The Little White Dress

by Lee Oliveira on August 10, 2010

Sydney winters are fairly mild compared to some and there are not too many days where you have to drag out your heavy coat to keep you warm. It does still rain a little every now and then though. OK…I am not here to give you guys the forecast on Sydney’s weather, am I!

Well, like I have posted before about the Little Black Dress that I am a big fan of, I also wanted to find on the streets of Sydney a Little White Dress. I’m so glad I finally found the perfect girl wearing one of the cutest little white dresses that I have ever seen. This dress is from one of my favourite Australian designers, Bettina Liano.

Tammy wears white dress by Bettina Liano, pumps by Christian Louboutin and Parisienne fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent

Her name is Tammy and this dress fits her like a glove. She has great posture and gorgeous long legs which made this little white dress look even more beautiful. I was so happy when I came across her walking down the street.

As I was taking a few shots of Tammy I asked her, why a little white dress on a cloudy day? She said she wanted to brighten up the day and feel on the top of the world. Well, she certainly was in her Christian Louboutin pumps.

You probably all want to know why I ask all the people I photograph what fragrance they are wearing. For me, it creates more uniqueness to every post. I want to try to get everyone who reads my posts to imagine themselves there with me in every picture. If you know the smell, you can be a part of my story.

Everyone that I photograph has there own favourite fragrance. When I asked Tammy what fragrance she was wearing. She said “Oh.. It’s Chanel.. It’s Givenchy..Oh.. no no.. it’s definitely Yves Saint Laurent“. I couldn’t stop laughing. She obviously has a few favourites.

I always like to have a bit of a chat while I photograph. I need to know their personality as it makes my photography more real. Its my own signature.

Thanks Tammy. You were lovely to chat with.


{ 65 comments… read them below or add one }

Not A Paper Cup August 10, 2010

wow…she is stunning, and so are those shoes .The idea of wearing a dress in the Swedish winter….CRAZY :) sigh.

My Republic of Fashion August 10, 2010

She is so gorgeous and I love that dress, its amazing!:)SarahD

jemina August 10, 2010

She is so beautiful and stunning, and Oh My, that dress looks awesome in her, Brilliant!!! Wishing you the loveliest day dear :), mwah, xoxo

Chantel August 10, 2010

She is stunning! and that dress is just fabulous! Well spotted! I love the you include the fragrances that the people are wearing!

Michelle August 10, 2010

she’s so gorgeous!!! love those pumps :)

Melissa August 10, 2010

She’s stunning!!!
So gorgeous.
You’re right, the dress is like a gloooove. And with a pair of Louboutin is even more amazing.
I’m like her, I have lots of perfumes, so sometimes I don’t rememeber wich one I’m wearing.

Kisses, and thanks for your comment!

K N O C K Y O U F O R S I X August 10, 2010

Shes really cute! I like your idea of asking what perfume they wear, you can really tell alot about a person’s personality by their scent :) I hope if I’m ever in Oz you’ll ask to take my pic!! Keep up the lovely photos x

Becca August 11, 2010

Lee, I don’t think you can call that kind of weather winter. She’s in a dress with no coat. I’m only angry because I’m jealous – Boston winters are brutal! Thankfully there is still some weather left. I love the white dress here, but I especially like the belt. It’s such a fun accent piece.

JellyBen August 11, 2010

Lovely dress and gorgeous girl!

Grit and Glamour August 11, 2010

Isn’t she just divine?! Incredible Lee, she is lovely from tip to toe. And I love that you ask about fragrance, because you are right—for those who wear it, it’s a “brand” marker, a part of one’s persona.

♥ V

Emily August 11, 2010

That girl looks truly stunning! I like her dress and her philosophy: bright colours are always best on a grim day! And I love a good little white dress even better than a little black dress!

It’s a pleasure to get to know your blog!

commodestyle August 11, 2010

She is so charming!very pretty great!!

jasna August 11, 2010

Shes gorgeous from head to toe! : ) xx

Denival Fagundes August 11, 2010

Ello!!!! Love your stuff! Always great tips and fantastic photos!!!


