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1000 Words: AfriDally

Photo Credits: Editorial Name: AfriDally Photographer: Emmanuel Lopez Creative Director, Stylist, Makeup Artist: LoudPen Models: Danielle Mia Moore and Justin Collins Casting & Production: 8515 Designers: BabaAfrik Outfits Jewelry: Strut Makeup: Civilized Cosmetics Publication: de la Pen...All Pen Everything Publisher: ISLP

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. So we’ll let the photos do the talking. With no further adieu, we present 1000 Words: AfriDally.                                               […]

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Pen.Style: AfriDally

Editorial Name: AfriDally Photographer: Emmanuel Lopez Creative Director, Stylist, Makeup Artist: LoudPen Models: Danielle Mia Moore and Justin Collins Casting & Production: 8515 Designers: BabaAfrik Outfits Jewelry: Strut Makeup: Civilized Cosmetics Publication: de la Pen...All Pen Everything Publisher: ISLP

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to unveil our latest editorial Pen.Style: AfriDally! Drawing inspiration from Coming to America and Black Panther, AfriDally is about fusing African style with the culture of Dallas. AfriDally features an array of multicultural models wearing pieces by African designers. AfriDally was shot in Deep Ellum; a neighborhood […]

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Penny’s Ink: AfriDally

Photo Credits: Editorial Name: AfriDally Photographer: Emmanuel Lopez Creative Director, Stylist, Makeup Artist: LoudPen Models: Danielle Mia Moore and Justin Collins Casting & Production: 8515 Designers: BabaAfrik Outfits Jewelry: Strut Makeup: Civilized Cosmetics Publication: de la Pen...All Pen Everything Publisher ISLP

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s been 7 years since I started styling and I must say it’s been an adventure. For years, I didn’t even consider myself to be a stylist nor did I think I was particularly stylish. But lately, I’ve noticed that I get a lot of compliments on my outfits and personal […]

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Pen’s Flicks: The Best Holiday Films of the 2010s (So Far)

Sponsored Post Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be working with a guest contributor who submitted this article for the 7 Years of Ink issue. Y’all know holiday movies are my jam so I love this roundup of contemporary holiday films. Let me know what you think of the list in the […]

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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents 7 Years of Ink

7 Years of Ink (Graphic design by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen coming back at ya louder than ever! My homeskillet Janet wasn’t lying when she said “funny how time flies when you’re having fun”. It has been 7 years since I started de la Pen. 7 years ago, this site was nothing more than a fashion blog by […]

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le magazine noir: Jarrod Anderson

Photo by Jarrod Anderson (Image courtesy of Jarrod Anderson)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As with Bene`, I also discovered Jarrod Anderson in the Minorities in Media Slack group. And I’m so happy I did because Jarrod’s photography is amazing! It is real yet artistic. I love when artists create work that makes me think and is relatable. It makes their art more accessible. Based […]

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le magazine noir: Samara Houston of Crush Sweets

Crush Sweets (Image courtesy of Samara Houston)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in the post: de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir, I met Samara Houston while at the No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party here in Dallas. While at the event, I sampled some of Samara’s delicious treats. (Yes, I cheated on Veganism, don’t judge me, lol!) […]

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le magazine noir: Spencer Evans

Art by Spencer Evans (Image courtesy of Spencer Evans)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A couple of months ago, my friend & I went to an art show at the Bivins Gallery here in Dallas. While there, we met Visual Artist Spencer Evans as his work was on display during that exhibition. I was immediately impressed by Spencer’s work. It’s real and intriguing. During the […]

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le magazine noir: Bene`

Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews of Bene Scarves (Image courtesy of Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am in a Slack group called Minorities in Media and while working on this issue, I posted in the group that I was looking for artists and entrepreneurs to feature. Somehow, Michelle Blue and her business partner Sasha Matthews discovered my post and reached out to me for a feature. […]

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le magazine noir: Kuul

Kuul (Image courtesy of Kuul)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A couple years of ago, one of our contributors Bran the Don featured a few of emerging independent artists. One of those artists was Kuul. I am so excited to say that Kuul has done a fantastic job of keeping in touch with us! Over the years, I’ve touched base with […]

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