Better Than Birks

I’m going to say it: I was never a Birk believer.

Now that the craze has hit a trough, I’m going to say it: I was never a Birk believer. On Cam and anyone Swedish (though Cam, you may as well be Swedish), stellar. Excellent. Go for it. There is something as deliciously ironic about my grandfather’s house slippers on a 6 foot blonde, as the essence Being A Dickhead – and yet, it’s not for me. Perhaps it’s the Asian-Australian mix that kills the Birk editorial magic just like soccer mums and Juicy Couture velour, or every designer monogram known to man.

But this, my friends, this is as close as I’m going to get to Birks without losing my head and dignity. Lisa Gorman has a way with such issues faced by Gen Y women.

I’ve always liked that about her.

Gorman Sandals available at The Galeries – Lucas’ Papaw OintmentAlex‘s Toothbrush

  • Leah

    Cute post! I agree


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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