dapperQ Featured on A Collected Gentleman

A Collected Gentleman, a personal style blog run by Isaiah Johnson, has quickly become one of our favorite blogs, and it is easy to see why:

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Isaiah’s fashion philosophy: to inspire people of all sizes and colors and show them you can be stylish on a budget.

dapperQ had the honor of being interviewed by Isaiah and here’s a snapshot of what we had to say:

ACG-What’s your definition of Style?

DQ-“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” This quote, which has been attributed to French artist Jean Cocteau, really reflects much of what we are trying to convey through our work at dapperQ.

Fashion is not created in a vacuum. It influences and is influenced by the world around us. Fashion can be oppressive, embodying and perpetuating all of society’s oppressive “isms.” Or, it can be a source of freedom, revolutionary and liberating.

Personal style is how we use fashion to communicate our individuality.  Model Marisa Berenson once said, “Style is sort of an expression of yourself. It gives people the possibility to be creative and to express themselves in ways that maybe they can’t express in words sometimes.” dapperQ is all about allowing our readers that freedom, empowering them to feel confident and to use their own personal style as a positive force for change.

Interview with Collected Gentlemen

To read the full interview, visit A Collected Gentleman’s “A Collected Style Interview: dapperQ.”

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Anita Dolce Vita

Fashion and culture blogger featured in Newsweek's Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Curve, Autostraddle, MTV/LOGO's AfterEllen, SF Weekly, Globe & Mail, DIVA, GO Mag, Beijing Review, and Bosnia's Manjine.BA. Education/Credentials: University of New Mexico (B.A., magna cum laude); New York University (MPA, top marks); SUNY Downstate Medical Center (BSN, cum laude); NYS RN.

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