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A Page of Flavor: How Cacha & I Created 8515

8515 is a multicultural creative agency co-founded by Cacha` Lopez and LoudPen

Dear Pennies & Pens, So almost 10 years ago, something epic happened. 8515 was started. It was in 2010 that I met my business partner and best friend, Miss Cacha Lopez. On that same day, we started a business. And as Cacha famously said, “It should be called The Network”. At the time, we decided […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: A Day in the Life of a Creative Entrepreneur

Dear Pennies & Pens, So here’s the thing…I’ve been meaning to post. I really have. But ummm I haven’t. This past week I realized that it’s my own fault because whenever I have good content I always post it on social media first. So I now recognize that I have to change my way of […]

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Loud Biz: How To Plan Events to Promote Your Business

#MP3 Invite (Designed by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I am Co-Owner of 8515, a multicultural creative agency. We offer branding, marketing, public relations, event planning, and styling. Recently, we decided to focus on event planning since that’s what my business partner Cacha` Lopez and I love to do. We both love planning events because it’s […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl Part Deuce

Me (Penny) posing for the AFRO series. Photo by @thebenchmarc

Dear Pennies & Pens, I deleted the original post and started over. I lost my train of thought and the ink was just randomly spread throughout the page. It just didn’t make any fuckin sense. So I’m trying again. I hope I get it right this time. To update you on my last post, I’m […]

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Pen’s Flicks: What Men Want, an 8515 Event

Pen's Flicks: What Men Want

Dear Pennies & Pens, For the first event of 2019, 8515 hosted one of our movie meetups, Pen’s Flicks: What Men Want. 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 […]

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Pensgiving, an 8515 Event

Pensgiving (Tablescape and Photo by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past November, 8515 hosted our signature annual event, Pensgiving. For 2018, we wanted the event to be classy & chic. So we decided to upgrade the décor, hire a floral designer, work with sponsors, and create a classic menu. That said, the first thing I did was I purchase high […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Nobody’s Fool

Dear Pennies & Pens, So last November, 8515 hosted one of our movie meetups, Pen’s Flicks: Nobody’s Fool. 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 […]

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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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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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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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