Three Eye-Popping Looks From DapperQ’s iD Queer Fashion Show

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Cover: a model stuns in a Stuzo design. Illustrations by Hilton Dresden.

dapperQ, the most widely-read queer fashion site on the internet, hosted their brand-collaborative queer fashion event at the Brooklyn Museum Thursday as part of this year’s New York Fashion Week.  Seven labels – Angie Chuang, Sir New York, Sharpe Suiting + NiK Kacy, Stuzo, The Tailory, Thomas Thomas, and We Are Mortals – participated in the showcase, which drew a crowd of Brooklyn’s queerest fashion folk (and that’s saying something).

“We are very proud to celebrate seven designers and over 60 models that represent the LGBTQ community at Brooklyn Museum for the third consecutive year,” said Anita Dolce Vita, iD Executive Producer and owner of dapperQ. “At a time when oppressors are trying to erase our very being, passing bathroom bills and declaring that we have contributed little to civilization, this show provides a platform to celebrate our identities, our style, our bodies, our rich diversity, and our incredible contributions to art and fashion.”

There was an inclusion of models of all genders, races, ages, sizes, and also models on crutches and models with disabilities. Below, we’ve included renditions of several of our favorite looks from the night.


This model stole show when she strutted down the catwalk in an Angie Chuang gown, then retreated with a pleated cape billowing behind her. sharpe

This girl seemed like she was giving a typical runway walk – that is, until she ripped off her Sharpe Suiting blazer, exposing some choicely placed nipple tape, and flipping off the audience to massive cheers.thhomass

One of our personal favorites collections from the night belonged to Thomas Thomas, which featured interesting prints and woven garments that gave a much more academic feel than the other lines of the night. This unfitted, pinstriped look opened Thomas Thomas’ show and floored us with it’s clean, cool print.

dapperQ is a style site devoted to masculine-presenting women and trans individuals. This marks their third year presenting iD.

Outfit of the Day: How to Rock The Cool Canine Look

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Illustration by Hilton Dresden

Looking fierce can be hard to pull off without some help. With so many interesting pieces hitting runways and retail alike, it can be a real struggle deciphering what to wear. That’s why we’ve drawn up the best outfit of the moment, for men and women alike. And we’ll show you how to recreate it. Dog sold separately.

The cropped sleeveless turtleneck.

A staple for any wardrobe, cropped turtlenecks, with or without sleeves, are done best when their “turtle” section is nice and chunky. See this one from Sak’s Off Fifth:

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The baggy bomber jacket.

Bombers are everything right now, and with the summer coming to an end, you’ll need good layers to combat that fall breeze. Try these ones from Topman:


The boxy, high-waisted shorts.

Tight shorts are over – no one wants to deal with those uncomfortable denim wedgies any longer. Go for a boxier cut in your next pair, ideally with a little pleating action. Try these from ASOS:image1xxl

The purple velvet ankle boots.

Don’t even try to argue with the fact that everyone on this Earth could use a pair of purple velvet pumps. There’s only one place that sells them for cheap and gets the fit just right, and that’s Public Desire:


Enjoy your new wardrobe. And remember, kids: smoking kills.

Lily-Rose Depp is the Face of Chanel No. 5

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Lily-Rose Depp is looking flawless as the new face of famed fragrance Chanel No. 5 – although we probably would too if our parents were Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis.

The actress and model had already teased excited images from the photoshoot with photographer Karim Sadli on her Instagram:

I’m so excited to announce that I am the face of the new Chanel No. 5 L’EAU! ❤️ @chanelofficial #newchanel5

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Today she was able to release the official image, and we have to admit she looks fantastic. 

Depp has appeared in previous campaigns for the Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic brand. She’s been seen in an eyewear campaign as well as playing poker on the runway of the AW 15 Haute Couture show – don’t ask, Karl’s idea – with the likes of Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore.

The actress is kicking off a big chapter in her career: she’ll star in three movies coming out this year:Yoga Hosers, The Dancer, and Planetarium.

5 Trends We’ll Be Wearing This Fall

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Illustrations by Hilton Dresden

Summer’s coming to a close, and as sad as we are to see the sunshine and beaches (read: binge-a-thons and eternal sweatiness) go, we’re practically tripping over ourselves thinking about slinking back into fall fashion. That first crisp autumn day with a chunky wool sweater, searing coffee, and good book (read: binge-a-thon and eternal shivers) has got us thinking about what to wear this next season. Screw gender: whether you’re a boy, a girl, or something else altogether, here’s what’s going to look magnificent on all the cool kids this fall.


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Like this one from Forever 21

Big, baggy coats.

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Balenciaga’s S/S 17 runway nailed it. 

Poofy furs.

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You’ve got to go thrift for these. But check out Tilda Swinton as the White Witch for inspiration.


Anklets over boots.

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Public Desire has the boots we need. All you’ve got to do is throw an anklet over them.



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If you buy these from a retail vendor you’re a chump. Check out your grandma’s basement.

