Margaret Zhang's fashion favourites & travel essentials

I love the boutique stores along Glenmore Road. They have the most beautiful interiors, and Paddington is such a pretty area to wander around. Acne, Parlour X, Bassike and Camilla and Marc are my favourites.

The best selection of international accessories is at Tuchuzy in Bondi.

If I have something specific in mind, Westfield Bondi Junction is my go-to for everything from fashion to beauty to groceries under one roof. I think the Clinique counter at the David Jones store there is probably the best in town.

o refuel, I love the Vegan Big Breakfast at Kawa in Surry Hills' Crown Street.

I'm terrible at packing, but I always have my camera gear, my laptop and my phone. I don't know what that says about me!

My travel must-haves: Really worn-in, comfortable boyfriend jeans, low-heeled boots (my Acne Jensens are my flying go-tos) and a large quilted man coat (Isabel Marant does beautiful ones).

I feel that as I travel, my style subconsciously adapts to where I am. When I'm in Morocco you'll find me in the medina buying crazy batik prints and burnished silver - things I wouldn't necessarily wear at home.

If I'm travelling too much or staying up late, it really shows. I love Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray. One spray is like a huge drink of water for your skin.

My secret after a long trip is to go for a swim in the ocean. The salt water is so good for your skin, especially after fashion month when I'm travelling non-stop.

This article was first published in Singapore Airlines’ travel magazine, SilverKris. Go to for more travel stories.