Archive | February, 2015

Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

VII by Teyana Taylor Album Cover

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once a week since then. #TrueStory. Oddly enough, the album was not on my radar at all. In my opinion, it was a pretty quiet album release as far as marketing and PR. When I discovered […]

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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 that quote relates to this post but it felt right at the time. Lol! Moving right along, as you all know I launched Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler series last year to showcase unique travel & […]

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Beauty and the Pen: Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury (Image courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury and HL Group)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s been awhile since a new beauty brand has come onto the scene. That’s why I’m so excited about Charlotte Tilbury Beauty. Charlotte Tilbury is an established makeup artist who’s worked with fashion icons like Mario Testino, Mert & Marcus, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, and Christopher Bailey. With so much experience, […]

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Pen’s Eye: Afrocentric Keyy

Dear Pennies & Pens, As an Editor, I absolutely love those times when I discover amazing artists by accident. It makes my job easier because it happens organically thereby making our collaboration more authentic. I spotted today’s interviewee Kiarra Elliott (@AfrocentricKeyy)  on Instagram and immediately recognized her talent. Kiarra’s work is colorful, thoughtful, and interesting. […]

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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 buy art. Artists can also set up accounts and sell their work. The coolest thing about Vango is that it organizes art according to price, type, or collection. Not only is it easy to use […]

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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 missed it, check it out here: Press Pen: Dallas Observer Artopia 2015. After the event, I was browsing through Twitter to see what I missed at the event (yes the event was so big that you […]

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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 such a music snob, I decided to preview the album before committing to purchasing it. After listening to a 30 second clip of the first song, I immediately bought it. Gene’s voice, the beats, and […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Neon Jungle

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last year while hanging out at the house on a lazy Saturday, I discovered the fabulousness that is Neon Jungle. I was watching some Little Mix videos on YouTube when a Neon Jungle video popped up in my recommendations. Seeing their killer outfits in the screenshot, I knew I had to give […]

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Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out, The InkSpot, Jewels by Cacha`, and The Network

The InkSpot

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to share some major news! This Spring, my business partner Cacha` and I are going to be some busy little bees. In fact, we’re already pretty busy and overwhelmed. Let me start from the beginning, back in November of 2010, Cacha` and I met and decided […]

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Pen’s Eye: Adam Jones Art

Adam Jones (Image courtesy of Adam Jones)

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all know, a couple of weeks ago, I was in Dallas for Artopia. If you missed it, check out the post here: Press Pen: Dallas Observer Artopia 2015. While at Artopia, I met the talented Mr. Adam Jones who was painting live at Artopia. I immediately fell in love with Adam’s work. […]

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