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:

Dress Smart – dapperQ Academics

Dress Smart – dapperQ Academics

Inspired by “Black Dandies Fashion New Academic Identities,” our series “Dress Smart” will be featuring masculine-of-center genderqueer and transmasculine dapperQ academics. “‘Stylin’ out.’ That’s how Monica L. Miller, an associate professor of English at Barnard College, describes the way black

PBS NewsHour Features Clothing for Gender Non-comforming People

PBS NewsHour Features Clothing for Gender Non-comforming People

PBS NewsHour produced a piece titled “The Right to be Handsome”: Clothing for Gender Non-conforming People on the Rise that featured some of our favorite dapperQs and brands, including Rae Tutera, Marimacho, and Bindle & Keep:   Companies that offer custom-made clothing for transgender and gender non-conforming people are coming to the forefront, as more(…)

We’re on Vaca: Stylish Characters from the Best Summer Films

We’re on Vaca: Stylish Characters from the Best Summer Films

The dapperQ staff is on a long-awaited summer vacation. So to keep you entertained and stylish, we rounded up some of our favorite stylish movie characters from summer vacation movies. Let the inspiration (and possibly laughter) begin…   The entire cast of The Talented Mr. Ripley Seriously, we can all learn a thing or two(…)

Watch This Wednesdays: Roundup of Style Videos

Watch This Wednesdays: Roundup of Style Videos

Welcome to our second edition of our newest roundup – Watch This Wednesdays – where we scour the internet to find the best masculine style videos on the web that our team agrees you need to view to up your dapper game. We’ve got some great videos lined up for you to enjoy while we’re(…)

The #dapperQs of Instagram

The #dapperQs of Instagram

Welcome back to our regular new feature, The #dapperQs of Instagram, where we showcase some of the amazing style that YOU, our readers, have been sharing using the #dapperQ hashtag on dapperQ’s Instagram. Since our first post, we’ve rounded up even MORE dashingly dapper style that you posted #dapperQ on Instagram. Keep em’ coming…you might(…)

Ellen DeGeneres Launching “ED” Lifestyle Brand

Ellen DeGeneres Launching “ED” Lifestyle Brand

Move over Oprah, Martha Stewart, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Ellen DeGeneres is entering the lifestyle guru game with her brand “ED,” which will offer home gifts (think bedding, candles, and tablecloths) this fall and eventually expand to also include clothing and accessories next spring. The ED logo via Elle   Elle magazine reports that ED will(…)

Seven Days of Dapper: Nicole

Seven Days of Dapper: Nicole

After featuring Nicole as a model on the runway at our February 2014 New York Fashion Week event and naming her a finalist for our 100 Most Stylish list of 2014, we are  so excited to present a week’s worth of her style for our Seven Days of Dapper series. Now, you can finally get a(…)

dapperQ Pride Fashion Show at California Academy of Sciences

dapperQ Pride Fashion Show at California Academy of Sciences

dapperQ celebrated Pride by producing our very first California fashion show for the unconventionally masculine at the California Academy of Sciences! With special help from Dominique Sevi, Natalie Coblentz, our West Coast Events Coordinator, organized

Ask dapperQ: What to Wear for the (HOT) Pride Parade?

Ask dapperQ: What to Wear for the (HOT) Pride Parade?

A reader asks: The NYC Pride Parade is just days away and I STILL do not know what I’m going to wear, mostly because it’s always hot/humid and I don’t know how to dress sharp in the heat! I know it’s late, but can you give me some tips? Do not fret, my friend. You(…)

Fashion Rocks: Dapper DJ Series with DJ Whitney Day

Fashion Rocks: Dapper DJ Series with DJ Whitney Day

Fashion and music have a longstanding, mutually influential relationship. Some of the most notorious fashion icons are musicians. With the biggest international DJ talents descending upon New York City for Pride 2014, we thought we’d give a special nod to the dapper DJs of Pride in series of music/style interviews with some of these world(…)