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1000 Words: 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 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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Pen.Style: AfriDally

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, I am so excited to unveil our latest editorial Pen.Style: AfriDally! Drawing inspiration from Coming to America and Black Panther, AfriDally is about fusing African style with the culture of Dallas. AfriDally features an array of multicultural models wearing pieces by African designers. AfriDally was shot in Deep Ellum; a neighborhood […]

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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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le magazine noir: Bene`

Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews of Bene Scarves (Image courtesy of Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am in a Slack group called Minorities in Media and while working on this issue, I posted in the group that I was looking for artists and entrepreneurs to feature. Somehow, Michelle Blue and her business partner Sasha Matthews discovered my post and reached out to me for a feature. […]

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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir

Dear Pennies & Pens, le magazine noir aka “The Black Magazine” is the name of the Black History Month issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. When brainstorming names for our Black History Month issue, we wanted something that was unique, classy, and chic. We started searching the internet for inspiration and racking our brains […]

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Press Pen: The Pin Show 2017

The Pin Show 2017 (Image courtesy of The Pin Show)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Just a couple of weeks ago, I attended one of my favorite Dallas based fashion shows, The Pin Show. The Pin Show is an annual event that features the latest in locally produced, independent fashion. The Pin Show featured 160 walks from more than 22 designers. The Pin Show featured collections […]

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Press Pen: Fashion X Dallas 2016

Fashion X Dallas (image from fashionxdallas.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Fashion X Dallas 2016 was absolutely fabulous!!! For those that don’t know, Fashion X Dallas was established in 2014 by Matt Swinney, Founder of Austin Fashion Week. Fashion X Dallas is the premiere “fashion week” in the DFW market and features 3 nights of runway shows each Fall. This year’s event […]

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Pen Style: Personal Styling Course with NYIAD

Style File (Image from NYIAD Instagram)

This post was created in collaboration with NYIAD Dear Pennies & Pens, I recently partnered with the New York Institute of Art and Design to write a review of their new Personal Styling Course. I am so excited about this project! Although, I have been a stylist for a few years now, I am completely […]

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Pen’s Eye: Stylish Illustrations for Stylish Life by Martina Pavlova

Fashion Illustration by Martina Pavlova (Image courtesy of Martina Pavlova)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I have always loved fashion illustration. Years ago, I worked with the Brooklyn Public Library to launch a public relations and social media campaign for the exhibit, “Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look”. It was such a fun project because I learned a lot about fashion illustration as well as honing my […]

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Press Pen: The Pin Show

The Pin Show (Image courtesy of The Pin Show)

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I attended The Pin Show at The Bomb Factory here in Dallas. That said, I present to you Press Pen: The Pin Show. The Pin Show is an annual event that features the latest in locally produced, independent fashion. With over 120 looks from more than 20 designers, The […]

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