Archive | September, 2011

Press Pen: Daphne Guinness Press Preview at the Museum at FIT

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you may or may not know, style icon Daphne Guinness recently partnered with Dr. Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at FIT to co-curate an exhibition featuring clothing and accessories owned by Daphne. Additionally, the exhibition features films, videos, and images of Daphne. The exhibition is completely focused on Daphne […]

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Press Pen: NOMIA S/S 2012 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s Pen here to report on the NOMIA S/S 2012 NYFW show. NOMIA is an NYC based label by fashion designer, Yara Flinn. I covered NOMIA last season on de la Pen here. Since then, I am pleased to announce that Yara has grown her line being that she went from showing at […]

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Press Pen: Daisy Fuentes S/S 2012 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s Pen here to report on the Daisy Fuentes Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Daisy Fuentes started her line in 2004 and being that she believes that fashion is for everyone, she has partnered exclusively with Kohl’s. In essence, Daisy is providing women with chic, affordable clothes. This season’s show was held in […]

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Press Pen: Zang Toi S/S 2012 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s Pen here to report on Zang Toi’s Spring/Summer 2012 runway show. Zang Toi is another previous de la Pen, NYFW feature. For this season, Zang called the collection: “My Dream of North Africa” since he was inspired by the northern part of one of the most historical continents. The collection was beautiful as […]

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Press Pen: Perry Ellis S/S 2012 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s Pen here to report on the Perry Ellis Spring/Summer 2012 runway show. I covered Perry Ellis last season for F/W 2011, so I was excited to see what the brand would produce this season. Although, John Crocco the Creative Director is leaving the brand, he still designed a smooth, wearable, streamlined collection. […]

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Press Pen: Lela Rose SS 2012 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, My September 11th started with reading tweets of folks’ 9/11 memories and attending the Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2012 show. In fact, Lela began the show with a moment of silence to give bloggers, editors, and show attendees a moment to think about those lost in the tragedy. The collection was completely contrary to […]

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Press Pen: Christian Siriano SS 2012 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, First off, sorry for the delay in writing! Things have been hectic but I’ll discuss that in another post. Moving right along, during NYFW, I got a chance to attend Christian Siriano’s show for the first time. I must admit I was super excited to be attending as I’ve been trying to […]

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Press Pen: Kaelen NYC Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, On Saturday, I attended the Kaelen Presentation held at Drive-In Studios in Chelsea NYC. Kaelen is the namesake label of fashion designer, Kaelen Farncombe who hails from Toronto, Canada. Kaelen was only started in 2010, however, the label has been receiving lots of love amongst critics being that the line was […]

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Press Pen: Ruffian S/S 2012 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, Early this past Saturday, I attended the Ruffian show held at Lincoln Center. Ruffian is a New York based designer label and its chief designers are Brian Wolk and Claude Morais. The designers have achieved critical acclaim in addition to being the previous winners of the Fashion Group International’s rising star award. […]

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Press Pen: Tadashi Shoji S/S 2012 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, On Thursday, I attended Tadashi Shoji’s Spring/Summer 2012 show. Tadashi Shoji is a Japanese designer who has been showing at New York Fashion since 2007. Tadashi has two boutiques here in the US and is also sold in Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdale’s. He also has celebrity clients including Beyonce, Queen Latifah, Helen […]

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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 […]