dapperQdapperQ http://www.dapperq.com transgressing men’s fashion Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:08:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 [Photos] dapperQ + HBO + NewFest Private Screening of Suited http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/photos-dapperq-hbo-newfest-private-screening-suited/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/photos-dapperq-hbo-newfest-private-screening-suited/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:08:52 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=28022 On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7pm, dapperQ, HBO, and NewFest co-presented an advanced, VIP invite-only screening of Suited, a new HBO documentary, which...

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On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7pm, dapperQ, HBO, and NewFest co-presented an advanced, VIP invite-only screening of Suited, a new HBO documentary, which will air Monday, June 20, 2016 on HBO. Suited, produced by Lena Dunham (Girls) and Jenni Konner, and directed by Jason Benjamin, tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that makes custom suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients. Among those sharing their unique stories are a trans Bar Mitzvah boy, a New York City cab driver, a young southern law student and a transgender man preparing for his wedding. The film spotlights the intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting differences, and living bravely in one's own skin.


 
A post-screening Talkback with director Jason Benjamin and Bindle & Keep's Daniel Friedman was moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of dapperQ, Anita Dolce Vita, and was followed by a reception on HBO's Terrace. The event was attended by prominent members of the community, including celebrity models Rain Dove, Elliott Sailors, and Casey Legler; Alex Berg of the Huffington Post; designers Auston Bjorkman (Sir New York), Angie Chuang, and Daniel Friedman (Bindle & Keep); and fashion bloggers Sara Geffrard (A Dapper Chick), Danielle Cooper (She's a Gent), and Gabrielle Royal (dapperQ and Brown Boi Images). Photographers Doreen Pierre of DapperPenniless Photography and Tanja Vesna Vulin captured this star-studded evening.

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Special thanks go out to our presenting partners The Tenth and hello mr., as well as supporters Ace Hotel New York.

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Fashion Rocks: Music & Style with Madison Paige http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/fashion-rocks-music-style-madison-paige/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/fashion-rocks-music-style-madison-paige/#respond Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:22:58 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=28003 Welcome back to Fashion Rocks, a series that celebrates dapper musicians across the globe. Today, we're featuring model and musician Madison Paige, who will be...

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Welcome back to Fashion Rocks, a series that celebrates dapper musicians across the globe. Today, we're featuring model and musician Madison Paige, who will be performing on Sunday, June 11th at Hot Rabbit's official Brooklyn Pride after party benefiting Brooklyn Pride, Inc. Festival & Parade. Madison is the Instagram "it" celebrity, complete with incredible sartorial smarts and badass musical talent to match. So, we decided to chat with Madison about her music and clothing style, and how each influences the other.

dapperQ: Tell our readers a bit about yourself.

Madison: What's good my friends? I’m Madison Paige. Colorado bred, California raised and residing back and forth from NY and LA, I spend a lot of my time with either a pen or a guitar in hand. I dabble on other instruments and art forms, but the simplicity of me, my voice, and my guitar is really all I need to keep me from feeling dry. I’ve been modeling on and off since I was 12 and have been acting for half as long, but recently I’ve added music into my professional resume. A lot of my lyrical inspiration comes from the years of traveling in the fashion industry and I feel honored to have the two combined.

mads1Photo by Erik Tranberg

dapperQ: When did you start performing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?

Madison: I only just started performing earlier this year actually! In all honesty, the biggest influencers were my friends around me. I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by talented artists and watching them go after what they love most is what pushed me to do the same. I’ve always had a passion for modeling and acting through my years of experience in the work field, but it took me a while to muster up the courage to start performing my music simply because it’s a pure representation of me and me alone.

dapperQ: How has your work evolved?

Madison: When I was 15, I walked into a guitar store with a piggy bank and a dream only to find that I was hundreds of dollars short of even the simplest of guitars. The man working the store took a leap of faith and cut me an insane deal on the Yamaha I’d been visiting all week. That inspired a long-lived acoustic journey in my work. Then, at 22, I was approached by some friends who work in the more ‘electronic’ route for music, asking if I’d be interested in creating a pop-inspired electro album. Since then, I’ve slowly combined the two, but I’m still ever-changing.

dapperQ: How would you describe your current musical style?

Madison: Currently I’ve been compared to artists like the Neighbourhood, Grimes, Panic at the Disco, etc. I feel like each song in my newest EP 444 could belong to several genres. However, generally speaking, my music is soulful electro pop.

dapperQ: Where are you based out of? Do you feel that your city/region influences your style? If so, how?

