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Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist and Illustrator Tabitha Brown

Self-Portrait by Tabitha Brown (Image courtesy of Tabitha Brown)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, I was browsing around online and came across an article on the Huffington Post about supporting African-American independent artists and small businesses during the holidays. I clicked through and found some really dope artists. Being the Editor that I am, I’m always looking for talented artists to […]

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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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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.Style: It’s All About The Pants

LoudPen in Pen.Style: It's All About The Pants (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Thank goodness for besties! Besties not only listen to you bitch and complain about your problems, they support you no matter what, and best of all, they give you clothes! My bestie @CachaLopez hooked me up with the fabulous pair of pants you will see in this post. Cacha` is pretty tall about […]

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Pen.Style: My Only Dress

LoudPen in Pen.Style: My Only Dress (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I don’t like dresses or skirts. I only wear them on sparing occasions because I’m just not a girly girl. Plus dresses and skirts always require extra work. If it’s cold, you have to wear stockings to cover your legs and if it’s warm you have to shave your legs. But […]

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Pen.Style: A Pop of Red

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

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few years ago, color blocking was all the rage in fashion. For those that don’t know, color blocking is the practice of wearing an outfit that consists of 2 to 3 bright colors. Each piece would be a different color like a red top and white pants. Some people still […]

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Pen.Style: Think Pink

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Think Pink (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be writing this post right now! After months of planning, budgeting, editing, and research, the first Pen.Style editorials are here! As you all know, back in July, I launched the Give LoudPen Ink campaign. That campaign was about raising funds to shoot the Pen.Style editorials and also for Pen.Point: […]

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Press Pen: London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

London Fashion Week (Image from londonfashionweek.co.uk)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So this may seem strange coming from a girl from Ohio who used to live in NYC who now lives in Texas, but, I think I was English in another life. My BFF is always telling me that I must be British because I love tea and I have that sarcastic […]

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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 […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with That Artista Philece R

Philece R. (Image courtesy of Philece R.)

Dear Pennies & Pens, The thing about interviewing new artists is that I get insight into their world. I get […]

Beauty and the Pen: Brown Sugar Beauti

Gracelyn Fraser, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Brown Sugar Beauti (Image courtesy of Brown Sugar Beauti)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you may know, I’m not the biggest fan of Houston but I have an appreciation […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist and Illustrator Tabitha Brown

Self-Portrait by Tabitha Brown (Image courtesy of Tabitha Brown)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, I was browsing around online and came across an article on the […]

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 […]

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 […]