Archive | December, 2010

Press Pen: Playing #QuietPen for the Holidays & de la Pen’s Latest & Finest Inkings

Dear Pennies, As you all have probably noticed, I have missed the last two days of posts, my apologies for this. I’ve been busy preparing upcoming posts for 2011 and working round the clock on my new business, The Network. Since Christmas is next week, I have decided to take another break…this one will be […]

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Model Mondays: Chanel Iman: Bringing Diversity to Fashion

Dear Pennies, For this week’s Model Mondays, I decided to feature supermodel Chanel Iman. While brainstorming which model to feature for this week, the name Chanel Iman kept popping up in my head. However, for the last few weeks, I’ve been featuring up & coming models and that brought more traffic to the blog & […]

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Designer Discussion: Simplydresses.com and Promgirl.com

Dear Pennies, Yesterday, I had the extreme pleasure of attending the press preview for Simplydresses.com and Promgirl.com. Both of these websites fall under the Promgirl LLC which began in 1998. Promgirl.com is known as the “The Online Prom Superstore”. Featuring a collection of over 40,000 dresses in 4,000 different styles Promgirl.com and Simplydresses.com are the websites to […]

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Press Pen: de la Pen featured on IFB Links a la Mode

Dear Pennies, As you may or may not know, I am a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers which is a site dedicated to providing tips and tricks for fashion bloggers. Additionally, IFB has a section called Links a la Mode where members of IFB can submit their best post of the week to be […]

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Tuesday’s Thoughts: Ally Hilfiger’s Closet

Dear Pennies, For this week’s Tuesday’s Thoughts, I’m featuring an article and video interview originally published on Style Like U. Style Like U interviewed and raided the closet of Ally Hilfiger. In the video interview,  Ally identifies herself as a designer, stylist, creative consultant/art director. She also discusses her personal style, why she loves fashion, and the […]

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Model Mondays: Corey Baptiste

Dear Pennies, This week, I wanted to feature another male model, Corey Baptiste for Model Mondays. Corey Baptiste has only been modeling since 2009 when he was discovered by his manager Brandon Wilson of VNY Models. Corey has also linked with photographer Sean Kilkenny in order to hone his craft. Together Sean and Corey have produced […]

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Press Pen: Balenciaga: The Spanish Master by Hamish Bowles

Dear Pennies, Last night, I attended a lecture at The Fashion Institute of Technology a.k.a. FIT featuring Hamish Bowles, European Editor at Large of Vogue Magazine. Hamish Bowles spoke on the deceased designer, Cristobal Balenciaga. Balenciaga was called, “The Master of Us All” by Christian Dior and “The Only True Couturier” by Coco Chanel. In […]

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Press Pen: Introducing Pen Productions and The Network

Dear Pennies, I just wanted to briefly introduce you to my new business, Pen Productions which a part of The Network. The Network is a combined venture between me and my business partner, Shirley Lopez. In its entirety, The Network consists of Pen Productions, a digital creative production company and Cacha Management, a company that […]

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Designer Discussion: Emerging New York Designer Chabella Gomez Launches Ready-to-Wear Line, “CHABELLA”

Dear Pennies, Recently, I attended the launch of New York emerging designer Chabella Gomez’s ready-to-wear line, “CHABELLA”. I originally met Chabella last Spring at an event for the Learning Annex which featured Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire and fashion designer Narcisco Rodriguez. After telling Chabella that I liked her dress, she told me she […]

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Press Pen: Interview with Fabio Fasolini of Studio FP

Dear Pennies, While I was in Taskent, Uzbekistan covering Style.uz Art Week, I had the pleasure of meeting Fabio Fasolini today’s interviewee. Fabio has been in the fashion industry for over twenty years and for the past eighteen years he has been President and CEO of Studio FP, a photography, video, and artist production company […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor VII Album Cover (Image found via Google Images)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

The Line Hotel (Photo credit: Adrian Gaut; Image courtesy of The Line Hotel)

Dear Pennies & Pens, To quote Left Eye, “You’ve got your hotel, motel, Holiday Inn.” I’m not really sure how […]

Pen’s Eye: Afrocentric Keyy

Dear Pennies & Pens, As an Editor, I absolutely love those times when I discover amazing artists by accident. It […]

Pen’s Eye: Jeremy Biggers

Art by Jeremy Biggers (Image courtesy of Jeremy Biggers)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I went to Artopia in Dallas a few weeks back. If you […]

Pen’s Eye: Vakseen Art

Vakseen (Image courtesy of Vakseen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week, I discovered this new art app called Vango which allows you to view and […]

Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Gene Noble and The Rebirth of Gene

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past Christmas, while browsing through Google Play, I discovered Gene Noble’s debut EP Rebirth of Gene. Since I’m […]