If there is one particular person who I can pinpoint as being an inspiration in my creative endeavours it is none other than Margaret Zhang. She is pretty much a household name among the creative, media and fashion industries and I know quite a few of my friends who are just as inspired by her than I am.
I first started following Margaret when I started watching Fashion Bloggers TV when it first aired. The show is a reality TV series by E! that follows the fast paced lives of Australia’s top independent bloggers of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. I became absolutely fascinated with the blogging sphere and it inspired me to pursue a career in something digitally creative. While I looked up to all the women on the show I couldn’t help but not be in awe by not only Margaret’s work but by her strong work ethic as well.
After watching the show I became a frequent reader of shinebythree (her blog) and have followed her career ever since. As mentioned previously one of the things that inspires me most is her work ethic. After watching a video of her talk at the Hope Summit 2015 and hearing her talk about how she fell into her career and how she balanced a University degree it put things into perspective for myself.
What I like with Margaret is how she is unapologetic. She speaks her mind which is evidently translated in her blog and places more of an emphasis on her work than on the numbers she has acquired on social media. She is a great role model for any young individual, and this might sound harsh but instead of our generation focusing on the idea and looking up to superficial celebrities and popularity they should focus on looking up to women like Margaret. Women who have become entrepreneurs and business-savvy in their own right.
Earlier on in the week I saw an event for her exhibition in Paddington here in Sydney. Mum and I went along and it was great, yet unexpected. The venue was quaint and had this industrial atmosphere. While the venue was smaller than expected it was great as the minimalism allowed her photographic work to stand out. I had a pinch me moment as I purchased a signed copy of her book “In The Youth of Our Fury”, which I have already read and been in we of. I recommend purchasing. Before venturing to Paddington for Margaret’s exhibition we visited the local art show, you could say it was a successful day.