But if you aren’t naturally masculine leaning in your sartorial choices, how do you let everyone know about your lady loving? What if all you want to do is wear traditionally “femme” clothing?
Co-founder and photographer Gia Goodrich aims to empower women to feel beautiful no matter their gender expression or personal identity.
It’s time to introduce you to my last and final monsters. These were the people I had wanted from the very beginning, actually, they were pretty fully realized into their own identities — working with everyone else in the project involved pulling out their narratives a lot more to get what we wanted, but for these three… my muses! It was not so difficult.
These aren’t rules. There are no rules. Tomboy femme is its own collage of styles, which gives us the most freedom when it comes to presenting and dressing however we damn well please. Go experiment.
Doing your hair yourself is fun, much cheaper than going to the salon, and probably only moderately hazardous to your health.
For our 18th edition of HS/WS, we returned to Cali, this time focusing on SoCal style.
“Putting yourself first and living for yourself and your opinions is generally attributed to selfishness, which is seen as negative. But you need that most of the time, to survive, because you can’t please everyone and you have to live with yourself first.”
The term “brunch style” does not automatically imply a specific level of formality. My suggestions would depend on the occasion (Meet the parents brunch? Wedding brunch? Date brunch? Hungover with your friends brunch? Autostraddler meet-up brunch? Hip-hop party brunch?) and the venue (Five star restaurant? Pub? Trendy café?).
Alright. You’ve found the brunch meet-up in your city, you are super excited to eat (and eat and eat) but one MAJOR thing stands in your way. You. Still. Need. To. Get. Dressed.
“I used that lip gloss, that purple holographic, because I knew it would look great on her, but I wanted it to look like she just ate some futuristic fruit and she was so happy about it she didn’t bother to wipe her face. The glitter in her hair looked like a halo in the dark. After the portrait she told me she planned on sprinkling glitter in her fro on a regular basis.. She couldn’t stop smiling.”
Curvy, plus-size, big, thick and fat people are heading to the beach and the pool and taking to social media to show off their beautiful bodies and fashionable fatkinis.
“A feminine monster, happy chaos in rainbows and minty lip tar.”
“You can take makeup off or pile it on, and it can mean so much to you and how you see yourself. That’s powerful. That’s very potent. That’s witchwork.”
dapperQ just came out with their second list of 100 most stylish individuals, and boy, does it deliver on the dapper!
“Over the next few weeks, I’m gonna guide you through portraits and their stories, and how to get the looks if you so desire. If anyone would get these photos, it’d be you babes, right? My queer family. These are all pictures of us. They always were.”
Whether we’re trying to send a “f*ck you” to a homophobic dad or an “I love you” to a mom who can’t hear the words any more, it means something to share threads with a person who spawned you.
TOMBOYISH is a hybrid documentary and fashion show that shows you the well-dressed people of Ari’s higher-profile world (and takes you into their brains) and offers style advice to the masses hoping to f*ck gender and look good doing it.
So much new stuff in the store, y’all!
You’ve got to have a layer strategy. I’ve styled a couple outfits that proactively anticipate both torrential downpours and super sunny skies.
“After a lifetime of having to conform to an image of femininity that weighed on me like a suit of armor, I cannot express how empowering it felt to be embraced and celebrated for my authentic self.”