Archive | August, 2011

Press Pen: Eau de Lacoste

Dear Pennies & Pens, I have some exciting news for you! Lacoste is launching a new men’s fragrance collection. The fragrance collection entitled, Eau de Lacoste features three fragrances L.12.12. Blanc, Bleu, and Vert. To celebrate the fragrance launch, Lacoste is having an art installation called the La Machine L.12.12. This fabulous launch will take place […]

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Model Mondays: Zhao Lei

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s, “Model Mondays”, I wanted to feature another male model, Zhao Lei. Zhao Lei is a Chinese Model who is signed with three different agencies; Wilhemina in New York, Success in Paris, and d’Management in Milan. Sadly, there is not much information available on Zhao but I had to […]

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Designer Discussion: TOURNE DE TRANSMISSION

Dear Pennies & Pens, So this morning, an email from a fabulous new T-shirt brand popped up in my inbox and it’s called Tourne de Transmission! Tourne de Transmission is a UK based T-Shirt line that was started in 2010 by Graeme Gaughan. Unlike many T-Shirt brands, Tourne de Transmission is offering something that is […]

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Press Pen: Changes for de la Pen!

Dear Pennies & Pens, First off, please accept my apologies for my slight neglect of the site. I’m currently transitioning the site so from now on I will only be featuring the best in international & multicultural fashion, style, beauty, & accessories. This is not to say that the previous content wasn’t up to par […]

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Model Mondays: Rosario de la Cruz

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s, ‘Model Mondays’, I wanted to feature Rosario de la Cruz, another model signed with my company, The Network. Like Ashli and Jazmin, Rosario was discovered by my business partner, @CachaLopez. In fact, it was Rosario who introduced me and Cacha` which of course led to us starting The Network! Rosario has been working […]

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Model Mondays: Kiyauna Kingsberry

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s, Model Mondays, I am featuring another one of my clients, Kiyauna Kingsberry. Kiyauna has been signed with my company, The Network for about a year now. I have known Kiyauna for awhile now and I knew she always wanted to model. So when @CachaLopez and I co-founded The Network, I knew I […]

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Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts: Paris Hatcher

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts, I wanted to feature The Network‘s client Paris Hatcher who is a Fashion stylist, blogger, and owner of the forthcoming online boutique, Classy Closet. Paris is based in New Orleans, LA where she was born and raised. Paris has styled many photo shoots and fashion shows […]

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Model Mondays: Jazmin Brown

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s Model Mondays, I’m featuring Jazmin Brown, another model signed with my company, The Network. Jazmin was discovered by my business partner, @CachaLopez who is her Manager and the Co-Founder of The Network. Jazmin was born and raised in NYC and she’s now based in Washington Heights, NYC. Jazmin has been working […]

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L.A. Confidential: New Vintage Market in Hollywood

Dear Pennies and Pens, When outsiders come to Hollywood, they expect the glitz and glam—and it’s there—but there’s a folksy community under the surface too. This other side of Hollywood can be seen at the new weekly Vintage Market (basically a farmer’s market), which launched July 23 and continues every Saturday from 9 a.m. to […]

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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 […]