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:

Masculine Spring Florals

Masculine Spring Florals

The best thing about queer style is that it takes risks, breaks boundaries, and isn’t afraid to blur gender lines. Before traditional menswear media like GQ told their readers, “Don’t be afraid of florals,” and NBA stars started rocking loud floral prints, gender-binary fashion rules dictated that “real men” didn’t wear pink or flowers. It’s(…)

Ask dapperQ: Shopping for Smaller-Than-Small dapperQs?

Ask dapperQ: Shopping for Smaller-Than-Small dapperQs?

A reader writes: I appreciate all that this blog does and often long for the fashions on display, but it’s an all too common occurrence for me to read an article, be interested enough to check out the brands mentioned, and find that they don’t carry anything small enough to fit me. I’m 5 feet(…)

The #dapperQs of Instagram

The #dapperQs of Instagram

Between my full-time job as a health care provider, overseeing dapperQ’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, blogging for dapperQ, and volunteering as the Managing Editor for all of dapperQ’s content, I rarely have time to stop by dapperQ’s Instagram. Our contributor Tara Jae generously volunteers to manage our Instagram account. But, the other day I stopped(…)

Everyday Style with Cammrynn

Everyday Style with Cammrynn

Readers loved Cammrynn’s Seven Days of Dapper showcasing a week’s worth of her style. So, we brought Cammrynn back a third time to give us some more inspiration for everyday dapper style. (Check out Cam’s other dapperQ posts here and here.)   Inspiration: Colors, colors and more colors! Took a little trip through my apartment(…)

E-Groupie on the Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop Tour: Hotlanta!

E-Groupie on the Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop Tour: Hotlanta!

*Photos by Miki Vargas Photography We noted back in November that Saint Harridan, one of the leading brands designing masculine suits for women and trans* identified customers, was launching a 15 city pop-up shop tour. Since their tour started, we’ve been stalking them on Facebook, wishing we could follow them all over the country to(…)

Chromeo’s New Video Features Dapper Queer Wedding Style

Chromeo’s New Video Features Dapper Queer Wedding Style

I spy some awesome dapper queer wedding style in Chromeo’s new music video “Jealous (I Ain’t with It).” My friend from Brazil sent me screen shots from the video, which is from the electrofunk duo’s forthcoming album available May 12th.   Check out the full video here:

Ask dapperQ: Ultimate Prom Guide Edition!

Ask dapperQ: Ultimate Prom Guide Edition!

It’s prom season, and the questions are starting to pour in. A reader asks: “I’m 17 years old and senior prom is coming up shortly. After a lot of dress shopping, I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that a) I will probably never feel comfortable in a dress, regardless of what dress it is(…)

JagandCo’s Spring Line

JagandCo’s Spring Line

Every year, as the weather warms up, dapperQ gets tons of e-mails asking how to look dapper in the heat. Well, JagandCo’s spring collection of Red Paperboy trousers, shorts, vests, bow ties and suspenders are your answers for dressing dandy while beating the heat. Summer wedding? No problem. Spring graduation. Easy breezy. Here’s a sneak(…)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Swedish Brand Crocker Casts Erika Linder as Masculine and Feminine Model in New Ads

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Swedish Brand Crocker Casts Erika Linder as Masculine and Feminine Model in New Ads

Swedish clothing brand Crocker recently cast one of our favorite androgynous models, Erika Linder (whose Twitter states, “I have too much imagination to just be one gender,” btw), as both the male and female model in their new ad campaigns. via BuzzFeed   The Crocker website reads: “The Erika Linder for Crocker SS14 campaign introduces(…)