Madison: I like to keep myself relatively bi-costal from NYC to LA because it keeps my creative juices flowing. Most of my lyrics are written in the surprising solitude of the busy and at times dark New York streets. Whereas a lot of my musical composition has an upbeat vibe that I grab from the feel of driving down LA’s PCH.

dapperQ: What other artists are inspiring you right now?

Madison: I’ve been grabbing a lot of pointers from my friend Devmo who is an insane writer and rapper. I’m also very inspired by my friend Simone (Sicaso) because she plays her entire electronic set live, and my friend Lauren Marie has inspired me with her ethereal stage presence. I could list a bunch of Billboard artists who inspire me here and there, but it’s the homies that really get me going.

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dapperQ: Has your clothing style evolved over the years?

Madison: Unfathomably so. My style has, and still does, change virtually overnight. When I came out, I felt an extreme sense of fashion freedom - I could be the ‘boy’ I always daydreamed of. Growing up, I always kept myself in such a black and white social box of what was and was not okay to wear as a female in a small town, until I came to realize that I can represent myself however I want. That labels and cuts didn’t have to have a gender. That it was okay to say no to wearing certain things that were expected of me to be okay with wearing simply because I am a cis born female. Personal style is utterly liberating.

dapperQ: Who are some of your fashion icons?

Madison: I look up to all of the classic rock stars, especially Steven Tyler and his overly stylized looks. I also find inspiration from David Bowie's younger years, Kanye West’s current steeze, and George Clooney’s undeniable taste for a fitted tux.

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Teaser for Madison's new single "Reverse." Tux by Sharpe Suiting.

dapperQ: What is the one article of clothing you cannot live without?

Madison: Easy. Any other time I’d have said either a snapback or a simple black muscle tee, or even my knock-off vintage Sex Pistols band tee I basically sleep in. But recently, a friend of mine Rachel Rifkin created a hand crafted jewelry line called Eleven Eleven and made me a necklace full of monk-blessed drops and prayer beads. I feel out of balance anytime it isn't around my neck.

* For more on Madison Paige, follow her on Instagram or Soundcloud. To RSVP to see her perform live at Brooklyn Pride, visit Hot Rabbit's Official Brooklyn Pride After Party Facebook Invite

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Bois of Summer: bklyn boihood Announces Summer Lineup http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/bois-summer-bklyn-boihood-announces-summer-lineup/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/bois-summer-bklyn-boihood-announces-summer-lineup/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2016 01:54:58 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=27997 bklyn boihood (BBH), our dapperQs of 2016, have released their summer lineup and we are excited and inspired by their comprehensive programming celebrating Black...

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bklyn boihood (BBH), our dapperQs of 2016, have released their summer lineup and we are excited and inspired by their comprehensive programming celebrating Black excellence, which includes events ranging from Pride parties, beach gatherings, conferences, model searches, book launches and more.

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BBH is a collective that has been spreading love through community-building events, music, and art, while sharing their journey as bois of color who believe in safe spaces, accountable action and self-care. They have been a vital resource for queer communities of color, advancing visibility and access through their LGBT-friendly parties, character-building workshops for healthier presentations of masculinity, and annual calendar highlighting local brown bois.

Follow BBH on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more info and updates.

*Feature image by King Texas

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Fashion Rocks: Music and Style with TT The Artist http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/27985/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/27985/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2016 04:00:26 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=27985 Welcome back to Fashion Rocks, a series that celebrates dapper musicians across the globe. This week we're featuring TT The Artist, who will be...

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Welcome back to Fashion Rocks, a series that celebrates dapper musicians across the globe. This week we're featuring TT The Artist, who will be performing on Sunday, June 26th at DJ Whitney Day's legendary "The Party," an annual multi-sensory, music-focused Pride event held at NYC's infamous Marquee nightclub.

From sketchbook to rhymes, performer, filmmaker, creative director, community artist and designer, TT The Artist creates a well-blended sound of Baltimore club, hip-hop and electronic dance music. Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, FL and residing in Baltimore TT’s influences of Miami bass, Baltimore club and dance music has djs across the globes tuning in and spinning her records.

In 2013, Grammy award winning dj and producer Diplo caught wave of TT’s sound and featured her on his single "Dat A Freak." On the heels of this achievement, Red Bull Music Academy took notice of TT’s musical talents and selected her as one of 20 artists to be a part of the Bonnaroo Music Bass Camp 2015. With two tours and performances at SxSW music festival and Coachella under her belt, TT's vibrant, party starting cross between melodies and provocative raps is sure to paint a new spectrum of colors to the music scene.

 

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dapperQ: When did you start performing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?

