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
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