimer: Images of Kanye West & Jay-Z originally posted on and Images of Pharrell and Diddy found on Google Images. Images from Arise Magazine and The Way We Wore taken on my blackberry but originally published in the noted publications.

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Press Pen: Women: Inspiration & Enterprise (Wie) Symposium

Dear Pennies, Please accept my apologies for neglecting you yesterday and Friday. Friday I crashed after all the fashion week hoopla, and yesterday, I was at an all day symposium. The Wie (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Symposium was hosted by Sarah Brown, Arianna Huffington, and Donna Karan. The event also featured other fashion, beauty, and […]

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Press Pen: Gottex by Molly Grad Show Review

Dear Pennies, After the General Idea show yesterday, I attended Gottex by Molly Grad. Gottex is a swimwear brand that was established in 1956. Molly Grad became head designer in 2009 and prior to this she had worked with Stella McCartney, and Stefano Pilati at Yves Saint Laurent. Like Stella McCartney, Molly is a graduate […]

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Press Pen: General Idea Show Review

Dear Pennies, Yesterday, I attended the General Idea runway show. This was my first ever full on men’s fashion show. General Idea is a fashion line by Bumsuk Choi. Bumsuk is Korean and at 26, he was the youngest designer to join the Seoul Collection in the Republic of Korea. After seeing Concept Korea last […]

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Press Pen: Rubin Singer Show Review

Dear Pennies, On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending Rubin Singer’s Spring/Summer 2011 show. I didn’t get a chance to snap pictures on my blackberry but I just received pictures from Rubin’s publicist and I’m happy to report that they included one of my favorite outfits. Now onto the show review. The show was […]

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Designer Discussion: Interview with Alan Au of Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under

Dear Pennies, Today, I’m going to take a quick break from Fashion Week coverage to post an interview with Alan Au of Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under. Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under is a clothing store in Los Angeles that specializes in designing and tailoring clothes for shorter men. Jimmy Au’s […]

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Press Pen: Dallas Observer Artopia 2015

Press Pen: Dallas Observer Artopia 2015

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I made a short trip to Dallas (one of my favorite cities) for […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler Joins Dare To Adventure and Sends New Year Greetings

HT Holidays

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here with some exciting news! Late last year, I joined Dare To Adventure a […]

Now Let Me Ink That Page: Best of 2014

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to welcome you to 2015! Can you believe it’s 2015?! I […]

Beauty and the Pen: Macy’s Impulse Eye and Cheek Palette for the Holidays or New Year’s Eve

Macy's Impulse Eye and Cheek Palette (Image courtesy of 3D Sales and Marketing)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, Within the last few years, I’ve started to fall in love […]

LOUDRead: The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion

The Teen Vogue Handbook (Image courtesy of Penguin Young Readers)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, When I originally created de la Pen, it was to be […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with That Artista Philece R

Philece R. (Image courtesy of Philece R.)

Dear Pennies & Pens, The thing about interviewing new artists is that I get insight into their world. I get […]

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