100 Most Stylish dapperQs 2016

In July 2013, dapperQ published our first ever list of 100 Most Stylish dapperQs. This was by far one of our most popular posts, but was by no means exhaustive. Since the original post was not comprehensive enough to capture all of the amazing dapper that exists in our community, our team decided to compile an annual list of 100 most stylish dapperQs.

Important things to know about this list…

    1. Individuals on the 2013, 2014, and 2015 lists were not eligible for the 2016 list. Yes, Ellen DeGeneres is stylish… year after year…after year. But, we wanted to reserve room for other people in our community. Not to worry; those on the first list, on the second list, and on the third list still hold their titles. So, please do not write us asking why we snubbed Ellen! She’s on the first list with 99 other amazing stylish folks. *We will have a 2017 all star list to commemorate our 5 year anniversary of this annual roundup. 2017 will include previously honored dapperQs*
    2. Individuals were selected based on a nomination system. Don’t see someone you think should be on here? Nominate them for the 2017 list by e-mailing [email protected]
    3. Our list is trans inclusive because our mission has always been to be a fashion and empowerment website for the unconventionally masculine: masculine and androgynous presenting women, gender queers, and trans identified individuals — anyone who has been told that masculinity, androgyny, and masculine-leaning non-binary style is off limits to them.
    4. This is NOT A RANKED LIST!!
    5. This list is not based on sexual orientation, but rather style and expression.
    6. Nominees have a range of styles: some are fluid, and many do not fit neatly into the gender binary. Styles range from andro-chic to dandy, to tomboy, to rock n’ roll, and more…

1. Cris Domingo
Fashion blogger
[Tumblr; Instagram]

textPhoto via La Garçonnière

2. Yel
Hip Hop Artist
[Instagram; Soundcloud; dapperQ feature]

Photo by Ivon Photos

3. Felicia Dawn Hersey
Founder, Owner, and Executive Producer at Girls with Flair
[Website; Instagram]

Felicia_dawn_hersheyBlazer by Sharpe Suiting. Photo by Molly Adams

4. Renee’ Vallejo
Tufts University, Class of ’16; Infant Teacher
[Instagram; Twitter; dapperQ feature]

Renee-2Photo by Jenn Marquez

5. Char Glasser
Partner, Hot Rabbit Events; Creative Director, The Vintage Brands
[Instagram; The Vintage Brands; Hot Rabbit; dapperQ feature]

char 2Photo by Kelly Balch

 

6. Mrs. Kamau Njuguna
Former Governor, Central Bank of Kenya (1980-1985)
[dapperQ feature]

Kenyas-League-of-Extravagant-Grannies-Osborne-Macharia-3-715x425Photo by Osborne Macharia

7. Deeba Zivari
Director of Operations and Development, Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy; dapperQ Events Organizer
[LinkedIn; Instagram; Website]

