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Shine bright like a _________.

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First and foremost, I must apologise for my blog absence over the past week. As well as the weighty storm of high heart-rated exams, life has thrown me a good number of curveballs that have employed a great deal of self-control, green tea, re-evaluation, and subsequent perspective.

And, when life throws you curveballs, you also angst about in your favourite jeans, tee and diamonds. Am I right?

Yes, Margaret.

In reality, I won’t be flaunting any diamonds, or even best friends, until I’m at least thirty-five. One of those fabulous career women with a sharp black suit, a megawatt smile, a god damn sizeable rock on the left hand, and golden finery on the right. Angelina Jolie, what?

Who am I kidding – at thirty-five, I’ll still be rolling around in boyfriend jeans. And my ________ will still hate them. How’s that for a double reality check?

The method to this madness, though, is to show a) how tired I am, b) that I haven’t washed my hair today, c) that Goldsign does a mean man jean, and most importantly, d) that you can start your outfit with your blinged out Swarovski, should that be your crack-of-dawn inclination, and dress it down to the absolute and bare minimum. In this case, white cotton (tee and sheets) proves a pinpoint contextual ball game for silver-backed sparkles (though I would suggest grey or black for anything with gold on it).

And just like that, Bob’s your ______.

As promised, I also wanted to announce the winner of my Luisa Via Roma birthday giveaway – congratulations to Eileen for her entry! LVR will be in touch soon for you to enjoy your sweet as hell shopping spree!

And now, back to my final push for my Intellectual Property Law exam tomorrow.

Then I’m free to scramble before my Saturday flight to dreamy Paris with my dreamy man.

Swarovski Sensation Clip EarringsSamantha Wills Earrings and Necklace – Anjolee Earrings – ASOS Headpiece – Sarina Suriano Earcuff from The Dark Horse

Blue Life The Boardwalk Best Bum Tee from Planet Blue – GOLDSIGN Mr Right Jeans – MKHANH Sheer Bodysuit

Photos shot on Nikon D600 and 85mm from digiDIRECT


Margaret Zhang 章凝 is an Australian-born-Chinese director, photographer, consultant and writer based between New York and Shanghai. Since establishing her website in 2009, Margaret has gone on to work with global brands including CHANEL, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Bulgari, Gucci, MATCHES, Under Armour, 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. Margaret’s directing, photography, and styling has been employed by the likes of VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, GRAZIA and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40, and her work has been recognized as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index for the past four consecutive years. She went on to be the first Asian face to cover ELLE Australia. In 2016, she co-founded BACKGROUND, a global consultancy for which she specialises in Western-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Western cultural bridging for a range of luxury, lifestyle, and brand initiatives. In 2017, she exhibited a series of 39 unseen photographic works as a solo show in Sydney, and premiered her first short film – a 15-minute exploration of her visceral relationship with classical music on both performance and abstract planes – to critical acclaim.

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