On March 28th, Curve Magazine launched its streaming platform of virtual entertainment for LGBTQIA women in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, which was spearheaded by Silke Bader, the owner and CEO of Curve Media, was engineered to support queer female artists and unite them with Curve readers and followers during the current social-distancing guidelines and mandates.
dapperQ had the honor of participating in the festival with a special session titled “Styled Across the Spectrum: 5 Pieces, 2 Aesthetics.”
The live fashion hour featured queer couple The Street Sensei and Alithea Castillo of dapperQ and Of Becoming Us as they demonstrated to viewers how they utilize five pieces of shared clothing/accessories from their closet to create unique individual looks that fit their very different personal styles. The session was moderated by Merryn Johns, Editor-in-chief, Curve Magazine.
Curve’s festival currently does not have an end date and will continue as long as there are social-distancing mandates in some of Curve’s largest markets and where their staff is headquartered. As of now, the confirmed lineup includes singer-songwriters, musicians, celebrity chefs, standup comics, authors, fitness instructors, and many other queer creators to be announced daily at www.curvemag.com/virtual-festival/.
About the stylists:
Alithea Castillo is a queer immigrant born in the Philippines and moved to NYC almost 4 years ago. She works as a digital strategist currently overseeing social media management at Allure. She has previously worked at NYFW, CFDA, and KCD handling their social platforms for live fashion events here in New York. In her free time, she’s also a style influencer where she documents and shares her outfits to her social accounts. Alithea has also created content for various brands alongside Kim, her partner, as the duo ‘Of Becoming Us’.
Kim Geronimo (aka The Street Sensei) is a creative mind & fashion photographer based in NYC. As a freelance creative, her work consists of fashion week content, editorials, and commercial video work. She has worked with brands like Bobbi Brown, H&M, Adidas, Maybelline, L’Oreal, and more. Her work has also been published in VMagazine, Forbes, Curve, dapperQ, Paper, Vanity Fair and others. Off duty, Kim travels around the world & shares her style outfits on her social platform.