With every week the Perth Fashion Festival creeps closer and closer and I for one am super excited about this year’s festivities! In addition to styling two runway shows, I’ve been honoured with a nomination for the Creative Edge prize at the West Australian Fashion Awards, which take place on Wednesday, September 15.

I’ve been nominated alongside my good friends Teagan Sewell and Romain Duquesne, who are both incredibly talented, and I am stoked just to be in the same category as them!

There are 13 award categories all up, including Most Outstanding WA Collection for 2010, Designer for Tomorrow, Fine Details, Best Dressed Boutique, and for our state’s many beautiful models, there are categories such as Runway Model Of The Year, Photographic Talent Of The Year and Hot New Talent.

The categories I’m most excited about are Designer For Tomorrow – the nominees include Jaime Lee, Little Gracie and Of Cabbages And Kings – plus Photographic Model Of The Year and Hot New Talent. The nominees for Photographic Model of the Year include Tom Bull, Zoe Peet, Millicent Lambert, Tammy Stone, Fabienne Vanderhaeghen and Nicole Harrison, with Elle Gray, Melissa Melbourne, Sarah Pauley, Dempsey, Fiona Thomas and Alice Laas all nominated for the Hot New Talent award.

Winners will be determined by Style Circle – a group of men and women from WA’s fashion industry, who will be asked to lodge their votes online. Good luck to everyone in the running – I’m sure this year’s WAFAs are going to go off with a bang!

If you’re a member of the WA fashion industry and would like to join Style Circle, head on over to to register your interest.

Stay tuned to Dropstitch later this week for more info on what promises to be a fantastic 2010 Perth Fashion Festival.

Emma x