Who Are You Wearing Dalia Macphee

I’ll make it no secret that I am so excited to be interviewing the dress extraordinaire, Dalia MacPhee, whose gowns, frocks, and party party pieces have graced red carpet, after Dancing With the Stars, after magazine cover and shall we throw in another red carpet or a thousand? At some point, you’ve all admired her…

To Mom With Love

Directing Yara Shahidi and her mother, Keri, made for one of the most intellectually stimulating shoot days I’ve had to date.

Fairy Fe R N a Small Imaginary Being Of Human Form That Has Magical Powers

Something a little (a lot) different today. I hadn’t shared any sketches with you all in quite the long while (last time being HERE) – much to the dismay of Miss Jes. I finished this one a few weeks ago, but haven’t managed to get it scanned (thank you so much, Chrissy, for your help…

Kids these days

From all of my recent onstage rants in support of youth (thanks to the blindly trusting adults who allowed me to do so). Join the revolution.

Youth have somehow always ended up on the right side of history – if only in retrospect. Time and time again, fresh eyes and fearless minds discredit the cynical institution’s blind antagonism of change. Idealistic? Of course. Impractical? Perhaps. But never impracticable. The expansion of that Judy Blume young adult chapter between childhood and adulthood prompted the emergence of a distinctive youth culture via radical student movements of the 50s and 60s – too opinionated to succumb to authority, yet footloose to adult responsibility and certainly defiant to the mandates of parents, universities, governments, The System. Paradigm shift after shift, youth at their best have continued to perceive and drive conversation around fundamental injustices to visible minority groups. At the very least, they have defined monumental leaps in style, art, film and music. No mean feat. Yet, each generation eventually grows into a prescribed mentality of what capitalism calls “success” an...

Shape Shiftr J’Aime and Meghan

SHAPE SHIFTR really is one of those It-Labels, shall we call them, that all the rest strive to be. It wasn’t until I interviewed the girls behind the bam-pow-wow (J’aime and Meghan) that I realised how recently their design work began gracing store-after-store, blog-after-blog worldwide. The fact that this went unnoticed is definitely a credit…


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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