Twenty Five Grams of Paris

My time in Paris was as simultaneously dreamy and fast-paced as I wanted it to be.
























It’s perhaps not so glamorous to find myself working my butt off in the office on my first gloomy Friday afternoon back in Sydney since I can’t even remember when, after the wildest time of my life in Morocco, but I do find it quite therapeutic. It’s good to be back in a routine, have my head in books (granted, I sat my first exam of the season this morning…), have my butt in Pilates, and looking forward to a story-trading pizza date with my nearest and dearest tonight. Living out of a suitcase and eating out all the time (or not eating at all) takes its toll on your body eventually, and flight delays and 12 hour stopovers in Dubai is just as taxing. So as much as I always say that I wish I’d done a gap year after high school, perhaps I wouldn’t have survived a gap year. It’s good to be home.

That’s not to say, though, that travel updates are over – so far from it. The next month in this space is most likely going to relive the past month and more, with some Uni, work and work travels in between.

So, shall we call this bag of Paris grams a taste test, just to kick off the weekend.

My time there was as simultaneously dreamy and fast-paced as I wanted it to be.

Thanks for having me Paris – not long until we meet again…

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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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