TT: When I was younger, I was always inspired by art. I used to sketch and draw every day after school. I was always a performer. It was in high school when I really begin to develop my artistic abilities. I joined the marching band and would have to perform in front of thousands of people. I also begin to write rhymes during my freshman year of high school. I use to rap everyday during lunch period with a friend of mine who was also my musical mentor at the time. What inspired me most to do music was I was respected through my voice. I am inspired by art and everyday life. The most ordinary thing can bring inspiration.

dapperQ: How has your work evolved?

TT: Touring and traveling to different countries and cities has really allowed my sound to diversify and evolve. I used to focus on traditional hip-hop rhythms at the beginning of my career. Today, I like to incorporate multiple genres of music in my productions. I also collaborate a lot more with fine artists, animators and producers from around the world. When I experience different cultures, I evolve as a person and that influences my creativity.

dapperQ: How would you describe your current musical style?

TT: I am a dance music artist well known for my bold and provocative club anthems. In the past, I was searching for my lane and voice. Now, I own my sound. I also rap and sing a little too. I don’t think an artist should ever limit their sound if they feel that there is potential to experiment with other musical genres. You never know what you will discover about yourself. Who you thought you were may not be who you really are suppose to be.

dapperQ: Where are you based out of? Do you feel that your city/region influences your style? If so, how?

TT: am presently based in Baltimore , MD. Baltimore is a major influence in my music. I do a style of music called "Baltimore club," which is a break beat genre of music derived from hip hop and house music. It’s also a big part of the city soundscape and community. It’s more than just music; it’s a subculture very alive in Baltimore and now around the world.

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dapperQ: What other artists are inspiring you right now?

TT: I am most inspired by hybrid artists who are creating brands on multidisciplinary platforms. Hip-hop icons such as Kanye West and Pharrell are building creative brands. They get it. They are not boxing themselves into one lane. Fine artists such as Jeff Koons and the late Andy Warhol are two very influential artists who mastered the art of business though making art. I want that for myself. I do music, but I am also an artist who works with a variety of mediums. I want to create films. I want to host my own art exhibits. I am working on expanding my market and getting into lifestyle branding.

dapperQ: Music and fashion have always been intertwined. Some of the biggest style icons have come from the music industry, from Gaga, Bowie, Madonna and Beyonce to Andre 3000, Joan Jett, Pharrell, and the Beatles. On the runway, the perfect song has the power to convey the aesthetic of a designer’s work. Alternatively, the perfect outfit or personal style has the power to convey the aesthetic of a musician’s work. How would you describe your personal style when it comes to fashion? Would you say it is influenced by your music? If so, how?

TT: Most recently, I have been created my own designs and customizing my own clothing to wear during my performances. I think it’s very important to find yourself in what you choose to wear. Image is everything in the entertainment industry and it’s one of the only industries where there are no rules or dress codes. My custom designed pieces are very colorful and inspired by pop art, culture, politics, advertising and messaging. I love to play with typography and word art.

dapperQ: Has your clothing style evolved over the years?

TT: I am beginning to understand the importance of style and how it relates to the way people perceive you. Earlier in the development of my career, I wasn’t as focused on my image. I was more concerned about making sure the quality of my music was good. So, now I am more into fashion and I think eventually that will be another market I will expand my brand to. My style has evolved in many ways. I have been all across the board in terms of trying new looks. I have done everything from short hair, tomboy-esque aesthetics to color wigs and spandex. I was never the type of artist to change my look up for the approval of others. I simply do what I feel.

tt3via TT The Artist Facebook

dapperQ: Who are some of your fashion icons?

TT: I love Grace Jones. Her personality and overall swag is everything. I lovc Rihanna's edginess. I fell in love with Lady Gaga in American Horror story. She was turning all types of slayed looks. I admire Jeremy Scott as a designer. Erykah Badu has such and amazing eccentric style. My friends also are my fashion icons.

dapperQ: What is the one article of clothing you cannot live without?

TT: I can’t live without My hats!

dapperQ: What can we expect next from you?

TT: I am gearing up for the release of my debut album Queen of the Beat. I am also heading on tour for the summer to promote the album. I am making new art, writing a film and designing clothes. More collaborations and creative visuals are on the way. It’s been a great year so far and I am just so humble and grateful for all the support!

Get tickets to see TT perform during NYC Pride here. Follow TT's work on Soundcloud, Instagram, and Facebook.

*Feature image by Tamia Caly McCalip. Wardrobe Joshua Holloman. Jacket painted by TT The Artist.

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Brooklyn Community Pride Center Hosts "SHE" Photo Series by brown boi images http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/brooklyn-community-pride-center-hosts-photo-series-gabrielle-royal/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/brooklyn-community-pride-center-hosts-photo-series-gabrielle-royal/#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2016 21:23:32 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=27949 We are excited to announce that selected photography work by dapperQ contributor Gabrielle Royal (brown boi images) will be presented at the Brooklyn Community...

