A Call For Diversity

All photos are self-portraits. I do the whole process by myself. The production, styling, makeup, set up of the space (usually my room), composition, and everything else. I get to learn from different fields and it lets me have more control over what I’m looking for. And then I ask my husband to press the...

The Bigger The Hair, The Closer To God

Here is an editorial inspired by misfit pageant princesses, sparkle & the notion that bigger is always better. Photographer: Michele Cote, Stylist: Hannah Grunden, Hair: Aieasha Paul, Makeup: Scarlett Burton Models: Ameera and Naya at Nii Agency Image one: Ameera wears Olivia Bradley gloves, Beyond Retro dress, stylist’s own jacket and jewellery, Image two: Naya wears Beyond Retro...

Behind Patriarchy Looms The Spectre Of Tacky Lesbianism

There’s a specter haunting patriarchal beauty standards: the specter of tacky lesbianism. For the purpose of this article, I am going to self-identify as a someone who is: nonbinary butch a lesbian, and (in this case, most importantly) habitually tacky.   I am not going to attempt to define tacky lesbianism in this article, as...

Sunday Best

Me and Emily Jones got together to shoot something humorous, we had the idea to transform the images into collages, to juxtapose the female dress up styling with highly masculinized homoerotic fetish art, the collages created by Ruby Ramelize are an expression of queerness and sexuality. Photography: Heather Glazzard, Styling: Emily Jones, Collaging: Ruby Ramelize, Clothes by:...

Dollies, Like Sheep: Sex Worker Appropriation or Appreciation?

Dolly Parton’s look has changed with the decades, but it remains distinctly Dolly, its mainstays blonde wigs, full lips, large breasts, and long nails. Parton is frank about her look’s inspiration: the full-service sex worker in her Tennessee hometown. Her avowal of her style’s origins proves that non-sex workers can wear “slutty” or “trashy” clothing...

Clothes Horse

I used to be a total clothes horse. Throughout high school, if a day came when I had nothing new to wear, I’d throw something together, or staple something together, or safety pin it. Upholstery fabric was easy to wrap into a sari. Retro polo shirts became skirts. Anything ­– a boy scout uniform, a nurse’s...

Charity

In the first of a new monthly comic series by Yaga Sara, our pink haired heroine tries her best to find ways of avoiding thoughtless consumerism while shopping for clothes. Cartoon: Yaga Sara

It Costs To Be Austere

This editorial is a sartorial celebration of punk and female power. It explores themes of punk and subversion in a modern context and asks what austerity and severity entails today. At its center we see model Sarah Parsons assuming a dominant and mystical role – inspired by the character Mad in Derek Jarman’s 1978 punk...

Women In Menswear: Michiko Koshino

Michiko Koshino has been a veteran of the menswear industry since moving to the UK in the 1980s. Along with the new wave of Japanese designers that have forever changed the London fashion scene, Michiko has offered up a new vision for menswear — one that is characterised by experimental silhouettes and a unique streetwear...

Double Folly

Double Folly is a series by Barcelona based photographer Alba Yruela, focusing on fabrics and colors. The models are twins, hence the referential title. Photographer: Alba Yruela, Stylist: Ahida Agirre, Art Direction: Maria Pratts, Models: Blanca F & Laura F, Make up: Ana Cano

White Nights

White Nights is inspired entirely by the song of the same name by the band Priest – my interpretation of this song is that its about an overwhelming feeling of disconnect, not fitting in and trying to convince yourself that your fine but in reality your struggling with these inner demons. In the end there’s this hope...

McBling: The Early 2000s You Always Knew Existed

Tube tops, lip gloss, and Juicy Tracksuits are back whether you like it or not. While some refer to this era as the “Naughties” or “Early 2000s”, another name is circulating through the Internet. Enter McBling. The name was coined through a Facebook page in 2016 and has generated over 5,000 members. The admin of...