Laura Tenshi August 11, 2010

Haha, Weather Man. You guys are so lucky to have these kind of winters, last winter was a disaster for us.
Tammy sure is fabulous and you have great eye to find these lovely people for your photos. I’ve noticed you like to chat to them as well, I am glad you do that, since personality it’s related to style. If we find out how they think, what they like we can understand their fashion choices better.

DS August 11, 2010


Couture Carrie August 11, 2010

Tammy is gorgeous, as is her dress!


victoria August 11, 2010

little white dress :)
like it !

Grace August 11, 2010

Great dress! She is so pretty !

Love Grace.

Kate August 11, 2010

I love this dress, that girl is PRETTY!, and your blog is really cool :)

thanks for the comment you left on my blog! I really like when people really comment to share their opinion, not just spamming.


Sara August 11, 2010

Great post! She looks stunning in that dress.

stephanie August 12, 2010

Lovely. I am obsessed with her belt!

raez August 12, 2010

she;s gorgeous! those legs go on for miles!

xx raez

Esther August 12, 2010

Love the shoes!
Nice outfit, its classy
A fashion blogger based in Australia and Hong Kong.


sam August 12, 2010

wow shes amazing :) loving the pose!


Anthea August 12, 2010

Tammy looks awesome from head to toe! Great shots! Beautiful girl.

devilishlypleasurable August 12, 2010

that’s so beautiful and ladylike!

fashion butter August 12, 2010

You know who much I love white, Lee – she looks fabulous! I want this look from head to toe.

Carolina August 12, 2010

So cute and chic! :)

Thank you for stopping by…



CC Wai August 12, 2010

I think she looks very nice in those but I still prefer the little black dresses.

jess- August 12, 2010

ok gosh this is like THE perfect dress!

Keith August 12, 2010

She is so gorgeous. I do love that dress. She looks amazing. Hope you’ve had a great week.

Closet Fashionista August 12, 2010

She looks gorgeous! I love that dress! 😀

Laura Tenshi August 12, 2010

Awww,thank you. You are far too kind, I wil return the favor.

Paulettew August 12, 2010

Really love her dress! I love that you tell the story behind the pictures and how you met one another!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl August 12, 2010

Tammy looks flawless! There’s nothing I’d want to add or take away from her look, it’s just perfect the way she put it together. I also like the fragrance concept of your blog, adds just the right amoutn of unique, if you ask me :) “If you know the smell, you can be a part of my story” – so true! I believe it also helps you get more insightful into a person’s character and maybe even makes the post more personal.

P.S. Thanks for paying a visit to my blog, btw! And well, those chairs were part of exhibition only and not for sale so I didn’t buy any :) Good thing I had a chance to take this picture before they told me I couldn’t sit there lol!

Annie August 12, 2010

because of the boyfriend?

Purses Pastries Etc... August 12, 2010

I love these pics you took of Tammy — she looks fantastic and I adore her LWD!!
I totally understand why you ask what fragrance people are wearing — I too have always believed that you can tell a lot about a person based on their fave perfume!
Thanks so very much for your kind words re my sketches :)

Monique August 12, 2010

She is absolutely stunning! I love her little dress!
xo M

Levi Costa Arruda August 12, 2010

amei o look. Ela arrasou muito, parabéns Lee!

Hannah August 12, 2010

This dress is so pure and flawless. Simplicity is sometimes overlooked, but it definitely shouldn’t be.

Cafe Fashionista August 12, 2010

Wow! Tammy is absolutely stunning; and I am LOVING the Little White Dress. It is such a staple for the summer!! :)

tash August 12, 2010

love the dress! love the shoes!

Maddy August 12, 2010

What a gorgeous gal! Of course, she looks stunning in white! She’d look amazing in a paper bag too ;o)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime August 12, 2010

Loving the LWD. So chic.

NobodyKnowsMarc August 12, 2010
juliet August 12, 2010

What a beautiful dress!

juliet xxx

Julliette O (LarvK) August 12, 2010

Beautiful blog and the fashion tips are great. Thank you for stopping by mine and leaving a lovely comment. For sure you can follow and i will do the same back Lee :)


Allie August 12, 2010

Not sure why, but I love that you included what fragrance she’s wearing. It adds a little mystery for me because it’s not something you can easily see.

Manon August 12, 2010

I love her dress. Your blog is amazing.

xx, Manon

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