NASTEE BOO GLITTER
Words: Tom Evans and Sassify Zine
Sassify Zine - June 2019
NASTEE GLITTER is a NASTEE BOO repellent; a biodegradable, vegan, cruelty-free cosmetic glitter designed to repel anyone who even thinks about raining on your parade. Launched by Area Eighteen, a vintage fashion platform for LGBTQ+, femmes and their allies to showcase their authentic individuality, increase their visibility and get their voices heard. It retails at £3.99 per 6g pot and can be purchased through AREA EIGHTEEN viia Instagram, depop, ASOS marketplace or through our website www.areaeighteen.co.uk
We caught up with founder Tom Evans to discuss vintage fashion, of course, glitter.
How important is it for the fashion industry to think outside the binary?
We are living in a society whose ideas on gender and what that means is more fluid than ever before. We are consistently seeing celebrities grace red carpet events, the MET gala being the biggest recent example, pushing the boundaries and trying to break the rigid walls society has created around gender expression and fashion in particular. However, celebrity culture is out of touch from everyday life and as we all know is placed on a pedestal. This is creating a bit of a glass ceiling where breaking the binary is concerned and is not tapping into the everyday individual and their gender expression. It is the responsibility of fashion brands to break the glass ceiling and showcase individuals expressing themselves outside of the binary to allow those who wish to do the same the confidence to do so.
Who are your LGBTQ+ inspirations?
I am completely obsessed with boy George, somebody really ahead of his time and somebody I am consistently referencing for fashion inspiration. Jaden and Willow Smith are also really pathing the way for creativity and authentic expression where gender and the arts are concerned.