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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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 Omnihotels.com)

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

The Network Presents Y-Clad Lover’s Lane

Y-Clad Lover's Lane; Creative Direction, Styling, Production: Cacha and Pen of The Network Photographer/Makeup Artist: Katherine Angelique Model: Miranda Jewelry: Y-Clad Location: Y-Clad's Hidden Gem in NYC

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am Co-Founder of The Network – a multicultural creative agency. For the […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from Omnihotels.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in my last post Now Let Me Ink […]

Now Let Me Ink That Page: #MakeUrPenLOUD

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I’m in the process of publishing a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD. I previously […]