Floral Affairs

While Meryl Streep would disagree, floral print never seems to disappear.

I will admit that slightly smaller scale floral adornments are much more to my usual liking – any petal situation larger than a handspan usually sends me spinning back to the 80s, but this dress was easily my most worn throughout this European Summer.

But let’s talk about sleepy Nice – which is just so. Languid, sweaty, slow-laughing, sea-breezy Nice, where all the Parisians seem to be moving for a permanent tan and a career change. There isn’t a whole lot happening here, commerce and industry wise, but for some people (and I think, sometimes myself included), that’s what you need. A removal to an timewarp of the late 80s and 90s, viewed in technicolour and randomly iconic film-culture drop-pins, with fantastic gelati, though you wouldn’t expect it, terrifyingly fresh produce, and sweet little balconies that have me giggling all over the joint comme ça.

Blu Moon Park Mini Dress from Planet Blue

photos shot on Nikon D600 with 85mm lens at Salvatore’s place


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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