Jamie’s Team Pick:
In the next couple of months I’ll be attending two lesbian weddings, one of which has a “Kentucky Derby style” theme, and I’ve been debating what to wear. Google image searching “twee” and “bowler hat” wasn’t sufficient fashion advice so dapperQ and their weddings section is a welcome discovery.
The website DapperQ describes their mission as ” a visibility project that celebrates the inner and outer beauty of masculine-presenting people of all colors, shapes and sizes” defining a dapperQ(n.) as “a transgressor of men’s fashion. An authentic, courageous genderbender who uses fashion as a means to expressing our ever-evolving capacity to advance change.” AKA Lots of good stuff happening here.
For example: Remember Katie Miller, the West Point Cadet who resigned because of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? Check out the dapperQ interview with her where she discusses her decision to cut her hair, the resulting style transformation and how this has since increased her dating prospects exponentially. (In case being an out advocate for gay rights and hanging out with Rachel Maddow didn’t do the trick.)
I’m also enjoying a new feature series on dapperQ, Owning It! which “spotlights everyday dapperQ’s who rock their own style.” The photo below is from the first part of the series Owning It! Featuring Sam.