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

My Look for the Chicago Pride Parade 2018

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 Mikel-Stites (Assistant Manager/Unicorn Wrangler)
(She/Her)

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 (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)

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.

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7 Comments

  1. Karen Rees

    2015-01-08 at 2:55 pm

    Great blog! Thanks so much for stopping by and following… much appreciated 🙂 Always great to meet new faces, looking forward to reading all your future posts! Karen x

    http://www.confettiandcurves.wordpress.com

    1. dannie54

      2015-01-08 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m excited to read yours as well.
      xx

  2. eliseintheskywithdiamonds

    2015-01-22 at 1:58 am

    This is really nice!! I’m a microblogger mostly but I also like haiku and flash fiction and style and things so I write/follow people here and this is just a really good blog! (I’m an IT major trust me I know what a bad blog looks like hehe) You and lady are so cute also! My lady is like aw someday we’ll be like them!

    1. dannie54

      2015-01-22 at 9:16 am

      Well thanks! Glad to have you following!
      A lady featured post coming up soon, too. Keep an eye out.

  3. Karen Rees

    2015-01-23 at 10:33 am

    Hey Dannie 😀 You’ve just been nominated for a blog award! *Yippee* No pressure to accept and my apologies if you’ve been nominated previously 🙂 Karen X

    https://confettiandcurves.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  4. Mal Intothecity

    2017-06-29 at 1:12 am

    Love the mission of your blog! Wish I was a bit closer to try your restaurant recommendations! Love from London Xx

    1. Dannie

      2017-07-02 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comment! I definitely have some restaurant recs in London as well. If you ever end up in Chicago, make sure to reach out!

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