STYLED: Kerastase Paris ‘Cristalliste’

My first styling job for 2013 – no clothes involved…

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As most of you would have gathered from Instagram, I have spent the last couple of weeks working  Kerastase’s Cristalliste collection launch, which finally came to fruition over lunch yesterday at Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan’s Chiswick haven of culinary insanity. Certainly, the world of beauty is quite fresh to me (needless to say, surprisingly different to fashion), and while I have done a little interior design de temps en temps, I have no reservations in saying that this was my first time working with a brand on styling the decor of an event – given my forecast of work this year, I’m excited that it’s not my last.

The new Cristalliste collection is formulated for a younger luxury consumer, with exceptional locks like special guest Isabelle Cornish’s, and a penchant for pink. So, then, the table settings began with pink cone candles and frosted iitalla . As to the floral situation, Sean Cook is probably one of the most talented florists and artists I have ever come across, and I would 100% recommend his work to any of your bloom needs.

A week before launch, I asked awesome glass artist David Dawes if he would make some custom glass for the table – we decided on sweet transparent pink dishes for guests to take home, as well as for Ryan Storer‘s perfect jewellery display at the event. How freaking cute are they! Different, perhaps, to David’s usual, bold work, but definitely something unique to the launch and a testament to his range in commissions. Have some sneaky snaps from his Sydney studio:

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Seeing the finished product was a bit of a happy pink and white floral dream. Thank you, Kerastase, for having me on board and to all of the sweet media who Instagram-ed the hell out of the tables!

P.S. Meanwhile, I just got home from setting up the sample sale that I’m hosting with my Bespoke babes, Michael Lo Sordo, KAHLO and other cool labels. So, if you have a bit of time tomorrow or on Friday between 10am and 8pm, pop by and say hello! I’m selling my entire wardrobe from the last three years. Yes I am. I’m looking forward to meeting you all!

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Margaret Zhang 章凝 is an Australian-born-Chinese director, photographer, consultant and writer based between New York and Shanghai. Since establishing her website in 2009, Margaret has gone on to work with global brands including CHANEL, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Bulgari, Gucci, MATCHES, Under Armour, 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. Margaret’s directing, photography, and styling has been employed by the likes of VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, GRAZIA and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40, and her work has been recognized as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index for the past four consecutive years. She went on to be the first Asian face to cover ELLE Australia. In 2016, she co-founded BACKGROUND, a global consultancy for which she specialises in Western-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Western cultural bridging for a range of luxury, lifestyle, and brand initiatives. In 2017, she exhibited a series of 39 unseen photographic works as a solo show in Sydney, and premiered her first short film – a 15-minute exploration of her visceral relationship with classical music on both performance and abstract planes – to critical acclaim.

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