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Yousef Akbar Resort ’18 Review

By May 18, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

It’s official. Sequins are back. Back in a big way.

The Yousef Akbar woman takes reference from the hedonistic Studio 54, 70s glitter punk and 80s prom queens.

There were moments of brilliance. A skin tight pair of dusty pink sequinned pants, a matching turtleneck layered with an emerald green slip. An all in one khaki look including face covering (very Grace Jones) with Ostrich tufts was a pleasant avant-garde interlude. A studded biker jacket with a back slit and gold riveting is a phenomenal buyer piece – it’ll fly off the shelves.

The use of small wooden planks to hold dress slits together and as shoulder detailing was phenomenal. It added the perfect craftsman touch to the outfits, a bit of roman centurion, which is always great.

Not every look hit the mark for me personally, but overall the show was a success.

Photos provided by Getty Images exclusively for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

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Fashion Bravery

By May 3, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

The Met Gala is something that i look forward to each year. It’s a place where creativity and high fashion can be showcased on the highest people in the fashion, music and celebrity industries.

In case you’re brand new, each year the Met Gala runs to a particular theme, corresponding to the fashion exhibition that the Met has on. This year it celebrates legendary Comme Des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo.

Kawakubo is renowned for her sculptural avant-garde designs, a theme that (one would think) would be a relatively popular one to replicate. But alas not, apparently it proved intimidating to most, who ended up arriving in basic ass gowns. The very few who attempted (and largely succeeded) to stick to the theme were then lambasted by peasant outlets such as The Daily Mail. Long story short, people who don’t know fashion shouldn’t attempt to decipher it.

But that’s not what this post is about. This is about fashion bravery. Fashion is there to push boundaries and for you to take risks. Granted, I myself do not push the boundary in the biggest way possible, but I do so in a way that both suits my style, and the environment I’m in. Not to mention my budget! Fashion is about utilising trends and iconographic pieces in clever ways. Sure it may be great that your outfit is featuring every current trend, but why not take that Gucci shirt and fishnet tights and use it with other pieces to reference an iconic era or person. That’s truly fashion for me.

Take risks, push your own personal style to a new level, and ffs don’t wear a basic gown to an avant-garde event.

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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Jacket – The Bronze Snake Shop (similar) | Jeans – Topman | Shirt – Cotton On

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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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Classing It Up In Summer

By February 19, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

I am unashamedly a child of cold weather. I would like nothing more than for Brisbane to be swept up in an ice storm and to layer up the coats. But we all have hopes and dreams, and most of the time they won’t happen.

That being said, it’s hard to maintain some level of class and sophistication in the most humid of weathers. Nothing is more troubling than keeping fabric away from sweat-filled armpits whilst your contour is currently making friends with your collar. But don’t fret, there are still a few ways to remain your usual dapper self without looking like you’ve taken a dip in the blow up pool.

Firstly, invest in a nice pair of dress shorts. I’ve gone for a bright statement pair because you know I’m all bout that life. The benefit of these is that you’ll still look dressy enough for the occasion, without having to sacrifice your comfort. Makes perfect sense for a tropical climate.

Go for a loose-fitting button up to match. Whilst a black won’t show up sweat marks as easily, you really still can’t beat a classic white. Stay away from anything bias cut or slim fit. It will hug your skin and cause you to heat up faster.

But then again, if you’re one of those people who just don’t sweat… screw you.

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.

Shirt – Myer | Shorts – Uniqlo | Belt – YD | Shoes – Zu | Bangle – Myer

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Marina

By February 7, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

I was on a boat off the coast of Vietnam when the feeling hit me. A gigantic gut bubble that built in my stomach and expanded until I was drunk with queasiness. Stuff the buffet that was being laid out on  the upper deck. Screw the stunning views and humid sunshine. I had issues. A short, calorie expelling journey later, and I was feeling better. The eye in the storm some might say. Day tripping has never been more awful. Needless to say, ever since then, boats have been my nemesis. I have never gone on a cruise, floating pontoons are evil and even a trip on the CityCat renders me apprehensive.

