Saturday, 28 August 2010

Polaroid Android

vochomania

You may have already noticed that I have an acute case of vochomanía, or the love of vochos, aka old style Mexican beetles. Fun trivia: the old style beetles were manufactured in Mexico until 2003 so there are many of them, still in very good condition. And many more, like the one above, in not-so-good condition...

The vintage quality and all around grunginess of these cars made them the perfect subject for my new favourite photo editing technique: poladroid, which my boyfriend found and sent me last week.

While it's not altogether serious, poladroid is loads of fun. You download a little digital polaroid machine, feed your favourite photos into it and... shake it... or wait... but we all know how that turns out. If you don't know it already I suggest you head over and get started... it's addictive!

Here's a picture of our car last year, when we lived in a less transport-friendly city... oh vocho rojo, how I miss you!
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Meanwhile, back in Guadalajara, Shona and I discovered that sometimes it's good to co-ordinate your outfit...
shake it!

...and sometimes it's better to contrast it
hoity-droidy

When playing with poladroid you should use pictures with some distance as it does tend to randomly crop them wherever it wants, and you may find yourself a bit devoid...
devoid
...of a head.

And last but certainly not least, a true classic!
droid

28 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

YAYY! i love these, hehe :D Bugs are so cute, hehe
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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

The older style Beetles have so much more character than the newer ones! I'd love to drive one someday.

I've refrained from using Poladroid thus far because I know I'll become addicted. Possibly to the point of sending every photo on my computer through it ;)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Haha! Well it isn't as great as all that, since it does tend to chop off limbs and the like. But it's a good way to waste an afternoon!

Krystal said...

this is so. cute.

Diana said...

i love that last picture!! so freaking cute :)

Isabelle said...

i love those cars too! and v. cute outfits.xx

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I specially like the one in that sunny yellow outfit, matching with the car and the same dress where you jump high.

Rio said...

Awesome shots! I love the last one so much! It looks like it should be an ad! :)
(http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

Little Monarch said...

i love poladroid and yep it is addictive! i have a polaroid but film is so expensive so this is a cheap alternative :) thanks for all your comments on my blog! im defo going to invest in a tripod. hope you had a good weekend xLM

marina said...

I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
car and polaroid!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love how you co-ordinated the colour.

jamie-lee said...

Such cute photos! x

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A said...

Nice pictures

Ayse said...

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Love, Ayse

Wendy said...

Love the yellow dress...also love the beetle..Stunning!
Wendy

www.wendylifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

SMASH said...

I am dying over the pictures of you in the yellow dress with the yellow bug! So, SO FREAKIN CUTE! And I can't believe they were being manufacture until '03! Maybe I can cross the border and drive one over to California? Maybe?

xx

Eden said...

These cars are so sweet:)))Great blog:)
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Anthea said...

You probably already know that I love Beetles too! These pictures are awesome. Love the one with your sister jumping.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Stevia is Your Cherry Bomb said...

ooohh
i love all the pictures
especially the last one :)

Anil P said...

I absolutely dig Beetles. Used to see a few in Bombay until a few years back. They got some character for sure. Lovely pictures too.

Siubhan said...

These are super! I love a good Beetle, and that one is definitely a true classic. As someone who is variously saving up for many things, including a polaroid camera, Poladroid looks fantastic. Checking it out now...

Daniela Rodrigues said...

OH wow, I really love that cars and look to their colors :o I want one NOW :D

ana said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! I love vochos too... and I love seeing them in the city... also "las combis"... I don't know what are their name in English but is the van from Scooby Doo...

Rio said...

Hey chiquita banana! Check my latest post... I tagged you with an award! :)
-Rio (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

Rosie said...

Wow, amazing! you arew so pretty!

Rosie said...

*are so pretty
im am now following you :)

Nina said...
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Nina said...

THOSE CARS ARE SOOO NICE :)

You gotta love the beetle or in our country, we call it 'pagong'

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