Archive | August, 2012

Press Pen: House of Dereon Fall/Winter 2012

Dear Pennies & Pens, So if you follow me on Twitter (@LoudPen) or if you’ve ever watched any of my product review videos (and seen my Beyonce & Jay-Z wall) you know that I LOVE BEYONCE`. No seriously, I love Beyonce`. I’d probably cry and catch the holy ghost if I met her. Honestly. But […]

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Designer Discussion: Erin Barr

Dear Pennies & Pens, So a few weeks ago, I received my daily newsletter from one of my favorite blogs, Refinery29. In one of their latest posts, they profiled the 14 hottest emerging designers. After reviewing the list, I decided to feature some of the designers here on de la Pen. In essence, for this […]

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Press Pen: Rica Swimwear Press Preview

Dear Pennies and Pens, Last week, I attended the Rica Swimwear Press Preview here in NYC. The event was held on the rooftop of The Mondrian SoHo. First off, I must say that this location was fabulous! The view of the city was absolutely breathtaking! Seriously, I walked around snapping plenty of pics for my […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Bachelorette Movie Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, while lounging around the house, I did what I always do on a lazy weekend which is watch movies! I’m a movie fanatic and I particularly love comedies, romantic comedies, action films, and occasionally a good drama. Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of foreign and independent films […]

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Designer Discussion: MCM Luxury Handbags

Dear Pennies & Pens, So earlier today, a fabulous press release along with lookbook images from “Mode Creation Munich” a.k.a. MCM luxury handbags popped up into my inbox. Unfortunately, I missed the press preview a couple weeks ago. However, since I love this line, I decided to feature it for this week’s “Designer Discussion”.  MCM […]

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Model Mondays: Dae Na

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s “Model Mondays” I decided to feature newcomer, Dae Na of VNY Model Management and Wilson Model Management. Dae Na is Korean and has appeared in major campaigns for Donna Karan, Bloomingdale’s , and Diesel. Dae Na is 22 years old and is 6’2”. In a profile on Models.com, […]

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Press Pen: Salon Series by Ouidad at Sephora

Dear Pennies & Pens, Earlier this week I went to a press preview for the “Salon Series by Ouidad” at Sephora. For over 25 years, Ouidad has been creating innovative hair treatments for all hair types. Ouidad does specialize in hair products for curly hair but with such amazing products, I’d recommend it for any […]

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de la Pen is back!

Dear Pennies & Pens, de la Pen is back! I’m sorry I have been so ghost but I’ve been so busy it’s not even funny. As you all I know I have my business, The Network and we’re planning several events as well as working on other projects. Not to mention, I started another blog, The Blogging PR […]

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LOUDRead: The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion

The Teen Vogue Handbook (Image courtesy of Penguin Young Readers)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, When I originally created de la Pen, it was to be […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with That Artista Philece R

Philece R. (Image courtesy of Philece R.)

Dear Pennies & Pens, The thing about interviewing new artists is that I get insight into their world. I get […]

Beauty and the Pen: Brown Sugar Beauti

Gracelyn Fraser, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Brown Sugar Beauti (Image courtesy of Brown Sugar Beauti)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you may know, I’m not the biggest fan of Houston but I have an appreciation […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist and Illustrator Tabitha Brown

Self-Portrait by Tabitha Brown (Image courtesy of Tabitha Brown)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, I was browsing around online and came across an article on the […]

Pen.Style: Afropunk Chic

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Afropunk Chick (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya gurl LoudPen here with the last and final Pen.Style post of 2014! I can’t believe 2014 […]

Pen.Style: Coolin

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Coolin (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by: LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen back with the latest addition of Pen.Style. When I was going through the […]