IN THE STUDIO WITH BOSHKA

IN THE STUDIO WITH BOSHKA

Today I have the pleasure of introducing a very hard hitting gal Boshka Grygoriew Alvy; illustrator, tattoo artist, painter, and penpal of mine for a good 4 years now. Inspired by Nepalese and Tibetan art, I was instantly an admirer of Boshka's work when I came across her on the internet. Her lo..…
CROWLEY VINTAGE & ANTIQUES, BROOKLYN.

CROWLEY VINTAGE & ANTIQUES, BROOKLYN.

Passion and obsession are words commonly thrown around when describing hunters and collectors of vintage clothing and antiquities. It's down right difficult to avoid it. Trying to describe Sean Crowley without using them would in fact be nearly impossible.Sean Crowley's obsession for vintage Brit...
DENIM DUDETTES IN NYC

DENIM DUDETTES IN NYC

Following this week's story on Denim Dudettes in Bangkok, we are sharing Eric Kvatek's pictures of some hard hitting denim gals in New York for the launch of the Denim Dudettes hardback by our pal Amy Leverton.The two have worked hard to bring us some of the most inspiring women in the fashion in...
DENIM DUDETTES IN BANGKOK

DENIM DUDETTES IN BANGKOK

Our walking denim-encyclopedia friend Amy Leverton has just released a women's rendition of her first published book 'Denim Dudes', appropriately called 'Denim Dudettes'.In the beautiful hardcover she has curated the world's raddest women who love denim, from so many corners of the globe. Since...
Studio Visit to Troy O'Shea's Workshop in Sydney

Studio Visit to Troy O'Shea's Workshop in Sydney

In March this year, I went down to visit hat maker Troy O'Shea in his Sydney studio tucked away in the city's wholesale garment district, which was formerly an industrial area where many factories were fully functioning 50 years earlier. The area used to be home to the Globe Suitcase factory for le…
What Peggy Oki Can Teach Us About Goodness

What Peggy Oki Can Teach Us About Goodness

In our search for goodness on the journal today our mind wanders to the jagged shores of California, sun-kissed and bathed in warmth like the spine of a great lizard, where artist, former professional athlete, and activist Peggy Oki lives. Oki was born in California after her parents fled Hiroshi...
The Good Living Support Group

The Good Living Support Group

One crucial element of good living that we have mostly cast aside is the idea of getting to know ourselves. For me, the concept of getting to know the 'how, what and why' of our motivation in life, is the foundation of our human experience. The quality of our personal and public life, as well as o…
THE JOY OF SUN SALUTATIONS WITH YUKI.

THE JOY OF SUN SALUTATIONS WITH YUKI.

This is an exploration of that yucky business called anxiety and how to set yourself on a beautiful, yet mysterious pathway to self exploration with yoga. Ponytail friend and yogi Yuki Matsui will guide you through a sun salutation: the start-line to the most powerful tool to self recognition, and self acceptance.
FOR THE BIRDS.

FOR THE BIRDS.

This week we welcome a newcomer in retail, Tom Clothes and Goods out of Los Angeles who have just set up shop online with prospects of a brick and mortar storefront in the sunny region. Stocking W’menswear and some really interesting brands for a product savy lady, we’ve got our eye her growing curatorial list. Today we’re getting cozy with founder Arielle Ackerman, and taking stock of her shiny new retail (ad)venture.
(RE)VISION SOCIETY ARE MAKING VERY CLEVER CLOTHES.

(RE)VISION SOCIETY ARE MAKING VERY CLEVER CLOTHES.

We’re catching up with (re)vision society co-founder Stacey who is road testing a new concept that she likes to call Clever Clothing, a new venture for the label who have collaborated with the public to solve the huge issue of inefficiency and waste in the garment industry.
MARK AND ALAN’S FUNNEST LIFE POSSIBLE

MARK AND ALAN’S FUNNEST LIFE POSSIBLE

At Ponytail Journal we sometimes get the chance to cross paths with people who are so impassioned by their work that we are, in turn, compelled to take a snapshot. It was clear after meeting Mark Cho and Alan See, co-founders of The Armoury, that we had to take that snapshot not only of this enchanting world of menswear they have helped build upon, but the story behind it.
ERIC DOES INSPIRATION.

ERIC DOES INSPIRATION.

A huge event on the Los Angeles Vintage calendar is Inspiration where the cream-of-the-crop world’s best vintage and heritage rag businesses gather for a stunning show in Southern California. Our buddy Eric Kvatek went to explore the treasures on display and on the floor at this massive annual event. You’ll see friends and new faces from all over the states as well as those who had hopped over from Japan like The Real McCoys, Clutch Magazine, J’Antiques, and local heroes like Hellers Cafe, Indian Motorcycles, Lewis Leathers, along with many newcomers who are imparting their own flavour on the show floor.