Tag Archives: Breaking Into the Industry

Press Pen: Bringing The Flavor

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I was instrumental in the launch of Flavor NYC which was a digital and social media campaign that promoted diversity in fashion. Flavor NYC was launched through The Network. Flavor is back but this time as a lifestyle brand. Flavor is about bringing diversity into everyone’s lifestyle through […]

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Press Pen: Of Whonder — a Fresh and Fabulous Fashion Brand

Dear Pennies & Pens, As I stated in my last couple of fashion posts, there are plenty of brands out there. But as many brands as there are few are made for my Pennies with a little extra love on their curves. Although, I can’t seem to gain any weight, I have plenty of curvy […]

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Designer Discussion: Creative Director & Designer Durrah Khalil Talks Design, Jewelry, and Travel

Dear Pennies & Pens, There are many designers and brands out there, but not all of them would make an interesting interview subject. It’s just an unfortunate reality. That’s why I’m always selective about who I interview. And today’s interviewee Durrah Khalil, the Creative Director and Designer of Durrah Jewellery is not only interesting but […]

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Press Pen: Grandool Brings You the Best Independent Artists through Social Sharing Contests

Dear Pennies & Pens, Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy (soon to be) New Year! I recently partnered with Grandool which is a site that works with independent musicians to help them get their music discovered. Grandool hosts a contest where 50 videos enter to win 4,000 social shares. The shares come through the Grandool publisher […]

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Close Quarters with Quadron by @BranTheDon_

Pennies & Pens, As if we needed any more proof that Quadron is one of the coolest groups around, MySpace has brought us another tidbit of it. In an installment their new “Five Minutes to the Stage” series, MySpace caught up with Quadron’s Coco O for a quick and candid chat. Before she took the […]

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Now Let Me Ink that Page: Thoughts and Inspiration from America’s Next Top Model Conference Call with Kelly Cutrone

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with Fashion Publicist and Owner the world renowned PR firm, People’s Revolution, Kelly Cutrone to discuss America’s Next Top Model. Kelly Cutrone is who I want to be when I grow up. That’s probably been said a million times […]

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Press Pen: Fashion Forward Dubai

Dear Pennies & Pens, Some exciting news has just hit my inbox that I couldn’t wait to share with you. Fashion Forward Dubai will be hosting its second season this October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As stated in the press release, the event will be held from October 15-18th during the Eid Al Adha celebrations, […]

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1000 Words: Flavor NYC — New Amerykah Fashion Editorial

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s been a long time since I’ve done a “1000 Words” post. In essence, I’m excited to be publishing photos from a fashion shoot that I helped to create and execute here on de la Pen. “1000 Words” is all about showcasing beautiful images whether they be fashion editorials or photos […]

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Press Pen: The Network Launches Flavor NYC to Promote Diversity in Fashion

Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in my previous post: Now Let Me Ink That Page…I’m Two Steps Away from making my Dreams a Reality! I’m Creative Director of Flavor NYC along with my business partner, Cacha` Lopez. What is Flavor NYC, you ask? Flavor NYC is a digital and social media campaign dedicated to celebrating diversity and […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page…I’m Two Steps Away from making my Dreams a Reality!

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I am a Jill of all Trades. In addition to being Editor of de la Pen, I’m also a Publicist. Right now I’m working with Fashion Stylist Amia Serrano and DJ Group CSxPD. Please feel free to follow them on Twitter: Fashion Stylist @AmiaSerrano; DJ C. Scienz @erwinSpinueva and […]

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Press Pen: Gallery House Unveils Stephen Ibbott’s Love in Digital Times

Stephen Ibbott, Artemis 2 (2014) 30 X 30

Dear Pennies & Pens, Some exciting news has just reached my inbox. Gallery House founder Belinda Chun and artist, Stephen Ibbott have […]

Press Pen: Schiffer Publishing Releases Miami Graffiti Art by H. Love

Miami Graffiti Art by H. Love (Photo by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, An amazing new book has just hit the art scene. Schiffer Publishing just released Miami Graffiti […]

Press Pen: Introducing the New ShopGoldyn.com

ShopGoldyn.com (Image Courtesy of ShopGoldyn.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, There are many online retailers but how many have fabulous websites that match their amazing products? […]

1000 Words: LUSH Lookbook by ShoeDazzle

Model Cheyenne Depree from Wilhelmina for Shoe Dazzle (Image Courtesy of Shoe Dazzle)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve done a “1000 Words” post. In essence, […]

Now Let Me Ink That Page: My New Life as an ACN IBO

Kobi Morton and Me (Pen) at ACN event in Houston, TX

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I am always looking for ways to grow my brand. Recently, I […]

Press Pen: Dallas International Film Festival

Dallas International Film Festival (Image from Dallas International Film Festival Website)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Fabulous news, The Dallas International Film Festival kicks off this week! If you’re in the area, […]