VALONZ: This is LOVE

A few weeks ago, I was the only dork on set pinching myself to be working with some of our most celebrated artists, and a fresh new face from IMG by the name of Erin who is set to impress Riccardo Tisci, because if you’re not getting Givenchy vibes from this bone structure, you’re on the wrong planet.

Riccardo, take note.

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Alors, something I’ve wanted to share since we shot it! The more I work locally, the more I come to realise that Australia is such a breeding ground for some of the industry’s greatest talents. It’s something in the water – or something in the light, perhaps. Maybe early swims in the ocean build our creative brains. Who the hell knows. I just know I like it.

A few weeks ago, I was the only dork on set pinching myself to be working with some of our most celebrated artists, and a fresh new face from IMG by the name of Erin who is set to impress Riccardo Tisci, because if you’re not getting Givenchy vibes from this bone structure, you’re on the wrong planet. Riccardo, take note.

I’m going to be honest – I’m not one of those straight-faced, blasé people who sails around without idols. For that reason, I probably won’t be the best barrister in the book – I’m far too emotional (emotive is likely a better word) for that. Indeed, the first time I shot with Pierre, I had nothing short of a fan-girl moment. The first time Renya, I think I nearly cried. And the first time I worked with Allison, she had to leave before we could finish both shoots, and I wanted to tell her after every frame how great the make-up looked. So, Voilà – hope you love this editorial as much as we loved making it.

PHOTOGRAPHY Pierre Toussaint

HAIR Renya Xydis @ VALONZ

MAKE-UP Allison Boyle @ The Artist Group

STYLING Margaret Zhang

MODEL Erin Shea @ IMG Models

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About

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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