free hit counters
Fashion – QNotes

More than 50 shades

An interview with designer Sebastian Grey

The road to Bravo’s “Project Runway” hasn’t been as glamorous as you might think for fan-favorite contestant Sebastian Grey. He gave up a career in Colombia and arrived in the United States where he worked as a housekeeper in a hotel. Something good did come of that; it’s where he met his husband Matthew.

Fashion in Charlotte

Designers bring their craft and artistry to the Queen City scene

Did you know Charlotte has a fashion scene? It’s understandable if you’ve been in the dark until now.

Booty and the beach: Swimwear to accentuate your assets

Summer Fashion: Shake what your mama gave you in a kaleidoscope of prints and patterns prepped to get soaking wet

Step onto any gay beach — from Miami’s Haulover to Asbury Park’s 5th Ave. to Will Rogers Beach in Los Angeles — and you’ll bear witness to a veritable catwalk of loosey-goosey board shorts, fitted trunks and skintight Speedo-like swimwear. While anything goes on the summer’s sandy shores — especially if the area is clothing optional (better pack those dark lenses!) — this year’s styles continue last year’s thighs-the-limit trend with a twist: button-closure shorts with waist-specific sizing. Here we cultivate some of the more stimulating designs for 2017 with a smattering of tradition tossed in for good measure.

LGBTQ designers, models light up the runway

Summer Fashion: Focus on fashionistas

Forget taboo — the cartoonish gay man playing dress-up with straight women has become the fashion world’s most wearisome cliché. Now qnotes’ summer style issue introduces some of the real-life figures breaking ground in a rapidly diversifying industry.

Local leather fashion retailers ‘delight’

Summer Fashion: Stores and sites for your leather needs provide adventure

We’ve all seen “leathermen” at Pride events. They boldly display their sexuality through provocative outfits that reveal just enough to tantalize the mind. It isn’t just men — women in leather are positively mouth-watering. And transgender or queer people in leather? They can tie me up anytime.

Camo Chameleon

Be set to stand out this season

Military fatigues and apparel are all the rage for the fall season and readers can be part of the “in crowd” with an assortment of options to look sharp and drill ready.