Tag Archives: New York

Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out

Flavor's Night Out

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner Cacha` and I are hosting an event in NYC next month called Flavor’s Night Out. Flavor’s Night Out is an event created to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism by showcasing art and fashion by multicultural artists. Flavor’s Night Out is a unique event that seeks to inspire, […]

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The Network Presents Y-Clad Lover’s Lane

Y-Clad Lover's Lane; Creative Direction, Styling, Production: Cacha and Pen of The Network Photographer/Makeup Artist: Katherine Angelique Model: Miranda Jewelry: Y-Clad Location: Y-Clad's Hidden Gem in NYC

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am Co-Founder of The Network – a multicultural creative agency. For the past few months, we’ve been working with Y-Clad to launch an online marketing campaign called Y-Clad Lover’s Lane. Read all about the campaign below. Y-Clad Lovers Lane is about creating a place for women who love Y-Clad’s […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

VII by Teyana Taylor Album Cover

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once a week since then. #TrueStory. Oddly enough, the album was not on my radar at all. In my opinion, it was a pretty quiet album release as far as marketing and PR. When I discovered […]

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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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LOUDRead…Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

Gil Scott-Heron (Image provided by St. Martins Press)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, Today, I’m introducing a new section of de la Pen…All Pen Everything called LOUDRead pronounced “LoudRed” where I’ll be featuring book reviews. Some of you may remember my earlier reviews of biographies on Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. The book I’m reviewing today also features a biography of a music […]

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Press Pen: New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Trend Report

J. Crew, Zang Toi, Calvin Klein S/S 2015

Dear Pennies & Pens, New York Fashion Week will always hold a special place in my heart. This year was the first year I didn’t attend any of the shows since 2010. Crazy, I know! But now that I’m in Texas, I decided not to make the trek to New York this year in favor of […]

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Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist Derek Fordjour

Derek Fordjour

Dear Pennies & Pens, One of the cool things about interviewing people is that you get to more insight on their work and creative process as well as their personality. You learn about who they are as an artist, how they create, and why they create. Some artists develop an interest in art from an […]

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Beauty & the Pen: Celebrity Hair Stylist Jasmine Anna Galazka

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be featuring my first Celebrity Hair Stylist Jasmine Anna Galazka! As you all know, I’ve featured many designers, artists, hotels, events, and much more. I’m happy to be introducing you guys to a talented Celebrity Hair Stylist Jasmine Anna Galazka. Jasmine hails from Poland but is now […]

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Designer Discussion: Bling Jewelry

Bling Jewelry (Photo Courtesy of Bling Jewelry)

Dear Pennies & Pens, If you love jewelry and great deals, you will love Bling Jewelry! Bling Jewelry was started by Elena Castaneda in 2008 with just 10,000 dollars. Six years later, it’s now a multi-million dollar company. BlingJewelry.com is an online jewelry store that features stylish costume jewelry. The site is always being updated with the […]

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Pen’s Eye: Interview with Harlem Based Artist Ronald Draper

Dear Pennies & Pens, I have been surrounded by art and artists since I can remember. My parents are avid art collectors and have an eclectic mix of art they’ve purchased over the years in their house. Every time I go home, I get to revisit the art, I grew up around. It’s pretty cool […]

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LOUD.Ride: Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L (Image courtesy of Fiat)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Cars have always been a major part of my life. My father owns a car repair […]

Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out

Flavor's Night Out

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner Cacha` and I are hosting an event in NYC next […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel Review

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from Omnihotels.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, When I arrived at the Omni Mandalay Hotel on Saturday after my […]

The Network Presents Y-Clad Lover’s Lane

Y-Clad Lover's Lane; Creative Direction, Styling, Production: Cacha and Pen of The Network Photographer/Makeup Artist: Katherine Angelique Model: Miranda Jewelry: Y-Clad Location: Y-Clad's Hidden Gem in NYC

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am Co-Founder of The Network – a multicultural creative agency. For the […]

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from Omnihotels.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in my last post Now Let Me Ink […]

Now Let Me Ink That Page: #MakeUrPenLOUD

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I’m in the process of publishing a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD. I previously […]