Archive | August, 2013

The End of An Era: The Style and Sound of 90s R&B Girl Groups

Dear Pennies & Pens, One of my favorite movie quotes is “My all time favorite music is the girl groups from the 50s and 60s.” This line comes from Sister Act 2 and it reminds me of how I feel about 90s R&B. Maybe it’s because I grew up with it or maybe it’s because […]

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Avalanche…An Album Review by @BranTheDon_

Pennies and Pens, Relax your mind and let your conscience be free. Because this review isn’t about any thugs, nor the R.O.C. It’s about a fun, soulful album by the newish, Danish duo Quadron. Released this year, Avalanche is the group’s sophomore album, and while it’s a bit of a direction change from their first […]

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Quadron…Sweeter Than Your Average Danish by @BranTheDon_

Pennies and Pens, If you’ve been looking for some phenomenal music lately, let me help you out and tell you about the Danish (yes, from Denmark) duo called Quadron. You may have heard the name pop up here and there over the past few months, but you probably don’t know much about them. The self […]

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Beauty & the Pen: Antica Farmacista Grapefruit Conditioner Product Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, Recently, I tested the Antica Farmacista Grapefruit Conditioner. Normally, I stick to my Carol’s Daughter but I decided to give this product a try. As the press release states, “Antica Farmacista, the creator of luxury fragrances for the home and body, brings you their Grapefruit fragrance. This intricate expression process of the grapefruit […]

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Beauty & the Pen: Clayspray Product Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, One of the things I love about being Editor of de la Pen…All Pen Everything is that I get to test new and innovative products from a variety of brands. Most recently, I was able to receive and try out products from Clayspray which is a new skincare line. As stated […]

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A Time to Remember…The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by @BranTheDon

Pennies & Pens, Forgetting things is really easy to do, whether you subscribe to the “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy or not. So, in light of this month being the 15th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s recent incarceration, I wanted to help people remember why I […]

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Magna Carta Holy Grail…An Album Review by @BranTheDon

Pennies & Pens, Think about this — if you happened to find yourself in an environment where you were able to kill and eat anything you wanted, but nothing had the capability to do the same to you, what would you be called? By definition, you’d be called an apex predator. In the music industry, […]

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1000 Words: #CFDAMenswear Moodboard

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) hosted a contest on Tumblr where bloggers were invited to create moodboards using pieces from CFDA menswear designers. Unfortunately, upon completing my moodboard, I realized I had only used 2 pieces from CFDA menswear designers instead of the 4 the contest called […]

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