That being said, naval-inspired fashion is an area that I do enjoy. Blues and whites, crisply starched shirts and brocade. It’s great. Navy and blue serve as a great way to break up the ubiquitous black, yet still staying within the cool-toned, darker colour palette.

I’ve taken those marine inspirations on board in this post. Mixing a navy coloured tie-dye shirt with white jeans and navy brogues allows that perfect blend of classic insouciance that is my forte.

So whilst I can’t go anywhere on a boat, at least I can feel like I am in my wardrobe!

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.

Shirt – Factorie | Jeans – Asos | Shoes – Zu | Rings (assorted) – Joshua Hall and Michael Hill

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10 Things That 2016 Taught Me

By January 13, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

It’s ok to Stand Out

If I had a $1 for every time someone said to me “ew what are you wearing?” It’s quite simple really. I wear what I feel like wearing. If someone else doesn’t like it, that’s on them. Wearing something different from the norm is… a challenge… in a city such as Brisbane, but hey. You do you. If you feel confident, you go out and rock it. Nine times out of ten it’s your confidence that makes the outfit work.

Wearing All Black is Ok

I mean, are you a stranger to this blog? That’s my jam. So often it gets slammed as “basic” or “fashion assistant 101.” But when done properly, all black can look so chic. If it’s good enough for Carine Roitfeld, it’s good enough for me.

Friends are Everything

They’re the guys who will stay beside you as you’re devouring that second litre tub of ice cream at 1am. They’re the people who discuss politics, tv and pooping habits with you. That’s true friendship. They also start up cute brunch clubs. Long story short, if you are lucky enough to find good friends, stick with them.

Sometimes there will be more Highs than Lows

It’s how you deal with the lows that counts. Find a way to deal with that black cloud on the horizon. Can you distract yourself with work or friends? Can you start that project that you always put off? Lose yourself in music. I never used to really listen to the words of songs, but I do now and I find that it’s a way to appreciate the song on a whole other level.

Ageing will Catch Up

Oh boy, does it ever. This year I found my first semi-permanent wrinkle. It was awful. Be prepared to start spending more on skincare. Also I’ve discovered that botox is surprisingly affordable. And that tight, toned body that you never had to work for? Yeah that goes. Also your hips start aching. What’s up with that?

You can do Anything if you put your Mind to it

Yes you can eat that cake in one sitting. You go girl.

Endorphins do make you Happy

It’s weird. I hate exercise, but after you push past that one week hurdle where it’s awful, it starts getting better. No I lie. It’s still bloody awful, but afterwards you will feel satisfied.  I still can’t stand those people that actively claim they enjoy the gym. No you don’t.

Stick to your Guns

If you know you need to do something, go somewhere, invest in things, you do it. Listen to advice, but not from the haters. You know what you are working towards and you need to just go for it. It’ll work out in the end.

Forever is Ephemeral

You say you’ll love something forever. Someone will say they will have feelings for you forever. It’s all bullshit. Don’t get taken in by what you want to hear.

2017 is Your Year

At least that’s what we hope. Can’t get worse than last year can it?

This look was shot by Amie Casey, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @amiecasey.

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.

Jeans – Ralph Lauren | Choker – Homemade | Top – Myer | Shoes – Vintage

 

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Revolution

By January 6, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

First of all. Yes I’m slack. Second of all, happy New Year! Believe it or not this March will mark my second year of existence as Infirm of Purpose. Yeah, you’ve been listening to my crap for that long.  It seems weird that exactly a year ago I was in India. It’s that time of year where every blogger is clamouring about “new year, new me, new plans” and all that crap. Well I’m here to tell you that I’ll be the same cynical wanker as I was last year. Just with hopefully more content. I am aiming to change that and consistently upload.

Let’s see if I stick to that.

