Tag Archives: Designer Discussion

Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer s.t.e.f.

Images A & B: Photography by: s.t.e.f. Model: Mariah Lynn Kuykendall Makeup and hair by: Maranda Rose Lampe

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in Dallas covering Fashion X Dallas. Fashion X Dallas took place at the Fashion Industry Gallery  Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, 8, 2014. Fashion X Dallas featured runway shows and The Gallery where guests and media could view jewelry and accessories designers’ collections. This post features my […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer Mychael Knight

Designs by Mychael Knight (Photo credit: James Anthony)

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in Dallas covering Fashion X Dallas. Fashion X Dallas took place at the Fashion Industry Gallery  Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, 8, 2014. Fashion X Dallas featured runway shows and The Gallery where guests and media could view jewelry and accessories designers’ collections. This post features my […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer Red Paisleys

Red Paisleys Design (Photo Credit: Phatt Wood)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I’m so excited because this weekend, I’ll be attending Fashion X Dallas! Fashion X Dallas is a three day fashion event that will feature independent and emerging designers from Dallas and beyond. Fashion X Dallas will take place at the Fashion Industry Gallery  Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, 8, 2014. Fashion X Dallas will […]

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Designer Discussion: Bling Jewelry

Bling Jewelry (Photo Courtesy of Bling Jewelry)

Dear Pennies & Pens, If you love jewelry and great deals, you will love Bling Jewelry! Bling Jewelry was started by Elena Castaneda in 2008 with just 10,000 dollars. Six years later, it’s now a multi-million dollar company. BlingJewelry.com is an online jewelry store that features stylish costume jewelry. The site is always being updated with the […]

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Designer Discussion: HELM Boots

HELM Boots (Photo Courtesy of HELM Boots)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So this post is especially for my stylish Pens out there. I’d like to take time out today to introduce you to HELM Boots. HELM Boots was started by Joshua Bingaman in 2009. The boots and shoes are designed in Austin, TX and handcrafted in Maine. HELM sources materials in the United States […]

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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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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor VII Album Cover (Image found via Google Images)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

The Line Hotel (Photo credit: Adrian Gaut; Image courtesy of The Line Hotel)

Dear Pennies & Pens, To quote Left Eye, “You’ve got your hotel, motel, Holiday Inn.” I’m not really sure how […]

Pen’s Eye: Afrocentric Keyy

Dear Pennies & Pens, As an Editor, I absolutely love those times when I discover amazing artists by accident. It […]

Pen’s Eye: Jeremy Biggers

Art by Jeremy Biggers (Image courtesy of Jeremy Biggers)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I went to Artopia in Dallas a few weeks back. If you […]

Pen’s Eye: Vakseen Art

Vakseen (Image courtesy of Vakseen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week, I discovered this new art app called Vango which allows you to view and […]

Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Gene Noble and The Rebirth of Gene

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past Christmas, while browsing through Google Play, I discovered Gene Noble’s debut EP Rebirth of Gene. Since I’m […]