So at my art opening last Friday I met a women named Susan Herr. She recently launched a website which explores and celebrates butch fashion. Her site is called dapperQ, and its filled with articles about queer fashion along with interviews with butches who explain their aesthetic.
I really think Susan is on to something. Taking the time to examine and discuss queer fashion is something that appears now and again, usually badly. Remember that dumb article the New York Times Magazine wrote, "Butch Fatale" using Rachel Maddow as the example of the new lesbian? Not to drive you nuts, but the article basically declared butch/femme over and claimed that there is a new amalgamated lip-sticked pant-suit lesbian aesthetic that makes straight girls swoon and straight guys feel okay about their manhood. The best part about that ill-informed piece was that is was written by a woman named Daphne MERKIN — hahhahhahhah!
No, Susan's got it right, queer fashion is something that continues to evolve, and so therefore it needs to be constantly monitored. Devoting a whole site to queer fashion is a long time coming, thanks to the Goddess someone finally did it.
So being the media whore I am when Susan asked me what I was wearing that night I gladly explained. I think I was showing some camel toe on that up and down shot.