DeebaPhoto by Lucia Ekaterina

8. BLAIZE (Chea Calvert)
Actress; Writer; Androgynous Model
[Instagram; dapperQ Feature]

chea IIPhoto by Joedee Reyes Photography

9. Madeline Soto (aka Magz Bodon)
Campus Safety Officer, New School Parsons of Fashion and Design
[Website; Instagram]

magsPhoto by Holly Hunt

10. Ace Portis
Social Justice Fundraiser
[Instagram]

acePhoto by Miki Vargas

11. Olivia Z.
Model; International Security, Cyberterrorism/Cybersecurity
[Instagram; dapperQ Feature]

OliviaPhoto by Jenn Marquez

12. Ms. M Adhiambo
Former Minister of Trade & Industry (1972-1980, Kenya)
[dapperQ Feature]

Nyanye_3-768x458Photo by Osborne Macharia

13. Ree Melanent
Gender Retired Part-Time Student/Activist
[Instagram]

100Photo by Katarina Sällylä

14. Alyssia Evans
Teacher
[YouTube; dapperQ feature]

AlyissaPhoto by Karla Olvera

15. Naa Akua
Spoken Word Artist; Emcee
[Soundcloud; dapperQ feature]

NaaAkuaFashionShoot74of162-768x1152Photo by Jeanesque Photography

16. Nats Getty
Model; Designer; Getty Oil Heiress
[Instagram; Designs; Next Model Profile]

Photo by Sharlene Durfey

17. Jill Soloway
Comedian; Playwright; Television Writer; Director
[IMDb; Twitter; Instagram]

jill salowayPhoto via Mic

18. Carolyn Wysinger
Author/Blogger; Activist; Contributor at Autostraddle
[Instagram; Autostraddle Archive]

graph_with_vest_lean_1024x1024Ensemble and photo via Saint Harridan

19. Jake Graf
Filmaker
[Vimeo; Instagram; dapperQ feature]

jake graf dapperqPhoto by Thomas Knights

20. Whitney Hardy
Financial Controller; Business Consultant; Philanthropist
[Website; Instagram]

WhitneyPhoto by Denise Parnell

21. NicKayla
Songstress; Actress; Writer; Dancer; Musician; Poet
[Soundcloud; Instagram]

NicKaylaPhoto by Olivia Eutsler

22. LJ Johnson
Social Worker
[dapperQ feature]

LJPhoto by Jenn Marquez

23. Phuong Ta
Educator
[dapperQ feature]

Phuong TaPhoto by Jenn Marquez

24. Consuelo Ruybal
Creative Director, Interactive Strategy
[Website; Style Site; Instagram; dapperQ feature]

crPhoto by Meg Allen

25. Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme
Co-Founders & Designers at Stuzo Clothing
[Website; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram]

stoney-and-uzo-26Photo by Molly Adams

26. Stephanie Barreto de Araujo
Model
[Instagram]

stephanieEnsemble and photo by Brownie and Blondie

27. Michelle Daly
Co-Founder, Plezzure Island/Lesbutante & the Boss; Army Veteran
[Plezzure Island; Lesbutante and the Boss; Instagram]

michelledaly_lisahause_dapperq_004Photo by Lisa Hause

28. Mindy Dawn Friedman
Product Marketing Manager
[LinkedIn; Instagram]

Photos via Instagram

29. Janie Cai
Fashion Director, Esquire Singapore
[Instagram]

Janie CaiPhoto via Instagram

30. Leslie Winer
Model; Musician; Poet
[Wiki]

Leslie-Winer-001Photo via Notorious Mag

31. Bonnie Beats
DJ
[Website; Instagram]

bonnie beatsPhoto via Instagram

32. Tasha Boué
Stylist
[Website; Instagram]

Boss StylistPhoto via Instagram

33. Evan Rachel Wood
Actor
[IMDb; Twitter]

evan-rachel-would-lead-photo-second-timeEnsemble and photo by Wildfang

34. Heather Rae Martin
DJ; Board Member, LGBTQ MBAs
[Instagram; Twitter]

knotzlandPhoto by Njaimeh Njie

35. Susan Calman
Comedian; Panelist, BBC
[Website; Facebook; Twitter]

susan-calman-high-res-picPhoto via Susan Calman Website

36. Kristen Stewart
Actor
[IMBb]

Kristen-StewartPhoto via W magazine

37. Eve Mathenge (aka Mr. Eve)
Stylist; Marketer
[Facebook; Instagram]

evePhoto courtesy Mr. Eve

38. Zoe Hughes
Not-for-Profit Researcher
[Instagram; Twitter]

ZoePhoto by Elisha Clarke

39. Camilla Fioravanzi
Legal Secretary; Photographer; Graphic Designer
[Website; Instagram]

camillaSelf portrait by Camilla Fioravanzi Photography

40. Ebony Sargent
Landscape Architect; Model
[Instagram]

Ebony Sargent (dapper_sargent)Photo by Tren’l Brunson

41. Ashlyn Harris
Professional Soccer Player
[Twitter; Instagram]

ashlynPhoto via Instagram

42. Mrs. S Were
Former Economist and Personal Advisor to the President (1972-1992, Kenya)
[dapperQ Feature]

Nyanye_1-690x411Photo by Osborne Macharia

43. Kelly Sanders Moffat and Laura Mofatt
Wife and Wife Co-Founders of Kirrin Finch Apparel
[Website; Twitter; Facebook; Instagram]

