Listen to Our Live Podcast Episode on How to be a Positive Force For Creative Change

It’s our live episode! For this instalment of the podcast, we’re transmitting live from the Ace Hotel in London. In a special extended ask an expert section, Polyester editor in chief Ione Gamble will be picking the brains of three young femme creatives on how to be a positive force for creative change. LISTEN ON...

We Learn How to Write a Book and Chat to Parker Day For The New Podcast Episode

It’s the penultimate episode of the season! for our seventh instalment we’re thrilled to be joined by writers Hannah Ewens and Zing Tsjeng to unpick the world of publishing and tell us how to write your first book. Both having recently published their first books; Hannah and Zing cover how to get a literary agent,...

The Queen Herself

Hungarian photographer Hanna Rédling enters the world of an unknown queen of kitsch… I’ve been saving hotels from the internet for years now, this is how I discovered ‘Koningin van Pieterburen’, during the time I was living in Amsterdam. Pieterburen is a tiny village with around 400 inhabitants, located up towards the North of the...

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.

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...

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.

Advent Reimagined: Two Turtle Doves

For Polyester’s 12 days of Christmas, Iris ray reimagines two Turtle Doves as a photo series. Photography by Iris Ray. Styling by Ivory Woods. Makeup by Lucy Fleur. Featuring Linda Chen and Lucy Fleur. ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

Happy Halloween

This spooky photo series comes from horror movie stills mostly from the 60s and 70s, drawing inspiration from Dario Argento, Jess Franco, and Jean Rollin among other directors.   “It comes from the idea that good horror stills can often be more satisfying than the movies themselves because they can’t disappoint you with bad dialogue...

These Latinx artists dicuss subject and photographer

Interview between Blair Cannon and two up-and-coming young Latinx artists, lberto Vargas (A) and actor/artist Andrea Granera (B), discussing the roles of photographer and subject.  This improvised shoot is a project about how being a subject can be a performance in itself—it points to a confidence in us that we may not have in our everyday lives and...

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...

Experience the flowery universe of BABA DRAGA

  “Flowers represent the femininity, the happiness, the sun. They’re my way to travel, to see the world. When people comes to my place, nobody talks about the furniture but the flowers all the time.” – Draga     Baba Draga is inspired in a grandma who lives isolated in her own “cage”, denying the french daily...

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...