Ryan Oliver Peterson

Ryan is a London based fashion photographer who has just recently graduated from Central Saint Martins. He has adopted a very hands on and personal approach to his work, where you’ll often find him styling and art directing many of his shoots. On social media, Ryan goes by the name Lily Bling — a name that...

Hannah Grunden

Hannah Grunden is a London-based fashion stylist and illustrator whose work focuses on girl power and often features mixed race and street cast girls. Herself half-Korean and California raised, she also runs an online boutique selling customised secondhand clothing and accessories. SEE HER WORK FOR POLYESTER HERE WEBSITE/INSTAGRAM/TWITTER/FACEBOOK/ONLINE SHOP

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...

Prime Time Gyals

[cycloneslider id=”3260″] Throwing it back to summer with a fruity editorial by our faves Anna Fearon, Hannah Grunden and Amy Exton Photography by Anna Fearon, styling by Hannah Grunden, set design by Amy Exton, hair by Abby Tyrrel, make up by Cheri Knock, nails by attitude nails. Clothing by Stance Socks, Hardware LDN, Bombe Surprise,...

Ugh, Boys! Part Three.

[cycloneslider id=”3252″] A new instalment of our comic exploring all the creepy way guys hit on girls- by Miu Hatano.

Big Tits & Little Shits- on growing up with buxom breasts

I was fine with my big tits until I was 14 in the P.E. changing rooms and another girl told me that I had the body of a 40 year old. Up until that point, I’d always had a sense of faux pride in what my body had provided for me – big breasts that...

Daughters of Darkness

It’s Halloween, and as many of us don our vampire costumes, we look back at the female vampire and its history. The vampire flick is a genre that has a deep-rooted connection with feminism and queer theory, yet is encompassed within the male gaze and is a genre intertwined with misogynistic and homophobic tendencies. It’s...

Lemon Kiss

[cycloneslider id=”3205″] 💛🍋 Dreaming of Lemon drops. 💛🍋 Clothing by Tayla Hook, photography by Constance McDonald, hair and styling by Megan Alexander, make up by Helena Anthony. Featuring Islay A. of Kirsty Bunny Management and Islay P. of Red 11 Model Management.

Glacier Girl x Halloween Competition

    What’s the scariest thing you could dress as for Halloween? Climate Change of course! Send me photos of your climate change themed Halloween for a chance to win some glacier girl merch and a copy of Polyester issue three! I’ve dressed up as causes of climate change: fossil fuels and animal agriculture- the main...

Here’s What Went Down at Our First Birthday Party…

[cycloneslider id=”3113″] On the 26th of September Haggerston’s hub of disco and drag, The Glory, played host to a trailblazing squad of girls and guys, gathered in their best party gear in celebration of one amazing year of Polyester in print. Kicking off at midday, we saw some of Polyester’s most loved contributors – including our...

Co~Co DisCo

[cycloneslider id=”3100″] Meet Eniye Kagbala, the gemini power house princess, hailing from St Vincent in the Caribbean. She’s the woman behind the mystical soaring vocals of the London based band Elephant Disco, an Afro~Caribbean electronic dance trio. When she’s not around town being fabulous as fuck she’s belting out melodies in the kitchen of the...

My Therapist Knows You on a First Name Basis

The third instalment of, ‘My Therapist Gave Me An Assignment- Write About Your Ex’  I joined the psychiatry coalition four months ago and at first it seemed extremely beneficial and necessary, but being that my sessions are just 45 minutes, I feel like I’m constantly reacquainting myself and catching my therapist up to speed. I always...