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...

Colour Pop

👠 Parsons graduate Diego Campos’ work is bold, bright and beautiful. It brings to mind master photographers Guy Bourdin and Hiro in its surreal and mesmerising style. 👠 Styling by Kat Banas. Hair by Ledora Francis. Makeup by Romana Lai. Models: Olivia at NY Model Management, Lara & Adriana at Muse Management.

A Boss Not A Woman

I have always been surrounded by people who believe that feminism has no place in modern, Western society; many of these people believe that the enfranchisement of women has seemed to cleanse away inequalities which still exist. This belief is often laced into comments which will niggle into conversations about feminism: “women have the vote,...

Jewish Beauty

✨🔯Photographer Tom Selmon explores Jewish culture & beauty in an exclusive editorial for Polyester. There are many different features which equate to the idea of beauty in Judaism, many coming from Eastern Europe & the Middle East. Shot on normal Jewish girls in a suburban setting, Selmon adheres to certain clichés whilst providing an honest...

Consumption Is Destruction

💪 Photographer Adam Ward believes we have to break down & destroy what we consume from the media as it “plagues us with misinformation, misrepresentation, and contributes to the depreciation of our true selves”. 💪 Photography & Art Direction: Adam Ward. Model, Makeup & Hair: Quintessa Meekins.  

Don’t Dull Your Sparkle For Anyone

It seems that Sideara St. Claire does pretty much everything that an LA based cool-girl can do. As well as acting & singing, St. Claire owns her own clothing brand called NIN3; styling & shooting her clothing on a band of internet-famous friends for the blog.   Here she styled & shot an exclusive for Polyester: Don’t...

Moody Blue

💙 Michèle Côté beauty editorial for those days that have you feeling blue. The days might be getting shorter & colder but there’s no excuse for the autumnal weather to get to you! 💙 Photography: Michèle Côté. Beauty: Alper Sisters using Milk Makeup, Pat McGrath Skin Lab, Nars, Urban Decay & Mac. Model: Teodoro.

Ugh, Boys! Part Twelve

💖 Anniversary edition of Miu Hatano‘s comic which examines all the weird & not-so-wonderful things boys say or do!! 💖

Boris’ Verdict On NYFW

Another fashion week has started a couple of weeks ago in New York and I had an eye on every single show. There’s about…way too many shows in NYC for very very little that is worth mentioning. So, I made a very restricted selection of the best that happened in this Big Apple which seems...

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...

Rebel Uniform

 💪 Kristen Meaclem has created a mini collection for the rebel within by deconstructing uniforms &, consequently, the rules. 💪 Photography: Megan Alexander. Clothes: Kristen Meaclem. Textile Design: Chhavi Kashyap. Model: Shaylah Minhinnick. Body Art: Isaac Laughton. Make-up: Lara Daly. Hair: Henare Davidson Quaife & Brixton Cowie.

The Moon, My Soulmate

At eight years old, my parents divorced. My Mum moved 200 miles to Plymouth, a seaside city in Devon, and my Dad remained in The Cotswolds, a beautiful segment of the British countryside and my childhood home. They had an arrangement: every two weeks my sister, my brother and I visited my Dad. They would...