1 Year of leeoliveira.com

by Lee Oliveira on May 13, 2011

Exactly one year ago I pressed the “publish” button for my first blog post. I didn’t know what to expect… all these things were crossing my mind at the time! Are people going to like me! Am I going to be any good at this! Will people take my website seriously and feel inspired!…. I could go on and on.

I have met some amazing people in such a short time of leeoliveira.com. Late last year I made some rash and scary decisions about what I should do and which path I should take (“The last post for 2010 – The Real Me“). But like ever single human being, we are free and entirely able to change our lives to some extent. Thankfully, the change to focusing on my blog fulltime has opened up many opportunities.

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my blog. Or should I say OUR BLOG?! This blog is not just about me, it’s about all the people I photograph. I enjoy sharing my photography, and you my readers were always the big judge and pushed me to work harder. I look back now at some of my original photos when I started the blog and I think…. how bad were they…. haha. But, on the other hand it shows the journey of how far I have come and how seriously I now take the quality of the shots. This passion that I have turned out to be something that a lot of people like about my blog and I’m glad you all feel inspired by the people I photograph.


dress-Tiger; jacket-Pumpkin Patch; boots-Myer; stockings-Cotton On; fragrance-Flora by Gucci (OMG)


I wish I could celebrate this special day with each one of you. So, instead of making this post about me. I wanted to put this gorgeous little fashionista that I photographed last week at Rosemount Australia Fashion Week. Her name is Jackie. Could she be any cuter?

Tonight I will be having a glass of champagne (well… maybe a bottle) and I will be wishing all of you could join me.

I thank all of followers and supporters from the bottom of my heart for trusting my fashion eye and feeling inspired through my photographs. Without all of you supporting me, my blog wouldn’t be were it is today.


Lee Oliveira xo



{ 87 comments… read them below or add one }

Andy Sophie May 13, 2011

happy blog day Lee :) and I wish you more success then ever !

Mordrian May 13, 2011

Congradulations lee!
I wish you an even More successfully year than the last!
Happy blog day 😉

X mordrian
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GRIT & GLAMOUR May 13, 2011

Happy anniversary Lee! I am so proud of you…look HOW MUCH YOU’VE ACCOMPLISHED IN ONE YEAR! It’s amazing! I wish I were there to toast with you.

Jackie is so damn cute I don’t know what to do with myself. Wow! I love her!

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Ylenia May 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary Lee! It’s a real pleasure to pop in and see these gorgeous pictures.
you are very talented and thanks for sharing your works with us.

I love this cute, little lady, perfect pic to celebrate!!
tanti baci

♥ Ylenia
from longuette
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Manon May 13, 2011

Congrats again honey.

Love this photo.

Love, Manon.
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Cecylia May 13, 2011

Lee! Congrats! Look how much you have achieved in 1 year! My blog is 2 years old and it’s no where near as popular as yours 😀

You are doing an amazing job- keep it up! The world is your oyster. And you owe me a photo when we finally meet! 😀
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edoardo May 13, 2011

this pic is really cute and so nice, it’s such a great day for you ;D Congratulations and I hope you will continue to post your wonderful pics in your awesome blog ;D


Best Of Palm Beach May 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!!!! Wishing you another amazing year ahead! The little girl in the picture above is just too cute for words.

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Tanvi May 13, 2011

Happy 1 year Anniversary!!! And many many more to come.

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StreetStyleNews May 13, 2011

Congratulations Lee! What a great year – what great photos!!!

The first Lee Oliveira-post on StreetStyleNews was ‘BOTB is back again’ – so unfortunately we missed to cover the early month… 😉

All the more we are proud to have you with us on StreetStyleNews now!!!
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WMS May 14, 2011

Happy 1yr blog-day! I think I am speaking for more than just myself when I say that your blog is an inspiration to all us fashion lovers. Keep up the beautiful photography.
– WMS.


Anthea May 14, 2011

Congrats on 1 year Lee! May your blog grow in leaps and bounds!
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CessOviedo May 14, 2011

Congratulations for this year filled with awesome pictures! Yours was one of the first i started following since I started in july, so fast! Here’s for more great photography, you and your mickey mouse tee are awesome!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries
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Monica - THE.closet May 14, 2011

Happy blog birthday! Wish you one hundred of these days!


Beautifully Invisible May 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary Lee! I can’t believe you’ve only been at this for a year… you are so talented I thought you were a seasoned pro! Can’t wait to see what the next year brings.
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Gigi May 14, 2011


Tudo de bom!
Love your blog! As I said before…you are doing an amazing job!

Wish you a happy celebration!!! Jackie is just cute !!!! lovely…

Beijos e abraços

Cathy Benavides May 14, 2011

Congrats Lee!! Your blog is a bright spot in my day. I look forward to many more years of your amazing photography :)

modanista junkie May 14, 2011

Awe yay for your one year!!!! Congrats doll, and cheers to many more years!!!

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Katie May 14, 2011

She is so precious and a huge congrats on all youve accomplished in 1 year!
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Laura@Artfully Artista May 14, 2011

Congratulations Lee!!!! It’s so awesome to watch you change and grow. Your blog is phenomenal! I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring!!!!!