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We are excited to announce that selected photography work by dapperQ contributor Gabrielle Royal (brown boi images) will be presented at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center Galleries.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Galleries

brown boi images presents: SHE

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Join us at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center galleries to celebrate the launch of SHE, a visibility project featuring the stories of queer women of color. Featured artists include, brown boi images (selected work), Elise Peebles (artist + activist), and LGBTQ Americans (an Oral History Project: Exhibit and Panel). Free food and performances from local LGBTQ artists!

Program: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: FREE

Location: Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 4 Metrotech (Willoughby St. at the corner of Gold St.)

About SHE:

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A photography series by Gabrielle Royal

About SHE: The two terms, blackness and queerness have historically been entangled in our culture, though segregated in practice. The production of SHE is the lens through which we might interrogate larger social critiques about Blackness/Brownness, sexuality, and gender nonconformity. SHE is used a medium to make meaning out of intersectionality in the day to day. In particular, SHE is concerned with women who identify as queer people of color, and how their lived experiences are informed by their gender presentations and performances across the spectrum. SHE pushes against gender norms and society’s beauty standards. It considers the complexities of otherness, and works to create a platform for QPOC who identify as women to share their narratives. Through film, SHE makes an attempt to re-shape our understanding of gender, sexuality, and racial differences.

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Event: Redefined and Redesigned: Defying Gender Norms in Fashion http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/event-redefined-redesigned-defying-gender-norms-fashion/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/event-redefined-redesigned-defying-gender-norms-fashion/#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:02:20 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=27945 Presented by Brooklyn Historical Society, Redefined and Redesigned: Defying Gender Norms in Fashion is a panel of pioneering designers, models, and bloggers that will explore...

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Presented by Brooklyn Historical Society, Redefined and Redesigned: Defying Gender Norms in Fashion is a panel of pioneering designers, models, and bloggers that will explore the intersection of gender, identity, and fashion. Led by moderator Anita Dolce Vita of dapperQ, the panel will feature  Rae Tutera of Brooklyn-based bespoke men and womenswear company Bindle & Keep, Zahyr Lauren of queer collective Bklyn Boihood, Peche Di, model and founder of Trans Models, one of the only transgender modeling agencies in the world, and fashion designer Andre Landeros Michel of LANDEROS NEW YORK.

Redefined and Redesigned: Defying Gender Norms in Fashion
Thu, Jun 23, 6:30 pm
$10/$5 for BHS and G-W Members
Reserve your spot here: https://genderfashion.eventbrite.com/

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Win Tickets to Private Screening of HBO's Suited http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/win-tickets-private-screening-hbos-suited/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/win-tickets-private-screening-hbos-suited/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:30:51 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=27937 On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7pm, dapperQ will be co-presenting an advanced, private, VIP invite-only screening of Suited, a new HBO documentary. Suited,...

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On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7pm, dapperQ will be co-presenting an advanced, private, VIP invite-only screening of Suited, a new HBO documentary. Suited, produced by Lena Dunham (Girls) and Jenni Konner, and directed by Jason Benjamin, tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that makes custom suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients. Among those sharing their unique stories are a trans Bar Mitzvah boy, a New York City cab driver, a young southern law student and a transgender man preparing for his wedding. The film spotlights the intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting differences, and living bravely in one's own skin.


 
We are giving away one ticket to this private screening to four lucky readers! To enter, simply share with us in the comments section below how clothing has been important to shaping your identity. Entries will be accepted from June 2, 2016 1pm EST to June 10, 2016 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced June 11, 2016.

Friday, June 17th
7:00PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Featuring a post-screening Talkback with director Jason Benjamin and Bindle & Keep's Daniel Friedman. Moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of dapperQ, Anita Dolce Vita. Reception to follow on the Terrace.

 

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100 Most Stylish dapperQs 2016 http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/100-stylish-dapperqs-2016/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/06/100-stylish-dapperqs-2016/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2016 04:00:29 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=27679 In July 2013, dapperQ published our first ever list of 100 Most Stylish dapperQs. This was by far one of our most popular posts,...

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In July 2013, dapperQ published our first ever list of 100 Most Stylish dapperQs. This was by far one of our most popular posts, but was by no means exhaustive. Since the original post was not comprehensive enough to capture all of the amazing dapper that exists in our community, our team decided to compile an annual list of 100 most stylish dapperQs.

Important things to know about this list...

