When it comes to Elouiza, all that glitters is gold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbkaXI2Dlak&feature=youtu.be The formidable singer/songwriter Elouiza is an artist working within the relms of music, fashion and film. Heres what Elouiza has to say about her new Amy-Winehouse-esque song Gold."The song Gold was a therapeutic process writing it with my 'basically -cousin' Jilaine. I started writing it at time when the person who it’s about nearly snuffed out...
Meet Kady Grant

Rebecca Morgan in conversation with artist Kady Grant on her playful painting practice and the importance of humor in art. RM: Can you tell me more about your upbringing and personal narrative? How have some of those experiences from your navigations shaped you or influenced you as an artist and human? KG: I think one…

Blonde Bombshells

From Karina Longworth’s phenomenal podcast series Dead Blondes (where 5 out of the 11 Blondes profiled were of the Bombshell persona variety), to Tumblr fan pages, it seems that society is still obsessed by the idea of the Old Hollywood “Blonde Bombshell”. While Hollywood has had many popular blonde actresses during its century-odd existence, (from…

A Queer Anthology of Rage

Writer Megan Wallace interviews artist Rich Porter about Pilot Press, exploring a spectrum of emotions through a queer lens, Pilot Press is back — and up in arms — with its latest offering. Anger has long been cast as a destructive force, an emotion which razes, rather than builds, bridges. However, true beauty can be born from…

The Currency Of Authenticity: What it means for women in pop

Let us begin with an ancient platitude, from the sacred scrolls buried deep within the comment section of any Youtube music video.‘I listen to REAL music.’ The idea of music being ‘authentic’, staying true to a collection of imagined principles is still at the very core of its credibility. But what is this idea of…

Whats hot or not in 2019 with Travis Alabanza

If you don’t already know the force that is Travis Alabanza, where have you been? Travis is a non-binary performer, writer and theatre-maker who made big waves in 2018 for Gender non-conforming and trans community. Polyester speaks to Travis on their personal experience in 2018 and what’s hot or not in 2019. ❣ ❣ ❣…

Pigtails & Pink: How Baby Spices’ girly image inspired a fight back against the male gaze

The Spice Girls’ members were branded with just one word each, a word that identified them and defined them. Together, all five could have embodied an actual whole of the every-girl, yet each individual took one fifth of that whole as their personality; her anger, her innocence, her cheekiness, her dignity and her physicality. These five…

Question everything with ‘a Guide to Thinking Critically About Your Sexuality”

New Year calls for self reflection: A Guide to Thinking Critically About Your Sexuality A comfortable, acceptable queer narrative begins so: “Ever since I was a child, I knew I was different”. I didn’t. In fact, I was explicitly taught otherwise. I knew I was loved. I knew I had friends, talents, and privilege afforded…

The Monstrous Mystique of Femmes in Horror Films

The scent of sage lingers heavily in the air as female oddities of every form gather in darkness to smudge away the inevitable ennui of kinky kittens and sartorially safe succubi… Feminine monstrosity as a fashion sense- the trashy transcendency, the burning of boundaries and the perverting of perspectives, is hella la mode but never…

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No More Sleeps! Eleven Pipers Piping

For the Polyester twelve days of Christmas finale, G Lucas Going transforms into the perfect little tree… ✮✭✮✭✮✭ ✮✭✮✭✮✭ Art Direction by Anne laure Franchette. Photography by Phillipa Bloomfield. Featuring Georgia Lucas Going. To check out the rest of our alternative advent series, click here.

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Drum Roll Please, Here Comes The Bride

In celebration of ten drummers drumming, photographer Weishan Hu explores maternal relationships and holy matrimony in a new photo series for our alternative twelve days of Christmas. ༺♥༻ ༺♥༻༺♥༻ ༺♥༻ Photography by Weishan Hu. Styling by Bahkita Fok. Hair and makeup by Liuyi. Featuring Juicy Chan and Susan Yuan.  To check out the rest of…

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Ms Claus Has Come To Visit: Nine Ladies dancing

We’re in the final throes of our twelve days of Christmas. Next up, it’s nine ladies dancing which means celebration time! Aoife Cullen creates Ms. Claus and ICE queen looks for you to serve at your next Christmas soiree… ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* MS CLAUS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* ICE QUEEN *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ To check out the rest of our alternative advent…