DapperQ is the premier queer style and empowerment website specifically for masculine presenting women and trans-identified individuals. Dubbed GQ for the “unconventionally masculine,” dapperQ was among the first digital spaces to champion “menswear” for those traditionally under-served by mainstream menswear media and designers. dapperQ produces wide-ranging original content and events for which it has received media coverage in The New York Times, HBO, Vice, Nylon, Refinery29, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post, to name a few. Our events have been showcased at world renowned cultural institutions, including Brooklyn Museum, the Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston, and the California Academy of Sciences. dapperQ produced the first ever queer style panel at SXSW as part of the official 2016 Sxstyle showcase and were asked to return in 2017 to speak on anti-oppressive LGBTQ marketing approaches. In the words of Anita Dolce Vita, “dapperQ is a queer fashion revolution, one of the most stylish forms of protest of our generation.”
Anita Dolce Vita, Owner, Creative Director, and Editor-in-Chief
Anita Dolce Vita is a Clinical Research Nurse by day, and a fashion and culture blogger by night. Her work has been featured in reputable media outlets such as The New York Times, Yahoo News, HBO, The Huffington Post, The Huffington Post Live, Vice, Refinery29, New York Magazine, Nylon, The Daily Beast, Canada's Globe & Mail, Autostraddle, AfterEllen, Qwear, San Francisco Weekly, Curve, Diva, GO magazine, The Advocate, OUT magazine, Disruptive Women in Healthcare, Beijing Review, Spain's S. Moda, and Bosnia's Manjine.BA, to name a few. She was the executive producer behind some of the world's largest celebrations of masculine style for women, gender queers, and trans-identified individuals, including (un)Heeled at Brooklyn Museum, VERGE NYFW at Brooklyn Museum, VERGE at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and the first ever queer style panel to be featured at SxSW. She recently became a contributing fashion editor at Curve, the nation's best selling lesbian magazine.