Margaret Zhang is one of fashion's most sought-after digital influencers not only for her distinct style perspective but also for her impeccable (and multiple) talents. With almost a million followers on Instagram and counting, the founder of Shine by Three has proven herself to be a creative powerhouse at the age of 24. As her star continues to shine bright, here are 10 facts to know about her:
1. She's a multi-hyphenate.
It's impossible to label the one thing Margaret does the most, because she practically does it all. She's a photographer, stylist, writer, consultant, filmmaker, and creative director who works with brands like Dior, Chanel, Gucci, Swarovski, Uniqlo, and many more. She has produced content for many international magazines as well, including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Nylon, L'Officiel, and Elle.
She's also a law school graduate, and at one point, Margaret juggled her rising fashion career with her academics. She has her Bachelor in Commerce and Bacher of Laws from the University of Sydney.
2. She's Chinese-Australian.
Margaret is currently based in New York but she grew up in Sydney, Australia. She has always shown her support for her fellow Australian creatives, continuously collaborating with them and constantly spotted wearing Aussie designer clothing.
3. She started to blog when she was 16.
Margaret's first claim to cyberfame is her website, Shine by Three, which she created at the ripe age of 16. It became not only her blog but a creative documentation of her sartorial choices. Today, the site exists as her namesake space, margaretzhang.com.au.
4. She was a ballerina.
Before her blog, Margaret was a ballerina for more than a decade. She's also a classical pianist, a concept that inspired one of her recent short films.
5. She's doesn't consider herself a fashion blogger.
Despite attracting attention for her distinct style, she doesn't label herself as a fashion blogger. "I don’t see myself as that. Yes, I blog. But it’s what you make it—you can use it as a vehicle to get where you want to be," she tells Teen Vogue.
6. She was included in Business of Fashion's BoF500.
Business of Fashion deems Margaret as one of the 500 people who are currently shaping the global fashion industry as a leading digital influencer.
7. She was Elle Austalia's Digital Influencer of the Year.
Margaret's final year of law school was her most challenging one yet, as she was also at the height of her newfound fame as a fashion creative. To acknowledge this, Elle Australia gave her the Digital Influencer of the Year award in their Elle Style Awards back in 2015.
8. She was part of Forbes Asia's 30 under 30.
At 22, Margaret landed in Forbes Asia's 30 under 30 list for media, marketing, and advertising in 2016 for her blog and creative work with global brands and international magazines.
9. She was part of global ad campaigns for Clinique and Bulgari.
In 2015, Margaret starred in Clinique's #FaceForward campaign alongside Tavi Gevinson and Hannah Bronfman. It aimed to inspire millennials to pursue their success together with great skin.
She became part of another campaign in 2018, this time for Bulgari's Omnia Pink Sapphire perfume.
10. She directs and stars in her own short films.
Margaret has begun exploring filmmaking more and more, and her newest release, There's No Space Left in C# Minor, took over a year to make and was inspired by her musical education growing up. All of her films are currently on her website and YouTube channel.