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L.A. Confidential: New Vintage Market in Hollywood

Dear Pennies and Pens, When outsiders come to Hollywood, they expect the glitz and glam—and it’s there—but there’s a folksy community under the surface too. This other side of Hollywood can be seen at the new weekly Vintage Market (basically a farmer’s market), which launched July 23 and continues every Saturday from 9 a.m. to […]

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L.A. Confidential: Catch the Summer Blues

Dear Pennies and Pens, When the first day of summer hit Southern California in June, the deep blue sea sparkled under a Tiffany’s blue sky—the juxtaposition of color was like seeing a sapphire stone in the classic jewelry box. Taking in the scene while riding seaside along the Pacific Coast Highway, cobalt, azure, cerulean sparkles […]

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Where Sexy Meets Classy Blog-Soon-to-be-Boutique Shops the Taste of L.A.

Dear Pennies and Pens, Paris Hatcher, author of the blog Where Sexy Meets Classy, is offering her own personal style to the masses by turning her website into a boutique called Shop Sexy Meets Classy. While shopping Los Angeles’ downtown Fashion District for unique items for her online store, Hatcher told L.A. Confidential she has […]

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L.A. Confidential: Renato Balestra Debuts in La La Land (Part 2)

Dear Pennies and Pens, The guest list at Italian designer Renato Balestra’s U.S. debut sparkled as much as the couture. The event not only showcased Balestra’s work, but also benefited the City of Hope—enticing the social elite to gather at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on April 14 for both fashion and […]

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L.A. Confidential: Renato Balestra Debuts in La La Land (Part 1)

The ‘Una Notte di Speranza’ fashion show that fused European and American cultures benefits City of Hope, a leading cancer research center.

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L.A. Confidential: Partying with Paper’s Beautiful People

Paper magazine throws its 14th annual Beautiful People issue launch party at in Hollywood on Tuesday night.

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L.A. Confidential: New Hollywood Hipsters Meet Old Hollywood Mode

Dear Pennies and Pens, How divinely serendipitous is it to have Los Angeles Fashion Week and de la Pen’s L.A. Confidential to launch the same weekend? Here in L.A. Confidential, I’ll give you the behind-the-scenes of West Coast fashion and, to be behind-the-scenes I myself will remain incognito as always L.A. Confidential. So, to kick off L.A.’s […]

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Press Pen: New Changes for de la Pen

Dear Pennies and Pens, Hey guys! So you may have noticed that I just added “Pens” to my opening line. I did this because I’m toying around with the idea of designing a line but of course my inability to sketch and not having a budget are stopping me from actually doing so. Nonetheless, I […]

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LOUDRead: The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion

The Teen Vogue Handbook (Image courtesy of Penguin Young Readers)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, When I originally created de la Pen, it was to be […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with That Artista Philece R

Philece R. (Image courtesy of Philece R.)

Dear Pennies & Pens, The thing about interviewing new artists is that I get insight into their world. I get […]

Beauty and the Pen: Brown Sugar Beauti

Gracelyn Fraser, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Brown Sugar Beauti (Image courtesy of Brown Sugar Beauti)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you may know, I’m not the biggest fan of Houston but I have an appreciation […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist and Illustrator Tabitha Brown

Self-Portrait by Tabitha Brown (Image courtesy of Tabitha Brown)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, I was browsing around online and came across an article on the […]

Pen.Style: Afropunk Chic

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Afropunk Chick (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya gurl LoudPen here with the last and final Pen.Style post of 2014! I can’t believe 2014 […]

Pen.Style: Coolin

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Coolin (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by: LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen back with the latest addition of Pen.Style. When I was going through the […]