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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

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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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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8515: We live on Flavor Street

8515 logo (Designed by Cacha` Lopez)

Dear Pennies & Pens, If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that I co-founded an agency called The Network with my business partner, Cacha` Lopez in 2010. We actually started the business the same day we met. We sipped tea, ate some food, and came up with the whole concept of the business. […]

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Press Pen: LACOSTE Dallas Boutique Opening at NorthPark Center

Image by Jonathan Zizzo

Dear Pennies & Pens, LACOSTE opened a new boutique in Dallas at NorthPark Center this past weekend. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend but I was able to score some photos from the event. That said, I wanted to give you guys a quick recap of the event and share the photos with you. That […]

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