Vintage + Pink

by Lee Oliveira on October 26, 2010

Sydney, like any international city is so diverse and has such a range of fashion statements. Sydney street style is no exception. I do get a little bit excited when I come across someone wearing vintage pieces as it really speaks individuality. When I came across Phoenix, I said to myself … bingo. Her style literally spoke to me and expressed her own personality.

I didn’t ask Phoenix my usual booklet of Lee questions as she was very busy selling her hand printed arts all made by her. She does look the arty type. What I did find out is that she likes to buy some of her clothes at second hand stores as she really loves mixing the old and the new.

Her style might not be everybody’s cup of tea but it’s “her” style and that’s what I love. The fact that she was sitting infront of this burnt orange wall also added some drama as I do love shooting colour. I really wanted to add Phoenix to my blog as it expands my photography to all kinds of fashion involving colours, prints, shapes and diversity of style.

Thanks Phoenix. I loved photographing your style.


{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

BusiChic October 26, 2010

Hi Lee, thank you for your comment and great work on capturing Phoenix’ style! I love the contrast of her punk hair with retro beaded cardi and chunky 80s necklace. Wonderful stuff – keep inspiring! Xx @busichic
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SACRAMENTO October 26, 2010

Most interesting find, You know by now, that colours are my cup of tea.Love the pink and the brunt orange. Excellente job Lee.
Un abrazo from Spain.
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pr October 26, 2010

there is something about her that screams cato van ee, i love the hair color. havent seen something like that from the late 90′. and nose ring is a winner for me.

JellyBen October 26, 2010

I loved the hair color and outfit. Good work! Xoxo
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jemina October 26, 2010

Even her name is really unique, I LOVE her style, and her name PHOENIX truly matches her personality. Can we have more shots like this one please? I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs & Kisses
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kristy October 26, 2010

i love this post because it is the perfect example of personal style, which as you already know has been on my mind so much lately. =P

i can definitely appreciate her style and the fact that it is truly her, and you can tell that right away.

Vogue Gone Rogue

Laura Tenshi October 26, 2010

I see you’ve changed the layout on your blog, I like it a lot, so organized. Now, about her look, I like how she casually sits there on the box. She rocks the hair color and you can see she has the confidence to pull this retro-punk look off.
Thank you so much Lee for your kind words, I really appreciate it. I will try my best to follow my dreams
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style'n October 26, 2010

Phoenix (awesome name!) does have a lot of personal style and confidence and I love that about her. It’s true it may not be my style but that’s what I love about it-she has her own unique look and she does it well. And I love her cardigan too. Great job of showcasing differing looks and some variety!
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Couture Carrie October 26, 2010

Love her edgy style!


Closet Fashionista October 26, 2010

Oooh I love her shoes!
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Camila F. October 26, 2010

Isso aí, cada um tem que vestir o que gosta, independente de tendências!
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jasna October 27, 2010

She has awesome style! Hope you are having a good start to the week! xx

Tanvi October 27, 2010

She does have a magnetic pull! I for once am drawn to her glowing skin and complexion! I appreciate personal style … she is right up my alley! :) Another great post Lee!
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prutha October 27, 2010

i want to color my hair red someday… like that girl from Run Lola Run!! will u still be my friend Lee, if I do? hehehe

Maddy October 27, 2010

I think she has great personal style, something that most people (including myself) lack!

Manon October 27, 2010

She has a very unique style. Love it.
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Jude October 27, 2010

I love these captures! There’s something about her style and attitude that reminds me of ever-interesting London street styles! :) Another wonderful photoshoot – thank you for sharing all this with us!

Btw, thank you for being so sweet about our job news! :)
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A Brit Greek October 27, 2010

Definitely unique – what a fab name though!
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devilishly pleasurable October 27, 2010

I love how her hair is feisty but it doesn’t ‘take over’ her personality. . and her sense of style is fab
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Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul October 27, 2010

It’s great that you are focusing on some alternative, individual styles. Her hair almost matches the background!
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Fashion Ranger October 27, 2010

Wow, she looks so wonderfully trash. That is freaking alternative sweet!
Thank you so much for your great comment on my blog.
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Grit and Glamour October 27, 2010

I LOVE the pink hair and orange backdrop too. And any person who has the courage to dye their hair bright pink? That’s a cool chick.

♥ V
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Ashley [Free Honey] October 27, 2010

ooo, Lee this is such a different look for your blog. i like that you’re really showing a wide variety of looks, I never know what I’m going to get when i bop over here!

xoxo, Ashley
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Liz S. October 27, 2010

Good on you Lee again for being daring in your photography and choice of style in the people you photograph. I think many look to blogs to find something inspiring in the more unusual and unique sense. Mainstream fashion can be found more easily on the net or magazines and in shops.
Phoenix looks fantastic!… and so against that orange wall.

Purses Pastries Etc... October 28, 2010

Wow, really edgy and individual! Loved this photo — you’re right about the pop of background color :)
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Krystal/Village October 28, 2010

she’s got a fun look going on :)
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savvy gal October 28, 2010

Though I won’t do it for myself, I love the hair color.
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sweet October 28, 2010

very unique style and she rock the outfit…love the hair…


My Republic of Fashion October 28, 2010

Love her name and her hair. She is wearing fantastic shoes, also. :):)SArahD

LeRon October 28, 2010

Pink hair is always dope.
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Monique October 28, 2010

Daring, and chic all at once. Love how your work is never focused on one “type” of subject Lee!
xo M
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Missy S October 28, 2010

hello lee! lovin the pink hair! ive been dying to get my hair dyed in very light pink –. but mom wont allow me :( it loooks good in you. now i envy you
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lady_flower123 October 28, 2010

Nice hair :)

Sherin October 28, 2010

She definitely looks amazing. I love her hair sooo much and her shoes are amazing.
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lady_flower123 October 28, 2010

I love it too 😉
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Christel October 28, 2010

What a creative and unique outfit, I love that, make me think to Berlin. Well, the hair is so excentric and poetic, faerie’s hair !
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Ashley October 29, 2010

I’m always envious of anyone with pink hair because I’ve wanted to do it since I’ve been 13 and never did. I like her shoes! She’s gorgeous already, but I’d love to throw a little crazy make-up on her to really complete the look.
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KC October 29, 2010

even her name is translated through her style.
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stela alves October 29, 2010

O caixote onde ela está sentada deu um certo charme à foto.
Street Style by Stela
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ryan October 29, 2010

Her hair is so beautiful, I love her style.
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KIRAFASHION October 29, 2010

very nice pink hair!!

Angela See, Angela Blog October 29, 2010

I’ve never been one for coloured hair … but wow, her cardigan is great!

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jess- October 29, 2010

quite a grunge look this one! and her hair matches the wall behind xxxx

your the bestest!
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style-haus October 30, 2010

phoenix is the perfect example of why i love fashion…it’s uninhibited, creative and a reflection of one’s individual style. i love her pink hair and oxfords.
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copywaitress October 30, 2010

what a fantastic hair! :)
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ClaraSmiles October 30, 2010

the hair color has a lot of character!
like it :)
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Bella Q October 31, 2010

How did I miss this post? LOVE her spirit, the jolt of pink and the carmel color of her shoes. GREAT street shot, Lee.
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