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The Shadows in Fairytales

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On a weekend trip back home to Lisbon, my dad and I decided to drive up to Sintra to visit a particular monument that people usually miss, since it’s nestled between several other major ones – Palacio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros and Convento dos Capuchos to name a few. This one is very small and, as most small monuments in the forest are, it’s also incredibly pretty. It’s called the Chalet da Condessa – translated roughly, The […]

The Ghosts of Romans

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Took me a while, but finally publishing the black and white 35mm photographs I took on my trip to Ostia Antica, an amazing archaeological site a short drive away from Rome. On one hand, I wish I’d used colour film to capture how breathtaking and well-conserved the frescoed walls and mosaics are, but on the other hand I always prefer black and white when visiting ‘touristic’ sites, especially those that deal with the past – cemeteries, […]

LUNETA Magazine – Issue One Online

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It’s finally here! The first issue of LUNETA Magazine, produced by me for my Bachelor’s Degree final thesis project, is now uploaded as an .epub and can be both viewable online and downloadable. Only a small number of printed copies were available once I finished this project, since cost of print was quite high, but I’m quite proud of it and really wanted to put it out there on the web for everyone to see. It […]

ORGANISM // the allure of handmade jewellery

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JEWELLERY// Materia Aspera by Ettore Nizzotti Voodoo Jewels by Livia Lazzari Arianna Celentano MODEL// Ruxanda Lavric PHOTOGRAPHY & MAKEUP // Inês Veiga Pena STYLING// Sofia Greganti Both bras by Intimissimi My first try at working with professional studio lights (and dirt). It’s somewhat hard when you haven’t studied practical photography! Thank you to everyone who helped out by lending pieces, being patient and being willing to get their hands dirty… literally. I was honoured with the chance to play around […]

Under the Lilac Trees

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Spring is finally here, with some bouts of rain… and allergies. I was lucky enough to be visited by my dear friend Tanya, who happened to be in need of some new photos. Here are a couple of my favourites! We shot these at Villa Sciarra in Rome on a very hot afternoon between two days of rain. Make-up, Photography & Post // Inês Pena (me) Model, self-styled // Tanya Camera + lens // Canon 5D MkIII, 50mm f1.4 Nothing […]

Who’s There?

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It’s now been over a year that I started this blog. I wish I could give you a proper logical reason or an inspirational story behind its birth but, quite honestly, I can’t even remember how it all began (if you’ve been following it from the start, maybe you know better than I do). I was recently asked about the title – where I got the idea, if there was any meaning behind it – […]

Throwback Sunday

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Technically, it should be Thursday, but it’s a throwback and that’s what matters. While working on a street style project about Lisbon for my graphics class, I realized there weren’t many photos online that I could use. There is one very good blog, nicknamed ‘the portuguese Sartorialist’, and aptly titled O Alfaiate Lisboeta. Other than that, all I managed to do was dig into Yvan Rodic’s pictures of past Lisbon Fashion Weeks and I was […]

GOLD: logo & magazine experiment

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It’s that time of the year again! No, not Christmas, school project season. We were told to do logo research and come up with a new logo, title and look for a fashion-related (meaning not strictly fashion) magazine. Most magazines (Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, etc) use some variant of the Bodoni font and the magazine I worked with used Didot, so I tried to think of more flashy, less classic fonts that could also be somehow […]

Superficialities #1 – Autumn, Cardigans & Tea

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Since I’m still plotting my (probably long and exhausting) post about my trip to Verona, I’m leaving you today with a little taste of everyday life. When I started out, I wanted this blog to be as professional as possible and to show my taste more than my personality; but, with blogging, personality is something that you can’t keep in. Little by little it starts trickling out, first through your choice of wording, then through […]