State and Religion Sitting In a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Economists, criminologists, police officials, scientists and politicians all stood around scratching their heads. The anticipated apocalyptic rise in crime across the US in the early 1990s had inexplicably never reared it’s head, rather, a hefty decline slowly emerged. Explanations and reasonings were thrown around by all of those whose prior predictions were found to be...

Date the Rainbow at Moth Club

On the 3rd of August, an ex servicemen’s members club in the heart of Hackney will open its heart to new adventures and ideas. This men’s gay speed dating event is a night of glam within the heart of Hackney. Welcoming everyone for what maybe the winning night of your life – the night you find true...

Pastels & Poetry

 ‘Pastels & Poetry’ is an ongoing poetry & photo project by published writer, Raychel Reimer. Reimer visually showcases her poetry works in uniquely assembled frames to catch the reader’s eye. The purpose of the bold colour use in Reimer’s project is to not shy away from her own personal femininity, and to deconstruct the idea...

Be My Baby

💙 Keep the summer spirit alive with mega-babe Constance Mary as she brings us a sun-soaked shoot straight from New Zealand! 💙 Photography: Constance Mary Models: Alannah, Oskar and Annie Clothing: Constance Mary, Somewhere Nowhere

SOS

Designer Steve Smith & director May Powell debut this dreamy new fashion film featuring Smith’s graduate collection and starring musician and model Emma Chitty. Initially inspired by the by the character Jeanie from Christina Rossetti’s 19th Century poem ‘Goblin Market’, a poem that explores the more vibrant side of sin, Smith’s use of colour, texture and plethora...

Wounds That Never Heal

These pieces are a summer tribute to all the wounds that never heal (or that we won’t let heal) – that we’re forced to learn to live with and tolerate. For me personally, living with a genetic chronic pain condition as well as my severe mental illness has made me experience every kind of pain...

Xans Make Her Dance

The final instalment of, ‘My Therapist Gave Me An Assignment: Write about Your Ex’. Xanax Saved My Life: A Love Story should be the title of my book should I ever decide to write one. I went to Crate & Barrel with one of my best friends to pick out household appliances for her new...

Boris’ Verdict on Couture

The couture week has just come to an end and after days and days of sequin diarrhea I finally came up with a diagnosis regarding the fashion industry’s Holy Grail. As my mission was to report this couture week, I started wondering about the whole concept and mythology around it. First, let’s face it: couture...

Kaia Miller

Kaia Miller, who lives in New York, is a 13-year-old a self-portrait artist. A few weeks ago I found Kaia’s Instagram: ethereal, beautiful, innovative, mystical and inventive. It acts as a portal to a wonderland, Kaia’s wonderland. She transforms her selfies into surreal dreamlands. Using only an iPhone, eyelashes become heart shape feathers, mermaid tails...

Maude

World premiere of Will Reid’s short film, Maude. A girl’s infatuation with her inanimate best friend drives her boyfriend to commit a violent crime of passion. A film by Will Reid. A 322 Films production. 2016. Starring – Ellie Hoskyns-Abrahall as Girl Oliver de Montfalcon as Boy Maude, as herself Written and Directed by Will...

Stinky Youth

👀 Dmitry Comarov‘s second story for Polyester about his home country – Russia – & the limitations put young people regarding self expression. His work looks at the social & political climate of Russia & its effects on the younger generation. 👀 Photography: Dmitriy Comarov. Styling: Dmitriy Popov. Models: Dmitriy Popov & Daria Remizova.

Liberty Sadler: Fat is a Feminist Issue

“We’re at an interesting time for woman embracing their sexuality,” says artist Liberty Sadler. “But the capitalist structures in place mean that it’s a certain type of sexuality that is a commodity. There’s an aesthetic privilege and hierarchy of bodies that means that a normal sized woman in an advert is suddenly plus-sized. We’re in...