    1. Individuals on the 2013, 2014, and 2015 lists were not eligible for the 2016 list. Yes, Ellen DeGeneres is stylish... year after year...after year. But, we wanted to reserve room for other people in our community. Not to worry; those on the first list, on the second list, and on the third list still hold their titles. So, please do not write us asking why we snubbed Ellen! She's on the first list with 99 other amazing stylish folks. *We will have a 2017 all star list to commemorate our 5 year anniversary of this annual roundup. 2017 will include previously honored dapperQs*
    2. Individuals were selected based on a nomination system. Don't see someone you think should be on here? Nominate them for the 2017 list by e-mailing dapperQ@gmail.com.
    3. Our list is trans inclusive because our mission has always been to be a fashion and empowerment website for the unconventionally masculine: masculine and androgynous presenting women, gender queers, and trans identified individuals --- anyone who has been told that masculinity, androgyny, and masculine-leaning non-binary style is off limits to them.
    4. This is NOT A RANKED LIST!!
    5. This list is not based on sexual orientation, but rather style and expression.
    6. Nominees have a range of styles: some are fluid, and many do not fit neatly into the gender binary. Styles range from andro-chic to dandy, to tomboy, to rock n' roll, and more...

1. Cris Domingo
Fashion blogger
[Tumblr; Instagram]

textPhoto via La Garçonnière

2. Yel
Hip Hop Artist
[Instagram; Soundcloud; dapperQ feature]

Photo by Ivon Photos

3. Felicia Dawn Hersey
Founder, Owner, and Executive Producer at Girls with Flair
[Website; Instagram]

Felicia_dawn_hersheyBlazer by Sharpe Suiting. Photo by Molly Adams

4. Renee' Vallejo
Tufts University, Class of '16; Infant Teacher
[Instagram; Twitter; dapperQ feature]

Renee-2Photo by Jenn Marquez

5. Char Glasser
Partner, Hot Rabbit Events; Creative Director, The Vintage Brands
[Instagram; The Vintage Brands; Hot Rabbit; dapperQ feature]

char 2Photo by Kelly Balch

 

6. Mrs. Kamau Njuguna
Former Governor, Central Bank of Kenya (1980-1985)
[dapperQ feature]

Kenyas-League-of-Extravagant-Grannies-Osborne-Macharia-3-715x425Photo by Osborne Macharia

7. Deeba Zivari
Director of Operations and Development, Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy; dapperQ Events Organizer
[LinkedIn; Instagram; Website]

DeebaPhoto by Lucia Ekaterina

8. BLAIZE (Chea Calvert)
Actress; Writer; Androgynous Model
[Instagram; dapperQ Feature]

chea IIPhoto by Joedee Reyes Photography

9. Madeline Soto (aka Magz Bodon)
Campus Safety Officer, New School Parsons of Fashion and Design
[Website; Instagram]

magsPhoto by Holly Hunt

10. Ace Portis
Social Justice Fundraiser
[Instagram]

acePhoto by Miki Vargas

11. Olivia Z.
Model; International Security, Cyberterrorism/Cybersecurity
[Instagram; dapperQ Feature]

OliviaPhoto by Jenn Marquez

12. Ms. M Adhiambo
Former Minister of Trade & Industry (1972-1980, Kenya)
[dapperQ Feature]

Nyanye_3-768x458Photo by Osborne Macharia

13. Ree Melanent
Gender Retired Part-Time Student/Activist
[Instagram]

100Photo by Katarina Sällylä

14. Alyssia Evans
Teacher
[YouTube; dapperQ feature]

AlyissaPhoto by Karla Olvera

15. Naa Akua
Spoken Word Artist; Emcee
[Soundcloud; dapperQ feature]

NaaAkuaFashionShoot74of162-768x1152Photo by Jeanesque Photography

16. Nats Getty
Model; Designer; Getty Oil Heiress
[Instagram; Designs; Next Model Profile]

Photo by Sharlene Durfey

17. Jill Soloway
Comedian; Playwright; Television Writer; Director
[IMDb; Twitter; Instagram]

jill salowayPhoto via Mic

18. Carolyn Wysinger
Author/Blogger; Activist; Contributor at Autostraddle
[Instagram; Autostraddle Archive]

graph_with_vest_lean_1024x1024Ensemble and photo via Saint Harridan

19. Jake Graf
Filmaker
[Vimeo; Instagram; dapperQ feature]

jake graf dapperqPhoto by Thomas Knights

20. Whitney Hardy
Financial Controller; Business Consultant; Philanthropist
[Website; Instagram]

WhitneyPhoto by Denise Parnell

21. NicKayla
Songstress; Actress; Writer; Dancer; Musician; Poet
[Soundcloud; Instagram]

NicKaylaPhoto by Olivia Eutsler

22. LJ Johnson
Social Worker
[dapperQ feature]

LJPhoto by Jenn Marquez

23. Phuong Ta
Educator
[dapperQ feature]

Phuong TaPhoto by Jenn Marquez

24. Consuelo Ruybal
Creative Director, Interactive Strategy
[Website; Style Site; Instagram; dapperQ feature]

crPhoto by Meg Allen

25. Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme
Co-Founders & Designers at Stuzo Clothing
[Website; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram]

