Tag Archives: Events

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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Pencap: #MP3, An 8515 Event

Milana Davis and Moi (LoudPen) at #MP3 Photo by DeMarcus Mitchell

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past April, my agency, 8515 planned and hosted an anniversary event, #MP3 to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of my book, #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger. I can’t believe we were able to make #MP3 happen! We started planning the event in January but kept getting sidetracked with other […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther, An 8515 Event

Black Panther Film Poster

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past February, my agency, 8515 hosted Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther. 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 Flicks features unique […]

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Pencap: Dallas Girl Gang Spring Brunch

Dallas Girl Gang Spring Brunch. Photo by Alexa Vossler

Dear Pennies & Pens, OMG, I just came up with the dopest name for de la Pen’s event recaps aka Pencaps! Isn’t that lit?! So anywho, whenever you see “Pencap” at the beginning of the post that the post will be a recap of an event that I’ve attended or hosted. Moving right along, this […]

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Pen’s Eye: Alvin Ailey, Into the Woods, and The King & I

AAADT in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Gert Krautbauer

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last year, I attended several different shows at the AT&T Performing Arts Center here in Dallas. As far as the shows I attended, they were Alvin Ailey, Into the Woods, and The King & I. I was able to attend these shows because I am on the ATTPAC’s media list and […]

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Penny’s Ink: The Back Issue

LoudPen (Image by Rocio Yepez)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So I’m finally introducing an “Editor’s Letter” for de la Pen. Since de la Pen has grown into a lifestyle magazine, we publish it that way. Meaning we produce an issue of the magazine that has a specific focus or theme. This also means that each issue contains 7-10 new articles […]

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8515 Presents Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther — An Introduction

Pen's Flicks: Black Panther (Graphic by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So idk about y’all but I am beyond excited about the soon to be released film, Black Panther. This movie is about to sooooo dope, epic, and life changing!!! Like a movie about a Black superhero with an all Black cast, a Black director, and a Black costume designer?! And it’s […]

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8515 Presents Pensgiving: An Event Recap

Pensgiving Banner (Created by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to offer you some good news and some bad news. The good news is my agency, 8515, just produced our most successful event. The bad news is we didn’t have the budget for a photographer and forgot to take photos so we only have photos of […]

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Press Pen: The Pin Show 2017

The Pin Show 2017 (Image courtesy of The Pin Show)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Just a couple of weeks ago, I attended one of my favorite Dallas based fashion shows, The Pin Show. The Pin Show is an annual event that features the latest in locally produced, independent fashion. The Pin Show featured 160 walks from more than 22 designers. The Pin Show featured collections […]

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