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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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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 […]