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8515 Presents Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther — An Introduction

Pen's Flicks: Black Panther (Graphic by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So idk about y’all but I am beyond excited about the soon to be released film, Black Panther. This movie is about to sooooo dope, epic, and life changing!!! Like a movie about a Black superhero with an all Black cast, a Black director, and a Black costume designer?! And it’s […]

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8515 Presents Pensgiving: An Event Recap

Pensgiving Banner (Created by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to offer you some good news and some bad news. The good news is my agency, 8515, just produced our most successful event. The bad news is we didn’t have the budget for a photographer and forgot to take photos so we only have photos of […]

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8515 Presents Pensgiving: An Introduction

Pensgiving Banner (Created by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to give you the inside ink on one of 8515’s latest projects…Pensgiving. Pensgiving is the “Pennies & Pens” version of Friendsgiving. In essence, it’s about bringing multicultural millennials together to nibble on some tasty eats, sip on good dranks, and meet cool peeps. Basically, we’re going […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Melissa’s Favorite Christmas Movies

Jingle All The Way

Dear Pennies & Pens, I love Christmas, especially Christmas movies! Like most Christmas movies, you can usually find me singing the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” around the holidays. Christmas is truly a special time of year, you get to see family and friends, eat delicious food, and best of all […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Melissa’s Favorite Christmas TV Episodes

Will's Christmas Show

Dear Pennies & Pens, One of my favorite Christmas  t.v. episodes is from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air titled “Will’s Christmas Show” from season 2; episode 13. I love this episode because it’s about how everything can go wrong when a family gets together for Christmas. I can relate to this because my family […]

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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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Pen’s Flicks: The Best Holiday Films of the 2010s (So Far)

Sponsored Post Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be working with a guest contributor who submitted this article for the 7 Years of Ink issue. Y’all know holiday movies are my jam so I love this roundup of contemporary holiday films. Let me know what you think of the list in the […]

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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents 7 Years of Ink

7 Years of Ink (Graphic design by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen coming back at ya louder than ever! My homeskillet Janet wasn’t lying when she said “funny how time flies when you’re having fun”. It has been 7 years since I started de la Pen. 7 years ago, this site was nothing more than a fashion blog by […]

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