Polyester ❤’s Boy With Wings

Having originally met in Birmingham, Poppy, Leo, Sean and Tom are now based in London and together as Boy With Wings they make electronic pop that’s both fun and thoughtful.

Creative Practises- Grace Miceli

For the latest instalment of Creative Practises- creating space for female creativity, we talk to Grace Miceli, a multimedia artist and curator currently living in New York. Grace’s work, notably her T-shirts named Drizzy Inflammatory Essays, (where Grace prints Drake lyrics in the style of Jenny Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays), are all over the Internet right...

In Conversation With- Skinny Girl Diet

As part of our poster collaborations, all this week we’re previewing our ‘in conversation with’ pieces which accompany the A2 posters. Second is Skinny Girl Diet… Already endorsed by the likes of Neneh Cherry, Skinny Girl Diet are taking London as their own and changing the industries perception of all female bands while their at...

The Coven Collective- In Conversation With.

As part of our poster collaborations, all this week we’re previewing our ‘in conversation with’ pieces which accompany the A2 posters. First up is The Coven Collective… Founded by photographer Laurence Philomene and Eleanor/Luna e Los Santos after growing up online and observing budding photographers and their growing opportunities due to the connections made on...

❤ Gyrl Gaze- Christina Poku ❤

“She does the work”. That’s the first phrase that popped into my mind when I first stumbled across Christina Poku. I was instantly hit by the variety and consistency; at first glance, one can immediately tell that Christina is an artist that does work.

“I don’t want to make something that’s universally enjoyed.”- Reba Maybury

Walking through the Barbican café clad in an ankle length black PVC coat, emblazoned with badges that read, “tory slave” and “bollocks to austerity, tax the rich”, Reba Maybury isn’t your typical ex fashion student.

The Seduction Strategy of Fashion

A motive of fashion is to exhibit the self – it is a pathway of distinction, travelled with cotton and tulle. Clothing is a medium of communication; it is crux in identifying and securing your social role in culture at large. People that dismiss fashion as frivolity miss the baseline of clothes itself: nobody goes...

“Biogirl” in a Drag World

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.

Dicktionary: Peglittle

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