Electric Feel

I’ve always been a strong believer in being inspired by an location, an era or a concept than an individual or an ‘icon’.

photos by Zanita Morgan

She’s Electric Floral Strip Crop Top – TOPSHOP Boutique Silk Jogger Pants – Cassette Society Bikini – Adidas Santiago Watch (similar HERE) – Anu and Venessa Arizaga Bracelets – Meadowlark Cat Ring – Hussy Idyllic Sandals

So often, I’m asked about what inspires me the most in my personal style, writing, video work and styling. I’ve always been a strong believer in being inspired by an location, an era or a concept than an individual or an ‘icon’. For me, I’ll be going home from Sri Panwa buzzing with ideas and mental moodboards for collaborations and projects to come – Zanita and I have already been bouncing concepts off each other, particularly since the excitement of our beach ballet shoot! Brace yourselves for a wild ride!

But step right back, people: while I’ve been here, Sri Panwa’s perfect jungle scenes have certainly infiltrated my dressing – starting with this electric green striped floral affair. In the past, I’ve only played with crop tops on special occasions, mainly because they are as much a staple of festival attire as denim short shorts, but how could I resist the pseudo wetsuit look and feel of this baby? Combined with tropical hair and a bikini or two, I’m certainly swimming in scuba-dive, coconut-dance, beach-bonanza vibes. I feel like I missed out on the flowers-in-my-hair deal, but you can admire the blur of pink blooms behind me.

Here’s my one word of advice for crop tops (also demonstrated here) – lowriders are out of the question (ok, six). I don’t care if it’s a sarong, chinos, or the best denim shorts you own. If more than a centimetre below your belly button is showing, then we have a problem and you can’t come with me to breakfast at the Baba Pool Club. Save it for a tshirt. Generally speaking, high-waisted styles are far more flattering in this context too (think real ab action).

And that is all I have to say. Because I have a dance to do. In the jungle. Watch me on Instagram.


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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