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:

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(…)

Seven Days of Dapper: Sara Geffrard of A Dapper Chick

Seven Days of Dapper: Sara Geffrard of A Dapper Chick

The Internet has been a very powerful force in connecting queer style bloggers and advancing our missions of increasing visibility and breaking free from gender binary norms. One of our team’s favorite style bloggers is Sara Geffrard of A Dapper Chick. We have been following her style on Tumblr and Instagram for some time now,(…)

Interview: Sharpe Suiting for All Genders

Interview: Sharpe Suiting for All Genders

Sharpe Suiting is a Los Angeles based queer-centric suit company that constructs clothing for ALL body types and identities. They create high quality suits and dress wear with an intellectual approach, a classic feel, and a modern twist. Sharpe was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Leon Wu and joined by Los Angeles event promoter Vanessa(…)

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 informational and inspirational videos for you this week: #1:(…)

Interview: Founder of SJW Menswear for Women, Sara Weston

Interview: Founder of SJW Menswear for Women, Sara Weston

A few weeks ago, a reader suggested SJW clothing, a brand that designs menswear for women founded by Sara Weston. We’re always hopeful, yet skeptical, when we get brand recommendations, because more times than I’d like to count, such recommendations lead us to brands only offering t-shirts and snapbacks. Both are great, but leave much(…)

He Said/We Said: SoCal Late Summer Edition

He Said/We Said: SoCal Late Summer Edition

Last March, dapperQ produced our first ever Cali He Said/We Said (HS/WS) in San Fran for Autostraddle. For our 18th edition of HS/WS, we returned to Cali, this time focusing on SoCal style. While the fashion industry has already moved on to fall collections, dapperQ thought August was the perfect time to publish a late summer(…)

Ask dapperQ: Dapper Clubwear for a Sweaty Nightclub?

Ask dapperQ: Dapper Clubwear for a Sweaty Nightclub?

The Facebook invitation to our New York Fashion Week (NYFW) event reads: *GIVEAWAYS* It’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW), so we hope to see you representing queer style HARD. We will be giving away one free raffle ticket until 11pm to those dressed in dapper attire (feminine, masculine, and anywhere in between or outside of!).(…)

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(…)