Archive | April, 2011

Designer Discussion: Olivier Rousteing Taking Over at Balmain

Dear Pennies & Pens, This morning, I was browsing through tweets when I came across @thefashionbomb’s tweet about French African Olivier Rousteing taking over at French luxury label, Balmain. Excited to hear the news, I clicked on the link and voila! The Fashion Bomb confirmed it. Normallly, I don’t post such time sensitive fashion news but this […]

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L.A. Confidential: Renato Balestra Debuts in La La Land (Part 2)

Dear Pennies and Pens, The guest list at Italian designer Renato Balestra’s U.S. debut sparkled as much as the couture. The event not only showcased Balestra’s work, but also benefited the City of Hope—enticing the social elite to gather at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on April 14 for both fashion and […]

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Pennies & Pen Style

Dear Pennies & Pens, So this morning, I was browsing through tweets when I came across my bestie @ARoss910′s tweet about what she was wearing to work today, and it occurred to me that it would be really cool to do a feature where readers of de la Pen can tweet me their style. So […]

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L.A. Confidential: Renato Balestra Debuts in La La Land (Part 1)

The ‘Una Notte di Speranza’ fashion show that fused European and American cultures benefits City of Hope, a leading cancer research center.

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Designer Discussion: Soigne K Boutique: Bringing Indian Fashion & Culture to Madison Ave

Dear Pennies and Pens, About a month ago, I attended a trunk show at the Soigne K boutique for Indian designers Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan which I announced in this Press Pen post. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m pretty busy with the business, school, and the blog in essence, I’m just now […]

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Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts: Amar’e Stoudemire

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts, I decided to feature male style icon because I want to begin celebrating men’s style and fashion more on de la Pen. However, I wanted to chose someone who is slightly out of the fashion box and yet someone who is still respected for their […]

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Model Mondays: Liu Wen

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s, Model Mondays I wanted to feature another Chinese beauty, Liu Wen. Some of you may remember that a few months ago I did a post on another Chinese model, Shu Pei Qin. Liu Wen is definitely an IT girl in the modeling industry. Since, her career began in 2005, […]

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Press Pen: Pen Interviews Melinda, Stylist & Manager at Platinum Salon New York

Dear Pennies & Pens, So today’s feature comes from a seriously funny story so give me a sec to get it all out. A couple of  of months ago, I received a phone call from my mom asking me to text her hair stylist to set up an appointment for her. My mother can’t text […]

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Press Pen: Stacy Lomman New York Fall 2011

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week I had the honor & pleasure of attending Stacy Lomman’s Fall 2011 show. Some of you may remember this post, Press Pen: Editor Preview…Wendy Brandes Fine Jewelry & Stacy Lomman New York where I featured Stacy’s work when I went to a press preview for her and jewelry designer Wendy […]

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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 […]