60’s Photo Shoot

by Lee Oliveira on October 30, 2010

I have always been excited by things that involve fashion. I know this is going to sound like a bit of a cliché but as a child I knew I wanted to work in some area of fashion when I grew up. When I reflect back, I always had big ideas and I wanted those ideas to be of influence to myself and to others as an adult.

I have now finally found this through my love of photography and it has become a part of my daily routine. Some of you already know this who regularly read my posts or follow me on facebook and twitter. I can’t really see myself doing anything else at this point in time but who knows with life and its many different paths. I am just reacting… I react to my passion, desire, drive and I crave to learn more and more about fashion photography. So, this is who I am at this point.

As you know, most of my photographs focus on street style which is truly what I love but I wanted to experiment with my photography a little further. I was chatting with a close friend of mine, Peter from the renowned food blog, souvlaki for the soul and we wanted to do some sort of collaboration and thats how these photographs came to fruition.

We used my apartment as a studio and my very close and dear friend Sarah Camilleri who is also a professional model.

With these first 2 shots, I got inspiration from the Stepford housewives as I knew Peter could tie this in somehow to his food blog.

I also designed the top and skirt based on the theme but I really have no sewing skills so I had my good friend Nicola help me out.

I hope you like my photographs and get some sort of inspiration from them.

There is a second part of this photo shoot with Sarah wearing a vintage YSL suit that I will bring to you in my next post. I just wanted to keep you in suspense a little ….. hehe


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JellyBen October 30, 2010

The outfit is so cute and lovely. But, I need to confess that I loved to know more about ur life. I so nice read about you. You shoud do this more because it give to us more inspirations .Im excited for the next post. My husby will like this outfit on me of course hahah. My mid are going crazy, right now. Xoxo
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Ashley October 30, 2010

Awesome! I love photography, and I like incorporating fashion into many of my pictures. These pictures are nice because they are could be categorized many ways: a portrait, a fashion photo, AND useful for a food blog. Can’t wait to see more of your stuff!
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Jude October 30, 2010

The commenter above already said it but it bears repeating, AWESOME! I also love that you can explore many aspects of fashion through your photography, and this is just wonderful. I love what she’s wearing – it screams ladylike but fun (and of course, I would never say no to anything involving food!) Look forward to more and off to check out your friend’s food blog too!

Btw, loved your comment on London, I think I’ll miss it too once I realized I won’t be there so many months each year!
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Jenny October 30, 2010

I love your blog! The pics are amazing & I loved the personal touch of writing about yourself!

Jenny @vpv


SACRAMENTO October 30, 2010

I am sooooooooooooo glad that you are following your passion, so you can share with us so much beauty!!. I love, love this polkadot skirt, wooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww.
Un abrazo

Tanvi October 30, 2010

This is so so good. Love the first shot specially. I would wear that skirt in a heart beat! Good Luck Lee! :)
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Bella Q October 30, 2010

love the styling and the photos. Impressive, Lee. you are so good at street style, and I’m looking forward in seeing your take on editorial photograhy. -Bella Q
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Zappingforperfection October 30, 2010

I just love it, the pictures are so cool ! :)
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Maddy October 30, 2010

How exciting! I never thought much of fashion photography, but then I saw the Septemeber Issue this week and I think I’m hooked! You can really push the limits with fashion photography and the results are so stunning! Good luck! You already have one foot in the door ;o)

Michelle @ Glisters & Blisters October 30, 2010

wonderful outfit ! i love the retro feel of this !!
and i dont think ur dreams are cliche ! its normal for girls who want to work in the fashion industry :) as long as u put in effort to make ur dream come true, then its no cliche at all :)

you definitely have some potential in the fashion world !
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Mônica Bitti October 30, 2010

Caro Lee

Fiquei muito feliz por sua visita!
Não conhecia o seu blog…
Fiquei encantada com as fotos e mais ainda em saber da paixão que te move.
É lindo de ver!
Parabéns pelo trabalho e sucesso!
Me visite mais vezes, vou ficar muito feliz.
Ah! adoraria usar esse look, é um charme!
Beijos carinhosos
Mônica Bitti

Mademoiselle Marie October 30, 2010

very nice :)))

style-haus October 30, 2010

love this 60s inspired photo shoot. the styling is spot on. not only are you an amazing photographer, but also a designer with some hidden talent! i’m so glad to hear your dreams and aspirations have unfolded that way it has…most of which is likely due to your passion and dedication.

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LeRon October 30, 2010

Lee, those are dope shots. Thank you for showing me the love kid. It is much appreciated and given back.

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Manon October 30, 2010

Gorgeous outfit. I love the skirt.
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Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul October 30, 2010

Thanks for the shout out Lee! I’m not sure about “renowned”…LOL! But thank you for the kind words. It was fun that day and Sarah was an absolute delight.
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Bionica October 30, 2010

Well I think that the skirt looks fabulous!!!
I love how the pattern works with the cup & saucer too
the photos are fun =)

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My Republic of Fashion October 30, 2010

LOVE these photos, Lee!!!:) That skirt is just divine. :)SarahD

Have an amazing weekend, Lee. x

Michal Kurtis October 30, 2010

omg that is ADORABLE!


copywaitress October 30, 2010

these photos are gorgeous – especially the first one:) congrats!!! xoxo
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Liz S. October 30, 2010

Polka dots will never go out of style. The simplicity and colour/pattern oomph of these shots is their secret to perfection…plus of course your talent Lee! I loved reading a bit about your passions and thoughts. Thanks for sharing–and yes it is inspirational!

