As the Editor of STYLEBK. Emily Highfield loves sharing exquisite imagery and the brilliant artistry of the fashion industry. This makes her the perfect person to share her style and party tips to help you survive the party season.

Couturing Emily HighfieldEmily wears C&M by Camilla and Marc Postiano Top and C&M by Camilla and Marc Capri Skirt from Jaz & Alex Boutique

How do you prep before a night out? 

I work out what I’m going to wear and then I do my hair and makeup – my routine is pretty basic. Perfume is also important – my go-to scent is Gucci Flora.

What is your go to hairstyle/makeup look for a night out?

My hairstyle is usually a side part with slightly wavy or straight hair. I don’t do very much makeup, but I put on some mascara and sometimes a bit of eyeliner and eyeshadow.

When you’re going out, what are your must have items in your bag?

Definitely lipbalm! But I will also take a powder blot and some bandaids. And of course the essentials like money, phone and so on.

Do you have any tips for looking fresh all night long?

I usually keep blotting paper or powder on me to prevent shine, but I also think it’s good to have some bronzer or blush to touch up with.

Your biggest fashion faux pas?

I used to think that bootleg jeans were going to be in fashion forever and I can’t stand them now!

What designers are you currently loving and why?

I always love Dion Lee, Josh Goot, Philip Lim, Alexander Wang, Celine and Stella McCartney – I love the ones that are clean, minimal and not too crazy.

Favourite places to shop?

I love shopping online at Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and Green with Envy. But I also love shopping at Zara – you can usually find nice basics in there that don’t break the budget.

Where do you look for style inspiration?

I love Olivia Palermo because she is really well put together and her style is classic with a slight edge. I also like Alexa Chung because she’s a bit more of a risk taker with her style and she has a banging body! Her personality really comes through and her style is effortless and she’s not dictated by trends.



Chanel foundation – vitalumiere aqua
Chanel concealer – correcteur perfection concealer
Chanel blush –  joues contraste
Chanel lipstick  – rouge allure velvet
MAC bronzer – bronze
MAC mascara – false lashes extreme black
Eyestudio hyper glossy liquid liner
Mecca Lip De-luscious SPF25 hydrating lip protectant

Photography by Rosanna Faraci, post production by Damian Davitt. Image shot in Studio Bastille.

About The Author

"Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you." - Grace Coddington. Joanna Zhang graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2014 with a Bachelor degree in Arts, majoring Media and Communications and Chinese. Production Coordinator at C-Creative, Content Manager for FoodPorn, writer for and a piano teacher, Joanna keeps herself busy with all kinds of artistic activities. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, travel, fashion & beauty and loves trying new food places.