Nikki Parkinson on The Circle for Big W Emerson

Sunday Sesh: Just call me Moira and Manu’s message for me

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Happy Sunday Stylers. We’re off to a girlfriend’s house this afternoon for a Sunday roast. Very happy about that because it means no cooking tonight and fun times with a couple of champagnes thrown in for good measure.

It will also mean a chance to relax a little. See, I’ve been sitting on a little secret. Actually it’s been a BIG secret. And I’ve really been bursting to tell you about it.

For the past few weeks I’ve been flying to Sydney to work with Big W and the team behind its fabulous Emerson fashion range. I KNOW! HUGE. You know how much I love this range – and I know how much you do too.

Yes, I’ve been pinching myself. A LOT.

I’ve been recording some television advertorials for them that will start screening this Thursday on The Circle (Channel 10) and this Friday on The Morning Show (Channel 7). Which I’m excited and freaked out about seeing in equal measures.

On the set of each, the crew and the lovely presenters (Karen and Nikki you are absolute professionals and I have a whole new level of appreciation for what you do) would ask if I’d ever done anything like this before. And I hadn’t. I think they all got a bit scared at that moment 😉 and promptly told me it would all be ok. And I think it was. We’ll see this week … I am bit concerned about the side-on chooky neck shots 🙂

My husband has started calling me Moira – after all she is the queen of home shopping advertorials. His only disappointment in my foray into the world of television advertorials is that I’ve failed to return home from any of these trips with a set of StoneDine cookware.

Anyhoo, here’s a little sneak preview of what I wore for The Circle

Nikki Parkinson on The Circle for Big W Emerson

Cardi, top and shoes all from Emerson @ Big W

… and for The Morning Show

Nikki Parkinson on The Morning Show for Big W Emerson

Top from Avella at Big W; shoes by Emerson at Big W

And on that note, a huge round of applause must go to the hair and makeup artists. OMG they are geniuses. It’s seriously so much fun to let the experts take over and make you visibly camera ready even if you’re a bumbling mess inside.

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I mentioned above that my husband wanted some new cookware. He does love to jump into the kitchen on a Saturday or Sunday night. And for that I’m super grateful because I get to sit back and watch while downing testing the wine we’ll be serving with said dinner.  I only get a little concerned about what he’s going to serve up when I see that he has a glint in his eye and is up for a bit of off-recipe-book cooking.

So I asked chef Manu Feidel for his thoughts on this type of free-style/fusion kitchen action (you can ask him a question over here too). I can’t actually tell you what his advice was. Every time I listen I just keep replaying the bit where he says my name 😉

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PS. Over on Justb. this week I’ve given my tips on budget clothes shopping, how to create a simple nude eye makeup, my take on the types of people you see at airports and my big thumbs up to seeing different models on our mag covers

Boy, it feels good to finally let you know what I’ve been up to. What do you think? Should Moira be worried? What’s been happening in your world this weekend?

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  1. Nikki that is amazing news! Congratulations & well done! I can’t wait to watch you tommorow morning, I am sure you will be fantastic.
    That Manu thingy – I totally agree. Could you make a little cut & paste vid of him using this? He has said your name (gorgeously)after all..Just sayin!
    xx

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  2. Congrats to you – great stuff 🙂 Love the first photo and the shoes wow they look amazing i’ll have to get in store for a peak did I read somewhere on your blog that they also come in a flat?

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  3. Hi Nikki,
    Congratulations!! That is so exciting for you and so well deserved. I’m sure you’ll be a hit and it will lead to more fabulous opportunities for you. I look forward to watching and well done again!

    Jane

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  4. Congratulations Nikki – you will have an amazing future as you have always come across as a true professional who truly cares about women.

