Blushing Aristides

So here I am having a giggle to myself some time in that perfect hour of sunlight yesterday afternoon.

Tibi Blush Leather Trim Shirt from My Wardrobe – STORETS Pleated Skirt – Alexei‘s Cargo Jacket – Claire Aristides Cocktail Ring

So here I am having a giggle to myself some time in that perfect hour of sunlight yesterday afternoon. With the colder weather upon us (I hate tights so I refuse to wear them), I feel like the best thing to do is to layer up with a variety of textures. Leather and silk have always been a fine pair – I, for one, spent the most part of the week looking for seats in libraries wearing leather pants and silk shirts. But here’s something a little different: insanely sharp leather pleating, a bit of black leather finish to a blush shirt, and Alex’s bulky cargo jacket to break up what would otherwise have been an exceptional Gossip Girl moment. I like that the sleeves end just as the skirt does – it makes for an excellent boxy silhouette without losing the pleat detail.

He still doesn’t know that I have this jacket of his. Excellent.

There are no words for how excited I was to share this stunning piece of Claire Aristides with you guys – I met her beautiful self earlier this year, and the work that goes into a piece like this is nothing short of incredible. I never even considered that shapes of stones and how they’re cut will completely change the aesthetic of a ring, as Claire explained to me. I like how clean and bright this particular one is in its simplicity. I’m hopelessly in love with some of her gold jewellery too – isn’t this horseshoe bracelet precious!?

What would you have worn this shirt with? Tibi always does such perfect leather trim, and with such a versatile design, I’m thinking leather pants, billowing black maxi, wide-legged trousers… and it’s on sale! Winning.

Happy Friday, beauties!




Margaret Zhang is a Chinese-Australian photographer, director, stylist and writer based in New York. Since her digital beginnings in the fashion industry in 2009, Margaret has worked with global brands including Chanel, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Clinique, Lexus, Dior, Gucci, Matches and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney.
Though regularly featured in print and digital media as a model and personality alike, Margaret’s pho tography, styling, and creative direction has been employed by the likes of Vogue, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, Buro24/7, and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40 lists, and her work has been recognised as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index, and ELLE Magazine’s Best Digital Influencer of The Year Award.




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