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Now Let Me Ink That Page: #MakeUrPenLOUD

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I’m in the process of publishing a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD. I previously talked about the book in this post: Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out, The InkSpot, Jewels by Cacha`, and The Network. Today I wanted to dedicate a post to the book because I’m sure y’all are wondering […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

VII by Teyana Taylor Album Cover

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once a week since then. #TrueStory. Oddly enough, the album was not on my radar at all. In my opinion, it was a pretty quiet album release as far as marketing and PR. When I discovered […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: Best of 2014

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to welcome you to 2015! Can you believe it’s 2015?! I certainly can’t, I started de la Pen in 2010 and it’s been an amazing ride. Last year proved to be one of my best as far as content. In essence, I decided to create a […]

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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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LOUD.Ride: Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L (Image courtesy of Fiat)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Cars have always been a major part of my life. My father owns a car repair […]

Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out

Flavor's Night Out

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner Cacha` and I are hosting an event in NYC next […]

The Network Presents Y-Clad Lover’s Lane

Y-Clad Lover's Lane; Creative Direction, Styling, Production: Cacha and Pen of The Network Photographer/Makeup Artist: Katherine Angelique Model: Miranda Jewelry: Y-Clad Location: Y-Clad's Hidden Gem in NYC

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am Co-Founder of The Network – a multicultural creative agency. For the […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel Review

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from Omnihotels.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, When I arrived at the Omni Mandalay Hotel on Saturday after my […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from Omnihotels.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in my last post Now Let Me Ink […]

Now Let Me Ink That Page: #MakeUrPenLOUD

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I’m in the process of publishing a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD. I previously […]