Women of substance

In such an aesthetically driven industry and digital landscape, women of substance cut through the noise with their intelligence, authenticity, and quiet overachievements.



  • Lovely outfits! All of them!

    Don’t miss today on the blog my Home Decor post… with a recap of ideas for your Xmas decoration, plenty of DIYs that you can do easily ! ;).
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  • 我只是来看一看,好久没来了~

  • Sylwia Cygan

    You inspired me! Thank You.
    Look at my cozy, big yarn, chunky blanket. Have you bought your Christmas gift yet? You can order it at our shop http://so-fluffy.com

  • What you said is so inspiring and so true! British Vogue did a “real issue” a few months back (I think October) and your post sort of reminded me of it. Thank you for sharing this <3 x


  • This is an inspiring write up Margaret! <3

  • This is very true, about how deeply felt the cut of another woman can be, even when you are aware that her dig may come from some internal issue. It is ever more inspiring to meet women of strong mind and spirit who nail it creatively or with their efforts in business.

    Beautiful light and a well chosen photographer for the project.
    xx Jenelle

  • Looking forward to read these women’ stories. I recently bought the book in the company of women, and it got hooked on it.

    Find out my favourite over the knee boots to go shopping.

    Have a lovely day! MG

  • I love how you are empowering other women who also empower you. I really believe that as women we should be supporting each other and I don’t understand when we put each other down.. we should be fostering a sense of community and celebrating each other’s successes because that is how we grow.


  • Ev
  • I’ve always admired your authentic and raw writing.
    I spy the Flatiron building in the last photo!


  • DiamondDoorKnob

    Very powerful and stunning shots!
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  • Chanelle

    Love your work. Would love to photography you. please check out my work chanellemann.com let me know

  • I think it’s great that there are so many women embracing the idea of achievement and gratitude!
    Thanks for such a refreshing take on women encounters.

  • The conversation you have brought to the surface through this blog is well worth having . As a man in the work place I have often witnessed the cruelty that women can show to other women. I encourage all efforts towards bridging this problem. As American women enter a new political reality where it seems misogyny appears to be ignored or encouraged ,women will need to unite against the common enemy. I am encouraged by your beautiful portraits .The ideas of feminism must be fostered in both women and men .Thanks and fight the good fight .

  • Sophie Lee

    Such an inspiring post, women’s stories are always my motivation <3

    xoxo, Best Wallets for Women 2016

  • Mary

    Inspiring. Go girls go

  • Beautiful writing. I always come here to get inspired and find ways to improve myself because you are amazing in both photography and content writing. Lovely!

  • Very Inspiring!

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  • Ariana Giannini

    Beautiful. Absolutely love it!



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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