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A Page of Flavor: How Cacha & I Created 8515

8515 is a multicultural creative agency co-founded by Cacha` Lopez and LoudPen

Dear Pennies & Pens, So almost 10 years ago, something epic happened. 8515 was started. It was in 2010 that I met my business partner and best friend, Miss Cacha Lopez. On that same day, we started a business. And as Cacha famously said, “It should be called The Network”. At the time, we decided […]

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AfroPen: My Natural Hair Journey

LoudPen (Photo by Alexa Vossler)

Dear Pennies & Pens, In today’s post, I’d like to walk you through my natural hair journey. Over the years, I’ve talked about my natural hair with family and friends as well as mentioning it every now and again online but today, I wanted to tell you about why and how I went natural. Through […]

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LOUD.Style: Nubian Skin

Nubian Skin (Image courtesy of Nubian Skin)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few months ago, I discovered a new brand called Nubian Skin. Nubian Skin caught my eye because they make lingerie and hosiery for women of color. I thought this was such an interesting and innovative concept because as a Black woman, I have always stayed away from “nude” lingerie. It’s […]

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1000 Words: AfriDally

Danielle Mia Moore and Justin Collins model for AfriDally Editorial. Styling and Photography by LoudPen

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. So we’ll let the photos do the talking. With no further adieu, we present 1000 Words: AfriDally.                                               […]

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Penny’s Ink: AfriDally

Photo Credits: Editorial Name: AfriDally Photographer: Emmanuel Lopez Creative Director, Stylist, Makeup Artist: LoudPen Models: Danielle Mia Moore and Justin Collins Casting & Production: 8515 Designers: BabaAfrik Outfits Jewelry: Strut Makeup: Civilized Cosmetics Publication: de la Pen...All Pen Everything Publisher ISLP

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s been 7 years since I started styling and I must say it’s been an adventure. For years, I didn’t even consider myself to be a stylist nor did I think I was particularly stylish. But lately, I’ve noticed that I get a lot of compliments on my outfits and personal […]

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It’s 8515 Bitches: BlogLoud

Logo by Aubree Edwards

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so hype to announce my first big project for 2016! My agency, 8515, is producing BlogLoud and the inaugural event will be held in Dallas, Texas in early 2016. That said, today I present to you, It’s 8515 Bitches: BlogLoud. BlogLoud is a lifestyle blogging conference that will feature workshops, […]

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Beauty and the Pen: #PennyGoesPurp with Manic Panic

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This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to dye my hair purple like Shana Elmsford from Jem and the Holograms. Some of you may remember that I blogged about Jem and the Holograms last year in this post: Pen’s Flicks: Classic TV Shows […]

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Beauty and the Pen: AMG Naturally

Moringa Infused Moisturizer Cream (Image from

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, AMG Naturally hosted a New York Fashion Week event back in September and since I was unable to attend since I’m based in Texas, I opted to do a product review. In the video below, I review the Moringa Infused Moisturizer Cream and Botanical Elixir Moringa […]

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Beauty and the Pen: COVERGIRL…A Product Review

Katy Perry for COVERGIRL (Image from

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, A couple of months ago, COVERGIRL sent me Super Sizer by LashBlast® Mascara and Intensify Me! Liquid Eyeliner by LashBlast to review here on de la Pen…All Pen Everything. Both products were released in July so they are brand new. Some of you may remember seeing […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: What is a Lifestyle Blogger?

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

Dear Pennies & Pens, Hopefully you all know that I published a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger, a few months ago. #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 […]

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