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Fashionista’s Australia — new website launching September 13

emily power fashion is about to roll into a major news/lifestyle/fashion/culture website, Fashionista’s Australia, launching Thursday September 13. Regular readers will notice I haven’t posted recently — that is because I have been busy working with my colleague and friend, the managing editor of Fashionista’s Antonia Magee, to create the new destination for life and … Continue reading

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Jewellery de jour — edgy ear cuffs

Give ladylike studs the flick, because earrings make a tougher statement this spring. Ear cuffs—shackling the curve of the ear—are the jewellery de jour, whether you go for a thick, gem-encrusted style, or fine chains and dainty rings. Peter Lang for Cue white stone ear cuff $79 Sportsgirl delicate joined ear cuff $12.95 * homepage image … Continue reading


Teeter tots — heel-less wedges

Your boyfriend won’t understand and your mother will tut-tut you for putting style before safety, but if you dare, give these death defying, scultpural heels from Tony Bianco a go. Tony Bianco ‘Glamour’ wedge $189.95

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Fashionista’s Guide — new book and lifestyle website

The Fashionista’s Guide to Shopping in Melbourne ($19.95) is my latest venture with my friend, fellow journalist and best-selling author Antonia Magee. The guide is a sexy, handbag size directory to the best retail in Melbourne, across fashion for men, women and children, homewares, accessories, bridal and more, with a Sydney edition out early next year and … Continue reading


Spring Shopping List

My inbox and desk are awash with new season look books and one of the privileges of my job is getting first peek at the collections. Of the spring ranges—and I see many—here is an edit of some of the pieces I intend to part with my hard earned cash for. My financial planner will … Continue reading

Hi friends — I’m back!

I needed a bit of time out after the very upsetting conclusion of Ten’s The Circle and the launch of my next project, Fashionista’s Guide to Shopping in Melbourne (book series and website). Thanks for sticking with me! Fresh post coming today…so much spring inspiration around. xoxo E  

The Circle cast, production and technical team

Farewell to The Circle

I am deeply sad that this Friday, August 3, is the final episode of Network Ten’s Logie award winning The Circle. I got off a plane yesterday after a fortnight holidaying in Thailand and received the awful news when I switched on my phone as I waited for my luggage at the carousel. In the time … Continue reading

On Holiday

Hi friends -  I am on a spot of annual leave, so this blog will be idle for a short period while I rest and recharge. Expect fresh posts on the spring collections in the first week of August. I hope you visit again soon. xo Em


Chic on the cheap — The Circle

The Circle set a challenge for the hosts’ stylist Marina Piche and I this week — to assemble fashionable outfits, including shoes and accessories, for under $150. We pulled it off, proving you can embrace trends (we showed off pastels, neon, prints and coloured jeans, through to classic breton stripes) and still be frugal. This was … Continue reading


She wears the pants — The Circle

She wears the pants this spring—jazzed up pants. Beautiful brands we showed on The Circle included: Nevenka, Jolet, Leonard St, Warehouse, Gorman, Bettina Liano, Topshop, Howard Showers and Bec and Bridge. —- Click here to check out the episode. —- Prints are turning the humble trouser into a major style statement and the bolder the pattern … Continue reading


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