Essential Summer

Here’s a quick update between exams with a fun project that I shot with a few of my favourite Sydney talents a few weeks ago for eBay’s Fashion Gallery.

Why hello, Margaret – you’re looking much pinker and shinier than usual!

Here’s a quick update between exams to enlighten you (as per Instagram demand, as always) of a fun project that I shot with a few of my favourite Sydney talents the other week for eBay’s Fashion Gallery.

That was a long sentence.

All past English teachers, I apologise.

Their Australian dedicated site has recruited four Aussie design talents (my dear MLS amongst them) and BAM, out come four limited edition building blocks for an essential Summer wardrobe. After years of eluding each other at fashion weeks and press showings, I finally met and shot with the handsome Johnny Schembri who pumped out this killer curved hem skirt. Though far more bodycon and feminine than my usual deal, it is surely next on my list of bottoms to test with my man’s shirt, which has somehow risen through the ranks to become the ultimate Litmus test for versatility. I hypothesise Johnny’s skirt to be far more adaptable than it’s signature stripes and hot pink would initially let on.

Yes, Alex is yet to discover that I’ve been wearing it for the past three months.

Yes, that is perhaps more satisfying that actually wearing it.

The shirt not the skirt.

But the skirt!

Meanwhile, back at my old online shopping stomping grounds (God, the hours I used to spend chained to vintage sunglasses biddings…), I kind of love that eBay has injected a little corner of structure into the mire of overwhelming options that you and I spend too many beautiful hours trawling through in the innocent hope of finding those red and navy canvas Chanel espadrilles in our size (I still haven’t found them – the mission goes on).

At the very least, for now, I know I’ll be needing a load of that towel, Michael.

Just over a week until I’m in Thailand’s tropic heat!

How about it?

by Johnny for eBay Fashion Gallery Skirt ($39.95) – ALL About EVE Leopard Shirt Jacket – by johnny Top

Photo Carlotta Moye @ Work Agency

Styling Nadene Duncan @ DLM

Hair Luana Coscia @ DLM

Make-up Max May


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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