Anita Dolce Vita

Anita Dolce Vita

As the owner of dapperQ and prolific queer style blogger, Anita Dolce Vita is often called upon as an expert to speak on business, politics, and trends in queer fashion. Anita’s  work has been featured in reputable media outlets such as Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29, The Huffington Post, The Huffington Post Live, Vice, Nylon, The Daily Beast, Canada’s Globe & Mail, Mic, Mashable, BuzzFeed, Autostraddle, AfterEllen, Qwear, San Francisco Weekly, Curve, Diva, GO Magazine, The Advocate, OUT magazine, Disruptive Women in Healthcare, Beijing Review, Spain’s S. Moda, and Bosnia’s Manjine.BA, to name a few. In addition to her writing, Anita also produces some of the most widely covered and acclaimed LGBTQ fashion shows. She was the mastermind behind and Executive Producer of dapperQ’s historic (un)Heeled event at Brooklyn Museum, one of the world’s largest celebrations of dapper style for the “unconventionally masculine.” Anita was invited back to Brooklyn Museum, where she executive produced VERGE and iD, the largest LGBTQ runway shows during September 2015 and 2016 New York Fashion Week, respectively. Impressed with the curation of these shows, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston showcased Anita as a featured artist in 2015 and 2016, with a Boston version of VERGE and iD, respectively. In 2016, Anita produced and moderated the first ever queer style panel to be featured at the South by Southwest’s (SXSW) official Sxstyle week. SXSW asked her to return for 2017 to produce and moderate “Selling OUT,” a panel showcasing leading queer fashion thought leaders and entrepreneurs who will discuss approaches to anti-oppressive LGBTQ marketing. Anita has also moderated queer style panels at The Museum of the City of New York and The Brooklyn Historical Society. Recently, Anita accepted a position as a fashion editor at Curve magazine.

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