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…

Megan Tatem

Megan is a lazy 23 year old artist living in New York. She looks her best and makes her best work right after a panic attack. You can find her illustrations, photographs, and designs here: www.megantatem.com Instagram

Lola Rose

New Zealand bred designer for Perfume River and portrait photographer. I came all the way to London to chase my dreams, feel awkward at parties and reconnect with my long lost sister. As a devoted feminist I’m passionate about promoting beauty diversity in the fashion industry as well as having an excuse to meet creative…

Sarah Cohen

ⓎⓝⒼ ⓌⓘⓁⒹ Ⓝ’ ⓕⓇⓔⓔ ~*~Sarah Cohen is 18 yrs yung// she luvs the early 2000’s, cake decorating videos and the smell of fresh cilantro. A writer, an avid youtube watcher, and sticker curator she’s been living the dream since late august 1997. She experiments in film, photo, writing, digital art, and knits in her spare time~*~ _________▄██✿███▄ _______ ▄██▀██████▄ ______██▀__███▒████ _____██____███░░ٮ░▀…

Creature of The Night

[cycloneslider id=”3059″] An ode to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Photography by Kieran Fenney, Styling by Saskia Cole, Nails by Maddy Ayers, Make up by Sara Argy Mimi Wade collection accessorised with American Apparel, Atsuko Kudo, Fyodor Golan, Vintage and Retro Sue Ryder and stylists own pieces. Models: Angelina Murphy @ D1 London, 

Where’s My American Pie?

There is an aspect of our adolescence that is ignored by our parents and over exaggerated by the film industry – of older boys and younger girls (note, I said boys). When you’re fifteen, the guys you hang out with are eighteen. And it’s great: they buy you fags and take your virginity and drive…

An Exclusive Look at Perfume River’s Debut Collection, Poubelle

[cycloneslider id=”3021″] As a creative person living in London trying to make a buck, I wanted to create a collection that resembled my views on the fashion world and the role I play within it. For this collection I incorporated the things that make my skin crawl about the fashion industry while making people look…

Ugh, Boys! Part Two.

[cycloneslider id=”2983″] The second in a comic series by Miu Hatano

Honey, I’m Home!

[cycloneslider id=”3004″] Photography by Katrin Braga, styling and creative direction by Juliann McCandless, assistant styling by Kelsey Adlem, makeup and hair and Min-Jee Mowat. Models: Kamran from RadKids & Cate Dunk Featuring Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop, Snap-Off, Philip Lim, Alexander Wang, all other items vintage. Special thanks to Gravity Pope Clothing, Neighbour, Roden Gray, Community Thrift,…

Cosmopolitan Never Taught me About Asexuality

The first time I heard the term asexuality was in 8th grade. A girl was taunting me about my current middle school boyfriend, claiming he was an asexual. When i had asked her what that meant she said “It means that he is only attracted to himself”. For a while I had the misconception that…