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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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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 […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer s.t.e.f.

Images A & B: Photography by: s.t.e.f. Model: Mariah Lynn Kuykendall Makeup and hair by: Maranda Rose Lampe

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in Dallas covering Fashion X Dallas. Fashion X Dallas took place at […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer Consuela

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in Dallas covering Fashion X Dallas. Fashion X Dallas was a three […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer Mychael Knight

Designs by Mychael Knight (Photo credit: James Anthony)

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in Dallas covering Fashion X Dallas. Fashion X Dallas took place at […]

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Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist Amber Robles-Gordon

Artwork by Amber Robles-Gordon (Image Courtesy of Amber Robles Gordon)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Today’s post features an interview with Washington, D.C. based mixed media artist Amber Robles-Gordon. Amber’s preferred […]

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Designer Discussion with Fashion X Dallas Featured Designer Red Paisleys

Red Paisleys Design (Photo Credit: Phatt Wood)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I’m so excited because this weekend, I’ll be attending Fashion X Dallas! Fashion X Dallas is a three day […]

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