Index

A

Accessories
Ace Style
Activists
Adidas
Allison Graham
A.L. Major
Alok Vaid-Menon
Alysse Dalessandro
Anna Rae
Androgyny
Angie Chuang
Anita Dolce Vita
Anthony Urbano
Ascots
Ashley Yielding
Athletic Wear

B

Backpacks
Bags
Bandanas
Basics
Bass
Beards
Beauty
Belts
Beyoncé
Bing
Bindis
Bisexual Style
bklyn boihood
Boi
Boots
Bolo Ties
Bow Ties
Black Outfits
Black and White Outfits
Black and Brown Outfits
Black History Month
Blake
Blazers
Blue
Braids
Bluestockings Boutique
Brooks Brothers
Bright Colors
Budget Shopping
Bullying
Butch Style

C

Cee Sando
Celebrities
Chinos
Collars
Collar Tips
College
Commentary
Community
Couples
Converse
Costumes
Courtney Stirn
Crop Tops
Cuffs

D

Dapper
DapperQ
Dandy
Denim
Desi
Dev Blair
Devin-Norelle
People with Disabilities
Dismantle Me
Dove
Dreads
Dr. Martens
Drag
Dresses

E


Eco Friendly
Editorial
Elbow Patches
Elders (55 +)
Engagements
Esther Quek
Events
Everlane
Express

F

Fanny Packs
Fat
Fat Femmes
Femme Fashion
Film
Fit
Fit For a Femme
Flannel
Florals
Formal
Fossil

G


Gender Expression
Genderflux
Giveaway
Glam Drag
Glitter
Goth
Graduation
Green
Grunge
 

H

Hair
Hair Color
Halloween
Handkerchiefs
Hannah Cohen
Hats
Head Scarves
Head Wraps
Health
Heels
Hip Hop
History
Holidays
How to Wear

I


Indigenous
Indochino
Interview
Inspiration

J


Jack Tar 207
Jaime Marie Estrada
Janelle Monáe
Janet Mock
Jari Jones
Jaypix
Jeans
Jewelry

K


Kids (13-)
Kilts

L


Lace 
Lacoste
Latinx
Lavern Cox
Leggings
Leon Wu
Lesbian Style
Lingerie
Lipstick
LOL
LuzMarina

M


Make Up
Maternity Wear (for all genders)
Matriarch
Maximalism
Menswear
Minimalism
Modcloth
Monochrome Outfits
Mojo Disco

N


Natural Hair
Nautical
News
Nonbinary
Nordstrom
Novelty Prints

O


Orange
Overalls

P


Paisley
Pansexual
Pants
Patterns
Pattern Mixing
Performers
Personal
Petites
Piercings
Pink
Plaid
Plus Sizes
Pocket Squares
Polka Dots
Pomps
Posture Magazine
Power Clashing
Prep
Pride Style
Prom
Puma
Punk

Q


QTIPoC
Queer Desingers
Queer Fashion Shows
Queer Issues
Queer Owned
Qweary
Qwearly Dashing

R


Rainbow
Rayban
Red
Red Wings
Refashion Qwear
Review
Runway
Rupi
Ryley Rubin Pogensky

S

Saint Harridan
Sam Murray
Sarah Champagne
Sarah Rose
Sean/ Ex-Southern Belle
Seersucker
Sharpe Suiting
Shoes
Shopping
Skirts
Sneakers
Snap Backs
Socks
Soft Butch
Sonny Oram
Sporty
Spring
Street Style
Streetwear
Style Profile
Steam Punk
Submissions
Suits
Summer
Sun Sun
Swimwear

T

Tailoring
Tartan
Tattoos
Teal
Teens (14-19)
Ties
Tights/Stockings
Thrift Stores
Timberland
Tomboy
Tomboy Femme
Top Button Swag
Topman
Topshop
Trans Issues
Trans Health
Trans Style
Transfeminine
Transmasculine
Travel
Tutorials
Tuxedos
TV
Tweed
Two Spirit
Tya Roze

U

Ugly Sweaters
Uniqlo
Unisex
Undercuts
Underwear

V

Vans
Video
Vintage
Vegan

W

Watches
Wedding Style
Womenswear
Workwear
Winter
White Outfits
Xanh Tran

Y

Yellow

Z


Zara

Queer Black Brands to Support

Queer Black Brands to Support

For Black History Month 2019, we are celebrating Black queer creatives who are changing the world through fashion. Each piece is written by and about Black people. We are kicking off a month of exciting programming with a round-up of queer black brands from stylist Cee Sando. Enjoy! — The Qwear Team

I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions. Instead I look at the start of a year as a chance to make small tweaks to what I am already doing. Going into 2019, I decided the best change I could make was financial activism — investing in my own community as much as possible. “Financial activism” doesn’t mean donating money you don’t have — it means shifting where you spend the money you are already spending.

Shopping is political. Your hard-earned dollars can make a huge impact in the community where you spend it. Instead of buying clothing at huge corporations like Macy’s, why not put those dollars into communities you care about?

