Listen to the Season Two Premiere of our Podcast Here

WE’RE BACK! And thrilled to be launching season two of The Polyester Podcast with our new producer and co-host Olivia Graham. We’re sticking to the same format as season one, and are super excited to welcome two long term Polyester contributors on as our guests this week. Kicking off with ask an expert, we speak to...

R.I.P Tumblr Porn

Tumblr’s adult content has cultivated a vibrant, creative and sex positive community. Without it, I doubt I would feel as comfortable as I do in expressing my sexuality today. For diverse body types, LGBT representation, erotica and audio porn, Tumblr surpasses mainstream porn sites every time. For most, the social media platform conjures up images...

Exploring the Long History Between Women and Pills

Women and pills have a long, troubled history. From opiates like morphine and laudanum, which were used as painkillers and to mitigate anxiety in the nineteenth century, to contemporary psychiatric medication, women have always been more likely to be prescribed, to take, and to suffer from addiction to drugs. There is some gender bias at...

La Femme Féroce: Is Copping An Attitude A Bad Thing?

This is an editorial inspired by empowered strong females with attitude. Why does attitude need to be associated with negative connotations? In this editorial I wanted to reclaim attitude as a positive word to describe a strong boss female. The styling & aesthetic is inspired from characters from Coyote Ugly and the likes of Alabama...

The Girl as The Loaded Gun

Through a cinematic story of analogue photographs taken by Kirsten Bode we explore the complexities of the modern Femme Fatale and challenge the power of seduction as a means of survival. ♥ Through soft inner monologues a woman growing madder in a state of disconnect to social norms in a world full of influence she seeks...

Femmes Omitted: Wu Zetian

As controversial figures go there are few more divisive than Wu Zetian, the first and only female Emperor in the history of China. She was the concubine that rose to power, but her legacy is one of wickedness. Was one of the most powerful women in history a callous tyrant, or just another victim of...

Meet The Artists Making Bodies Better Places

They make a living off the female form, evoking power and strength in exposing, highlighting the most vulnerable yet beautiful thing about us: our naked home. In doing so, both Liah Edwardes and Hilde Atalanta have created powerful communities of self-love and reconnection. Liah, aka @DriftedLineDesign, sees each body as originally beautiful. No duplicates, no...

Heather Glazzard Is Reclaiming Exposed Female Bodies

My work has always massively focused on pulling a vulnerable side out of queer women weather it’s through a fashion shoot or a documentary portrait sitting or a bit of both. there’s this idea that by being exposed it allows you to become very vulnerable. Exposure can be done through many ways, in this one I chose...

A Call For Diversity

All photos are self-portraits. I do the whole process by myself. The production, styling, makeup, set up of the space (usually my room), composition, and everything else. I get to learn from different fields and it lets me have more control over what I’m looking for. And then I ask my husband to press the...

Select Player

This editorial is inspired by video games, female competition and female empowerment. Photography: Vincent Nadon, Styling: Emilie Nadon, Make-Up & Hair: Vanessa Yang, Models: Melodie aka Clair represented by dulcedo, and Mathilde aka Alex

Sunday Best

Me and Emily Jones got together to shoot something humorous, we had the idea to transform the images into collages, to juxtapose the female dress up styling with highly masculinized homoerotic fetish art, the collages created by Ruby Ramelize are an expression of queerness and sexuality. Photography: Heather Glazzard, Styling: Emily Jones, Collaging: Ruby Ramelize, Clothes by:...

3D Me

I am the kind of creative that likes to dip her feet into every medium. My first love was photography, but my second and more fervent love is 3D modeling & rendering. I didn’t want to spread myself too thin so I decided to put my photography in the back seat and focus on my...