The Power of The Individual

Glacier Girl’s latest column for Polyester. In light of COP21 and surrounding events I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of the individual. A lot of us feel we don’t have any significance- our personal actions wont make a difference. Powerless. For me, these past few weeks have been massive confirmation that we all...

Self-Restraint

A colourful mini-comic I made on the disjointedness of what people see, and how they perceive you feel versus the reality. It’s particularly hard struggling with mental illness when a lot your symptoms are internalised, or you intentionally hide them from others around for reasons that change with every person. The first in a new monthly comic series...

Pepo Fernandez

20 year old chilean photographer and LCC student. im often inspired by wastelands, feminism and tacky 2003’s fashion. i want to live in a world where theres no gender binary and no ‘closet’ to come out from. View Pepo’s work for Polyester here WWW.PEPOFERNANDEZ.COM  

Boycott Boyfriends 2015

The latest instalment of, ‘My Therapist Gave Me An Assignment: Write about Your Ex’ I’m on this no boyfriend kick right now. It’s a really strict diet. I usually have this tendency of jumping from one relationship to another and right now I’m trying to avoid that. It’s excruciatingly hard. Love and boys are cool,...

I’m Online

[cycloneslider id=”3393″]   💖💿 One cyber angel’s digital daze 💖💿 Photography, styling and set by Lewis Vorn. Featuring Lazy Oaf and Somewhere Nowhere, all other garments vintage & models own.

Life in 2D: Why Are Video Games Still So Sexist?

  While watching a friend of mine play the latest version of Metal Gear Solid, the Phantom Pain, I discovered the game’s primary female protagonist, Quiet. Quiet, as the name suggests, is quiet. She does not speak, but, despite this and her lack of attire, she is a skilled assassin, accompanying Snake on missions throughout...

SPACE SLUTS presents ‘The Future was perfect’

[cycloneslider id=”3375″] Creative director: Melanie Lehmann, Photographer: Annie Lai, Styling: Melanie Lehmann, Models: Candice Lo and Romane Delvalle, Hair: Ismail Laraqui.

Queens Don’t Need Kings- ShopFloorWhore’s new look book is here!

[cycloneslider id=”3363″] The pressure to be the perfect prom Queen is a ball ache, forced fun is the worst and FYI not every girl dreams of being a Princess. Our latest collection embodies the spirit of the babe strong enough to step out on her own, ditch the limits set upon her by society and...

“We are all destined for disgusting”- Lola Rose meets Penny Goring

“Showing your age is a radical act because women are socialised to buy and do whatever it takes to hide it. We must feel shame and hide our age – or be ridiculed and reviled. And when we can no longer disguise it we must disappear. Or be disgusting. Disgusting is to possess no value,...

In The Flesh

[cycloneslider id=”3326″] I am so bored of seeing photographs of ‘conventional’ models. I don’t want people to look at these images and think ‘how nice’ I want them to either love or hate them or at least bring about some kind of reaction. I like that idea of appealing to mass audiences through advertising so...

REBIRTH

[cycloneslider id=”3300″] Rebirth is based on the theme of London’s underground club scene. The model Kevin represents the spirit of this scene with his amazing style and addictive personality. He is living proof that the spirit of this club culture is just as strong as ever, despite rapid gentrification and the closing down of iconic...

Are You An Upper or Downer?

The latest instalment of, ‘My Therapist Gave Me An Assignment: Write about Your Ex’ I’m not going to lie. A large portion of why I decided to check myself in and go back to therapy was for the prescription pills. Now before you cast your judgements, stones, preconceived notions, and whatever else, my reasoning is...