Ponytail Journal

THE AUTUMN BLAZER / W’MENSWEAR IN OXFORD
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To me, the three-buttoned blazer is a wardrobe staple, just as much as good tinned tomatoes are to the pantry.  It’s something you can pair with a plain shirt and some comfy bottoms to give you a not-too-overdressed-yet-very-smart looking ensemble.  I like to do up the middle button, not the top or bottom, and let a … continue reading

CLASSIC LAMINGTONS FILLED WITH JAM / PTJ’S TASTIEST LIFE POSSIBLE
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It’s my birthday today, and this year I thought I would change up the cake situation with some classic Aussie lamingtons.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with these furry looking morsels, they are something you must try if you ever find yourself down under, or just give them a try at home.  Picture, … continue reading

HIS & HERS, HERS & HIS, AT THE STANDARD STORE / #FUNNESTLIFEPOSSIBLE FILES
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The Standard Store is on my list of top stores Down Under.  This is because owners Nicola & Orlando Reindorf know what’s good in the W’Menswear department, but also because I am fundamentally in love with the idea of ‘His & Hers’, I’m not saying that The Standard Store is one of those matching couple … continue reading

INTERIOR / A PHOTO ESSAY IN STILLNESS OF THE EARLY MORNING, AMSTERDAM
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This house built in 1632, is in the heart of Amsterdam, 9 Streets / Shot with a Fuji x10 / Live in this space here via airbnb /

MAGRET DE CANARD / PTJ’S TASTIEST LIFE POSSIBLE
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This dish tastes like Christmas.  I’m not saying that it’s only suitable for that festive time of the year, in fact I don’t think that was it’s purpose, but you will understand when you take your first bite of crispy, savoury, cinnamon-y, and forest berry goodness.  Don’t be afraid of this one, it’s just a … continue reading

HOW TO WEAR IT / AUTUMNAL W’MENSWEAR, AMSTERDAM
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Welcome to Amsterdam.  The weather is cooling down to a crisp 10, and on a cloudy day the legs start to feel it.  This is the perfect opportunity to pull out the wardrobe classic, the Duffle coat, or apparently ‘Duffell’ if you want to be politically correct in the garment world.  My favourite thing about … continue reading

WHAT COCO WOULD HAVE WANTED?
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While on my recent trip to Seoul, a favourite city of mine, I went to visit the ‘Culture Chanel‘ experience.  An incredible, tightly curated exhibit that guides you through the Coco design process, from inspiration to execution.  Chanel showcased photographs, sketches, artworks and objects from History to describe Coco Chanel’s eye for detail with the … continue reading