Vote for Pedro

Where Pedro is actually a 21-year-old asian girl with a camera.

So vote for this 21-year-old asian girl with a camera.

I’ve never been much of a campaigner. I get awkward when receiving compliments. I’m not a social-climber, or a cocktail schmoozer. I don’t even wear a bloody bra, most of the time.* Pedro would be ashamed. Most of all, I can hardly bring myself to write my own bio, when asked – can you just take it off my about page? Can my brother write it? Perhaps not – the one time I suggested that, Major came back with an A4 page marked: “MARGARET IS A GIANT LOSER” and in fine print, “but she makes great cheesecakes, upon which she is ok, I guess“. And that is a fact. I’m a massive dork, as you’ll quickly realise when the TV series goes to air in a couple of months. But, my cheesecakes are indeed awesome.

Yet, somewhere between learning to shoot film on my baby T60, dedicating myself to ballet, undedicating myself to ballet, starting this site, striking out into Law School, getting lost in a sea of girls taking selfies, and refocusing on my original creative passions, Bloglovin’ nominated me for the Best Photography Blog in this year’s Awards, and I couldn’t be more stoked.

So, from the bottom of my soy chai latte,** I would love for you guys to swing a vote my way (and pass it on), as well as for many of my talented friends who have been nominated in their respective categories of expertise and excellence. Voting is open until September 5, and hopefully, Gwyneth Paltrow will roll on up to the awards ceremony in New York during Fashion Week. Pedro thanks you, kindly.

Vote for Shine By Three in the 2014 Bloglovin’ Awards HERE

*this is somehow relevant to my argument.

**the way to my heart.

Lovers + Friends North Star Crop Sweater

Alexander Wang Skirt

shot at Chaunte’s apartment in LA (booked via Airbnb)

  • Carol

    Yay!!! Congratulation Marg. It is so well deserved

  • Cynthia

    If I wasn’t a fan of your blog, I’d still vote for you! Nice speech girl and best wishes from Ontario :)

  • Done! Usually I don’t vote when they ask for my email, annoying marketing… But just for you! Good luck!!

  • Joe Beverly

    The photograph at the top of the page reminds me of why I voted for you. I also submitted your name for Blogger of the Year. Best wishes!

  • Voted! Best luck! <3

  • Sharon

    Voted :) I seriously hope you win, you deserve it.

  • Jeans Please
  • Best Photography Blog Indeed =) Voted and asked my friends to do so too! Cheers!

  • Firstly, heck freaking yes to the nomination! As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to vote for you, especially seeing as you shoot a lot of what we see here with a tripod and self timer.

    Secondly, the moment receiving compliments is not awkward, you might need to reconsider who you are, though more than likely you will not have that problem. Awkwardness for the win.

    And thirdly, I wish I could get away with not wearing a bra, you lucky, lucky thing (totally relevant).

  • Cynthia Nguyen

    You guys both deserve it! Great photography and looks. Inspires me to push my style more forward and have more fashion-portrait like photographs on my own personal platform. I look forward to your next post.


  • Chloe

    Congratulations Margaret, you’ve got my vote for best photography & best writing — I suppose a blog can’t be nominated in more than 1 category? That’s a shame — your blog is brilliant, though provoking and funny. Best of luck!

  • your blog is a riot, i just voted for u pedro. good luck! say hi to gwyneth for me please! and i hope you enjoy all the soy chai lattes that come your way

  • You should have been nominated in the Writing category as well!

  • Love your work Margaret, you deserve the nomination and inspire a generation of women every day. I can never get over your age! Done and done. Best of luck and congratulations for the recognition among some excellent peers. xx Jenelle

  • jessica

    Congratulations! I have voted for you already. I hope you win! Good luck. xxxxx

  • Your photography is amazing. I will vote!


  • Priscila

    Amazing pic!! Congrats!! :D

    My Showroom

  • You got vote, girl! Good luck, may you be the best blogger of the year too.

  • You totally have our vote! Good luck lady!
    Amrita & Prita

  • @liveshoptravel
  • Voted for you babe good luck! xx

  • I was soo excited to see your name on the list of running contestants! <3 Best of Luck!

    Maggie A

  • Jo Quinn

    You’ve got my vote 5evaaa

  • James Russell

    Voted for you Margaret, keeping on rolling out the inspiration! xx

  • isida

    Congrats and GOOD LUCK!!! your photography is pretty amazing so much deserved nomination!!

  • This pic is absolutely perfect <3



  • Suzanne Dang

    You are so humble the way you write.

  • Voted!!
    I have to ask tho, did you take this picture yourself using a tripod? if yes, why are you so amazing?! :D Don’t get awkward! :)

  • Alina

    I already did. Not because you asked, but because you’re the best!


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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