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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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Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD

#MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger Inked by LoudPen (Photo credit: Megan Weaver)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to officially announce the release of #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger. I am SO excited right now! I honestly cannot believe this moment has come. I started writing the book in September and it is finally complete and available for […]

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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  a fashion blog. One of my first posts talks about my desire to break into the industry. However, over the years I’ve realized that while I love fashion, I prefer to create lifestyle content. In […]

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Press Pen: Esé Azénabor to Debut 2014 Collection

Dear Pennies & Pens, I’m so excited to announce that Fashion Designer Esé Azénabor will be debuting her entire 2014 collection in Phantom of the Runway Fashion Show on June 13, 2014 at the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas. All proceeds from the show benefit the Our Hearts Day Center. Nigerian-born Esé Azénabor grew up with her […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: Missing NYC and NYFW, Unsure about Houston, and Feeling Better

Hey Pennies & Pens, What’s cracking?! So the past few months have been an emotional roller coaster for me. I just moved to a new city and uprooted my entire life. Naturally that has me feeling some type of way. I mean, I left New York City. Let me repeat, I willingly left New York […]

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Press Pen: Of Whonder — a Fresh and Fabulous Fashion Brand

Dear Pennies & Pens, As I stated in my last couple of fashion posts, there are plenty of brands out there. But as many brands as there are few are made for my Pennies with a little extra love on their curves. Although, I can’t seem to gain any weight, I have plenty of curvy […]

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Designer Discussion: Creative Director & Designer Durrah Khalil Talks Design, Jewelry, and Travel

Dear Pennies & Pens, There are many designers and brands out there, but not all of them would make an interesting interview subject. It’s just an unfortunate reality. That’s why I’m always selective about who I interview. And today’s interviewee Durrah Khalil, the Creative Director and Designer of Durrah Jewellery is not only interesting but […]

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Now Let Me Ink that Page: Thoughts and Inspiration from America’s Next Top Model Conference Call with Kelly Cutrone

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with Fashion Publicist and Owner the world renowned PR firm, People’s Revolution, Kelly Cutrone to discuss America’s Next Top Model. Kelly Cutrone is who I want to be when I grow up. That’s probably been said a million times […]

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1000 Words: Flavor NYC — New Amerykah Fashion Editorial

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s been a long time since I’ve done a “1000 Words” post. In essence, I’m excited to be publishing photos from a fashion shoot that I helped to create and execute here on de la Pen. “1000 Words” is all about showcasing beautiful images whether they be fashion editorials or photos […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: Covering #NYFW and Expanding de la Pen

Dear Pennies & Pens, So as you may know, I am currently somewhere deep within the trenches of covering New York Fashion Week. This is my sixth season covering fashion week, and at this point I’m getting a little jaded. Like season one was cool, then by season two, my blog and brand had grown […]

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