I Have Awesome Supporters!

Hey, so where is the cold weather??? I thought the hot days were packing their bags and leaving.

Anyway, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been supporting my art. Today, I want to give a special thank you to a very cool girl from the UK who wrote an amazing blog post about me.


You have to check out her posts! Her website is called Sam Blogs - sammybblogs.com. She's an excellent writer and clearly has good taste, haha.


Now I am on a mission to write to all of you who have been following me on these various social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, YouTube, AND TUMBLR! There are so many of you on Tumblr; I can't wait to say hello to all of you!

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!





Hello Fall!

Fall officially starts tomorrow! I am so excited and glad that it will not be hot and sticky outside anymore.

It's so weird to me that September is usually the hottest month in the summer. You'd think July would be the crazy month for heat.

Anyway, I want to make more clothes. I have a bunch of ideas for jackets, shirts, and dresses. I said before that I want to make videos again. I do, but I feel like YouTube is on its way out, the 10 year curse, so I am contemplating whether or not I want to use that platform.

More importantly, I want to grow my audience, so more people can experience my art! More music is on the way!

Thank you for supporting me. I love hearing all of your kind words!

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!





Birthday Week!

This was a very big week for me.

I think it is so easy in this society to doubt yourself, to devalue yourself, and to feel like you are worthless. All of these negative thoughts are worthless. Everyone who breathes on this Earth has value; it is just up to each of us to decide what we want to do with our value.

I had the amazing opportunity to celebrate my birthday the entire week. Thank you to everyone who participated!

I had an amazing time! I had dinners. I hung out with people in fashion. I went to exclusive clubs. I went to bars. I went to parties.

For me, this birthday week was a representation of how each day is special. Every day is a great day because I am a part of it and because you are a part of it too.

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!





It’s My Birthday Week!!!

Everything is set for my Prillen Store grand opening on my birthday,  Thursday, September 11th!

25 years ago, in the last bit of the glorious 80s, I made my debut into the world! That sounds so conceited, lol! I'm actually very excited about this week.

It was a running joke for a while that I said I would be celebrating the whole week. I guess I spoke it into happening. I was really thinking I would do something on Thursday, Friday, and maybe Saturday too, but no, now it's the whole week, Sunday to Saturday. I'll wait to tell you next week about the festivities that took place.

Last Sunday I said that I was going to get a few things for the Labor Day sale. I didn't, haha, but I did get the things I needed later in the week: extra sheets and a blanket.

I want to make videos again! I'm really liking the style of Mark E Miller's videos on YouTube. They're vlogs, but they look like mini movies. I was watching one the other day and thought he has to be a fellow film major. He has to be! Then he said he studied film later in the video. I like how his videos have a fun and laid back look but are still professional. His motto is, "Do you know why today's a great day? Because every day's a great day." His videos definitely reflect that.

I'm going to do it. Whatever audience I have with these videos, large or small, I'm going to enjoy making more art!

I'm having so much fun with everything Prillen. I'm glad you're joining me on this adventure!

Oh, and I found the charity that I want to support. Every time you purchase something from Prillen Store, 10% of the proceeds will go to The DoorSince 1972, The Door is a wonderful charity that provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of New York City youth aged 12-21.

Yay! I'm excited!

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!





Prillen Store Opens September 11th – My Birthday!

I'm so excited to tell you that my online store, the Prillen Store, will open on my birthday!!! September 11th!


You'll be able to buy my posters and paintings! If there is a poster that you want of one of my paintings that is not available in the store, let me know, and I'll make one for it.

What else? I'm really glad it's getting colder outside. It's been so hot this past week. Yuck!

Oh, I posted a new remix to my SoundCloud yesterday. It's a remix of Zedd's "Clarity" featuring Foxes.

Last week a friend told me that Zedd lost hearing in one of his ears. I read that some of his hearing came back recently. I hope he makes a full recovery. I'm not sure where his condition came from, but all of us interested in loud electronic music, LEM, haha, need to take care of our hearing. Really anyone going to a club these days needs to wear earplugs. It's ridiculous!

Anyway, a couple of my friends are moving back to the East Village the weekend after my b'day, and I said I would make a painting for them. They asked. I'd like to make a 5ft. by 5ft. single canvas painting. I think it will be a lot of fun.

What else? What else? I'm liking this stream of consciousness style.

Labor Day!

I'm so very glad I get a three day weekend! I'm sure everyone is. So many people travel for the weekend, but I wanted to stay in the city so I could appreciate the extra time. Three days is a long time if you don't go anywhere, but if you're traveling, one of the days is used up by flying, driving, etc.

You know what? Tangent thought. I need a new set of sheets and a blanket, so I think I will take advantage of the Labor Day sales happening.

Well I guess I will let you go. I'm meeting with a couple of friends from high school later today. Maybe there will be pictures. You can check out my Instagram.

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!





The Art World!

Hey, I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday! It's finally starting to get cooler outside, yay! When Fall hits, watch out! I will be sporting spiffy fashions -- Heidi Klum usually includes the "s."