Ashley [Free Honey] October 30, 2010

This is so cool Lee! I really like seeing another side of your photography. I love Sarah’s outfit, it’s kind of Minnie Mouse meets Donna Reed. I think it’s great that you’re really pushing yourself into a new artistic realm.

xoxo, Ashley
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Shin October 30, 2010

I admire your passion for fashion photography and you did a great styling with your friend! I love her skirt and I get the stepford wives vibe from her! Excellent! xoxoxoxooo

A Brit Greek October 30, 2010

Wow, such a cute outfit! You are a man on a mission with bags of talent! Keep following your dreams and passions lovely!
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Beny Ricardo Sadewo October 30, 2010

Oh Gosh…. Polkadots!!!! i can’t believe this, i just saw this items in 6 blogs ready u’re the 7th Lee, and is this a sign for me to search people wearin it and make apost about it too AHAHAH.

Beny Ricardo Sadewo
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Jacqueline October 31, 2010

Thanks for sharing this! I have a passion for the good old times, I guess I romanticize the era and I am way to nostalgic for my age.
Being into fashion comes all in one with being into photography I think.

SO i very often take out the analog camera I bought at a flea market (really oldschool! 😉 ) and take fashion pictures with it!

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kristy October 31, 2010

lee this is incredible! i love the styling and the photography. the model is beautiful and the outfit very flattering on her. how cool is that MUG?! love so much, can’t wait to see the next installment. =)

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Kent Johnson October 31, 2010

Very cool, great match on the cup & fabric!
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stela alves October 31, 2010

Très chic!!!
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Dusk October 31, 2010

Gorgeous Lee!
LOVE the skirt and the touch of matching whimsy (the teacup!). Also love the lighting … highlights the model’s beautiful skin. Well done.
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Christel November 1, 2010

This picture is graceful and funny, make me think to Audrey Hepburn !
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Grit and Glamour November 1, 2010

Beautiful! I can’t wait to see part two! Who knew you were multi-talented?!

♥ V
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Antoine November 1, 2010

Polka Dots + aesthetic flirt between Red and White , OR “Sixties Elegance’s girly / mischievous side” . . . that Sarah C (exquisitely) incarnates on such a dizzy way !!!!
à Bientôt, Antoine
(present on http://sinfonicaestetica.blogspot.com too)
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RAEZ November 1, 2010

so neat! love the styling here. would love to see more:)

xx raez
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ryan November 1, 2010

The skirt is so beautiful and you took some great shots! I would love to see more of your photography!
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sam November 1, 2010

she looks great loving the outfit x
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Chris November 1, 2010

Hey Lee…Great pics and beautiful pieces. Amazing model too!!.

Im so proud of you everything here looks amazing.


a!kO November 1, 2010

The red makes the whole picture pop 😀 It reminded me of a dress I use to have, red with white polka dot…now I wish I knew where it was…I probably could still wear it…I can’t wait for more pictures with Sarah 😀

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Nicola Christoforos November 1, 2010

Lee! amazing work with Sarah. She looks absolutely stunning, and the contrast of the white with the red polka dots looks so fruitful! Can;t wait to see more xx

leia November 1, 2010

INCREDIBLE! Lee you did such an amazing job! I love the way the skirt matches the teacup. I wish I could dress like this every day!

style'n November 1, 2010

Lee-these shots are great and definitely an inspiration for me as I start my adventure with Photography. I love how creative you can get with fashion photography. And I will check out this food blog too. sounds quite interesting! AND I can’t wait to see Part II. Wish you were in Boston so I could have you do a photo shoot for moi :)
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Purses Pastries Etc... November 2, 2010

These are so great and totally Stepford!
You’re definitely on the right track with your photography and it’s obvious that you’re enjoying it… so are we :)
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Angela See, Angela Blog November 2, 2010

LOVE it!! She looks gorgeous, though I feel it’s a little more 50s. To me 60s is mod, twiggy, etc.

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Marchmusings November 2, 2010

I think you’ve found an alternative day job, Lee. Love , love the simple but stylish styling of these.
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Michelle @ Glisters & Blisters November 2, 2010

thanks sooo much for your warm comments :)
im looking forward to your new photography post !

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jemina November 2, 2010

There’s nothing that I don’t LOVE here
March forward my friend!!!

xoxo, MWAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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MISSY S November 2, 2010

oh hey hun! ive always find my love for fashion with my fellow bloggers. and in line with fashion, i also love photography. thats a nice photo up there! Kudos! mwa!

Laura Tenshi November 2, 2010

Love the fact that you are expanding and trying out different things related to fashion photography. I look forward to your next projects, so far I love this shot and can’t believe these are your designs.
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KC November 3, 2010

love the polka dots. good photos lee. but i think a big hat will complete the look. 😀

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WendyB November 3, 2010

Adorable photo.

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