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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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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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Pen.Style: A Pop of Red

LoudPen in Pen.Style: A Pop of Red (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few years ago, color blocking was all the rage in fashion. For those that don’t […]

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Pen.Style: Think Pink

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Think Pink (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be writing this post right now! After months of planning, budgeting, […]

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Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist Derek Fordjour

Derek Fordjour

Dear Pennies & Pens, One of the cool things about interviewing people is that you get to more insight on […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…The Places My Pen Dreams of Inking

Dear Pennies & Pens, Earlier this year, I launched Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler because I wanted to showcase unique travel and hospitality brands. […]

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