I want to start going to NYC gallery openings. Maybe I'll be showing some of my work in one soon. I'm really enjoying making large paintings: 5ft by 5ft, 6ft by 6ft, etc.

Before, I would put four smaller canvases together to make one large one. Now, I want to start painting on one large canvas.

It should be fun! I'm looking forward to it! Blick Store, here I come! 🙂

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!





I Am Prillen

I was trying to figure out what I wanted to write about this week, and all I could think of is the places I have been going and the people I have been meeting.

I feel really blessed, very thankful, and extremely grateful!

I've been having such an amazing time here in New York City! I've only been here for 4 weeks, but I've already made so many awesome new friends. I've been making myself open to having new experiences and trying new things. The food has been a huge wow thing for me.

Thursday, a friend took me to have lunch at Google. They had so many different varieties of food to offer, and all of it was free! The pastas were delicious! The meats were delicious! The cakes were delicious! Quality! Quality! Quality! Today we went to a free BBQ event at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It was really nice to chill and just talk.

Friday, I meet with some other friends in Brooklyn, around the same area actually. We went to a couple of clubs and danced the night away!

Wednesday, I went to a meet-up about business and marketing. There were some interesting characters there, haha. One guy said I should start using Vine to grow my audience. I made an account a couple of months ago, but never started using it. I have been trying it out the past few days, so I'll see where that goes.

Tuesday, I met with another friend, and we had drinks at a bar in the East Village called 10 degrees. She wanted to go somewhere swanky. I did too. They make really good drinks! But they are also really strong. We got a couple of two for one specials.

Monday, I spoke French at a French meet-up, also in the East Village, then I went to a place called Milk on my way home. They have something there called a "crack pie," which is basically a pecan pie without the pecans. It was so good, but a little too expensive, $5.50 I think, for a little snack sized slice.

When I meet all of these people, I don't know how I should introduce myself. When I say I'm Prillen, I feel like saying my real name is Steven Allen. When I say I'm Steven Allen, I want to say that my artist name is Prillen. I guess it doesn't matter because it's a conversation starter.

Do you like meeting new people?

I think I want to start recapping my week in these posts, but don't hold me to it! 🙂

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!





Meetup.com Is Pretty Neat!

I tried Meetup.com last week, and I was really surprised with the results! I met so many awesome people through the two events I went to last Tuesday and Thursday.

Okay, so on Tuesday I went to a fashion meetup on the rooftop of a hotel in Midtown. You can check out my Instagram for photos. On Thursday I went to a tech meetup in Chelsea.

I feel like it's probably a hit or miss with these types of events, but I look for ones that have a large number of people who click RSVP. I'm guessing the actual number of people who show up is around half of the confirmed list.

Anyway, from one of the meetups, I met this really cool girl who invited me to her birthday party in Brooklyn. It was in a beautiful townhouse near Prospect Park. It was so much fun! Everyone there was extremely nice, and I now how some wonderful people I'm looking forward to hanging out with again.

I'm going to two or three more events this week!

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!





Every Day Is a Great Day!

Hey, I hope you're doing well!

I'm now in the BIG Apple! I traveled a bunch yesterday and had so many awesome experiences today. I went to a restaurant called Meatball and had risotto and chicken meatballs with pesto. It was delicious! I want to try new foods and that all starts with day one.


I have been using Instagram and Twitter a lot lately. I used to think social media was annoying, and to be honest, it kind of is, but there are so many benefits to this media of conversation.  

I have had the wonderful luxury of being able to reach and talk to so many people all around the world.

Today was a great day, but that is because every day is a great day! I heard the YouTuber Mark E. Miller say that all the time, but it is a great philosophy to live by. I ended that sentence with a preposition, but who cares... at. LOL!

Let me know what you did this Sunday!

Oh, and I am planning on opening my online store next week! Excited!

I am looking forward to tomorrow and enjoying today!

Until next time, à tout à l'heure!

Rihanna’s CFDA Dress

I want to talk about Rihanna's CFDA dress. On Monday, June 2nd, 2014, Rihanna wore a very controversial sheer dress by the fashion designer Adam Selman for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards.

When I saw this dress, I immediately thought of Josephine Baker, the American/French dancer from the early 20th century, known for her famous banana skirt.

I was wondering what Rihanna's intentions where when she decided to wear this dress, when she got out of the car, when she walked the red carpet, etc. She had to know that people where going to have many strong words to say. Considering she is always such a hot topic for people, I find it hard to believe that she was starving for attention. This dress is obviously a nod to the glitz and glam of the roaring 20's, so it can't just be a statement to progress fashion.

Here's a takeaway; most dresses accentuate a female figure, yet this dress does something different. While wearing this garment, her body almost becomes this dress. What is interesting to me about this is that there can't be a "who wore it better" because any woman who wears this will inevitably make the dress completely new.

What do you think of this dress Rihanna wore?

I'll see you next Sunday, with another post.