Nanette Minute

And just like that, we find ourselves back in New York City.

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And just like that, we find ourselves back in New York City after a huge day of shows (Michael Kors and Nanette Lepore included). In real-time, I’m sitting under Alex’s desk surrounded by Public Law notes,* but hey – always the optimist. This particular moment in time was the close of the steamiest day I’ve ever had the pleasure of not dressing practically for, and while I did convince myself that lace ventilation was enough to offset multiple layers of leather legs, my facial sheen by early evening boasted significantly otherwise.

Such is the life of a pants person.

A pants person who wears jackets as skirts.

The result is appreciably 90s fabulous – a theme that I feel most of Manhattan lends itself exceptionally well to. In Summer, pedestrian styling and reasonably sexy vehicles are dead giveaways that we’re roaming the 21st century. During the Fall/Winter shows though, you could be pardoned for real Hey Arnold moments – what with wide-lapel black coats, flat boots, ironic Ray-Bans, mustard-equivalent knits and boxy cabs… needless to say, I’m wildly excited to continue this 90s story in February’s freezing NYC.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I freaking love Hey Arnold.

But ciao for now.

My textbooks are calling (née crying).

*I like to change my study location by Chapter – I’m only a little deranged.

Nanette Lepore Lace Top – Nike Crop – Michael Kors Bag – Tibi Leather Paneled Pants – Mode Collective Shoes

Shot by Peter Le on Nikon D600 and 85mm

  • Anastasia

    Putting a nike sports bra under that top is genius…your style is perfection! xx


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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