KirrinPhoto by Evan Robinson Photography

44. MJ Hessel
Non-Profit Direct Support Professional
[Instagram]

MJPhoto via Instagram

45. Madeline Guzman
Talent Acquisition Specialist/Boxer
[Blog; Instagram]

GuzmanPhoto by Charlie Billups

46. Jackeline Bodden
Student; Fashion Blogger
[Instagram; Twitter]

dappershePhoto via Instagram

47. Zoe Warry
Personal Trainer
[Facebook; Instagram]

zoe2Photo by Morgan Church

48. Live Hart
Musician
[Website; iTunes; Instagram]

Live Hart_DapperQ 100 ListPhoto by Gary Hughes of Hughes Fioretti Photography

49. Maya Thompson
Dental Student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
[Instagram; Facebook]

Maya Thompson _ DapperQ SubmissionPhoto by Rosy Mackintosh

50. Emily Meyer
Designer
[Website; Twitter; Instagram]

Emily MeyerPhoto via Cheetah Is the New Black

51. Lauren Yates
W’menswear Blogger
[Website; Facebook; Instagam]

Lauren IIPhoto via Ponytail Journal

52. Lena Tenney
Graduate Student; Educator
[Instagram; Twitter; Tumblr]

Photo by Lyndsey Smith

53. Rosemary Kim
Accountant
[Youtube; Instagram]

RosemaryDapperQPhoto by Marisa Tovar

54. DapperJae
Chicago-Based DJ; Composer
[Instagram; Youtube]

DapperJaePhoto via Instagram


55. Lena Waithe
Actor; Screenwriter; Producer
[IDMb; Instagram; Twitter]

lenawaithePhoto via The Blueprint Show

56. Ariana van Dyck
Project Coordinator at Architecture Firm
[Instagram; Facebook]

Ariana van DyckPhoto by Armont van Dyck

57. Kellie Ketron
Tie and Accessories Maker; Owner/Handmaker/Mastermind of Dapper Geek
[Website; Instagram]

Dapper GeekPhoto courtesy Dapper Geek

58. Buzz Slutzky
Artist; Professor
[Website; Instagram]

buzzPhoto via Facebook

59. Megan Rapinoe
American Professional Soccer Player
[Website; Twitter; Instagram]

megan-rapinoePhoto via International Business Times

60. Melles (Xanh) Tran
Photographer; DJ
[Soundcloud; Tumblr; Portfolio; Instagram]

xanhPhoto via Tumblr

61. Molly Adams
Photographer
[Website; Instagram; Twitter; dapperQ Feature]

molly_look3_2-683x1024Photo by Leah Case

62. Danielle Small
Digital Media Consultant
[Website; Instagram; Twitter]

smallPhoto by Brown Boi Images

63. Robyn The Trex Lambird
Wheelchair Racer; Vlogger; Mentor
[Youtube; Tumblr; Twitter; Instagram]

robynPhoto via Instagram

64. Maya Spratling (aka Jetpacksprat)
Style Blogger
[Twitter; Tumblr; Instagram]

jetPhoto via Instagram

65. Carol Loan (aka DJ Kandylion)
DJ/Producer; Audio Engineer
[Website; Instagram]

carolloan-1-2-1Photo via Chris Sorensen

66. Susan Lee
General Manager, Upland
[Instagram; Facebook]

SusanLee-7902Photo by Evan Sung

67. Tara Juano
Model
[Portfolio; Instagram]

RenegadesPhoto by Anastasiia Sapon

68. Fernandra Fowler
Photographer; Videographer
[Twitter; Instagram]

Fernandra FowlerPhoto self portrait via Instagram

69. Shannon
Doctoral Student
[Tumblr; Instagram]

ShannonPhoto via Tumblr

70. Robin Dembroff
Doctoral Student
[dapperQ feature; Instagram]

Robin DembroffPhoto by Daniel Wodak

71. Maye Musk
