Colouring a winter day

by Lee Oliveira on July 30, 2010

I must confess, I do love colour. I wish more people would wear colour during the winter months. It’s bad enough that the weather is cold and rainy but on top of that I see so much black in the streets. Don’t get me wrong. I love black and have loads of it in my wardrobe, but it’s so nice to wear it with a bit of colour to stand out in the crowd.

Rashad wears pullover by Diesel, jeans by Zara and fragrance by Prada Infusion d‘Homme

As I was walking the streets of Paddington in Sydney and I was so happy to come across Rashad. In a sea of black he stood out. He radiated the street with his red and grey striped top. I had to get a shot of him as he was so happy laughing with a friend.

Next time you are getting ready to go out there to work or visiting friends on a grey rainy day, throw on a bit of colour. Whether it be a scarf, coat or even a necklace, don’t be shy. You will feel so much better and you will stand out in the crowd.

That’s what I call ” colouring a winter day”.

Thanks Rashad, you made my day.


{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Anthea July 30, 2010

Rashad looks great!

Denival Fagundes July 30, 2010

Hi! Lee, Love your Blog! It’s really creative and presents a vast number of interesting points.

Well done!!!


Eleonora July 30, 2010

I like the pullover 😉

jemina July 30, 2010

Rashad looks amazing, and YES to colours in all seasons please 😀 he he he, mwah!!! xoxo

Couture Carrie July 30, 2010

Awesome sweater!
Handsome guy too!


fashion butter July 30, 2010

I SO agree. I get sick of seeing black black black all the time! Even though I do contribute to the problem. HA!

My hubby wears a lot of color – he looks so good in it. And oh, how I love this sweater – it would look so cute on him!

My Republic of Fashion July 30, 2010

Really love this jumper.:)SarahD

Laura Tenshi July 30, 2010

I agree, I wear colors every season. I can never get tired of bright outfits, they make my day. That’s why I think people should start adding some color in their wardrobe, you never know who’s day you’re going to lighten up. Plus, they change your mood completely.
I want to start a campaign for colors. “Don’t be afraid to step in to the light. Colors, for a brighter future”. How does that sound? :))

Laura Tenshi July 30, 2010

into the light *

mo July 31, 2010

very lovely. i love your work lee!


jess- July 31, 2010

Finally a man with style!! I love seeing guys take effort in what they choose to wear and putting it together right!! I love these photos Lee you have a great eye!!! xx

your friend from,

emily July 31, 2010

i love this pullover, the red is really striking.

Heather July 31, 2010

Rashad looks great! Love your blog, Lee. :)

daisybabie July 31, 2010

goodness, he’s a hottie! *as i wipe drool off the keyboard* errmmm..,what were you talking about again…? color! right! love it! yeah.

Keith July 31, 2010

Rashad looks really cool. I like what he’s wearing. Have a great weekend.

fhen July 31, 2010

the pullover colour is so unique!

Manon July 31, 2010

I like your pullover.
Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Friend in Fashion July 31, 2010

I agree – love colour in winter.

Wonderful blog – following on Twitter :)

Luv, Friend in Fashion

ElodieVeryPetit July 31, 2010

Love it, nice sweater !

Marinka July 31, 2010

I love that sweater it looks great on him

carissa July 31, 2010

the gradation of color is awesome! I love it! if I can find that sweater, I might bought it immediately.

Luci Ana July 31, 2010

Oh, you have such a great smile. I love these pictures!

The Beckerman Girls July 31, 2010

What a handsome guy!!!
We totally believe that color is an essential for ALL seasons!! … it just makes you happier, right?
Fantastic blog!!!
The Beckerman Girls

Grit and Glamour July 31, 2010

Love the shot of him smiling. I miss Paddington.

♥ V

nadine2point0 July 31, 2010

Lovely guy – and I love that you mentioned his scent. There’s nothing quite like a wonderfully scented man 😉

kiran August 1, 2010

You said it right- coloring the winter day. Actually the colors of pullover are very nice

commodestyle August 1, 2010

Simple and gorgeous!!

A Brit Greek August 1, 2010

The Pullover rocks! It’s good to show colour,esp if it’s grey!

Also used to love people watching on Oxford st – on Saturdays… so much hotness on the street people! It’s like the gorgeous people go to gather there on the weekend!

Have a fab August love!

Vitori Thinks August 1, 2010

I like how he pulled-off the colors without diminishing his masculinity. And it has always been nice to see a tinge of color in a sea of black clothes.

theonlyfashionprincess August 1, 2010

Nice pictures and like your blog! Hope you’ll follow me too.


Marta August 1, 2010

he smiles so adorably! his pullover is awesome as well… i believe in colors too, although i constantly wear the black – white – grey combination…

Not A Paper Cup August 1, 2010

ah, i agree! colour makes everybody smile more :)

Fatiha August 1, 2010

He sure looks real good too! Heh 😉


Krystal/Village August 1, 2010

awesome, i like rashad!

Cheryl August 1, 2010

i love how happy he looks! love your blog Lee. The whole site looks great. Thanks for stopping by!

raez August 1, 2010

love his sweater, so rad!

xx raez

Cafe Fashionista August 1, 2010

I am loving the ombre look – such a fabulous style!! :)

alexandre fernandes ferreira August 2, 2010

Look perfeito!!!

Ashley August 2, 2010

His sweater looks like an optical illusion – totally cool!

xoxo, Ashley

Jamie-Lee August 2, 2010

I love a bit of colour too – these shots are perfecto! x

I V Y August 2, 2010
nookie August 2, 2010

love his sweater!

Purses Pastries Etc... August 2, 2010

I totally agree — color should definitely be worn during the winter and not only reserved for summer. I love Rashad’s sweater and he has a great smile!

KC August 2, 2010

love the sweater, man. that addition of color does throw on a bit of excitement.

Abi August 2, 2010

I agree. Colour in the winter is a good feeling. Love the cardi Rashad is wearing.

Suzi August 2, 2010

Love the knit and the pop of color. Just because it is winter and you are sporting a sweater, it doesn’t have to be boring. I always incorporate pops of color into my knits Would love for you to stop by.

kate August 2, 2010

love the sweater! i totally feel ya with the sea of black in the winter- its wayyy overdone! love your blog too

tash August 2, 2010

Oh Rashad’s handsome! He certainly does stand out! 😉 I miss Sydney!
Great blog too
xo tash

Genevieve August 3, 2010

Hi Lee,

I seriously love that jumper! Unusual colour combo but something about it just works. Great find!
I noticed that you liked one of my other fashion posts about clogs, so I thought I’d let you know I’ve just done one about new season pants – and the imminent death of the skinny jean.

Genevieve x

Genevieve August 3, 2010

I hit Submit comment too soon, haha.
I also meant to say, I’d really love to know what you think of the post, or as a stylist what your other suggestions /forecasts for new season pants are.

Genevieve x

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