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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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Now Let Me Ink That Page: Best of 2014

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to welcome you to 2015! Can you believe it’s 2015?! I certainly can’t, I started de la Pen in 2010 and it’s been an amazing ride. Last year proved to be one of my best as far as content. In essence, I decided to create a […]

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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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Pen.Style: Afropunk Chic

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Afropunk Chick (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya gurl LoudPen here with the last and final Pen.Style post of 2014! I can’t believe 2014 ends in 2 weeks. Moving right along, out of every look I’ve ever shot for Pen.Style this look is my favorite. This look literally defines my style. As I’ve said before, I’m a major tomboy […]

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Pen.Style: Coolin

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Coolin (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by: LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen back with the latest addition of Pen.Style. When I was going through the photos from this shoot, I kept hearing my best friend say “Coolin”. Every time you ask how he’s doing he always says “Coolin”, lol! This look reminds me of “Coolin” because it’s so chill and […]

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Pen.Style: A Pop of Color Part Deuce

LoudPen in Pen.Style: A Pop of Color Part Deuce (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen back with more Pen.Style! For those that don’t know, Pen.Style features original fashion and lifestyle editorials styled by me. Check out the previous posts here: Pen.Style. Once again, I worked with Photographer Megan Mueller on these editorials. We shot in front of the Fashion Industry Gallery as we were there to attend […]

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Press Pen: New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Trend Report

J. Crew, Zang Toi, Calvin Klein S/S 2015

Dear Pennies & Pens, New York Fashion Week will always hold a special place in my heart. This year was the first year I didn’t attend any of the shows since 2010. Crazy, I know! But now that I’m in Texas, I decided not to make the trek to New York this year in favor of […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer M.E. Shirley

M.E. Shirley at Fashion X Dallas Photo Credit: Shana Anderson Photography

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in Dallas covering Fashion X Dallas. Fashion X Dallas took place at the Fashion Industry Gallery  Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, 8, 2014. Fashion X Dallas featured runway shows and The Gallery where guests and media could view jewelry and accessories designers’ collections. This post features my […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer s.t.e.f.

Images A & B: Photography by: s.t.e.f. Model: Mariah Lynn Kuykendall Makeup and hair by: Maranda Rose Lampe

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in Dallas covering Fashion X Dallas. Fashion X Dallas took place at the Fashion Industry Gallery  Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, 8, 2014. Fashion X Dallas featured runway shows and The Gallery where guests and media could view jewelry and accessories designers’ collections. This post features my […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer Consuela

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in Dallas covering Fashion X Dallas. Fashion X Dallas was a three day fashion event that featured independent and emerging designers from Dallas and beyond. Fashion X Dallas took place at the Fashion Industry Gallery  Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, 8, 2014. Fashion X Dallas featured runway […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor VII Album Cover (Image found via Google Images)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once […]

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 […]

Pen’s Eye: Afrocentric Keyy

Dear Pennies & Pens, As an Editor, I absolutely love those times when I discover amazing artists by accident. It […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]