This past Tuesday’s violent hate crime against Empire star Jussie Smollett was a tragic — and far too common — reminder that the Black queer community needs support. Our intersectional identities leave us more vulnerable to these kinds of attacks.  

If, when you shared a photo or quote from Martin Luther King Jr for his birthday, you wished there was more you could do to fight for racial equality, you may find that shifting your spending habits is a great place to start. Of course, it would be nearly impossible to make all your purchases within the Black queer community. Just a few minutes into the first episode of Netflix’s new show Trigger Warning with Killer Mike and you can see how difficult taking on this challenge can be. Tasked with buying exclusively Black for just 72 hours, Killer Mike finds himself in Athens, Georgia hungry, exhausted and sleeping on a park bench because he cannot find a single Black-owned restaurant with food sourced from a Black farm, nor a Black-owned hotel to stay in. So what about a different approach, instead of trying to completely overhaul spending habits, why not make smaller changes in terms of where you choose to spend your money.

This 2019, I am forming a new habit to be more mindful of where I spend my cash, and I challenge you to join me! Here are a few QTiPOC brands, businesses, and retailers to help you get started.

Fashion

Sabine Maxine Lopez’s online vintage store is a trove of incredible treasures handpicked with love. Sabine has an eye for quality and detail, plus unlike many vintage shops her prices are incredibly reasonable.

This gender-free (not unisex, “because clothes don’t have any organs last time we checked”) clothing brand created by Stoney Michelli & Uzo Ejikeme has adorned the bodies of some of your favorite queers like Lena Waithe, Amber Closet, Cheryl Dunye and Ari Fitz. Says their website: “Our brand is for the non-conforming and bold at heart... Whatever shape or form you choose to exist in, we celebrate that!”

Self-taught jewelry designer Vanessa B. Miller, the creative behind Queer Black Magic, designs and handmakes healing crystal and metal stamped pieces specifically with the queer and trans community in mind. Each piece in the shop is one-of-a kind and lets you wear your positive energy on your wrist, neck or ear!

Pyramid Seven is a Chicago-based company which creates menstrual underwear for all genders. Of their purpose, Pyramid Seven says “our underwear allows a person to wear any available menstrual product comfortably inside our boxer briefs without worrying about leakage, bagginess, or discomfort.” On top of that, the products are available in a wide range of sizes to fit an array of body types.

Jag and Co is a queer Black-owned clothing line by the creator of Rainbow Fashion Week for people of all genders, specializing in custom suit pieces and committed to the use of recycled materials.

Retail

Ramdasha Bikceem and Shabina Toorawa are the entrepreneurs behind Herbal Botanicals, a magical CBD healing salve that can be used for pain relief, decreasing inflammation and swelling, massage cream, or aromatherapy. Composed of simple local ingredients- CBD sun grown flowers, arnica, lavender, shea butter and olive oil, the salve begins working immediately upon contact. It is important to note that since the THC is removed from the cannabis, there are no mind-altering affects.

Whit McClure creates some of the most beautiful floral arrangements you have every seen. If you have ever noticed gorgeous whimsical flowers on the tables at your favorite Los Angeles café or restaurant, they may just be Whit’s doing.

Concept shop, gallery, and gathering space, Show & Tell serves as a platform for sustainable, socially responsible apparel, accessories, and gift items. Think scented soy candles, unique greeting cards, printed scarves, T-shirts and aromatherapy balms.

Run by avid thrift shopper and fashion blogger Dannie Cherie, Hella Thrifty is an online shop focused on stylish throwbacks. Giving classic TLC and Fresh Prince vibes, the one of a kind pieces are ungendered and unabashedly black.

Based in Toronto, Queer Supply is co-owned by Black queer femme Sade Petlele (pictured). In addition to hand-made clothing that boast queer pride, they sell hand-crafted journals, one with Vintage National Geographic maps as inside cover pages.

Beauty & Wellness

Project Q boasts stylists highly skilled in curly hair, qpoc/poc hair, short hair, extreme color and gender affirming haircuts. Along with being a super cool full-service queer owned and operated hair salon, ProjectQ also acts as a community center which provides over 700 free hair-cuts to LGBTQIA homeless youth every year.

Taryn Dean provides transcendental beauty services with the goal of having each client leave transformed and empowered. Says Taryn about her services “the ritual is meant to provide space for light talk therapy, aromatherapy, sound therapy, crystal healing, reiki, & tarot all wrapped around a beauty service”. Services include natural looking eyelash extensions, microblading and reiki available both at her Silverlake location as well as at your home office.

Deeper Genius is a practice run by Portia Wilson focused on optimizing wellness using acupuncture & herbal medicine, bodywork and energetic release technique. Portia offers acupuncture, cupping and facial rejuvenation services in Downtown Los Angeles and West Hollywood.

What's the T: A Celebration of Transfem Beauty

What's the T: A Celebration of Transfem Beauty

Franky Fitzgerald Style: “I just wanna like, be”

Franky Fitzgerald Style: “I just wanna like, be”