Fashionably Femme

Inspiring the LGBTQIA+ community since 2014

Style, Travel

NYFW Lookbook and Recap

By Dannie Levine I can’t believe it’s already been a whole month since New York Fashion Week! True to form, it’s taken me forever to finally sit down and write my travel post, but here we are. This time, though, it’s 100% been because of my rebrand! Stay tuned, I’ll be telling you all about that very very soon in great detail. Right now, we’ve gotta focus on fashion week!  Day 1 Attending the Dapper ...
Style

NYFW Trends that You can try Right Now!

By Dannie Levine After New York Fashion Week, everyone’s always recapping their experiences and sharing how excited they are for trends come that season. But there are NYFW Trends you can try right now, no need to wait! Here’s some of my favorites (and least favorites) for everyone.  Suits for all! From the Dapper Q show to Nonie, there are so many options for suits and all the pieces that go with them. From amazing ...
Style

Comfortable Booties for Fall with JBU by Jambu

By Dannie Levine It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You’re welcome for that ear worm on a Thursday morning. But really! I’m so thrilled! The first day of fall in Chicago behaved as such. It was absolutely beautiful! And that’s when we took these photos. Through some pet-caused sleep deprivation you might not necessarily be able to see the sheer happiness but it’s there. I’m celebrating the best season of the year with my faves, ...
Lifestyle

Wife Life | Bisexual Visibility Day

By Ari Levine Hey y’all! It’s Ari, back with another Wife Life takeover for Bisexual Visibility Day! I’ve talked before about identifying as bisexual/queer, and this day is really important to me. Why, you ask? I’m so glad.  For me, bisexual visibility is about combating stereotypes. For many years, I stayed in the closet despite crushes on different genders, and dated only men because it was easier. In that ...
Style

My Experience with Rent the Runway and the Most Embarrassing Night of my LIFE!

Queer femme style blogger Dannie Levine of Fashionably Femme shares her story: Rent the Runway and the most embarrassing night of my life.
Lifestyle

Chicago House Speaker Series Coming Soon!

By Dannie Levine I teased about an interview about the Chicago House Speaker Series in yesterday’s Fashionably Femme post with Janessa. We sat down to talk about Chicago House as an organization, the event, and the process of selecting speakers, and more. I can’t wait for you to learn about this AMAZING organization and equally amazing speaker series. Read on! Fashionably Femme: Tell me about Chicago house. Its mission, past ...
Femme Features

Fashionably Femme, Janessa | Southern Style meets Chicago

WELCOME!  Welcome to Femme Features. Femme Features is a blog series featuring femmes from all nooks of the LGBTQIA community. These rocking folks are activists, educators, bosses, parents, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of amazing human beings. Join us as we explore femme identity as so much more than a label, but truly a way of life. You can check out all of our queer femme fashion, lifestyle, and activist profiles here. I met Janessa ...
Femme Features

Becca, Gothic Femme | Femme Features

WELCOME!  Welcome to Femme Features. Femme Features is a blog series featuring femmes from all nooks of the LGBTQIA community. These rocking folks are activists, educators, bosses, parents, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of amazing human beings. Join us as we explore femme identity as so much more than a label, but truly a way of life. You can check out all of our queer femme fashion, lifestyle, and activist profiles here. Meet Becca! ...
Lifestyle, Queer Life and Culture

Queer Activism – Being the Change

By Dannie Levine People ask me constantly why I blog. What’s my purpose, what’s my niche, what do I do with this little corner of the web I’ve created. And the answer is really simple when I step back and look at it. I’m embodying the adage “be the change you wish to see in the world.” There’s so much BS in the world, so much inequality and horrid treatment of everyone who doesn’t fit into a ...
Lifestyle, Queer Life and Culture

Why Lipstick Lesbian is a Problematic Phrase

By Dannie Levine It’s National Lipstick Day which means it’s time for me to smash some more ideas and thoughtless ideas. Today we’re tackling the phrase “lipstick lesbian” and why it’s so problematic and why you really shouldn’t use it ever. Like, ever again. It’s antiquated and heteronormative af. It comes from this heteronormative need to label and classify everything that mainstream society ...