Pigtails & Pink: How Baby Spices’ girly image inspired a fight back against the male gaze

The Spice Girls’ members were branded with just one word each, a word that identified them and defined them. Together, all five could have embodied an actual whole of the every-girl, yet each individual took one fifth of that whole as their personality; her anger, her innocence, her cheekiness, her dignity and her physicality. These five...

Question everything with ‘a Guide to Thinking Critically About Your Sexuality”

New Year calls for self reflection: A Guide to Thinking Critically About Your Sexuality A comfortable, acceptable queer narrative begins so: “Ever since I was a child, I knew I was different”. I didn’t. In fact, I was explicitly taught otherwise. I knew I was loved. I knew I had friends, talents, and privilege afforded...

The Monstrous Mystique of Femmes in Horror Films

The scent of sage lingers heavily in the air as female oddities of every form gather in darkness to smudge away the inevitable ennui of kinky kittens and sartorially safe succubi… Feminine monstrosity as a fashion sense- the trashy transcendency, the burning of boundaries and the perverting of perspectives, is hella la mode but never...

No More Sleeps! Eleven Pipers Piping

For the Polyester twelve days of Christmas finale, G Lucas Going transforms into the perfect little tree… ✮✭✮✭✮✭ ✮✭✮✭✮✭ Art Direction by Anne laure Franchette. Photography by Phillipa Bloomfield. Featuring Georgia Lucas Going. To check out the rest of our alternative advent series, click here.

Drum Roll Please, Here Comes The Bride

In celebration of ten drummers drumming, photographer Weishan Hu explores maternal relationships and holy matrimony in a new photo series for our alternative twelve days of Christmas. ༺♥༻ ༺♥༻༺♥༻ ༺♥༻ Photography by Weishan Hu. Styling by Bahkita Fok. Hair and makeup by Liuyi. Featuring Juicy Chan and Susan Yuan.  To check out the rest of...

Ms Claus Has Come To Visit: Nine Ladies dancing

We’re in the final throes of our twelve days of Christmas. Next up, it’s nine ladies dancing which means celebration time! Aoife Cullen creates Ms. Claus and ICE queen looks for you to serve at your next Christmas soiree… ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* MS CLAUS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* ICE QUEEN *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ To check out the rest of our alternative advent...

Angel Hair Pasta : Eight Maids Are Milking

Kyara Simone and Melanie Lehmann present to us ‘ANGEL HAIR PASTA,’ for Eight maids are milking as part of our alternative twelve days of Christmas. A set of images based around a concept focusing on two women portraying angels in a new age of feminism that’s allowing women to be ethereal, untouchable works of art...

Party feet: Seven Swans are Swimming

Feeling fatigued by party season yet? As part of Polyester’s twelve days of Christmas, Louisa Foley will add a spring to your step as she illustrates seven swans are swimming as festive footwear inspo. To check out the rest of our alternative advent series, click here.

God is a Womxn: Six Geese A-Laying

At the half way point of Polyester’s twelve days of Christmas, Kim Thompson reimagines six geese a-laying — cos we all know men ain’t shit. To check out the rest of our alternative advent series, click here.

Stack ’em High, it’s Five Gold Rings

For the fifth instalment of our holiday countdown, Doxi Mylk adds all the gold rings to their Christmas wish list, ‘cos five just simply ain’t enough… To check out the rest of our alternative advent series, click here.

Answer your phone, it’s Four Calling Birds

For Polyester’s twelve days of Christmas, Ashley Miller takes on a sinister retelling of Four Calling Birds to ignite nightmares this holiday season.

Cooking up a storm this Christmas: Three French Hens

For Polyester’s twelve days of Christmas, Gina Tonic’s mum Vicki Jones reveals her winter warmer roast chicken recipe… In between starving myself and bingeing, my mam’s house has always been a food sanctuary. Sumptuous and sickly, rich and rewarding, eating with my mam and back in the house I grew up will never be a...