Welcome back to Hi Femme!, dapperQ’s sister visibility project celebrating the incredible contributions that stylish femmes make to the queer fashion landscape. For this edition, we’re featuring Meghan Eason, a San Francisco-based model, drag and burlesque performer, and artist. She started doing burlesque as an opportunity to connect with her femininity, and this helped create the space for her to come out of the closet as a queer woman. She can be seen all over the Bay Area either performing in or supporting queer shows, and recently modeled for Queer Fashion Week in Oakland. *Feature image by Julia O. Test Photography.
Photo by Michelle Yoder
Hi Femme: Can you talk a bit about how you define queer femme style and what makes it transgressive?
Meghan: My queer femme style is my armor– my dresses, crop tops, and accessories tend to shove my queerness in your face with pinkies out. I may be wearing a flowy dress, but there’s probably a strap on underneath.
Hi Femme: How would you describe your personal style?
Meghan: I consider my style to be PeeWee Herman’s lezzie, pin up, punk neighbor. My personal style is very reminiscent of 90’s cartoons on acid.
Photo by Martin Quin for Noir Photography
Hi Femme: Who are your fashion icon(s)?
Meghan: I have always adored Betsy Johnson, Zooey Deschanel, and Ari Up from The Slits.
Hi Femme: What item in your style arsenal can you not live without?
Meghan: I absolutely cannot live without my crop top button up denim vest with a huge femme butt patch on the back.
Photo by Julia O. Test Photography