Welcome back to Hi Femme!, dapperQ’s sibling visibility project celebrating the incredible contributions that stylish femmes make to queer fashion. This edition, we’re featuring Steph Davidson, a copywriter, horror junkie, blogger, Torontonian, aspiring vegetarian cook, and happy nerd.
Photo by Michael Stuckless
Hi Femme!: Can you talk a bit about how you define queer femme style and what makes it transgressive?
Steph: For me, it’s about keeping things unexpected. A 50’s or 60’s silhouette with a buzzcut, jeans and boots offset by a pink bow.
Hi Femme!: How would you describe your personal style?
Steph: Nerd-cute-modern-retro. Alternately: boobs and bows.
Hi Femme! Who are your fashion icon(s)?
Steph: My fashion icons are friends and people I see rocking their own personal style. I’m drawn to pinup-y styles, but not everyone is. What excites me about style is that it’s such a great way to express your individuality.
Hi Femme!: What item in your style arsenal can you not live without?
Steph: Felt tip eyeliner. I can feel femme in just jeans and a t-shirt rocking a solid cat eye.