It is our duty here at Ponytail Journal to point your noses towards goodness in a multitude of forms, whether that be regional Thai cookery, rare hand woven textiles, or a weird and wonderful travel destination. We are pushing for a new, inconspicuous definition of that really overused word, ‘luxury’ that has us rolling our eyes at the thought of overindulgent-ness that inevitably costs us in the long run – we’re talking about the planet and a little bit of our souls here.
So when we hear about people supporting things that are made properly, made to last longer than a throw-away season (because that is plain wasteful to us), and who promote the idea that we don’t need to plaster ourselves in branding to prove that we have made something of ourselves, we feel a responsibility to show you. This us trying to take small steps into a more sustainable reality while enjoying beautiful things in the process.
We present to you a very young company who are trying to fill a big gap in the European market, while all the same catering to the world thanks to our global marketplace that is the internet. Good-Manners, an emerging French providor of sophisticated bags and accessories for gentlemen (and women if you ask us) are entering at an interesting time. At one hand they have just opened up a wonderful pop-up store in Paris’ Viaduc Des Arts (address at the end of the post), which came with strangeness and uncertainty after the recent Paris attacks – while on the other hand they are blossoming in the context of an uprising consumer group that is interested in a connoisseurship of construction, material, and honest production.
So, here is ours and Good-Manners‘ combined effort to continue expressing freedoms that come with existence. The freedom to continue in a climate of much political strangeness, and the freedom to show the world what goodness is really made of. Here we have curated a series of looks that are assembled with things that make us proud humans.
[ Each frame is clickable too. ]
/ Story shot by Julie Berranger on the grounds of Chateau de Sceaux, France /
/ Styled by Lauren Yates /