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September 1, 2014 41

I have an announcement to make.

As promised amongst yesterdays suitcase musings, I have some exciting news. With New York Fashion Week starting on Thursday, I’m on my usual routine, preparing for battle. Most seasons I’ve worked on the show circuit have been as a photographer, or a writer (whether for this site or others) – and, let me tell you, it’s a long, hard slog when you have images and copy to deliver and your brain isn’t functioning after running around all day – indeed, I am yet to decipher how people party every night. I’ve also worked one season on a buying team, and can report back that it’s not all a glamourous high-heeled show affair either. Same deal: just this time, you’re going square-eyed in the wee hours of the morning with spreadsheets that will probably be useless in a few months due to designer discretion, some form of production disaster, or competition from other retailers in other parts of the world.

would cater to any man or woman’s daily tastes depending on how they piece it all together. Inspire that power to personal style with well shot and well-written web and print content on their Style Report, and you have yourself a winning combination with loyal customers – myself included.

If you’ve ever wandered into one of their beautiful London boutique locations, the visual merchandising, the personal service, and the styling advice has been formulated perfectly. Perhaps it’s that grounding in brick-and-mortar that has translated to one of the best online shopping experiences you’ll come by.

That, and the fact that the team couldn’t be lovelier if they tried, which hasn’t changed from when I first worked with them on what is still one of my favourite editorials almost two years ago. So, it’s with great pleasure that I can finally share with you all that I’ll be working with MATCHESFASHION.COM‘s teams as a guest buyer for New York Fashion Week, with a focus to accessories – my second great love after Alex, it seems. As a long-time customer myself, this is surely the highlight of a long time.

See you in New York, team.

Brace yourselves for an onslaught of updates on both @margaret__zhang and @matchesfashion.

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  • So exciting!! Congratulations on the new gig, and can’t wait to see your influence through their platform – a great connection of like-minds here for sure.

  • Vanessa

    Margaret! You and MATCHES are a MATCH made in heaven haha! I couldn’t think of a better person to be a guest buyer for them (I only just discovered them yesterday through your packing post actually – I bought the lips clutch and spent so many hours trawling!). I’m going to London over Christmas and added their stores to my to-see list. SO Excited to see all your Instagrams!!

  • Cecile

    Congratulations, MZ! Get over there and KILL IT.

  • Irene Laura
  • Emily

    You truly are superwoman!

    ohmygilded.com

  • dahlia o’neill

    DEAR MARGARET:

    I COULDN’T THINK OF A BETTER PERSON FOR THE JOB.

    I’M SO INTRIGUED BY THE WORLD OF BUYERS (I NEVER REALLY KNOW WHAT GOES ON), SO I’M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE ALL YOUR COVERAGE.

    XX

    DAHLIA

  • Avanti

    Congratulations! You are one lucky girl but you totally deserve it! All the best.

    Avanti
    xxx
    Avantigarde.wordpress.com

  • big love for matches – cannot wait girl! x

  • Nico

    Congrats!!! Amazing shots!

    Modern feminity from 50s on lb-lc fashion blog

  • Helena Hu

    Congratulations Margaret – you’re a real inspiration. Also, I shop on Matches at least twice a month it’s such a great site!

  • sherylbites

    Congratulations! Have fun :)

  • WOW! That is an amazing news…Congratulations! I love Matches.
    XX
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  • So awesome! I love matches fashion, haha! Can’t wait for NYFW<3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  • Congrats! I’m so excited for you Margaret! :)
    I hope to bump into you at NYFW!

  • charmystique

    What an amazing opportunity! Matches is also my favorite e-tailer. Great customer service, fast shipping, and best collection/edit of fashion.

    http://charmystique.blogspot.com/

  • STYLE DU MONDE

    Congratulations Margaret! So happy for you!

    Acielle, XX

    http://www.styledumonde.com/

  • A.M

    This is just amazing. You are such an inspiration to me – I am currently studying in uni to become a fashion buyer and despite all the unglamourous bits I know that once I will be able to start working this is exactly what I want to do.
    Looking forward to all the updates.

    Anneli x
    http://www.owlinvogue.com

  • Laura Lama F.

    You’re totally amazing girl! You’re beautiful

    Xx
    http://www.Lauralexo.com

    • Jenna Isaacman

      Wow that’s fabulous Margharet!! A perfect Match

  • Milcaway

    so amazing !!!
    congratulations!!
    Milca
    new post
    http://milcaway.blogspot.it/2014/09/shades-of-summer.html

  • Loving that Altazurra skirt. You are in inspirational woman, studying for a degree and this incredible career too! Wowwweeeee!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  • fashion altitude

    Wow perfect MATCH!!! I can’t wait to read your experience as an accessories buyer on top of your updates of the Fashion shows you will be seeing? Congrats! well done!

  • What a perfect match and love these photos!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Eek so exciting that you’ll be working with Matches this season – I can’t wait to see your posts and what you get up to!

    http://cequisuit.blogspot.com

  • Caitln

    Beautiful pictures!
    Crazy times ahead!
    Hope you have a great time!
    http://eternallyundefined.blogspot.com.au/

  • GINA revv

    I love matches! They so have a great edit no that you mention it… Sometimes big online stores are so overwhelming and theirs is so clean and refined!

  • That is so incredible!! you are such an inspiration! Congratulations x
    http://www.shesvague.com

  • fashion_tidbits

    eee! so happy for you! go get’m gurl

  • cliffhangersblog

    Oh wow, what an insight. I’ve never spent any thoughts on that matter but now that you’ve mentioned it … Anyway, looking forward to the collaboration between you and matchesfashion.com.

    https://cliffhangersblog.wordpress.com

  • Congratulations. You’re going to smash it. Can’t wait to see it!

  • Congratulations, Margaret! Can’t wait :)

    http://www.thewildethings.com

  • Tracy
  • Cool [ok, ok, insanely amazing] new gig, but my question here is, any secrets on how to achieve that ridiculously amazing skin glow?

    Jovana
    http://www.AfterTwoFive.com

  • Cynthia Nguyen

    Love all your editorial photographs of your looks and poses! Really inspirational to others like myself to push forth our creative side.

    Cynthia
    http://www.pinchofchic.com

  • Chloe

    Margaret, you really should consider dedicating a blog on how truly unglamorous a fashion buyer’s job is. As much as running numbers on xls is a major buzz kill, it is still a job centered around ‘shopping’ without dipping into one’s private stash. Please, burst the bubble!

  • Kaitlyn Tru

    <3 Amazing news

  • Congratulations on the guest job! so excited to see what you come up with!

    http://claudialuhur.blogspot.com.au/

  • Wow, would die for all your jobs!

    xx
    Xin

    http://xincerely.blogspot.com

  • Phitchakorn Nui Balla

    Love your Look4 makeup

    XOXO,
    http://www.sononui.com

  • Anna Bezuglova

    Ahh, how exciting! Congratulations, you will definitely shine in this position! All the best xx

  • Marianna Simonyan

    Love your style!))) Hi from Russia =)

    http://www.smarianna.com