stoney-and-uzo-26Photo by Molly Adams

26. Stephanie Barreto de Araujo
Model
[Instagram]

stephanieEnsemble and photo by Brownie and Blondie

27. Michelle Daly
Co-Founder, Plezzure Island/Lesbutante & the Boss; Army Veteran
[Plezzure Island; Lesbutante and the Boss; Instagram]

michelledaly_lisahause_dapperq_004Photo by Lisa Hause

28. Mindy Dawn Friedman
Product Marketing Manager
[LinkedIn; Instagram]

Photos via Instagram

29. Janie Cai
Fashion Director, Esquire Singapore
[Instagram]

Janie CaiPhoto via Instagram

30. Leslie Winer
Model; Musician; Poet
[Wiki]

Leslie-Winer-001Photo via Notorious Mag

31. Bonnie Beats
DJ
[Website; Instagram]

bonnie beatsPhoto via Instagram

32. Tasha Boué
Stylist
[Website; Instagram]

Boss StylistPhoto via Instagram

33. Evan Rachel Wood
Actor
[IMDb; Twitter]

evan-rachel-would-lead-photo-second-timeEnsemble and photo by Wildfang

34. Heather Rae Martin
DJ; Board Member, LGBTQ MBAs
[Instagram; Twitter]

knotzlandPhoto by Njaimeh Njie

35. Susan Calman
Comedian; Panelist, BBC
[Website; Facebook; Twitter]

susan-calman-high-res-picPhoto via Susan Calman Website

36. Kristen Stewart
Actor
[IMBb]

Kristen-StewartPhoto via W magazine

37. Eve Mathenge (aka Mr. Eve)
Stylist; Marketer
[Facebook; Instagram]

evePhoto courtesy Mr. Eve

38. Zoe Hughes
Not-for-Profit Researcher
[Instagram; Twitter]

ZoePhoto by Elisha Clarke

39. Camilla Fioravanzi
Legal Secretary; Photographer; Graphic Designer
[Website; Instagram]

camillaSelf portrait by Camilla Fioravanzi Photography

40. Ebony Sargent
Landscape Architect; Model
[Instagram]

Ebony Sargent (dapper_sargent)Photo by Tren'l Brunson

41. Ashlyn Harris
Professional Soccer Player
[Twitter; Instagram]

ashlynPhoto via Instagram

42. Mrs. S Were
Former Economist and Personal Advisor to the President (1972-1992, Kenya)
[dapperQ Feature]

Nyanye_1-690x411Photo by Osborne Macharia

43. Kelly Sanders Moffat and Laura Mofatt
Wife and Wife Co-Founders of Kirrin Finch Apparel
[Website; Twitter; Facebook; Instagram]