To stick with the theme of revolution that seems to permeate every change of year, I’ve decided to put together a little revolution-esque outfit. Complete with layered gloves, because duh. So dystopian. The concept of gloves and gauntlets is something that has always appealed to me. They can toughen up an outfit, make it stand out, make you sweat profusely and enable you to be ready for everything. Heading into the hunger games? Pop on some gloves you be good to go.

On a more down to earth level, I actually layered these gloves together as part of my Halloween outfit (Dracula ftw) and thought it looked cool. The concept of pushing the bangle up high to add an extra dimension is something that also really appeals to me, and I think it’s an idea you’ll be seeing a lot more of over the next few months. #spoilers.

Finally, before I go. What sort of content do YOU want to see? Let me know in the comments below!

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.

Shirt – Myer | Bangle – Joshua Hall | Net Gloves – Big W | Fingerless Gloves – Vintage | Pants – Vintage | Shoes – Vintage

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Let’s Try To Be Different

By November 27, 2016 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

In a world full of basic fashions and people struggling to style themselves – even with the wealth of amazing fashion blogs out there – let’s try to stand out for the right reasons. Let’s be different and unique, and try things for shits n gigs.

Developing your own unique sense of style is so important to your development. I should know, I went from a lumpy kid wearing board shorts 24/7 who wasn’t confident, to a mid-20s guy wearing whatever I want confidently. I’m still lumpy though…

Why not switch up your style. Take me for instance. White pants and sheer shirts are by no means my usual uniform. But it’s nice to change it up whilst still sticking to the realms of what I consider both flattering and fashionable. You know I love a good longer length up top, and this long line shirt is both edgy, yet formal enough to be worn to a fancy event.

This look was shot by Amie Casey, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @amiecasey.

Buy Sigma Brushes here.

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

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Shirt – H&M | Jeans – Asos | Shoes – Vintage

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All Black

By November 12, 2016 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

You all know that my fave combo of all time is definitely black on black. I love the statement that monochrome makes, and being a tall, pale figure in all black, it definitely cuts a striking look.

However to avoid looking like a makeup artist on a break, there’s a few things worth adding in. Texture is one of them. I’ve achieved this by tying a long, cheesecloth shirt around my waist. Not only does it billow out behind me as I walk like I’m batman, but it also serves to break up the silhouette of the look, taking it to the next level. Plus the contrasting fabric adds an extra dimension to the outfit.

I’ve also added biker jeans to give a tougher edge to this look. I’ve accessorised with my Vanacci beaded bracelet, the lockstone technology of this piece is really cool, it actually absorbs scent. So when I squirt it with the current scent on rotation (John Varvatos’ Vintage) it releases it slowly over a period of time. If you’re interested in trying anything from Vanacci, use the 10% discount code madeyoulook on checkout ;).

This look was shot by Amie Casey, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @amiecasey.

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.

Shirt – Connor | Shirt (around waist) – HM | Jeans – Ralph Lauren | Boots – Vintage | Bracelet – Vanacci

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Races Fashion 101

By October 31, 2016 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

Spring has most definitely sprung, and that can only mean two things: Jacaranda’s are out in bloom all over the place, and it’s races season.

Whilst I’m admittedly not a races fanatic, the opportunity to get all dressed up for public admiration is something that I’m never going to shy away from. Fashion is a major part of the races culture, and whether you’re Jean Shrimpton in a white shift, or Samara Nilsson struggling with a playsuit, you’re going to be the centre of attention. So you may as well wear something striking to give the people something to talk about.

For me, the classic combo of navy, camel and red is one that you just can’t go by. Whilst a traditional summery suit might be the quintessential races outfit, wearing separates is also totally acceptable – and something a little bit different.

I’ve teamed this textured navy blazer with camel chinos, boots, a red pocket square, a white v neck (swap to a button up if you want to be dressier), stacks of rings and a houndstooth black and white scarf. It may sound like a lot, but all together it works.

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.

Blazer – Oxford | Chinos – Industrie | Shoes – Vintage | Scarf – H&M | Pocket Square – Vintage | Shirt – Connor | Rings – Michael Hill and Joshua Hall

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