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I receive lots of messages on Instagram asking me which Apps I´m using to take my photos, specially the ones with that vintage look (ever wanted a 35 mm? Well, I still do…). Ever since I bought my beloved Pen Camera photographing gained a new life and that vintage style was a result of programming the camera with the right settings and VSCO edition. I also own an Instax Mini, which I absolutely adore (specially because no one ever looks bad) but because it prints automatically it´s a rather expensive option that I keep for special moments.

Back when I had the Huawei G-Play Mini, photographing with my phone wasn´t much of a option (the camera is terrible, even though it was supposed to be a good one). I remember I was always freeing up space for my dear VSCO and the few shots I took, I used that App directly. Now with the iPhone (btw, it´s true what they say about the camera) things changed a lot in terms of taking photos and my camera finally got some rest.

I guess reading two paragraphs on a Sunday is enough for you so, without further notice, here are my favorite vintage photography apps of the moment 🙂

P.S. I only chose easy apps to take quick photos and maybe do some editing, but nothing too deep into manual edition.

Moly Cam – it allows you to take those Polaroid or instax kind of photos. It has a basic editor and you can choose from several vintage filters. PROS – you can choose which vintage filter you’re going to use before taking the photo and it’s a pretty cool editor if you want to upload photos directly from your phone. CONS – the instant photos don’t look so real because of the frame.

HUJI – remember those disposable cameras? HUJI is supposed to be one. It gives that 35 mm kind of look to your photos. You can’t edit them but I think they turn out to look so cool with that retro vibe and the date on the side that there’s no need to. PROS – it really gives you that disposable camera feeling and it’s kind of a surprise when you see the final version. No need to edit. CONS – Annoying advertising after taking the photo. It’s tolerable, though. Doesn’t let you upload a photo previously taken.

Retro Cam – I’m still testing it but so far, I really like it. It’s an editor which comes in handy if you already have the photos and want to magically send them back in time. You can add over light, textures (to give that old scratchy look), vintage filters and edit the basic settings such as contrast, vignette, temperature, etc. PROS – the most important features are part of the free version and you have a lot of options to edit your photos. CONS – to have access to the glitch feature and to add the date you have to buy the full version.

Dazz – Here you can choose the accessories (lenses) and the camera type you’d like to use. The instant photos here look more realistic. It’s not an editor though. PROS – it really looks like you’re using in real life those lenses and cameras. CONS – you can’t have access to all the cameras and lenses unless you buy the full version.

Fashion X Tech / Moda X Tecnologia 

The Fashion Industry evolves very quickly. Trendsetters started to appear from all around the globe using social media and their voice became more powerful than anyone would ever thought. Creative directors had to adjust to the digital era and evolve as well. Big fashion magazines too, when digital magazines and blogs began to take over. Today, Fashion cannot live without technology and I must say that they’re definitely one of the best combinations ever. As a blogger, technology is what allows me to share my opinions and keep up with the latest trends so it’s of course a big issue for me. That’s why I decided to creat the Fashion sub-category – Tech. As you can already guess (and because it’s a sub-category) it will be fashion related only. I will share with you the latest and the best Apps, digital magazines, fashionable accessories for your technology and everything fashion related.
For the first post, I’ll give you what I believe to be the best apps to do your online shopping, when searching for designer clothing, accessories or jewelry. I choose them based on my personal experience, prices and diversity of items. I don’t do most of my shopping online – yet (ASOS is slowly becoming one of my favorite places to shop). When it comes to great sales and vintage hunting, I prefer online shopping, for sure. Why? Well, I don’t know many places that sell designer clothes and accessories at such affordable prices like I do online. I find online shopping specially useful for vintage hunting because you can easily select categories, prices and the most important – quality. That brings me to one of my favorite fashion apps – Vestiaire. Vestiaire it’s an app recommended by magazines like Vogue and Elle, that allows you to sell your colthes, accessories, jewels and buy what other people are selling. It’s one of my favorites because it has the most amazing vintage pieces. I must confess… I can spend hours going through those bags and accessories. One great aspect about this app is that you can easily find the latest collections at a lower price and when you buy something the item doesn’t come to you right away because of quality control and the authenticity of your buy – both checked by Vestiaire. Probably one not-so-good thing about it is that, because people are selling their own pieces, you’ll have to make sure you know the value of what you’re buying. My suggestion would be to search for the specific item you want, filter by quality and price range and then see what suits you the most between the several items that will appear to you. 