KirrinPhoto by Evan Robinson Photography

44. MJ Hessel
Non-Profit Direct Support Professional
[Instagram]

MJPhoto via Instagram

45. Madeline Guzman
Talent Acquisition Specialist/Boxer
[Blog; Instagram]

GuzmanPhoto by Charlie Billups

46. Jackeline Bodden
Student; Fashion Blogger
[Instagram; Twitter]

dappershePhoto via Instagram

47. Zoe Warry
Personal Trainer
[Facebook; Instagram]

zoe2Photo by Morgan Church

48. Live Hart
Musician
[Website; iTunes; Instagram]

Live Hart_DapperQ 100 ListPhoto by Gary Hughes of Hughes Fioretti Photography

49. Maya Thompson
Dental Student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
[Instagram; Facebook]

Maya Thompson _ DapperQ SubmissionPhoto by Rosy Mackintosh

50. Emily Meyer
Designer
[Website; Twitter; Instagram]

Emily MeyerPhoto via Cheetah Is the New Black

51. Lauren Yates
W'menswear Blogger
[Website; Facebook; Instagam]

Lauren IIPhoto via Ponytail Journal

52. Lena Tenney
Graduate Student; Educator
[Instagram; Twitter; Tumblr]

Photo by Lyndsey Smith

53. Rosemary Kim
Accountant
[Youtube; Instagram]

RosemaryDapperQPhoto by Marisa Tovar

54. DapperJae
Chicago-Based DJ; Composer
[Instagram; Youtube]

DapperJaePhoto via Instagram


55. Lena Waithe
Actor; Screenwriter; Producer
[IDMb; Instagram; Twitter]

lenawaithePhoto via The Blueprint Show

56. Ariana van Dyck
Project Coordinator at Architecture Firm
[Instagram; Facebook]

Ariana van DyckPhoto by Armont van Dyck

57. Kellie Ketron
Tie and Accessories Maker; Owner/Handmaker/Mastermind of Dapper Geek
[Website; Instagram]

Dapper GeekPhoto courtesy Dapper Geek

58. Buzz Slutzky
Artist; Professor
[Website; Instagram]

buzzPhoto via Facebook

59. Megan Rapinoe
American Professional Soccer Player
[Website; Twitter; Instagram]

megan-rapinoePhoto via International Business Times

60. Melles (Xanh) Tran
Photographer; DJ
[Soundcloud; Tumblr; Portfolio; Instagram]

xanhPhoto via Tumblr

61. Molly Adams
Photographer
[Website; Instagram; Twitter; dapperQ Feature]

molly_look3_2-683x1024Photo by Leah Case

62. Danielle Small
Digital Media Consultant
[Website; Instagram; Twitter]

smallPhoto by Brown Boi Images

63. Robyn The Trex Lambird
Wheelchair Racer; Vlogger; Mentor
[Youtube; Tumblr; Twitter; Instagram]

robynPhoto via Instagram

64. Maya Spratling (aka Jetpacksprat)
Style Blogger
[Twitter; Tumblr; Instagram]

jetPhoto via Instagram

65. Carol Loan (aka DJ Kandylion)
DJ/Producer; Audio Engineer
[Website; Instagram]

carolloan-1-2-1Photo via Chris Sorensen

66. Susan Lee
General Manager, Upland
[Instagram; Facebook]

SusanLee-7902Photo by Evan Sung

67. Tara Juano
Model
[Portfolio; Instagram]

RenegadesPhoto by Anastasiia Sapon

68. Fernandra Fowler
Photographer; Videographer
[Twitter; Instagram]

Fernandra FowlerPhoto self portrait via Instagram

69. Shannon
Doctoral Student
[Tumblr; Instagram]

ShannonPhoto via Tumblr

70. Robin Dembroff
Doctoral Student
[dapperQ feature; Instagram]

Robin DembroffPhoto by Daniel Wodak

71. Maye Musk
Model
[Website; Twitter; Instagram]

MuskPhoto via W magazine

72. Küb
Actor; Performer
[Instagram]

dapperberlinPhoto by Jaso Thunderkhat

73. MicahTron
Hip Hop Artist
[Instagram; Soundcloud]

micahtronPhoto via Instagram

74. Carter the Body
Personal Trainer; Exotic Dancer
[Facebook; Instagram]

Photo by Nuvia Magdahi

75. Amanda Martinez
Dancer
[Instagram; YouTube]

Amanda MartinezPhoto via Instagram

76. Sarah Jane Adams
Designer; Instagram Sensation
[Website; Instagram]

saraPhoto via Instagram

77. Becky Morgan
Psychology Professor
[Instagram]

BeckyMorgan-0062Photo by Miki Vargas

78. Doreen Pierre
Blogger; Photographer
[Website; Instagram]

DoreenPhoto by Jelan Coley

79. Ciara Shiggs
Designer
[Website; Instagram]

ciaraPhoto by Derek Blanks

80. Lola Sanchez
Tap Dancer; Artist; Model
[Website; Instagram; Vimeo]

lolaPhoto by Raydene Salinas

81. Brooklyn Wright
Founder, Boi Society, Inc.
[Website; Instagram]

brooklyn 2Photo by Meg Allen

82. Ana "Smitty" Smith
Hand Model Recruiter

9162_anasmittysmithPhoto by Gianella Espinosa

83. Alexandra Shad ShadLav
Healthcare
[dapperQ Feature]

Alex-2Photo by Jenn Marquez

84. Dina Thorpe
Musician
[Website; dapperQ Feature]

Dinah Thorpe Photo by Jack Jackson

85. Malinder Tooray
Drummer
[Instagram; YouTube]

ToorayPhoto by Kate Singh

86. LA-Based Band "No Girlfriends"
[Facebook; Website; Instagram]

no girlfriendsPhoto by Liza Nelson

87. Erica Moise
Attorney; LGBTQ Rights Activist
[dapperQ Feature]

EricaMoise_Piano-683x1024Photo by The Erin and Christa Show

88. Julia Weldon
Musician; Actor; Model
[Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter]

Julia WeldonPhoto by Najva Sol

89. Lees
Designer
[Instagram]

young yuckaPhoto by Olivia Eutsler

90. Grey Dominguez
Men's Hairstylist
[Personal Insta; Hair Insta; Feature]

Grey dominguezPhoto by Kristin Deavers

