Australian Summer

There are few things more poetic than an Australian Summer.











There are few things more poetic than an Australian Summer. Just as New York Winters take me back to the 90s (and the good old days of aspiring to be Carolyn Bessette), the long awaited December-to-February in Sydney manages to channel some early 80s: a little too much Suneven more sunscreen and sea salt on the side, oversaturated bluesfresh greens, long days, hot nights (mosquito bites), hot feet on hot bitumen on the way to buy hot Chai and wishing you’d bought a cold smoothie, making a cold smoothie, eating all the mangoes before you get around to making the cold smoothie, ABBA mixtapes, walking the dogsBondi to Bronte and back again (Tamarama when it’s not too rough), sandy hair, sweaty sunsets and rolling out of salty white sheets to start all over again.

Ironically, I’ve never had the Australian Summer. I’ve always been working, or studying, or in a different country freezing my face off.

I like it.

Perhaps I’ll just move to New York when it starts getting cold…

(All snaps via @margaret__zhang on Instagram)

  • Perfect Peach

    Your photos are stunning! Feel like you’d love our swimwear: Xx

  • Sounds like heaven. Can’t wait to experience the Australian Summer!

    Also, saw you at Burberry and Roksanda show at London Fashion Week AW16! I was so excited to see you that all I could do was just snap away instead of talking to you. I hope you’re enjoying Milan xx


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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