That little girl is sooooooooooooooo adorable =)
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Bella Q May 14, 2011

And I CAN NOT imagine what my blog community was like with out YOU, Lee! You are such an integral part of my blogger pals. I remember “meeting” you through the lovely Jemina, and then Vahni, and Kristy Elena and and and Anika, and it sort of snowballed from there. You are smack dab at the heart of of us Lee.

Handsome, sweet and super talented. Doesn’t hurt that your talent comes with a dash of humility, and a whole lot of hard work. Congrats. Happy Bloggerversary. Wishing it to be the first of many, many to come. Love ya, stranger! xo. Bella Q
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Tanisha May 14, 2011

Happy blog birthday Lee and that little girl is way too cute for words!
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Fashionistable May 14, 2011

Congratulations and happy birthday. I raise a toast to you. And Jackie is unbelievably cute. Xxxx

Sherin May 14, 2011

Happy Blogiversary!!! Love your street style and hope there;s many years to come. I love this little girl. She is adorable!
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Mila May 14, 2011

Congrats Lee! Love your blog! And Jackie too cute for words! :)
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Joy May 14, 2011

To Lee, my very first…IFB friend (gotcha!),
I’m so happy for you! Thank you for your constant inspiration, kindness, and support. IFB is lucky to have you, especially newbies like me.
Sipping Prosecco now with my other half…. in your behalf!
Cin! Cin!
Joy xx
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the nyanzi report May 14, 2011

great work. keep it up!
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Shin May 14, 2011

Hi Lee! Congratulations and Happy 1 year Anniversary! I can’t believe it’s already been a year but ever since I read your touching story on Garance’s blog, I’ve always admired you for pursuing your passion without looking back! You gave me so much inspiration! Your blog has come a long way and your photos are top notch! I wouldn’t be surprised if Australian Vogue hires you as their photographer! Cheers to many more years and I’m so glad to know you! Lots of love and bubbly in your honor :-) xoxoxoxoxoo

mo May 14, 2011

congratulations lover bear! so proud of you!!


Marta May 14, 2011

Congrats Lee! You deserve all the success! Amazing job!!!
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Monika May 14, 2011

cute girl..

I’m looking forward to seeing more photos from you:)
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Mary Jo May 14, 2011

Congrats and happy 1 year Lee! I really have enjoyed your blog as I recently found it through my friend Carrie from Couture Carrie. Keep the great work! That little girl is the perfect happy image for today!

xo Mary Jo
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Sabrina O. May 14, 2011

Congratulations sweetheart! This is such an amazing picture, what a cutie
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Eboni Ife' May 14, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are doing amazing things, my friend!

This little diva is too cute. I love it!!!
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Tinfoils Tiaras May 14, 2011

Congratulations on 1 year- I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and seeing the beautiful fashion that you photograph. And what a sweetie Jackie is and OMG is right- she’s wearing perfume- adorable!
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Ella May 14, 2011

Congratulations Lee!!!

You’re an inspiration to bloggers everywhere.

Elle May 14, 2011

What a lovely little girl! great shot as alway. Happy one year!! congrats lee, hope to see you continue to do amazing things!

nydontleaveme May 14, 2011

Congrats!!! really great work! xo

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Beny Ricardo Sadewo May 14, 2011

Hap hap hap happy Birth day Leeoliveira.com !!!!!!! wish u get your next level in streets photography and successfull more than ever,…. ^___^

Love and smooch
Beny Ricardo Sadewo
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Beny Ricardo Sadewo May 14, 2011

Hap hap hap happy Birth day Leeoliveira.com !!!!!!! wish u get your next level in streets photography and successfull more than ever,…. ^___^ i’ll be ready for the first piece of cake hihih

Love and smooch
Beny Ricardo Sadewo
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tim May 14, 2011

Wow wow wow!

this is just so adorable!! I love the smile and the style!
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Jelena May 14, 2011

My dearest Lee Happy Blog B-day!!!!!:)) I wish u to last for a long long time,and I can feel this year is just the beginning for your success!!! Have a glam & fab time tonight!!!;) Manyy many kisses!!!

Sick by Trend May 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!!!!! 😀 Lovely pics as usual! 😀


have a nice weekend 😀


A Brit Greek May 14, 2011

Whoop whoop! Congratulations Lee!!!

I have loved your blog since the beginning…So happy birthday lovely!
Such a cute little gal, the frock is adorable!

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Annushka May 14, 2011

Your blog is wonderful, I love it!))

Miss Ribeiro May 14, 2011

Happy blog birthday, Lee!
The little fashionista is absolutely lovely!


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fashion bucket. May 14, 2011

Hey Lee

Your photographs really do inspire me. It is especially nice since i am a fellow Sydneysider and it is great to see the fashion emerging around this city.

Happy one year – keep up the good work.

-fb X

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Paulina May 14, 2011

Happy blog birthday!!:)
Great photo 😉
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jasna May 15, 2011

Shes so gorgeous! Happy birthday to your blog! Happy Saturday xxx

doro May 15, 2011

hahah,cute girl
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