Edge of Infinity

Zanita and I got bikini happy.

photos by Zanita Morgan and myself

The reality is that one doesn’t actually spend their time roaming the jungle in wetsuits and neoprene swimwear to go – Sri Panwa‘s infinity pools are a much preferred mode of escaping Phuket’s swirling humidity in the late afternoon. And so, in the name of swimwear that will certainly become your Summer staples over the next three months (sorry, Northern Hemisphere – you’ll just have to plan a holiday to paradise), I present a few of my favourite shots from the final editorial that Zanita and I shot together at Sri Panwa – half in our private pool overlooking Cape Panwa, and half in one of the luxury residences’ three pools. Three.

You read correctly.

And we carry on living life.

We picked out some pieces to shoot (alongside my Lisa Marie Fernandez and ATG obsessions) that we felt are going to be kicking hard as the mercury rises. Pandas on your backside are essential, though other wildlife will also suffice. One-pieces are back and better than the poor fallen bikini. Rashies tops are no longer a thing of the 90s – most flattering when dripping wet, and will emanate surfer girl vibes. Whether this is the truth is completely irrelevant.

So, given that I’m responsible for your happiness, have some bathers to get you through Summer:

1: One Teaspoon Hard Candy One Piece – Annika Louise Trident Triangle Bracelet

2: We Are Handsome Panda Bikini

3: Seafolly Rash Vest and Cyber Surf Bikini Bottoms – Adidas Santiago Watch

4: Collette by Collette Dinnigan Denim Floral Stamp One Piece (I’m just as enamoured with the bandeau bikini version – Ms Dinnigan is probably the only designer I’ve seen pull off denim swimwear)

I’m also wearing the same Miskini bikini as in yesterday’s post, but with a coconut, a see-through pool and a lick of makeup in the full editorial chez Zanita.

I’m now back in Sydney and I cannot even begin to tell you how much of a comedown from paradise it is to be sitting in a classroom for six hours a day, learning how to sue people. For now, I’ll take comfort in sunset reminiscence and 5-star swan-about daydreams.

Until we meet again, Sri Panwa…

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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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