Tag Archives: Interview

Pen’s Eye: Afrocentric Keyy

Dear Pennies & Pens, As an Editor, I absolutely love those times when I discover amazing artists by accident. It makes my job easier because it happens organically thereby making our collaboration more authentic. I spotted today’s interviewee Kiarra Elliott (@AfrocentricKeyy)  on Instagram and immediately recognized her talent. Kiarra’s work is colorful, thoughtful, and interesting. […]

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Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist and Collector Marina Romanova-Arnott

Marina Romanova-Arnott

Dear Pennies & Pens, As a budding art collector, I am so thrilled to be featuring today’s interviewee, Marina Romanova-Arnott. This year, Marina launched marina4art.com to share her private collection of modern, unique and provocative pieces with collectors from around the world. marina4art.com includes pieces from the leading artists of the past half century including Dali, Warhol, and […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer M.E. Shirley

M.E. Shirley at Fashion X Dallas Photo Credit: Shana Anderson Photography

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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Model Mondays: Jorge

Dear Pennies & Pens, It is my honor and pleasure to introduce to you to Jorge. Last week, Jorge signed with my company, The Network. Jorge is a multi-talented model being that he is androgynous. In pictures, he can be masculine or feminine and sometimes both. That’s what I love about Jorge. He is a truly unique […]

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Press Pen: Do You Want To Be A WWDMAGIC Correspondent?

Dear Pennies, So yesterday, I was supposed to be relaxing and taking the day off when I came across the “Do You Want To Be A WWDMAGIC Correspondent?” post on Fashionably Marketing.Me. I’ve been reading Fashionably Marketing.Me for awhile now and it’s a great site that features the latest fashion marketing and social media news, and […]

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Designer Discussion: Interview with Alban Selamaj of International T-shirt Brand, Vernato

Dear Pennies, Right before the Christmas holidays, I was browsing Refinery29 when I came across an article listing the 50 most influential people in fashion; I RT’ed the article and received a thank you from Alban Selamaj, co-founder of the emerging international t-shirt brand, Vernato. Upon checking out the Vernato website and designs, I was […]

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Designer Discussion: Inside the TRUUdesigns Studio with Louise and Catharine

Dear Pennies, This past week, I interviewed Founder and Entrepreneur, Louise Wannier and Creative Director Catharine Stebbins of forthcoming fashion design house, TRUUdesigns. TRUUdesigns is based in Old Pasadena, California and is a house tailored for women who know themselves, fashion, and style. With their upcoming e-commerce site and StyleBar event, these ladies are a […]

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Designer Discussion: Simplydresses.com and Promgirl.com

Dear Pennies, Yesterday, I had the extreme pleasure of attending the press preview for Simplydresses.com and Promgirl.com. Both of these websites fall under the Promgirl LLC which began in 1998. Promgirl.com is known as the “The Online Prom Superstore”. Featuring a collection of over 40,000 dresses in 4,000 different styles Promgirl.com and Simplydresses.com are the websites to […]

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Tuesday’s Thoughts: Ally Hilfiger’s Closet

Dear Pennies, For this week’s Tuesday’s Thoughts, I’m featuring an article and video interview originally published on Style Like U. Style Like U interviewed and raided the closet of Ally Hilfiger. In the video interview,  Ally identifies herself as a designer, stylist, creative consultant/art director. She also discusses her personal style, why she loves fashion, and the […]

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Press Pen: de la Pen’s Finest Inkings

Dear Pennies, As you know, Thanksgiving is just two days away in essence, we are officially in the Holiday season. I don’t know about you but the stress of the year is starting to take its toll and so I am taking a brief break from de la Pen. I’ll be working on some background […]

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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 […]