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All Black, Always

By December 18, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

Well, well. Long time no see blog. So where have I been? Taking some time out for me? Somewhat, but at least now I have a masters degree (and a few extra kilos courtesy of stress eating central). But more than just being hectically busy, I’ve been a bit disillusioned with the entire industry. Nearly everyone having fake followers (I guarantee you at least one of your fave instagrammers/bloggers/youtubers has bought), peasants thinking they can start a Wix site and that they’re a fully fledged fashion blogger, people without credentials or writing experience managing to get into fashion week, as well as the general favouritism that is the entire Brisbane fashion scene. The pressure and guilt that assaults you when you don’t post weekly, when your content isn’t up to your standards, or even when you’re unable to shoot just got a bit much. Not that it’s an excuse. But frankly this is my blog and I can take a break when I want to.

That being said, I am going back to my usual grinchy self (in complete reversal to my cheery xmas retail life) and wearing my usual uniform of all black.

Some people say that all black is safe. That it’s expected. I read a blog post today that made me chuckle. It said that black is a haven, it’s acceptable. My response, you’re simply not doing it correctly. Black is powerful. It’s edgy. Whilst it can camouflage you, it can also make you stand out. In a world of peasants in millennial pink and summery florals, black emerges as a vampiric beacon of hope. An antidote to the perverse positivity that is so ubiquitous in the middle of the Australian summer.

All black brings to mind Francophone style, funeral chic, Carine Roitfeld, Vera Wang, as well as every retail uniform known to humankind. And frankly I enjoy it. Once at fashion week, my friend Ali and I were invited to a last minute soiree, “what should I wear?” I panic screamed at her, “all fucking black always” was her frantic reply. And so the title of this post was born.

Coat – Boohoo | Chain – Joshua Halls | Gloves – eBay | Jeans and Shoes – Asos

This look was shot by Ali Gordon, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @modestoblog or on Modesto Blog.

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The New Coat

By April 13, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

A new coat length has been in the works for a while now. The longline duster coat hit womenswear a season ago and it’s crossed over to menswear (finally). Harking back to 60s country trips, replete with leather driving gloves, a picnic basket and the Beatles on lock, the duster coat was ubiquitous. The must have accessory for protecting your no doubt delicate clothes from the vile road dust. Nowadays the duster coat is a slouchy and insouciant mix of Carven cocoon coat comfort and the classic Burberry trench coat style. Once again, it’s the perfect accessory.

To the untrained observer it may look like the perfect flasher coat, but the duster is so much more than that. It’s the ideal light layering piece for trans-seasonal dressing. Oh so on trend and bound to be for the next few seasons. I also appreciate how relevant it is for the Australian climate, there’ll be no hot flushes in this lightweight masterpiece. Plus it can be dressed up or down depending on your look. I know I’m raving, but I’m deliriously tired and in love with my new coat.

I’ve also well and truly jumped on the distressed denim bandwagon with this Topman beauty. It came with knee rips and I’ve gone ahead and enlarged them a tad, to really make them extra af. I’m loving the cropped length of them, and a little bit of hem distressing never hurt. Paired with back with a simple white v neck (tucked in ofc!) and navy brogues and I’m ready for the day!

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Cheers to Yonce for deigning to shoot me ;).

Coat – Uniqlo | Jeans – Topman | Shoes – Zu | Shirt – Connor

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Trans-Seasonal Layering

By September 11, 2016 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

I’m just going to come right out and say it. I hate this in-between season period. I am definitely one of those people who just likes to plan out what they’re wearing for the day. I don’t want to have to worry about if it’s going to get cold or hot later. I want to whack on my clothes and go.

Unfortunately we aren’t in a luxury world where it is winter 24/7, and that’s where this little thing called layering comes into practice. Being able to peel off or add on layers to your outfit makes a world of difference in general life comfort.

By subscribing to a similar colour palette you can achieve a complete look. Adding in a bit of a pattern in the middle layer – as I have here, adds an element of contrast and interest.

This look was shot by Ali Gordon, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @modestoblog or on Modesto Blog.

Buy Sigma Brushes here.

Don’t forget you can get 10% off all ApoteKah products using the code MATTH10.

Of course you need to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat @infirmofpurpose, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin and Lookbook.

T-Shirt – Topman | Shirt – H&M | Cardigan – Zara | Jeans – A Brand | Boots – Vintage






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