Model
[Website; Twitter; Instagram]

MuskPhoto via W magazine

72. Küb
Actor; Performer
[Instagram]

dapperberlinPhoto by Jaso Thunderkhat

73. MicahTron
Hip Hop Artist
[Instagram; Soundcloud]

micahtronPhoto via Instagram

74. Carter the Body
Personal Trainer; Exotic Dancer
[Facebook; Instagram]

Photo by Nuvia Magdahi

75. Amanda Martinez
Dancer
[Instagram; YouTube]

Amanda MartinezPhoto via Instagram

76. Sarah Jane Adams
Designer; Instagram Sensation
[Website; Instagram]

saraPhoto via Instagram

77. Becky Morgan
Psychology Professor
[Instagram]

BeckyMorgan-0062Photo by Miki Vargas

78. Doreen Pierre
Blogger; Photographer
[Website; Instagram]

DoreenPhoto by Jelan Coley

79. Ciara Shiggs
Designer
[Website; Instagram]

ciaraPhoto by Derek Blanks

80. Lola Sanchez
Tap Dancer; Artist; Model
[Website; Instagram; Vimeo]

lolaPhoto by Raydene Salinas

81. Brooklyn Wright
Founder, Boi Society, Inc.
[Website; Instagram]

brooklyn 2Photo by Meg Allen

82. Ana “Smitty” Smith
Hand Model Recruiter

9162_anasmittysmithPhoto by Gianella Espinosa

83. Alexandra Shad ShadLav
Healthcare
[dapperQ Feature]

Alex-2Photo by Jenn Marquez

84. Dina Thorpe
Musician
[Website; dapperQ Feature]

Dinah Thorpe Photo by Jack Jackson

85. Malinder Tooray
Drummer
[Instagram; YouTube]

ToorayPhoto by Kate Singh

86. LA-Based Band “No Girlfriends”
[Facebook; Website; Instagram]

no girlfriendsPhoto by Liza Nelson

87. Erica Moise
Attorney; LGBTQ Rights Activist
[dapperQ Feature]

EricaMoise_Piano-683x1024Photo by The Erin and Christa Show

88. Julia Weldon
Musician; Actor; Model
[Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter]

Julia WeldonPhoto by Najva Sol

89. Lees
Designer
[Instagram]

young yuckaPhoto by Olivia Eutsler

90. Grey Dominguez
Men’s Hairstylist
[Personal Insta; Hair Insta; Feature]

Grey dominguezPhoto by Kristin Deavers

91. Jahna Salvo
Paramedic
[Instagram]

Jahna SalvoPhoto by Miki Vargas for the Handsome Revolution Project

92. Fuzz Rico
Artist; Curator
[Instagram; Soundcloud]

fuzzricoPhoto by Fernandra Fowler

93. Hillary Werth
Artist; Model
[Website; Instagram; Twitter]

Hillary WerthPhoto by Adam Reynolds

94. Luisa Caruso
Youth Worker; Yoga Teacher
[Instagram; Facebook]

LouisaPhoto by Estee

95. Ericka Hagan (aka Egypt)
Artist
[Website; Instagram]

EgyptPhoto by REEGH

 

96. Dr. M. Shelly Conner
Executive Director, Quare Square Collective, Inc.; Travel Blogger
[Professional Website; Org Website; Travel Blog]

shellydq2Photo by Betsy Stout

97. Sham Shirley
Image Consultant
[Instagram]

shamPhoto via Instagram

98. Minerva Rivera
Bar Owner, Henrietta Hudson; Real Estate Agent
[HH Instagram; HH Facebook; HH Website]

MinniePhoto by Frank Manning

99. Lisa Cannistraci
Bar Owner, Henrietta Hudson
[HH Instagram; HH Facebook; HH Website]

Lisa Dapper QPhoto by Brown Boi Images

100. Krys Robens
Bartender
[Instagram; Facebook]

Krys Dapper QPhoto by Brown Boi Images

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