Archive | January, 2011

Beauty and the Pen: Crabtree & Evelyn CITRON Product Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, In the video below, I review Crabtree & Evelyn’s CITRON product line. Watch the video and let me know what you think in the comments!   Products Reviewed: CITRON Skin Smoothing Body Scrub – $18.00 CITRON Skin Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel – $18.00 CITRON Refreshing Body Bar – $10.00 CITRON […]

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Fashion for Music; Music for Fashion: Emerging Musician and Stylish Lady…Indigo Charlie

  Dear Pennies, For this week’s, Fashion for Music; Music for Fashion, I interviewed emerging musician and stylish lady, Indigo Charlie. Indigo just dropped her first video, “I’ll Never Change” featuring actor and musician, Khleo Thomas. The video is composed of over 1,400 still photography shots by fashion photographer Carmen Chan. The video is a […]

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Designer Discussion: MIU MIU’s The Women’s Tales

Dear Pennies, Since today has been a busy day filled with orientation at FIT, a phone interview, conference call and running errands, I was at a loss for what to post for this week’s “Designer Discussion”. Normally, I have something lined up but this week, I was drawing a blank. In essence, I was relieved […]

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Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts: Tracee Ellis Ross

Dear Pennies, For this week’s, Tuesday’s Thoughts, I decided to feature actress Tracee Ellis Ross. As the daughter of the original diva and style icon, Diana Ross, Tracee was bound to have style and (my fave Kay Thompson word) pizazz! Tracee is best known for her role as Joan Michael Clayton on “Girlfriends”. Since then, Tracee […]

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Model Mondays: Jeneil Williams

Dear Pennies, For this week’s, Model Mondays, I decided to feature Jamaican model, Jeneil Williams. Jeneil is a stunning chocolate beauty that’s been modeling since 2005. In 2006 she signed with New York Models. Recently, Jeneil posed for Giles Deacon’s pre-Fall 2011 Lookbook and in December of 2010, she was featured in a tribute video […]

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Press Pen: Do You Want To Be A WWDMAGIC Correspondent?

Dear Pennies, So yesterday, I was supposed to be relaxing and taking the day off when I came across the “Do You Want To Be A WWDMAGIC Correspondent?” post on Fashionably Marketing.Me. I’ve been reading Fashionably Marketing.Me for awhile now and it’s a great site that features the latest fashion marketing and social media news, and […]

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Fashion for Music; Music for Fashion: Kelly Rowland…From Style Maven…To Style Icon

Dear Pennies, For this week’s, Fashion for Music; Music for Fashion post, I wanted to talk about singer, songwriter, actress, and style maven, Kelly Rowland. I’ve been a quiet fan of Kelly’s for awhile now, ever since her Destiny’s Child days since she and Bey were my favorite members. After Destiny’s Child split, Kelly began […]

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Designer Discussion: Interview with Alban Selamaj of International T-shirt Brand, Vernato

Dear Pennies, Right before the Christmas holidays, I was browsing Refinery29 when I came across an article listing the 50 most influential people in fashion; I RT’ed the article and received a thank you from Alban Selamaj, co-founder of the emerging international t-shirt brand, Vernato. Upon checking out the Vernato website and designs, I was […]

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Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts: Victoria Beckham…Fashion Designer & Style Icon

Dear Pennies, For this week’s, Tuesday’s Thoughts, I decided to feature fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham. I have been a fan of Victoria since her days as Posh Spice when she wondered aloud in the Spice Girls movie, “Should I wear the little black dress, or the little black dress, or the little […]

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Model Mondays: Damaris Lewis…Model & Journalist

Dear Pennies, Let me first say that today, I was facing some serious writer’s block. I didn’t know which model I wanted to profile and why. I started searching the blogs, twitter, and google and somehow I ended up on where I discovered Damaris Lewis was ranked number two by Modelinia readers. I’ve known […]

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Press Pen: Jewels by Cacha` and #MakeUrPenLOUD Debut at Flavor’s Night Out

Cacha` and Pen

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner and I hosted an event last week called  Flavor’s […]

Beauty and the Pen: Derma e Product Review

Derma e Evenly Radiant® Brightening Day Crème (Image courtesy of Derma e)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here share with you Beauty & the Pen: […]

Beauty and the Pen: Polished Perfect by Twila True

Polished Perfect by Twila True (Image courtesy of Polished Perfect by Twila True)

Dear Pennies & Pens, For the past few years, it has become a tradition for my mom, sister, and I […]

LOUD.Ride: Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L (Image courtesy of Fiat)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Cars have always been a major part of my life. My father owns a car repair […]

Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out

Flavor's Night Out

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner Cacha` and I are hosting an event in NYC next […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel Review

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, When I arrived at the Omni Mandalay Hotel on Saturday after my […]