Aaron Favaloro

There aren’t many things more flattering than an artist’s interpretation of you, except perhaps an artist’s interpretation of your style.

There aren’t many things more flattering than an artist’s interpretation of you, except perhaps an artist’s interpretation of your style. I first happened upon Aaron Favaloro‘s work over coffee with Montarna in Newtown – he is simply amazing, she’d exclaimed. A few months later, Aaron drew up little me in Helmut Lang and Pierre Hardy for the relaunch of The Corner Shop at Strand Arcade here in Sydney, and I was very flattered.

A week ago on Instagram, Aaron tagged this little series of some outfits of mine, and I was very flattered again. There is something about his attention to detail and sense of humour that sits so well with how I see my personal style – never too serious, always experimental. And, despite his having collaborated with some of the industry’s finest and fanciest, he still manages to capture character

and understand his subjects (Aaron, that is literally how I would sit on a red fence under a cherry blossom tree…).

I also quite like the idea of myself carrying a bubble head on my shoulders, or perhaps having this little bubble-headed drawing of myself following me around two days a week.

Wouldn’t you?

Illustration courtesy of Aaron Favaloro (follow him on Instagram here)

Original looks from Chinese New YearLeroy NguyenNew YorkHong Kong, and Cameo.

  • Equal M_E

    fantaboules :)


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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