About 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.

Posts by Dolce Vita:

Interview: Androgynous Style with Designer Sheila Rashid

Interview: Androgynous Style with Designer Sheila Rashid

Sheila Amera Rashid is a 26 year old self-taught fashion designer based out of Chicago and founder of a unisex clothing brand that caters to comfort, edge, and creative style of geometric symmetric perception. Her signature drop crotch pant can be styled feminine, masculine, and everything in between and outside of. Sheila Amera Rashid Androgyny […]

All Dressed Up and Somwhere to Go: Women’s Event 17

All Dressed Up and Somwhere to Go: Women’s Event 17

“All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go” is dapperQ’s latest feature, which details fun and fashionable events relevant to your interests in your area. Our next featured event is Women’s Event 17 brought to you by New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center on Saturday, November 15th. Women’s Event 17 will be […]

Seven Days of Dapper: Danielle “Coop” Cooper

Seven Days of Dapper: Danielle “Coop” Cooper

Admittedly, dapperQ initially fell short on our Instagram game. We were focused so much on building our Facebook and Twitter communities that we failed to fully understand that, when it comes to fashion and style blogging, Instagram reigns supreme on getting your look and your brand noticed. Instagram is all the swag without all of the […]

A Very Dapper Wedding: Sunni and Niki Vela

A Very Dapper Wedding: Sunni and Niki Vela

All images by Allebach Photography. I pull a lot of dapperQ style inspiration from Instagram. But, it is near impossible to keep up with the vast number of dapper individuals out there who are sharing their impeccable style with the world on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter. So, the dapperQ team loves it when our […]

Fall Flashback: A Look at Our Favorite Timeless Fall Looks and How to Get Them!

Fall Flashback: A Look at Our Favorite Timeless Fall Looks and How to Get Them!

Over the last five years, we have seen trends come and go. But, as we look back at some of our favorite editorials, we noticed that many of our models really nailed it with classic, timeless style. Now that the weather is cooling down and readers are looking for fall style inspiration, we identified some […]

He Said/We Said Rocks Fall 2014 Style in Prospect Park

He Said/We Said Rocks Fall 2014 Style in Prospect Park

The temperature is already dropping down to the ’70s in New York and Facebook posts about sweater weather are starting to creep up in our newsfeed. For our 19th edition of He Said/We Said (HS/WS), we headed to Brooklyn to photograph some dashing dappers rocking fall style in Prospect Park. Photographer Eli Vickery and I selected […]

Brad & Angelina’s Daughter Sports Suit to the Brangelina Wedding

Brad & Angelina’s Daughter Sports Suit to the Brangelina Wedding

All images by David James/Getty Images via People magazine In spite of Hollywood’s cruel criticism of Shiloh Jolie Pitt’s “tomboy” style, parents Brad and Angelina have supported their daughter in dressing however she feels comfortable. The pop culture frenzy that was Brangelina’s wedding was no exception; Shiloh sported this amazingly adorable short suit ensemble as […]

Ask dapperQ: Where Can I Find Monkstrap Shoes in Small Sizes?

Ask dapperQ: Where Can I Find Monkstrap Shoes in Small Sizes?

*Feature image: Sam Edelman burgundy calf hair monk shoe via Nordstrom. A couple of days ago, we posted our first ever The Sunday Swag Report (TSSR), a weekly roundup of style articles in the blogosphere that the dapperQ team believes our audience would find relevant to their interests. The feature image of our post was […]