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Pen’s Flicks: 5 Traditionally White Roles that Idris Elba Should Play

Dear Pennies & Pens, Okay so it’s no secret that Idris Elba is a major panty dropper. Like everywhere that man goes there’s probably a panty pile behind him. It’s most likely like when the lady threw her panties on stage at Steve Harvey during The Kings of Comedy. Yup, that’s how I see it. […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: The Best Hip-hop and R&B Albums for Fall

Solange on the cover of A Seat at the Table

Dear Pennies  & Pens, Now that Fall is upon us, I was thinking about music and what music fits this season best. Currently, my team and I are working on ISLP’s first hip-hop and R&B compilation album, LPZ. We believe that most of the music that’s out right now is kind of shitty so we […]

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8 Years of Ink: What I’ve learned after 8 Years of being a Lifestyle Blogger + Entrepreneur

LoudPen reading #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger (Image by Rocio Yepez)

Dear Pennies & Pens, de la Pen…All Pen Everything is officially 8 years old. I launched the site in August of 2010. I’ve never actually celebrated our anniversary because well, I usually forget. This year, I was supposed to do a big anniversary party but that got tossed out the window by Team ISLP as […]

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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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My Best Page Yet: ISLPDTX

ISLP Logo (Designed by Cacha` Lopez)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So I can’t believe that it’s almost here. I am about to launch ISLPDTX.com. ISLPDTX is ISLP’s online lifestyle boutique. We offer books, magazines, music, films, clothing, accessories, skincare, haircare, makeup, and home decor products. Our products are created by ISLP’s in-house production team. We cater to multicultural millennials and creatives aka […]

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Pennies on the Page: Team ISLP

Renee Jones looking absolutely fabulous on her wedding day

Dear Pennies & Pens, So I completely forgot to mention it but Team ISLP has grown! For those that don’t know, ISLP is my lifestyle production company. In fact, we are the publisher of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. So basically, we’re the ink behind this page. Team ISLP includes myself, Renee Jones, our Associate […]

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Coming soon to a page near you: My latest Ink

Dear Pennies & Pens, Okay so here’s the thing, I haven’t been posting like I should. I have just been so fuckin busy over the last few months. I’ve really been focusing on building my businesses, ISLP + 8515. ISLP is developing several new products and 8515 is on the hunt for new clients. I’ve […]

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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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Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther, An 8515 Event

Black Panther Film Poster

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past February, my agency, 8515 hosted Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther. 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 for film lovers. Pen’s Flicks features unique […]

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