Spreading the love: Lee of Lee Oliveira

by byanika on 10/04/2011 · 32 comments

in spreading the love

Hi sweethearts!

Last summer I started my Spreading the love-series where I feature lovely bloggers of all sizes. I started this series as a response to some of the drama going on in the blogosphere about what women are real and not. It was important to me to actively do something, to be clear on where I stand in my life, on and off line. I welcome all people in my life and in my blog. All I ask that we be respectful of each other.

I am a self worth activist, supportive of everyones right to define their own worth and use what ever labels on them selves they choose, be that fat, curvy or straight sized, homosexual, heterosexual or transgendered. It is not the label I am interested in, my focus is the person. I have chosen to ask everyone I feature the same questions, regardless of their amount of followers and size, something that has caused some controversy, but that is ok. I welcome dialouge, that is what expands our horizons, love and understanding of each other. You can read my manifesto on self worth here: “Who gets to label my self worth? I do!” 


I am very happy to spread the love for the fabulous and talented Lee of Lee Oliveira today. Lee is an amazing photographer, with such an eye for detail. I know you will his love street fashion blog! 

Could you share with us your thoughts on fashion vs fatshion?

I see fashion in a way most people don’t see it. There is no gender, skin colour, background, religion or even financial matter.
Fashion is all about feeling comfortable. As a Street Fashion Photographer I search for inspirational people feeling good about themselves. Trust me! When I find, I need to photograph.

What is your philosophy with regard to fashion?

I don’t have any philosophy about fashion. I just think people don’t have to follow any trends if they don’t like them. “Be unique… Feel comfortable… Feel you!” But if you don’t feel comfortable or feel you it’s time for a makeover.

I would love for you to share some of your fave looks.

I like clean and simple looks. It’s still hot here in Australia so I am very happy to be in my denim shorts (thanks to MLDenim) and my cartoon T shirts. I decided to play a little more this summer. In a sea of dark colours in Sydney I wanted to bring a smile to a few people around by wearing something that all of us are familiar with. (MIckey Mouse and Spong Bob Square Pants) hahaha.

How does blogging impact your life?

Blogging has changed the way I think and see fashion. Today through my blog I am able to share and show my readers what inspires me in the fashion world by traveling the globe looking for the perfect look.

Do you have a message for all the fashionloving ladies/gentlemen out there, whatever their size?

I never found size an issue for men and women. Everybody must feel good about the way they look. Our body is our signature. All of us must think what kinda of message we would like to send to the world out there without speaking. (If you speak in fashion language). I know.. the worlds eye is very judgemental but I am not here to make a revolution between skinny vs. oversized. Remember… “Make everyday a fashion show. Wear your best outfit and make the streets a catwalk because I might be round the corner with my camera in hand”.

Coco Chanel said once: “”before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off””.

Thank you Lee!


Would you like to contact me? I would love to connect with you!

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