Tag Archives: Personal Style

Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts: Lupita Nyong’o

Dear Pennies & Pens, Lately, it seems that the term “Style Icon” gets thrown around way too much. Everyone and their mom seems to be a “Style Icon.” But with all these stylists running around, most people can’t even claim their style. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that they look good in their clothes […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…Ben l’Oncle Soul

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few months ago, I was browsing through iTunes and I discovered a new French artist named Ben L’Oncle Soul. Ben L’Oncle Soul is a Soul/R&B artist from France. There’s not much info on Ben other than the fact that his name comes from Uncle Ben’s rice. Ben is also known […]

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Aaliyah: Beats for the Streets and the Millennial Generation

Dear Pennies & Pens, So this might sound lame but I name all my playlists. On Sunday, I was going through my iTunes playlists and came across Beats for the Streets. I know that all my fellow Aaliyah fans remember this infamous line from the late singer’s sophomore album One In A Million. Since this is my favorite […]

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Pause. These People DIED — Brittany Murphy, Michael Jackson and more

Dear Pennies & Pens, So last night I was watching Clueless for what seemed to be the millionth time when it hit me that Brittany Murphy is dead. I know that Brittany died almost five years ago in 2009 but it’s one of those things that you never really believe. I mean I saw it on […]

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The End of An Era: The Style and Sound of 90s R&B Girl Groups

Dear Pennies & Pens, One of my favorite movie quotes is “My all time favorite music is the girl groups from the 50s and 60s.” This line comes from Sister Act 2 and it reminds me of how I feel about 90s R&B. Maybe it’s because I grew up with it or maybe it’s because […]

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Press Pen: The Limited Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Dear Pennies & Pens, I’m not sure if you know this but I’m originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. As you can imagine, Cincinnati isn’t exactly the fashion capital. In essence, I didn’t always have the most stylish shopping destinations. However, there’s always a silver lining and a diamond in the rough. And that silver lining and […]

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Pen.Point…The King of Style by Michael Bush

Dear Pennies & Pens, Upon reading, The King of Style by Michael Bush, I discovered that Elizabeth Taylor was the first person to refer to Michael Jackson as the “King of Pop, Rock, & Soul”. For his book, Michael Bush refers to him as the “King of Style.” As far as I’m concerned, Michael was the King […]

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Press Pen: Alon Livné Fall/Winter 2013 Show Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, Well the time has finally come, this post marks my last and final post for New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013. Hallelujah! OMG, I am so happy you have no idea. LOL. Moving right along, I am so happy to be ending my #NYFW FW 2013 with Alon Livné! Alon is […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page…The Reason for the Season

Dear Pennies & Pens, So, tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Are you ready?! I know I am. I’m so hungry I can barely write this post. It doesn’t help that my Auntie has the whole house smelling like a soul food feast (#Skintyfatgirl). Moving right along, I know some of you will be heading out to do […]

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Press Pen: Miss F.I.T. 2012: Ms. Sasha Blowmeay

Dear Pennies & Pens, As promised here’s the feature length post on Miss F.I.T. 2012: Miss Sasha Blowmeay! Congrats to Ms. Sasha, you deserve the win because you were FAB-U-LOUS! I interviewed Ms. Sasha (aka Akeem) about his/her personal style, life at F.I.T., and his/her future career aspirations. Check the interview below and leave Ms. […]

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Pen.Point: Lone Star Court Hotel

Lone Star Court (Image Courtesy of the Valencia Group)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to announce that this weekend, I’ll be in Austin, TX! I’ll be […]

Press Pen: Gallery House Unveils Stephen Ibbott’s Love in Digital Times

Stephen Ibbott, Artemis 2 (2014) 30 X 30

Dear Pennies & Pens, Some exciting news has just reached my inbox. Gallery House founder Belinda Chun and artist, Stephen Ibbott have […]

Press Pen: Schiffer Publishing Releases Miami Graffiti Art by H. Love

Miami Graffiti Art by H. Love (Photo by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, An amazing new book has just hit the art scene. Schiffer Publishing just released Miami Graffiti […]

Press Pen: Introducing the New ShopGoldyn.com

ShopGoldyn.com (Image Courtesy of ShopGoldyn.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, There are many online retailers but how many have fabulous websites that match their amazing products? […]

1000 Words: LUSH Lookbook by ShoeDazzle

Model Cheyenne Depree from Wilhelmina for Shoe Dazzle (Image Courtesy of Shoe Dazzle)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve done a “1000 Words” post. In essence, […]

Now Let Me Ink That Page: My New Life as an ACN IBO

Kobi Morton and Me (Pen) at ACN event in Houston, TX

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I am always looking for ways to grow my brand. Recently, I […]