About Fashionably Femme
Hi, we’re Fashionably Femme!
We serve queer femmes across the world by providing space and inspiration through blog posts, community building, and advocacy to erase femme invisibility and lifting up the queer femme community.
All are welcome at Fashionably Femme regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or walk of life.
Fashionably Femme began in 2014…
…as a way to pass time at a terrible internship. Dannie was miserable with not having enough work, hating her wardrobe, and looking for an outlet. At the time, she had been reading blogs in her spare time to keep herself motivated inspired. “That seems fun, I can do that!” became something of famous first words. In the beginning, FF simply posted exactly what the old name, Stile.Foto.Cibo, suggests. Stile, or style, showcased her journey revamping her wardrobe. Foto, photo, allowed her to share photography. Finally, cibo, food, let her be the food blogger she once was in college (Gourmet Ramen, the food blog for foodies with nothing but a microwave, kettle, and change jar). Years later, here we are! Clearly the cibo isn’t really around anymore, and the foto comes in the form Lauren and Dannie’s wife doing 90% of the photography.
Stile, however? Oh, the stile is strong with this one. From traveling to New York Fashion Week for the first time in September of 2017 to the popular Femme Feature series, the root intention of the blog has not only stuck around but blossomed into something Dannie could never have imagined.
Meet the Team behind Fashionably Femme
Dannie (Creative Director and Founder) (She/Her)
Dannie is the founder and Creative Director of Fashionably Femme. She’s a late twenties queer femme with a penchant for fashion, dogs, and coffee. Some of her favorite queer past times include smashing the patriarchy, challenging the status quo, and getting tattoos. With this relaunch, you can expect to see articles from her talking about fashion, happenings in the Chicago queer community, and so much more. One of the things she’s most excited about is to finally have a team behind Fashionably Femme!
Zoë Mikel-Stites (Assistant Manager/Unicorn Wrangler)
Zoë crawled out of a Florida swamp almost 300 years ago. Since doing so she has created an acceptable human disguise as an independent artist, writer and editor. She is genuinely excited to be working on Fashionably Femme, to help bring a voice to a community that she wishes she had found far earlier in her life. She is panromantic and demisexual, an identity she only found the vocabulary for a few years ago, and wants to bring more visibility and a stronger voice to the middle of the spectrum. She currently hides away in Chicago with her cat Oz, but can be found on twitter under the name @Swamp_Wytch and her work can be found at Patreon.com/ZoeMS
Bryant (SEO Goddess) (They/Them and He/Him)
Bryant is a bigender, geeky, shameless hedonist and general weirdo. They’ve been in some variety of marketing for the past 10 years, largely focusing on search engine optimization and content writing. Outside of the professional life, they’re into board and video games, going to queer + poly meetups, horror movies (awful ones and good ones), and drinking incredible amounts of coffee.
Lauren (Photographer) (She/Her)
From the pits of Hathsin, to the whispered stories of the Chandrain, Lauren has wandered through many worlds as a chronicler, a storyteller, and most recently a film student. She developed a love for photography after discovering how much easier it was to simply press a shutter button than it was to cast a spell in to the woods of an age old ash tree at the base of a river that was known as the resting place of Narcissus.
Find Fashionably Femme across the internet!
- Style Inspiration: Meet Dannie from Fashionably Femme, I Adore What I Wore
- 7 of Britain’s Favorite Breakfast Teas
- Chicago Reader Best Local Fashion Blog or Blogger 2017
- Hi Femme! A Dapper Q Sister Project, Dannie Levine
- Becoming Fearless Style Collective Podcast Episode 20
- Ready to Stare, Featured on Fashionably Femme!
- Windy City Wardrobe, Wonder Woman