Archive | February, 2011

Press Pen: EMU Australia Fall/Winter 2011 Show Review

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to report on the EMU Australia Fall/Winter 2011 collection. EMU is an Australian owned and operated footwear and fashion brand. EMU Australia is known for its footwear being that it was the first brand to introduce premium water resistant sheepskin boots. This past New York Fashion Week, EMU showed a […]

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Press Pen: Soigne K To Host Trunk Show for Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan

Dear Pennies and Pens, It’s Pen here to report on Soigne K’s upcoming trunk show for Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan in NYC on March 1st from 12pm to 7:30pm. Soigne K is a boutique located on Madison Avenue and it specializes in selling ready to wear and accessories by hard to find Indian designers. Shyamal […]

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Press Pen: Carlos Miele Fall/Winter Show Review 2011

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to report on Carlos Miele’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection. This show was also held on Valentine’s Day in the tents right after Jenny Packham’s show. However, being the brilliant designer Brazilian that he is Carlos designed a collection of bright colors and bold textures. For the collection, Carlos Miele used colors […]

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Press Pen: Jenny Packham Fall/Winter 2011 Show Review

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to report on Jenny Packham’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection. This show took place early on Valentine’s Day morning during New York Fashion Week and it was lovely collection of gold and metallic. Jenny Packham is popular amongst celebrities for Red Carpet glamour designs and this collection definitely spoke to that. As […]

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Press Pen: Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2011 Show Review

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to report on Zang Toi’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection shown at New York Fashion Week. Honestly, this was my favorite show out of everything I saw at Fashion Week. This show was EPIC. Zang Toi is a brilliant designer. Zang is based in NYC although he is Malaysian. He’s also a […]

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Press Pen: Covet Communications Fine Jewelry Press Preview at New York Fashion Week

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to report on the Covet Communications Fine Jewelry Press Preview. Covet Communications is an L.A. based PR firm that specializes in representing fine jewelry designers. As you all have hopefully noticed, I’ve never done any coverage on jewelry designers since I wanted de la Pen to be all about fashion, […]

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Press Pen: Vivienne Tam Fall/Winter 2011 Show Review

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to report on Vivienne Tam’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection. My apologies for posting my review so late, but, I went to a lot of shows and events so I’m still playing catch up. Therefore, this week I’m dedicating the blog to my final show and event reviews and later this week […]

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Press Pen: NOMIA Fall/Winter 2011 Show Review

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to report on the NOMIA Fall/Winter 2011 collection. NOMIA is an emerging New York fashion label, started by designer Yara Flinn in 2007 after she sold her first dress to Barneys New York. The name NOMIA comes from a mythological Greek nymph although most of the designs speak to minimalism […]

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Press Pen: Nautica Fall/Winter 2011 Presentation Review

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to report on the Nautica Fall/Winter 2011 Presentation. Nautica is a timeless brand, known for its menswear and for the Fall/Winter 2011 collection, the brand presented its signature wearable staples. The color palette was navy, grey, black, brown, white/creme with the occasional splash of red. The fabrics used were wool, […]

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Press Pen: Farah Angsana Fall/Winter 2011 Show Review

Dear Pennies, It’s Pen here to review Farah Angsana’s Fall/Winter 2011 New York Fashion Week show. Farah Angsana was born in Indonesia and was the first designer of Indonesian descent to present her collection in Paris. Farah studied fashion design and haute couture technique at the Central School of Fashion in London. Farah is known for […]

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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 […]