Spaghetti Spaghetti

Spaghetti and outerwear, short hair and killer heels.


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A bit of suburban left and right, this and that.

Around this time of year, the thing I struggle with the most when getting dressed for early meetings or classes is how bitingly chilly it can still be before 7am, and how unbearably sweaty it gets by the time lunch comes around. Too often, I’ve found myself freezing on the train in a tee, or sweating in my crêpe and tweed and sprinting breathlessly between tutorials, in which case I’m definitely the campus entertainment – and not in a good way.

And then, in a bout of 90s inspiration, I conquered transeasonal dressing, and attempted to document my success at 6am on my way to work… without getting run over. You’ll have to excuse the slight graininess.


Spaghetti straps are back in the game (though to be fair, they never really left my books) and probably provide the most ventilation you are ever going to get in intolerable dry heat, other than being starkers. The fact that this particular one is velvet, not feather-light silk, is far more favourable for bra-free me as I can actually feel the fabric and don’t look down halfway through a conversation to see half my boob out. For this reason, too, a generously lapelled coat is a key player – though my primary gold star on this Joseph beauty is that the cotton panels breathe and the wool panels insulate when you need it most. Kind of like a portable cuddle. What’s not to love about that?

The key to not actually looking like a 90s tragic, though (rather, an appropriation), is to elongate your neck (hair up for this one, please), and make the sexiest possible footwear decisions. This is an outfit of extremes: spaghetti and outerwear, short hair and killer heels.

But let’s keep it real here: I definitely changed into flats for class.

Academics aren’t even ready for lingerie as outerwear, let alone lingerie as footwear.

Oh Alaïa, you heartbreaker.

T by Alexander Wang Panne Velvet Cami from THE OUTNET – Joseph Paneled Wool and Cotton Coat – Tibi Windowpane Pants – Alaïa Laser-Matte Heels – SENSO Aggie II Slippers – 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel

photos shot on Nikon D600 and Sigma 150-500mm

  • Jessica

    Your blog is absolutely stunning…. I hope that I can achieve such poise, elegance and wit with my blog in the near future.


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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