Ione Gamble is a London based writer and editor in chief of feminist zine Polyester.
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Creepy Comments Girls With Dyed Hair Are Used To

I've been dyeing my hair since the tender age of 11, and I once received no less than 12 semi-permanent hair dyes in my Christmas stocking. I will die with perfectly colored hair intact, but I've also received creepy and annoying comments about dyed …
By Ione Gamble

How To Do Your Hair While Your Bangs Grow

Maybe you've been here before: You grow your hair out for as long as you can, get hit with a sudden wave of inspiration, then cut your bangs. They look amazing, but eventually, you're over it. That's when you're in need of cute hairstyles to wear whi…
By Ione Gamble

11 Of Missy Elliott's Most Inventive Style Moments

Missy Elliott is a woman who has always marched to the beat of her own drum. Paving her own way in terms of both musical ventures and fashion outings, over a career spanning more than 20 years, it’s no surprise that Missy Elliott’s most iconic style …
By Ione Gamble

Why Miranda's 'Sex & The City' Style Is Underrated

Carrie had her shoe collection, Charlotte her sickly sweet style, and Samantha her sensual slips. These ladies may have garnered the most attention in terms of clothing on Sex And The City, but IMHO, it’s Miranda's Sex And The City style that is most…
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11 Embarrassing Things We Did To Denim In The '90s

Denim is a fabric that never goes out of style, but it was arguably in the ‘90s that the trend really hit its stride. Unfortunately, with all good things come the bad — and there are certainly a fair amount of embarrassing things we did to our denim …
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11 Strapless Bras For +Size Women With Small Boobs

Underwear shopping is rarely easy, but finding the perfect strapless bras for plus size women with small boobs can be even more of a challenge. With representation of body diversity in the lingerie industry seemingly on the rise — just consider Ashle…
By Ione Gamble

11 Creepy Comments Women Get About Their Makeup

When it comes to women and femme-presenting people, most of us are sadly used to receiving a certain amount of nastiness in relation to our appearances. However, it may be the creepy comments about makeup that irk me the most. Usually made in the for…
By Ione Gamble

Why Enid Coleslaw's Style Was So Important To Me

Growing up, there weren't many women across film and TV who I could relate to. Discovering Ghost World on VHS and subsequently reading the graphic novel felt like hitting the jackpot. Enid Coleslaw of Ghost World became my alternative style icon. The…
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Lil' Kim's 1999 VMAs Pastie Will Live On Forever

With the 2016 VMAs hitting our screens on Aug. 28, I've been nostalgically reminiscing upon all of the outrageously amazing outfits that have graced the red carpet since the award ceremony's inception 31 years ago in 1984. Lil' Kim's nipple pastie ou…
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Rihanna's 2005 VMA Look Was Everything You Wanted

With the 2016 installment of the VMAs fast-approaching on Aug. 28, it seems like the perfect moment to take a trip down memory lane and rediscover some of the award ceremony's most iconic moments, like Rihanna's first VMA look in 2005. While there ma…
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Remember Lady Gaga's Meat Dress At The 2010 VMAs?

The VMAs aren't shy of a healthy dose of controversy, whether in regards to celebrities' choice of outfits when walking the red carpet or mic-stealing moments during the ceremony. But Lady Gaga's meat dress at the 2010 VMAs may just top it all. It's …
By Ione Gamble

13 Film Icons Who Championed Tomboy Style

This may sound surprising to some, but Juno, released in 2008, was probably the first time I saw an unashamed tomboy take center stage on the silver screen. Since watching the movie for the first time, I’ve come to notice the visible lack of female c…
By Ione Gamble

11 Creepy Things People Say To Feminine Women

While it may be our own personal preference to get dressed-up to the nines, wear heels on the daily, or reapply lipstick as though it were an Olympic sport, the choice to champion all things girly in no way excuses the creepy comments people say to f…
By Ione Gamble

15 Horror Movie Heroines With Killer Style

Horror movies aren’t the first place most of us would likely think of when looking for outfit inspiration. Between the murder, blood, guts, and terror, the last thing on many of our minds is what the protagonists may be wearing. But that doesn’t mean…
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11 Superheroes To Influence Your IRL Style

Female superheroes often get a bad rep. They can come across as over-sexualized, reduced to just their looks by scriptwriters and directors, or given less minutes of screen time compared to their male co-stars. But, despite all of this, many onscreen…
By Ione Gamble

The 11 Best Angelina Jolie Outfits From The '90s

Human rights activist and actor Angelina Jolie may not be best-known for her sense of fashion — nor should she be, per se — but she’s always kept things timely when it comes to personal style. Angelina Jolie’s best outfits from the '90s and early 200…
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11 Items For Your 'Stranger Things' Obsession

Ever since sci-fi series Stranger Things dropped on Netflix in Jul. 2016, it seems the entire world — myself included — has grown obsessed. So what better time is there to rock some Stranger Things clothes and accessories inspired by the series? Ther…
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How The Olympic Dress Codes Vary For Men & Women

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are well underway, and while many of us are enjoying watching the sports as they go down, the games — and the question of whether Olympic dress codes are sexist — have arguably come under more scrutiny than in…
By Ione Gamble

11 Of Carrie Bradshaw's Most Memorable Hairstyles

She may have been the self-proclaimed queen of shoes, but Carrie Bradshaw's hairstyles were also pretty killer and matched her four-inch stilettos to a T. Considering the woman made more Manolo Blahnik payments than rent ones, many of us have probabl…
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11 Of Chloë Sevigny's Best & Quirkiest Looks Ever

There’s a reason Chloë Sevigny was once dubbed the coolest girl in the world by The New Yorker, and it’s not just her uncountable number of amazing outfits. The actor, model, muse, and all-around cool gal earned her status by appearing in indie filmm…
By Ione Gamble