Portuguese version 

A indústria da moda desenvolve-se a uma velocidade incrível. ‘Trendsetters’ começaram a surgir um pouco por todo o mundo, usando as redes sociais em massa e a sua voz passou a ter uma importância sem precedentes. Os directores criativos das marcas tiveram, sem grande tempo para tal, que se adaptarem a esta nova realidade digital. O mesmo sucedeu com as grandes revistas, confrontadas com o aparecimento dos blogs e de revistas digitais. Hoje, a moda não pode – nem quer – viver sem a tecnologia e devo dizer que considero esta combinação uma das melhores de sempre. Enquanto ‘blogger’ é fácil perceber o porquê de considerar esta combinação tão especial: é o que me permite acompanhar tendências, exprimir a minha opinião e conhecer a de outras pessoas. Foram, no essencial, estas as razões que me levaram a criar a sub-categoria ‘tecnologia’. Sendo uma sub-categoria da Moda, podem esperar temas que relacionam as duas áreas designadamente aplicações, revistas digitais, acessórios, … Tudo o que resulte desta combinação entre o mundo da moda e a tecnologia. Para o primeiro post desta sub-categoria escolhi o que considero ser as melhores aplicações de compras on-line, no que diz respeito a marcas de designers conhecidos. Escolhi-as com base na minha experiência pessoal, preços praticados e variedade de produtos. Apesar de (ainda) não fazer a maior parte das minhas compras on-line, no que diz respeito a peças ‘vintage’ acho preferível, desde logo devido à possibilidade de selecção por categorias, preços e, sobretudo, qualidade. A primeira aplicação chama-se Vestiarie, é recomendada po revistas como a Vogue e a Elle, e é um óptimo lugar quer para vender peças quer para fazer óptimos achados. Um óptimo aspecto em relação a esta aplicação é o facto de ter peças das mais recentes colecções bem como peças vintage, e os produtos são sujeitos a um controlo de qualidade e verificação de autenticidade antes de chegarem ao novo dono. Um aspecto menos positivo – ou antes, uma questão a ter em consideração – é a diversidade dos preços praticados por cada pessoa. A minha sugestão para evitar comprar um mesmo produto por um preço superior é a pesquisa do produto, selecção da qualidade pretendida e definição de um preço máximo. 

Another great app is The Outnet. If you’re familiar with Net-A- Porter, you might have heard of The Outnet. It’s basically Net- a-porter’s outlet so you can always search for designer clothes at lower prices during anytime of the Year. I recommend the accessories and bags selection, definitely worth your time. After all, outlets are the perfect places to find the coolest bargains.

Outra óptima aplicação é The Outnet. Para quem conhece o Net-a-Porter, o The Outnet é o Outlet. Recomendo a parte dos acessórios e malas. Afinal, um Outlet é sempre um Outlet 😉 


Last but definitely not least, the Farfetch app. You have heard here before of Farfetch since I teamed up with them to show you some of the best Spring/Summer 16 trends. Farfetch reunites 400 boutiques in one place, bringing you the latest fashion to your devices. What you don’t know yet, is that I recently discovered Farfetch’s sales (worth taking a look if you’re searching for designer pieces at reasonable prices). Personally I got my eyes on a beautiful Kenzo bag 😉 

Por último mas sem dúvida não menos importante, a aplicação do site Farfetch. Já falei aqui antes do site, no post das tendências de primavera/verão 2016, feito em colaboração com a Farfetch. Também na aplicado se encontram disponíveis as peças de 400 boutiques de todo o mundo. Recentemente descobri os saldos da Farfetch (vale a pena, tem grandes marcas a preços óptimos) e tenho debaixo de olho uma mala linda da Kenzo 🙂