by | March 10, 2016

If you haven’t heard of photographer Nadia Lee then you’re gonna want to start following her…like now.  She’s smokin’ hot and her photography is killer.  We caught up with her to talk breaking into the industry, secret addictions and style icons….

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Tell us a bit about yourself?

Answering this question makes me feel like I’m writing for a lonely hearts ad..

Female, photographer, GSOH.

When did you know you had a talent for fashion?

The first time I started to wear what I wanted and received compliments for it.

Where is the best place you have travelled to for work?

Cape town.

What did you study?

Styling and photography at LCF.

What tips do you have for girls wanting to break into the scene?

Have a strong aesthetic.

What inspires your creative aesthetic?


Who would you most like to photograph?

John Waters.

Who are your current favourite people to follow on Instagram?

@hunofficial has a pretty special account.


What does the next year look like for you?

Like I’ll be a bit of a gypsy.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Sonic Youth.

What’s the last song you listen to?

Martha and the Vandells – Jimmy Mack

What’s your song to get you ready for a party?

Hmm it depends what kind of party, but generally old reggae or northern soul puts me in a good mood.

What’s your guilty pleasure and most played?

Fetty wap, it’s a long way off my normal taste but I can’t help but love him.

What’s your spirit animal?


What makes you laugh?

Men in high heels, Jake Gallagher and Charlie Denis.

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What’s your secret addiction?

Coffee cake, but I’m over it now, I’ve moved on to Ru Paul’s own brand of chocolate.

What would be your superhero power?


What was the first thing you did this morning?

Finished watching Christiane F.

Tell us something about yourself…

Not many people know….but I’m a pretty good dancer.

Most used Emoji?

Upside down smiley face.

If you were a film?

Pink Flamingos.

What item of clothing can’t you live without?

Fluffy coat.

What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?

Fluffy coat (doubles as a pillow for the plane)


Who is your style icon and why?

Jane Birkin or Brigitte Bardot.

Where do you look for fashion inspiration?

Late 1960’s, early 1970’s.

What best describes your style?

70’s fluffy trashy cowboy hillbilly ? Is that ok haha?

What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?

I love the Gucci S/S 2016 stuff, probably because the shoot for the campaign was based on Christiane F.

If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?

Kate Moss’ – that sounds cliché but she really does have an incredible collection of clothes.


Quick Fire…

Leather or denim? Leather

Tattoos or no tattoos?  Depends on what kind.

Heels or flats? Heels at night, DM’s or vans for the day.

Red lips or nude lips? Nude.

Instagram or Twitter? Instagram.

Kylie or Kendall? No preference.

Rock or rap? Rock, but I love old Hip Hop.

Rihanna or Beyoncé? Both are pretty cool strong women.

Festivals or clubs? Festivals.

Ibiza or Vegas? Ibiza, but I’ll try and give Vegas another go this year.

Music or food? Well probably food? Because otherwise I’d die.

Beach or pool? Beach.

Dogs or cats? I love all the animals.

Nights out or nights in? out if it’s warm, in if it’s cold.

Gold or silver? Gold.

Maxi or mini? Maxi.

Wanna know more?  Follow Nadia on Instagram @nadialeelee