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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:

dapperQ Founder for “What Dyke Looks Like”

dapperQ Founder for “What Dyke Looks Like”

dapperQ’s founder Susan Herr, and her wife Shannon, are pictured here as part of the on-going photo series by Kristy Boyce entitled: “What Dyke Looks Like.”   Kristy is currently in in Russia documenting the lives of LGBTQ Russians, against the backdrop of an increasingly violent and anti-gay/lesbian society.  Stay tuned for more on that project.

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(…)

VIDEO: Ellen Page Rocks Spectacular Suit at 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

VIDEO: Ellen Page Rocks Spectacular Suit at 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Watch out Ellen, because here comes Ellen. That’s right. Ellen DeGeneres wasn’t the only gender bending lesbro looking awfully dapper at the Oscars’ festivities last night. Ellen Page appeared at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party wearing a very fashion-forward, urban inspired tuxedo ensemble complete with a skinny tie, Houndstooth pocket square, and Chelsea boots.  (…)

Murray Hill This Saturday at the Gramercy

Murray Hill This Saturday at the Gramercy

At dapperQ’s recent, fifth-anniversary celebration, I had the honor of presenting Murray Hill with an award for the brilliant work he does to advance visibility for our peeps.   In a world of imitations, Murray is the real deal and he’s ours.  If you haven’t had the chance to see Murray perform, grab tickets to this one-night(…)

Ellen Page Comes Out of the Closet, Where She Was Also Storing All Her Dapper Suits

Ellen Page Comes Out of the Closet, Where She Was Also Storing All Her Dapper Suits

Congratulations to Ellen Page for coming out as gay. You are such an inspiration…oh, and a style icon too. For years, we’ve been drooling over your dapper style, but never wanted to speculate about your sexual orientation, because, hey folks, gender presentation does not equal sexual orientation. So, let’s take a look back at some(…)

Video Interview with JD Samson: Thoughtful Dance Pop and Practical Fashion

Video Interview with JD Samson: Thoughtful Dance Pop and Practical Fashion

With many of the artists I interview for dapperQ, this is their first experience being able to talk openly about their gender presentation and how that effects their music. dapperQ is proud to be a forum for those conversations, and proud to be the one asking those questions. But with JD Samson the situation is(…)

Whitney Day to Produce dapperQ’s 5 Year Anniversary Party & Runway Show

Whitney Day to Produce dapperQ’s 5 Year Anniversary Party & Runway Show

On Sunday, February 16th, President’s Day Weekend, we will be celebrating FIVE YEARS OF DAPPERQ STYLE! To commemorate our 5 year anniversary, Whitney Day, in conjunction with dapperQ, is co-producing a star-studded runway show and after party. Six different queer owned and queer friendly brands will be showcasing styles designed for the “unconventionally masculine.” On(…)

Interview: Model Ryley Pogensky Talks Race, Gender, and His Experience as a Trans* Model for Barneys

Interview: Model Ryley Pogensky Talks Race, Gender, and His Experience as a Trans* Model for Barneys

dapperQ exists as an empowerment and style site for the “unconventionally masculine.” Images of masculine presenting women, genderqueers, and *trans identified individuals in fashion media are few and far between. We create opportunities for those who are shut out of the industry to model, and this in turn increases visibility and provides a space where(…)