91. Jahna Salvo
Paramedic
[Instagram]

Jahna SalvoPhoto by Miki Vargas for the Handsome Revolution Project

92. Fuzz Rico
Artist; Curator
[Instagram; Soundcloud]

fuzzricoPhoto by Fernandra Fowler

93. Hillary Werth
Artist; Model
[Website; Instagram; Twitter]

Hillary WerthPhoto by Adam Reynolds

94. Luisa Caruso
Youth Worker; Yoga Teacher
[Instagram; Facebook]

LouisaPhoto by Estee

95. Ericka Hagan (aka Egypt)
Artist
[Website; Instagram]

EgyptPhoto by REEGH

 

96. Dr. M. Shelly Conner
Executive Director, Quare Square Collective, Inc.; Travel Blogger
[Professional Website; Org Website; Travel Blog]

shellydq2Photo by Betsy Stout

97. Sham Shirley
Image Consultant
[Instagram]

shamPhoto via Instagram

98. Minerva Rivera
Bar Owner, Henrietta Hudson; Real Estate Agent
[HH Instagram; HH Facebook; HH Website]

MinniePhoto by Frank Manning

99. Lisa Cannistraci
Bar Owner, Henrietta Hudson
[HH Instagram; HH Facebook; HH Website]

Lisa Dapper QPhoto by Brown Boi Images

100. Krys Robens
Bartender
[Instagram; Facebook]

Krys Dapper QPhoto by Brown Boi Images

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Hot Rabbit's Queer Prom 2016 Was All Dapper and Shine! http://www.dapperq.com/2016/05/hot-rabbits-queer-prom-2016-dapper-shine/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/05/hot-rabbits-queer-prom-2016-dapper-shine/#respond Sun, 22 May 2016 23:13:46 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=27836 Prom is political. It is a rite of passage that ushers youth into a new phase of heteronormativity. Every fiber of prom can perpetuate...

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Prom is political. It is a rite of passage that ushers youth into a new phase of heteronormativity. Every fiber of prom can perpetuate hierarchies: classism, sexism, oppressive beauty expectations, racism, etc. The cool kids.  The captain of cheerleeding squads and football teams. Limos that only a few can afford. Dress codes mandating that girls wear dresses and boys wear suits. Policies that ban anyone except from heterosexual cis-gender couples from attending. This list goes on and on. Don't believe us? Just check out this story out of PA, where a girl was kicked out of her prom for wearing a tux!

But, some brave souls are turning prom on its head. Recently, Florida's oldest high school crowned its first same-sex couple as prom king and queen. And then there's Hot Rabbit, a New York City LGBTQ event production company that has been hosting annual queer proms to provide the LGBTQ community with a safe space to redefine and celebrate our own, more inclusive versions of prom. dapperQ was proud to sponsor the Hot Rabbit Bad Habit 2016 Queer Prom photo booth. All of the night's dapper magic was captured by celebrity photographer Maro Hagopian. Shine bright like a diamond! This is YOUR prom!

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New Gender Neutral Footwear Line MATRIARCH Launches Kickstarter http://www.dapperq.com/2016/05/new-gender-neutral-footwear-line-matriarch-launches-kickstarter/ http://www.dapperq.com/2016/05/new-gender-neutral-footwear-line-matriarch-launches-kickstarter/#respond Thu, 12 May 2016 02:19:38 +0000 http://www.dapperq.com/?p=27673 A Berlin/NYC-based sister-duo has teamed up to launch MATRIARCH, a new gender neutral footwear line offering masculine and androgynous styles in a wider range...

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A Berlin/NYC-based sister-duo has teamed up to launch MATRIARCH, a new gender neutral footwear line offering masculine and androgynous styles in a wider range of sizes. Check out their Kickstarter campaign to learn more about their story and design process:

Tired of the inadequate 'menswear' imitations for women, the masterminds behind MATRIARCH began designing 'menswear' inspired shoes in smaller sizes, but without all of the silly frivolous 'feminizing' details that they didn’t want. They simply wanted the same quality.

MATRIARCH also believes in sustainability which is why the shoes are made exclusively from vegetable-tanned leather. Vegetable-tanned leather is leather that is colored using tree bark tannins, resulting in a natural look and feel.

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There are four styles: two low-cut shoes inspired by the classic Longwing Brogue style, and two boots that express an understated elegance through simple but high-quality construction and materials. The leather soles have a stacked leather heel, and the zigzag soles are made from a durable Vibram rubber.

For more MATRIARCH, visit their website or follow them on Instagram. Oh, and definitely support their Kickstarter if you want to see more queer owned and operated independent shoe companies!

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