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...

What Sex Means To Those Who Have Been Sexually Exploited

Sex. To someone who hasn’t been chained in an attic, beaten, strangled, and raped, sex can mean love. Sex can mean pleasure. Sex can mean adventure. Sex can mean children, and family, and more love. Love and pleasure are not what victims of human trafficking equate to the performance of any sexual act.Young girls and...

Whatever, No Big Deal

One creative woman interviews another – we get to know whatevernbd.com – who’s creating queer LA fashion statements celebrating all things DIY. From weed culture to the gender binary, this interview conducted by Rebecca Zephyr Thomas gets to know not just everything about this popular indie brand, but the owner Kelsey Rubenstein too. What made you...

What Makes Me, Clio Peppiatt

For anyone working in fashion within the U.K, London is the immediate and seemingly only choice to continue a career and curate a brand. For Clio Peppiatt, of her eponymous brand, this is far from a negative. London is vibrance, London is diverse and above all else, London is female strength. Peppiatt’s focus on feminism...

Jouana Jasim On Finding Escapism

Somewhere in between claustrophobic boredom and an underlying creative desire Jouana Jasim found art (or maybe art found her). The things we wholly and truly love often have a funny way of finding us. We may never know we need something, and then soon enough we can’t imagine life without it. Or maybe we have...

Rain Dove: On Being Herself

A couple of years ago, model Rain Dove was sleeping in her car, friend’s houses or in shower cubicles. Now, she’s chatting with companies like Facebook, to implement a new descriptor of sexual orientation, ‘misexual.’ “It means ‘it’s my journey, it’s my passion, it’s my love, and it can’t be compared to anyone else’s,” Rain...

Mix #3: Hellcat For Polyester

Hellcat is the latest artist to produce a mix for Polyester – well, less of a mix & more of a track. The Portland-based, non-binary producer, they’re currently working on a “really nice weird hip-hop EP” which should be out soon but the dates are rather vague. Here they talk the music scene in their...

Rude Truth Is Asking: Can I Live?

Cookie Kendle has tried her hand at many things: theatre, dance, make-up artistry, fashion marketing and founding/publishing a magazine. Things didn’t work out. Her head was in it, but her heart was elsewhere. “I wasn’t being true to myself”, she says. It was this realisation, and a spliff with her partner and an Airbnb host,...

Pretty Girli

She’s the teenage riot that’s been heralded as the UK’s answer to Brooke Candy. Making music that sounds like getting a bit too drunk on vodka & mixer as a 15-year-old, Girli sits down with Luna Cohen-Solal to talk feminism, fashion & female film characters. What made you choose music as a means of expression...

Hi Boo, I Love You

If there exists a colour with more polarising qualities than pink, I’m yet to be graced by its presence. Chosen moniker of Alecia Beth Moore, king of Cam’ron’s iconic fur get up, and key signifier of the Barbie franchise (see also female baby announcements and the women’s toiletries aisle) it is perhaps the only colour...

Gerrit Jacob, My German Heartthrob

I have been stalking Gerrit Jacob for five months now. I know that he likes popcorn, broccoli, baby food puree (apple), dislikes the sound of the Spanish language and onions. He arrives at the fashion studios of Central Saint Martins everyday at 9am, goes for his highly anticipated Waitrose break between 1 and 2, again...

Celebrate Yourself with Karina Padilla

Karina Padilla’s art lives on bags, t-shirts, paper, boots, and panels. There’s a physical energy and vibrant love to her work; each hand-made creation speaks of a deeper struggle or triumph, and unravels stories of growth and understanding. Karina’s art breathes and grows, much like she does, it is a part of her: body, Self...