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Behind The Ink: How I Created ISLP

ISLP is a creative production company and lifestyle boutique based in Dallas

Dear Pennies & Pens, Let’s talk about how I created The InkSpot aka ISLP. I started kind of backwards because I created two products before I ever wrote a business plan. My first product, de la Pen…All Pen Everything dropped its first page of ink in 2010. At the time, it was just going to […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: A Day in the Life of a Creative Entrepreneur

Dear Pennies & Pens, So here’s the thing…I’ve been meaning to post. I really have. But ummm I haven’t. This past week I realized that it’s my own fault because whenever I have good content I always post it on social media first. So I now recognize that I have to change my way of […]

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Loud Biz: How To Plan Events to Promote Your Business

#MP3 Invite (Designed by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I am Co-Owner of 8515, a multicultural creative agency. We offer branding, marketing, public relations, event planning, and styling. Recently, we decided to focus on event planning since that’s what my business partner Cacha` Lopez and I love to do. We both love planning events because it’s […]

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#MakeUrPenLoud: How To Collaborate with Travel Brands

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

Dear Pennies & Pens, in this post we offer advice on how to collaborate wih travel brands.

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Pen’s Flicks: What Men Want, an 8515 Event

Pen's Flicks: What Men Want

Dear Pennies & Pens, For the first event of 2019, 8515 hosted one of our movie meetups, Pen’s Flicks: What Men Want. Pen’s Flicks is a collection of movie meetups, film screenings, and panel discussions curated by 8515. Inspired by the film section of de la Pen, Pen’s Flicks is about creating a unique experience […]

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Pensgiving, an 8515 Event

Pensgiving (Tablescape and Photo by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past November, 8515 hosted our signature annual event, Pensgiving. For 2018, we wanted the event to be classy & chic. So we decided to upgrade the décor, hire a floral designer, work with sponsors, and create a classic menu. That said, the first thing I did was I purchase high […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: The Loudest Pen Ever

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to let you know that my new book, The Loudest Pen Ever just dropped! I can’t believe that I’m the author of two books. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of writing and publishing my own book. So now that I have two, […]

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Penny’s Ink: The LOUD Issue

Dear Pennies & Pens, Welcome to The LOUD Issue. This issue of de la Pen is very near and dear to me because it’s my most personal issue yet. This issue includes a post on what I’ve learned after 8 years of being a Lifestyle Blogger + Entrepreneur, why I went natural, why I became […]

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Pen.Style: MusebyDC

Photo Credits: Clothes: MusebyDC Jewelry: Strut Shoes: ShuEsq Styling: LoudPen Hair Stylist: Evia Makeup Artist: Tony Price Model: Shanitta Turner Photographer: DeMarcus Mitchell

Dear Pennies & Pens, So a few months ago on a cold day in January, I styled a shoot for a local Dallas designer, Don’Chunte. This shoot was absolutely one of my best because I worked with such an amazing team! I must give props to Chunte for putting together a dope creative team. MusebyDC […]

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Pencap: #MP3, An 8515 Event

Milana Davis and Moi (LoudPen) at #MP3 Photo by DeMarcus Mitchell

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past April, my agency, 8515 planned and hosted an anniversary event, #MP3 to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of my book, #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger. I can’t believe we were able to make #MP3 happen! We started planning the event in January but kept getting sidetracked with other […]

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