When in Rome

The more I travel, the more I find myself packing for the destination, rather than touting a pinstripe man suit on a white sand beach. White cotton for Cote d’Azur, all-black for New York, and apparently breezy blues and Pendleton for a brief break in Bali.

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I’m sure you have all figured out by now that this was not, in fact, shot in Rome. As a matter of fact, I’ve never even been to Rome – and though I’m told it’s lovely, today, I’d say many a cold and fluey Sydney-sider would sooner hop on a flight to Bali, than the long-haul to pizza. I, too, have managed to come down with the dreaded head-and-throat cold, partially attributable to a late school night (as many of you pointed out), but mostly thanks to too much class, and fellow students sneezing into the ventilation system.

And so, we find ourselves in Bali to distract from unattractive sniffles, and to discuss how I found myself in a floral maxi dress. We all know I’m not a dress person, nor would you find me in a field of flowers in a bandana and a pan flute (though I wouldn’t mind shooting that editorial). My personal style, as the web likes to call it, has found itself in pyjamas, underwear, and all too many garments at once. Yet, somehow, when in Morocco, I’ll roll in blue, when in Paris, I happily embrace what has become the tackiest of striped stereotypes, and when in Rome, we do as the Romans do.

I often find myself unpacking from trips away with trinkets and all assortments of hand-something’d, artisinal-somethings from a little old man in a little old stall, that would be completely incompatible with my home game. That’s when the universal problem of a wardrobe of clothes, but nothing to wear, rings true – at least, for me (seriously, where was I planning on wearing an ombre macrame skirt?). On the flipside, the more I travel, the more I find myself packing for the destination, rather than touting a pinstripe man suit on a white sand beach. White cotton for Cote d’Azur, all-black for New York, and apparently breezy blues and Pendleton for a brief break in Bali.

Give it enough time and you’ll find me in cut offs in Miami.*

And that’s ok.

*you’ll never find me in cut offs in Miami.

P.S. keep your questions coming – I’m slowly getting through all of them! Ask me anything HERE.

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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