Tag Archives: Designer Discussion

Designer Discussion: Zuhair Murad Fall 2014

Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 (Image from Style.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, If you’re plugged into the international fashion scene, the designer I’m featuring today, needs no introduction. However, if you’re not, let me educate you. Zuhair Murad is a Lebanese Fashion Designer who’s been designing Haute Couture and Ready to Wear collections since 1997 under his namesake label. I’ve been following Zuhair’s […]

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Designer Discussion: Amsale Fall 2014

Dear Pennies & Pens, Like most women, I have been brainstorming ideas for my wedding since childhood. Though I have no real prospects, I have a pretty good idea of where my wedding will be, what dress I’ll wear, etc. Having said that, I am excited to be featuring a couture bridal line, Amsale. Amsale […]

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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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Designer Discussion: Alex Soldier Spring/Summer 2013

Dear Pennies & Pens, A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to stop by the showroom of famed jewelry designer, Alex Soldier. As it states on his website: “Alex Soldier was born on a threshold of two continents, Europe and Asia, in the Ural Mountains region, city of Perm. This region is known […]

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Designer Discussion: Maison Kitsuné Spring/Summer 2013

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s Pen here to introduce to you Maison Kitsuné a popular French fashion brand.  Maison Kitsuné was created by Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki in 2002. Their first ready to wear collection was launched for the Spring/Summer 2005 season at the Paris venue Palais de Tokyo. As stated on their website, Maison […]

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Designer Discussion: MCM Luxury Handbags

Dear Pennies & Pens, So earlier today, a fabulous press release along with lookbook images from “Mode Creation Munich” a.k.a. MCM luxury handbags popped up into my inbox. Unfortunately, I missed the press preview a couple weeks ago. However, since I love this line, I decided to feature it for this week’s “Designer Discussion”.  MCM […]

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Designer Discussion: Aruna Seth

Dear Pennies & Pens, A couple of weeks ago, I attended a press preview for world renowned shoe designer, Aruna Seth. Aruna Seth is based in London and is a graduate of the London College of Fashion where she majored in footwear design. In fact, Aruna is actually following in her father’s footsteps being that […]

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Designer Discussion: Tadashi Shoji

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s Designer Discussion, I chose to feature Tadashi Shoji whose S/S 2012 collection I reviewed here on de la Pen after attending his runway show during New York Fashion Week. After receiving an invite to Tadashi’s press preview, I decided to attend so that I could view the collection up […]

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Designer Discussion: Robb & Lulu

Dear Pennies & Pens, For this week’s, Designer Discussion, I wanted to share an amazing emerging Australian based brand, Robb & Lulu. “Robb & Lulu” consists of Robert Zagame and Lulu McDermott who are a Melbourne, Australia based design team. Both Rob & Lulu have been fashion lovers for most of their lives and together […]

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Designer Discussion: Olivier Rousteing Taking Over at Balmain

Dear Pennies & Pens, This morning, I was browsing through tweets when I came across @thefashionbomb’s tweet about French African Olivier Rousteing taking over at French luxury label, Balmain. Excited to hear the news, I clicked on the link and voila! The Fashion Bomb confirmed it. Normallly, I don’t post such time sensitive fashion news but this […]

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Pen.Point: Lone Star Court

Lone Star Court (Image Courtesy of the Valencia Group)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to announce that this weekend, I’ll be in Austin, TX! I’ll be […]

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 […]