Flower Power

Florals are not for the manicured, prim and pretty, conservative and middle-aged.

They’re for the loose cannons with beaten up kicks or none at all.

The tomboys who yell “HEY!” instead of “Excuse me”.



Floral sculptures like these, contrary to widespread belief, are not for the manicured, prim and pretty, conservative and middle-aged. They’re for the loose cannons with beaten up kicks or none at all – the tomboys who yell “HEY!” instead of “Excuse me”. Isn’t that so, my fair lady.

Look 1: Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Dress exclusive for NET-A-PORTER

Look 2: Cameo Palm Print TopZARA Wrap Skirt

Look 3: Toni Maticevski Knot Crop Top and Skirt

Look 4: Casper & Pearl Jungle Print SweaterDion Lee Pleated Skirt



  • Amazing photos! The paper roll colour really complemented the looks. And wet, unstyled hair goes with everything. I have to admire your skills with the tripod, I tried taking some self portraits using a tripod today and was sweating like crazy within minutes.


  • Stunning prints! The colours are beautiful!




  • These photos are stunning but then again, when are they not? It’s mind boggling how you can achieve flawless photos with a tripod (and remote)! And not the mention, styling is on point!! You are and have been such a true inspiration Miss Margret! Hope you are having an amazing time in NYC with the family and keeping as warm as possible!!

    xx Jessica | The Miuse

    • She takes them with a self-timer, even more mind-boggling awesome!

  • such amazing styling! loveeee!

  • mcboodles

    “aloha from new york city, jet lagged and chilly…” how soon before you add songwriter and novelist to the amalgam of talent that is Miss Zhang?

  • AvantiGarde

    Great images! I’m obsessed with your photography and editing! Teach me your ways.


  • So gorgeous and vibrant! I love the Cameo top in the second look but again, your writing is my absolute favourite.

  • Marisa Fonseca

    Hello Margaret from Portugal ! I love the looks but the Cameo Palm print top ohhh my god …. I felt in Love !

  • sachastrebe

    lady not only are you a talented snapper, stylist and pretty face but you can write! love the prose of this piece xx

  • Nicole Avien

    Flawless as usual. You never fail to produce the most stunning photos. Always great inspiration x

  • In love with that Cameo palm leaf printed top! The first floral dress looks amazing on you MZ.


  • Mun

    Working those poses like a charm x

  • One question; how do you do it?


  • Your self portraits are always so damn amazing. Please do a vlog/tutorial on it, pleaseeeee~ I’m so curious to know how you do it!



    • Guest

      Watch the show she was on, “Fashion Bloggers”, it shows how she does #OOTD posts, #zhanglays and other stuff. I know she spoke about what she focuses on when shooting. Plus you get to see her work ethic in real life.

  • I am amazed by your words and work


  • Anja
  • Love all the shots, most especially the one on the stool and the photo of you holding the flower. We all want to know your top secret magic in effortlessly creating these photographs! <3 A little help maybe from Major Zhang? Kidding.

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  • Stunning! Look 4 is my fav! Love love it<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • Yes! These florals are def more of an edgy feel instead of their typical soft-feminine vibe. That Casper & Pearl top is the sweater from my dreams. Love, need.

  • monkeyshines
  • Hey Margaret, just wondering where you purchase your paper backdrops from? Hope you stay warm in NYC, and if you get a chance visit Culture Espresso (36th & 7th streets), their coffee / chai latte and fresh-baked cookies are the best cold-weather survival fuel!

    Greta | flourishbygreta.com

  • a-fan

    “wrapped in naught but a faux fur and my underwear”
    this makes me hot and bothered.

    stunning photos, as usual.

  • Man, I’d love for someone to just be a fly on a wall with a camera and record how you do all this by yourself without you knowing! Stunning photos. Is there any chance we’ll get a post on how you do your makeup? In specific, how you make your cheeks look so dewy and illuminate. Love the photograph of you holding the flower. My favourite, easily.


  • Helen Chik-Dohrmann

    I cannot believe you shoot these in your backyard margaret! You’re too talented and creative, wish I could spend a day with you on a shoot!

    Helen xx

  • It’s amazing what you and your tripod can do together. The photos are gorgeous. I can relate to your shying away from floral prints. For me, it’s just too typical and I can rarely find floral prints that don’t scream “Everybody is wearing it”. When I do, it’s usually a fabric that I have picked out myself and a piece that I have sewn myself. That way, even if it’s a typical trend staple, it has my mark on it. ^^

  • Beautiful looks!


  • Gorgeous portraits Margaret! Love from Amsterdam!


  • You must have an incredibly good relationship with your tripod to produce perfectly composed photos like this haha


  • Ohh,I love that first top. I’d so rock it out to brunch at an overly conservative restaurant and make everyone all sorts of uncomfortable ;)

  • Well written:)

  • KELLY T.

    Never fail to amaze all of us! It’s still mind-blowing to know that these are taken with a remote and a tripod!! Too bad I can’t watch Fashion Bloggers to find out how you do all this!


  • Thuy Pham

    love these images! looking great!


  • Now I want sand paper. Nice back yard job.

  • I am in love with this post! Witty writing coupled with strong photos make you blog a fantasy to read!! <3



  • style anonymous

    Incredible writing and beautiful self portraits!

    You rock the florals.

    Steph xx


  • Monika Jones

    Your self portraits are amazing hun! Love the floral motives :)))
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  • Honey

    You are so talented :) love reading your content, it’s so poetic :)


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  • Jana Bereslavec

    Love love lor

  • The print of your sweater is fabulous!


  • im in LOVE with your writing. so much elegance and character, wish i could write like you!!

  • Love your new sand colour paper roll !
    and look 4 is wow ! wish to see more of the pleated skirt though!


  • This is definitely one my personal favorites, Margaret!


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Margaret Zhang 章凝 is an Australian-born-Chinese filmmaker, photographer, consultant and writer based between New York and Shanghai. Since establishing her website in 2009, Zhang has gone on to work with global brands including CHANEL, 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. Zhang’s directing, photography, and styling has been employed by the likes of VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NOWNESS, 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 four consecutive years. CNN has identified Zhang as a leading fashion photographer in Asia and ELLE named her the region’s most influential digital voice. 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. In 2018, co-curated the first annual FOREFRONT Summit focused on inter-industry problem-solving at all scales of business. From this king summit, Zhang developed FOREFRONT+ – a round table series of candid conversations covering subject matters of universal concern. In 2019, THE FACE Magazine engaged Zhang as Creative-Director-at-Large for Asia for its relaunch. Zhang is currently working on her first feature film.


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