Tag Archives: New York

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 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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Press Pen: Bringing The Flavor

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I was instrumental in the launch of Flavor NYC which was a digital and social media campaign that promoted diversity in fashion. Flavor NYC was launched through The Network. Flavor is back but this time as a lifestyle brand. Flavor is about bringing diversity into everyone’s lifestyle through […]

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Press Pen: Marisol Umbrellas

Dear Pennies & Pens, Today, I’m featuring Marisol brand umbrellas which is a company that is dedicated to turning a profit while promoting social change. Marisol features a beautiful line of umbrellas with beautiful African prints. Upon receiving a press release and images, I knew it was something I had to feature here on de […]

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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 […]