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  5. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! OMG Nikki I so so so excited for you! (If you couldn’t tell that was my excited voice above).
    How totally amazing – all those conversations we have had over a glass of wine are coming true and I bet bigger than either of us would have imagined. I was just saying to my hubbie last night I hadn;t heard from you for a while and that you must be busy. BUSY TAKING OVER MOIRA!
    I cannot wait to see it … and just don’t forget about us little people.
    Genine xxxx

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  6. Finally you’ve let us all know the BIG news about BIG W! Nikki, a more deserving and hard-working woman of style I’m yet to note. You rock the looks, you talk the talk and you are to be congratulated on the way you interact and connect with us here. Now, your audience is growing through the roof! Delighted!! Much love Denyse

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  7. Oh that is fabulous! I figured it was something TV related but now that I find out it is associated with Emerson and the Circle – even more excited for you (love Emerson!). You deserve it and I am sure that this is just the beginning of bigger things (again!). Well done Nikki!

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  8. Holy CRAP you are stunning. Wow Nikki, i cannot wait to see them. I know you will have done it brilliantly …. WOW WOW WOW.

    So proud of you!!!!!

    And the other day I sat staring at the question box for Manu for so long … swear to god everything I wanted to ask him was too inappropriate. Think I’ll just ask him how to boil an egg. Just to hear him say my name. I’ll tell him my name is Edenisgorgeous
    GENIUS. xxx

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  9. Congrats Nikki on your new role as an Emerson ambassador!! I have rocked their denim shorts and singlet tops this Summer… and I’m heading to Big W tomorrow to stock up on the Winter range.

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  10. Congratulations! That is such wonderful news for you. Here’s hoping it is just the very beginning of bigger & better things to come!!! (Champagne would totally be in order right about now) – Simone x

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  11. Hi Nikki

    How exciting for you. I have never heard of Emerson before however you are the person with style.

    What a great adventure . Good luck.

    All the best

    Leoni

    Bourne Natural Beauty

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  12. Well done clever lady! Thanks for all your sharing and I’m now rocking the Emerson tops (along with a bit of Sportscraft) which works really well together.

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  13. I am so excited for you working with Emerson. I will agree, it is looking like a wonderful brand, greatly priced, and offering the latest fashions and funky clothes.
    My one bone to pick is in the sizings. I have noticed a lot in the last few years that brands are shifting their sizing to cater for larger sizes, and so they should! I am estatic about this, but they are doing it at the cost of the smaller population. Size 6 is pretty hard to find now days, and while I can see that moving up from the smaller sizes may encourage young girls to accept that the new norm is possibly a “healthier” size range but not everyone fits that range. So maybe a look at the sizing, offering a size 6 and above, because I’m a bit tired of looking whimsily at this range knowing that it’s just not going to fit me, not even close.

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      Hi Miss Pink. That’s excellent feedback and I’d be stoked to pass it on. I bought my teenage daughter the size 8 jeans but they are a little loose around the waist. There is definitely a market for a size 6. x

  14. So exciting for you Nikki. Well done. I’m not sure if I’m more proud of you for the coup with Big W and the Emerson range or with getting Manu to say your name 😉

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  15. WOW! Emerson looks great- especially those leopard shoes, but unfortunately it is not available anyway near me- do you know when it will be available on-line?

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  16. Wow Nikki!!! That is awesomesauce. I am in love with the Emerson range at Big W. Majorly. Just so many options to flatter different shapes – just simple good design. LOVE. I look forward to seeing you on my box xox

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  17. That’s fabulous news Nikki! You have me heading to the Emerson range now every single shopping trip. I just need to get in quicker than I do. All my faves seem to sell out super quick. Lol.

    I’m looking forward to watching some catch up TV hopefully and seeing your spot. 🙂

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  18. Congrats Nikki! How exciting. ISince you are in the know can you tell me when the Brisbane Big W stores are going to get some more of the Emerson coloured jeans?! I’ve been to a few stores and they have been sold out. I desperately want the red ones!

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  19. Fabulous! I love seeing photos in your new Emerson items and I must say I am liking their style and must check out the latest in store. Unfortunately I can’t wear the shoes because I’m a size 9.5.

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  20. Wow, that’s really exciting Nikki – I have a visit to Big W at Kawana on my list of things to do. I won’t be able to see you on tv, but hopefully you’ll put a link here to your segments? Well done you, Sonya

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