La Femme Féroce: Is Copping An Attitude A Bad Thing?

This is an editorial inspired by empowered strong females with attitude. Why does attitude need to be associated with negative connotations? In this editorial I wanted to reclaim attitude as a positive word to describe a strong boss female. The styling & aesthetic is inspired from characters from Coyote Ugly and the likes of Alabama...

Introducing A New Kind Of Still Life Photography

I carefully arrange things and then capture the scene on film. By using photography, I aim to create an exaggeration of reality and compounding of fears. I ask myself: When does a dream become a nightmare? The still life, as a type of representation, nods toward product and food photography, but I try to complicate the...

Meet The Artists Making Bodies Better Places

They make a living off the female form, evoking power and strength in exposing, highlighting the most vulnerable yet beautiful thing about us: our naked home. In doing so, both Liah Edwardes and Hilde Atalanta have created powerful communities of self-love and reconnection. Liah, aka @DriftedLineDesign, sees each body as originally beautiful. No duplicates, no...

India’s Gaze On Women: Priyanka Shah

It’s hard to be a woman in India. From birth many suffer the consequence of gender hierarchy, where baby boys take the top spot in many families as they are considered both good luck and a blessing. As a female you’re at a disadvantage in society before you’ve even started your life. With a more...

The Performance Artist Exorcizing Her Demons On Stage

Celeste XXX is something that I have created as a rebellion towards conventional views of art, music, and the female form. XXX meaning sexually explicit or provocative content XXX meaning poison “punk” does not have to have a distorted fast pace guitar and angry vocals and pop does not have to be a mainstream thing....

Cruise Through This Artist’s Neon Paradise

In a city inundated with neon signs and partially functioning LED lights, their presence can often feel hackneyed. LA artist Ginger Q. knows this. Yet, that doesn’t deter her from the versatile and appealing medium that is neon; it intrigues her. In her most recent solo show, entitled Flip It N’ Reverse It, Ginger explored...

Not Yours

Not Yours is an interpretation of femininity and the unattainable ideals imposed upon women. Using the untraditional medium of 3D, my images aim to scrutinise the role of the internet and its desire to be aesthetically perfect. Through whimsical colour and texture, Bambi moulds glamorous dreamscapes and scenarios. 3D art: Bambi Kirschner

Just, Our Girls

Who are the girls you see? Pure, dolls colored pink, white dress with lace, unicorn, quiet, shy, obey… Who are they? In here, only ‘our’ girls exist. Just, ‘our’ girls stand in front of you. An insight on the women doing ‘unconventional’ jobs for our gender by illustrator by Handi Kim

Computer Magic, Ordinary Life Video Premiere

Polyester are proud to host the British premiere the video for Computer Magic’s newest video, Ordinary Life (Message From an A.I. Girlfriend.) Ordinary Life is a synthesis between a neon gilded sci-fi universe and a raw feminist display of confidence and sexuality. Delving into the inevitable development of Artificial Intelligence and their sentience – Computer Magic...

Picasso 1932: The Master And Misogynist

Before entering the Picasso 1932 exhibition at the Tate Modern, I knew Picasso was a bit of a prick, and I knew that a look at ‘Love, Fame and Tragedy’ was going to display that in all its glory. But I also came with anticipation; I love modernist art and Picasso is a master, some...

Select Player

This editorial is inspired by video games, female competition and female empowerment. Photography: Vincent Nadon, Styling: Emilie Nadon, Make-Up & Hair: Vanessa Yang, Models: Melodie aka Clair represented by dulcedo, and Mathilde aka Alex

Desire

There was rose quartz all inside the cave. Pink overlapping pink until the eye grew sore. A single witch, shrouded in white tassels, sat quite still on the ground. She slipped her hand into her pouch and quietly laid out five rounded crystals on a tree stump before her. The witch placed a finger on...