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Queer Style at SXSW

As an Austinite I always look forward to the variety of amazing events that this city holds throughout the year.  One of the biggest and most world renowned is SXSW.

This year dapperQ, the leading style website for masculine presenting women and trans* identified individuals, will host a panel that will explore queer style as an enigmatic art form that is the new fashion frontier and examine queer style as visual activism that creates positive social change.

Friday, March 11
3:30PM – 4:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 1-2
301 E 5th ST

If you are here (and have a badge) check out the next revolution in menswear and MOC clothing.


Photo Credit: Bex Wade




Well, as we near the end of yet another year, I would like to thank all of the Preppybaba-ites for a fantastic 2015.

May your 2016 be cheery and bright, and until then…



Here are some holiday look ideas to get you through the next week.











All photos courtesy of Google!

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Though I am a spring baby and always look forward to shedding layers when that time rolls around, loving fashion as I do, I admit that there is no better time for putting your best style foot forward than in the fall and winter months.

If you can ;ayer like this and not look like a stuffed turkey I say go for it!
If you can layer like this and not look like a stuffed turkey I say go for it!


Tim Coppens F/W 2013
Tim Coppens F/W 2013


Gieves & Hawkes SS2014
Gieves & Hawkes SS2014


Simple and gorgeous!
Simple and gorgeous!


Cashmere Melton Varsity Jacket
Cashmere Melton Varsity Jacket


Suspenders are the style accent piece that sets you apart.
Suspenders are the style accent piece that sets you apart.


"I don't always smoke, but when I do..."
“I don’t always smoke, but when I do…”


The always fabulous Esther Quek!
The always fabulous Esther Quek!


The Fem version.
The Fem version.


Aymeline Valade
Aymeline Valade


Don't be afraid to take it there.
Don’t be afraid to take it there.




Photos courtesy of the

fabulous people of Tumblr


Happy New Year 2013!

Wow! We made it.  And that is saying a lot, for in my experience many people in my sphere of love and friendship transitioned to planes far beyond this one where I know they are experiencing the fullness of what they learned on earth and what they plan to bring back on their next journey.

For those of us still buzzing around and creating and discovering I am thrilled to say that there is an incredible shift in the air as far as fashion, lesbians, queerness, masculine beauty, design and designers go.

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Saint Harridan

As you well know I am fashion advisor to the fabulous brand Saint Harridan, that not only surpassed their goal on Kickstarter but became the 7th ranked fashion fundraiser in the history of the crowdfunding site!  Congratualtions to Mary Going and his team of talented and amazing people that made this all possible.

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Saint Harridan

I am also happy to say that other lesbian owned and operated companies that were featured on Preppybaba last year are still growing and thriving and I look forward to seeing more and more entrepreneurs with fashion dreams take the plunge into the market.

(I do consult on such matters, so feel free to contact me at CONSULTING)

Here are some pic’s from the other fabulous queer fashion houses for 2013. (Shop queer!)


And new to the list:


In their own words – Tomboy Tailors is a fine clothier specializing in custom-made suits and shirts of the finest quality that are made-to-measure in the material, cut and fit that you want.

2013 is starting out to be a great year in the world of queer fashion.  I am truly excited!



The Linen Shirt

Linen is a summer must have and now that the heat is on it is time to buy that cool, stylish shirt that will keep you looking dapper and not over heated.

Linen has always been considered a luxury material and has been around for a long time.  It is used in many types of clothing and accessories from handkerchiefs to shirts to incredibly stylish suits that can be worn for work as well as for play.

Long sleeve or short the current styles in linen shirts range from solid colors to checks and are mainly in neutral muted colors.   These shirts go great with khaki’s or jeans and any shoe where no socks are required.  Also linen, both in shirts and suits, makes a wonderful travel companion because it’s allowed to be wrinkled.  So pack it up,  pull it out and it, like a true friend, will be ready to go.


Photo courtesy of J. Crew


The Loafer

According to Details Magazine the penny loafer is this season’s go-to shoe.  The latest designs are a little  more streamlined than the old school loafer with a narrower toe.

The penny loafer originated in the 1930’s when the Spaulding company produced a shoe styled after the ones Norwegian diary farmers wore in an article that appeared in Esquire Magazine; but the penny didn’t entered the equation until years later.  The modern day loafer was created by John Bass who put his mark on the shoe with the creation of the Weejun.  He added the decorative strap across the top that was soon used to add a bit of style  (and money for an emergency phone call) by adding small objects such as pennies.

Generally worn without socks for a preppier style.  It is a simple practical shoe that looks great with a pair of rolled up Chino’s or for the more daring a classic suit.


Photo courtesy of Details Magazine

Black on Black

One of the most elegant ways to dress is to work a complete outfit of black on black.  It is striking, slimming and gives the wearer an air of confidence that no other color in the spectrum can acheive.

Every Dandi should coordinate a black on black outfit for every season and formal occasion.  When creating your look be aware that fabrics absorb color differently and you want to be very careful when trying to match blacks.  The black color in clothes can carry a purple, brown or grey cast so be careful in mixing and matching, the wrong  hue and can dilute your look.

Mix different fabrics and textures to avoid a uniform look and when matching your black shirt or tie to your black suit use the textures in the tie and the design of the shirt to give your palette contrast and approachability.

Now that we are in the summer months the lighter weight the fabric the better,  that said cotton can be a challenge because it fades easily so always hand wash or dry clean your these black items (even if laundered get them dry cleaned, not washed) and rarely if ever put them in the dryer.  If you do decide to wash them always use cold water.

If you feel the urge to add jewelry, keep it minimal.  A watch or ring will do the trick.  Avoid shiny jewelry around your neck, let the black speak for itself.

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