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Press Pen: Art Week General Défilé by Dom Stilya (House of Style) Show Review

Dear Pennies, The last and final runway show at Art Week was the General Defile by Dom Stilya which means House of Style. The show featured the top ten designers from Dom Stilya and also Gulnara Karimova’s Guli Collection. The designers from Dom Stilya include: Elina Hairullina, Arten Drobyshev, Yasmin Vakhidova, Markhamat Umarova, Saodat […]

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Press Pen: Art Week: Festival of National Dress Show Review

Dear Pennies, During Art Week, I also saw the Festival of National Dress Fashion Show. This fashion show was a collection of 16 collections by 18 local emerging Uzbek designers and the main headliner the Guli Collections by Gulnara Karimova. The collections showcased native Uzbek fabrics and traditional national dress. For this post, I […]

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1000 Words: The Stylish Elite


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Press Pen: Brioni Show Review

Dear Pennies, After the Domenico Vacca show, another Italian brand Brioni showed their collection. The Brioni brand is known for its menswear although they did show womenswear as well. I liked most of the collection but I’m not sure I’m in a hurry to go out and actually buy it. The pieces were nice but […]

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Press Pen: Domenico Vacca Show Review

Dear Pennies, During Art Week 2010, I saw New York based Italian designer Domenico Vacca’s Spring/Summer 2011 show. I actually got the chance to meet Domenico and his wife Julia at the airport when we arrived in Tashkent. Domenico is very down to earth (which in fashion can be quite rare), and Julia is […]

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Press Pen: Balmain Show Review

Dear Pennies, What does one say about the French couture house that is Balmain? As a fashion blogger/writer, it is my job to critique and study fashion. But, how does one critique the fabulosity that is Balmain? Most of the show reviews I have done for this blog have been emerging multicultural designers. In essence, […]

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Press Pen: Igor Chapurin Show Review

Dear Pennies, As you all know I am currently in Tashkent, Uzbekistan covering Art Week. Two days ago, I had the pleasure of attending the show of Russian designer Igor Chapurin. The show was an amazing collection mostly consisting of dresses although there were a couple pairs of paints and one of my favorite […]

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Press Pen: Art Week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Dear Pennies, First off, please accept my sincerest apologies for neglecting you for so long. I have been in the background working to accomplish today’s announcement. Next week, I will be in Tashkent, Uzbekistan covering Art Week. If you’re a loyal Penny, you remember that I covered Uzbek designer, Gulnara Karimova’s Guli Collection during […]

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Press Pen: The InkSpot

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Dear Pennies & Pens, Not many people know this because I’m not one to toot my own horn or brag about myself but I have been blogging for seven years now. I started with the now defunct blog, The Loudest Pen Ever in 2008. The Loudest Pen Ever was about 80s & 90s Hip-hop and […]

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#MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger

#MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger (Photo Credit: Megan Weaver; Styling by LoudPen)

​#MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger is the first book dedicated to teaching people how to be lifestyle bloggers. ​#MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger features advice on how to write about fashion, beauty, music, film, art, travel, and events. #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger was published by The InkSpot. The InkSpot is […]

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