The first time I saw a House of Gunt show, I fell in love. At the time, I wasn’t really sure WHAT I was falling for, but it was alluring enough that I showed up at the next event in a floor length mumu and coordinated green lipstick, eyeshadow, and eyebrows, only wishing I could...
Feminism and the Male Gaze
Taking a closer look at the way feminism and publicly embracing sexuality fit together. When Emma Watson publicly voiced her concern about Beyoncé’s feminism being “very conflicted” because of the “male voyeuristic experience of her” earlier last year, even the last person had to admit that she still had a long way to go. The...
Collective Practises: Milah Libin of Smart Girl Club
For this instalment of Collective Practices we talk to Milah Libin, a New York based artist and writer. With her close friend Destiny Frasqueri, (Princess Nokia), Milah started Smart Girl Club collective, focusing on creating a safe space for female creativity.
“We actually cried after the first gig” Polyester chats to Hinds
Ana Garcia Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen make up the quartet band, Hinds. Hailed from Madrid, England – amongst many other countries around the world – have guzzled down this garage lo-fi influenced girl band.
Words we wish were in the Oxford English Dictionary, but for now the Polyester Dicktionary will have to do. peglittle \ [peg-lit-l] \ verb peglittle is to communicate in an unfriendly way. 1: UNFRIENDLY, HATEFUL, CHILLY, COLD, ALOOF, SOUR He was so peglittle about it. Illustration by Emma Farrant
How Pretty in Pink Helped Me Discover My Queer Identity
My first camp crush was 100% polyester: a calf-length dress in baby pink with large blush polka dots, the fabric hung loose around the waist and crop sleeves falling blousily either side. The neckline drew up into a deep V which gave onto a panel of pink lace; the laced skimmed over collar bones into...
Why we Need to Celebrate the Athletic Body
I recently read an interview with FKA twigs in which she highlighted an issue that I’ve never heard discussed before. An issue that has dictated the way I’ve viewed myself since the incredibly young age of eight. Now, at nearly twenty, I’ve finally heard the words I’ve been waiting to hear.
Our Girl Lollipop- Arvida Bystrom
We all know why Arvida Byström is important. Her pastel perfect photography deconstructing the feminine gender code made us all question why we were so freaked out about growing armpit hair, getting our period, or secretly wanting to keep our My Little Ponies.