Meet our blogger babe of the week, Mafalda Castro. She’s a Portuguese-based blogger whose Instagram account we’re seriously stalking RN. We caught up with her to chat blogging top tips, shooting the perfect OOTD and who we should be following on Snapchat…
Tell us about yourself…
I’m Mafalda Castro and I live in Lisbon, Portugal!! I am a blogger and I have a journalism degree, and I’m planning on working on both things at the same time. I live near the beach and it’s my favourite thing in the world. Also, people usually don’t know but I sing and play guitar, music is my passion besides fashion
How long have you been blogging for?
Since 2011, I was 17 years old!! So young to blog
How did you get into it?
It was almost by accident ahah I started to post fashion editorials that I found interesting and one day I decided to post some pictures of me. People that used to follow me commented so much and liked it so it became regular. It was more a lookbook kind of thing and then it turned more serious.
How do you keep your content fresh?
I like to travel to keep it new!! I like to take editorial-like pictures in different spots, places and countries. That’s my favorite thing.
What’s your top tip for anyone looking to start a blog?
Be yourself. This may sound cliché but it’s true. The only thing you can give people is yourself, everyone else is taken. Take inspiration from other people but remain your true self and let your own sparkle shine for what you are, not for what others want you to be.
What’s your go-to outfit?
Jeans or shorts with plain black t-shirt and a biker!!
How do you shoot the perfect OOTD?
With sunset lighting or in Lisbon streets.
How do you edit your photos?
with VscoCam and photoshop.
Snapchat or Instagram?
Instagram!!! of course
Who’s account gives you major Insta envy?
Weworewhat TuulaVintage and songofstyle
Who should we be following on Snapchat?
Gabriela Pugliesi and Martha Graeff
Which emoji do you use the most?
The heart eyed emoji I think
What’s on your summer playlist?
Some old R&B songs!! Bow Wow – Let me hold you; Ne-yo- Mad; Ray J- One Wish; R. Kelly- Ignition
Wanna know more? Follow Mafalda on Instagram @mafaldacastro