The Best Street Style Instagrams of Copenhagen Fashion Week

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Photo: @stylestalkernet on Instagram

Last week marked Copenhagen Fashion Week, Denmark’s most spectacular fashion event of the year. In true form, the Danes hosted some incredible designers (our favorites included Ganni and Nicholas Nybro) as well as some of the greatest street style of the season. Naturally, savvy socialites and fashion bloggers took to Instagram to make sure their looks were documented, and, accordingly, we’ve selected 10 of our favorite posts below.

There’s nothing like some puffy red fur to win over our hearts.

It’s like we’ve always said: metallic skirts or bust.

#lalaberlin #copenhagen #copenhagenfashionweek #cphfw #streetstyle #fashion #moda #style #womenstyle #womenswear #womenstyle

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That denim sack-like thing looks great on her – whether or not it would translate well onto anyone else is up for debate. 

Trends come and go, but stripes are forever.

I could wear this outfit for sixteen months straight without getting sick of it.

#ridingbikewithstyle #copenhagenstyle #copenhagenfashionweek #coolweather #traveling

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A little known secret is that blazers plus basketball shorts can equal success.

#LeilaEmineLundsten #CopenhagenFashionWeek #CPHFW #SS17 #StreetStyle

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What a crew! Wherever you’re going, ladies, take us with you. 

If you’re going to wear baggy red pants, you’ll need to make sure you wear a metallic silver turtleneck as well for maximum effect.

#ModaMasculina #fashionmens #style #Bloggers #Blogger #blog #CPHFW #CopenhagenFashionWeek

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Who are these men, and how can we contact them to see if they’re interested in eloping?

Ok, we’ve got a winner. And a new duster.

Antonio Banderas’ Fashion Line is Here, and It’s Really Boring

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Photo: @selected_homme on Instagram

Antonio Banderas’ debut menswear collection, in collaboration with Selected Homme, hit the market yesterday. The line features polo shirts, topcoats, leather jackets, and, you guessed it, jeans. “How exciting! How unexpected!” thought no one. While the collection is certainly high-quality and very wearable, it represents a disappointing trend in menswear: the celebrity designer stepping in to regurgitate the same few biker-chic garments for mass consumption by readers of Men’s Health. Banderas’ collection, while certainly well-designed, is truly interchangeable with another straight male celebrity guest designer of recent weeks: Idris Elba.


While studying at fashion’s Hogwarts, London’s Central St Martins, Banderas was interviewed by school publication 1Granary, where he explained high hopes for his forthcoming collection.


“There is one garment that I love that was lost in menswear a long time ago, and I would like to experiment with it: the cape,” he said.

Check out the entire collection of Selected Homme’s site.

Oh Snap! Model Miranda Kerr’s Baby Flynn Is In It to Win it

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You guys, it’s getting really difficult to keep up with all these designer-clad celebrity babies popping in as of late. Just when we thought that Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Blue Ivy, sealed the deal on the just-born best-dressed by donning a stylish Alice Temperley sack, here comes Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom’s adorable son Flynn to steal her thunder.

Today, the tot with eyelashes to envy was spotted in New York wearing a sheath that felt very Pucci. Oh, and her supermodel Aussie mom was there, too. So, what’s the verdict? Are you team Flynn Bloom, Blue Ivy Carter, Harper Seven, or the good old standby, Suri Cruise? don’t even get us started on Brangelina’s brood.

Fendi x Fashioneer: The Design Miami Welcome Cocktail Party

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It’s only the second day of our partnership with Fendi, and, if these sore feet have anything to do with it, we’re already off to a festive start. Last night, the luxury fashion house’s head of accessories, Silvia Venturini Fendi, and Design Miami co-founder, Craig Robins, welcomed an elite group of design collectors, art veterans, and fashion folk to the swanky W South Beach for the Design Miami 2011 opening bash. Needless to say, there wasn’t an empty glass or idle dancing shoe in sight.

Silvia (left) was also joined by her mega-talented daughter, jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez (right), who was beaming in support of her family’s fourth year sponsoring the annual fair. Although Fendi has been a Design Miami collaborator since 2008, this was the first year that the brand co-hosted the show’s official welcome party – so naturally, they went for gold. Highlights included bottomless Skyy Vodka cocktails, self-serve antipasto stations, choice tunes, and, of course, fierce fashion.




New Website Provides Digital Tours of NYC Window Displays

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One thing that New Yorkers always look forward to during the holidays is the unveiling of their city’s festive window displays. Brand boutiques and department stores alike get in on the action, offering window-shoppers superior eye candy for their morning strolls. City residents and visitors used to be the only ones with access to these visuals, but thanks to, the world can now experience Manhattan’s legendary windows from the comfort of their homes. launched last Thursday and offers high-quality images of approximately 37 NYC store displays, from high-fashion (Chanel, Dior, and Burberry) to fast-fashion (Zara, American Apparel, and H&M). In addition to viewing the full images, users can zoom in on specific products displayed, allowing them to digitally scan the store’s exhibited goods.

Currently, images are submitted by the company’s team of photographers, but in the near future they’ll be allowing users to upload their own window snaps (which, we hope, will be highly monitored to avoid shoddy photography). While the site promises that pictures are updated as soon as the display content changes, there can be a 2 to 3-day delay in some cases.

This is a convenient concept overall and a great way to utilize today’s technology to bring the city’s magic to the masses, but we wonder if this service lessens the sentimental value of the first-hand experience.