I love spending time on all my various different toys at the moment. I’m currently pimping 2 phones, a new wifi camera and, my favourite of all, my brand new Kindle Fire HD. It’s my first tablet in years and I’m already hooked on it, using it for everything from blogging and reading to organising my calendar and playing games – I’m more than a little obsessed with Cut The Rope at the moment. I’ve wasted one too many nights out playing that game!
One thing I do love about having a Kindle Fire to play with is all the great apps there are on it, and I was particularly impressed with the selection of fashion based apps too. They’ve become a great way to kill time, and I think I might have become obsessed with a few of them too.
Pose is a fantastic little fashion based social network and one for every fashion blogger out there. I love the inspiration from outfits, such as street style and personal style blogs, so an app where people upload their looks, and tag where the pieces are from is a perfect app in my eyes. There are some really stylish ladies up on Pose, who I’m enjoying following, and I like taking inspiration from their looks with what I have in my wardrobe. There is nothing more fun then seeing a really stylish girl with pieces similar to what you have, then recreating the look with your own personality.
Do I have to say anything else? Pinterest is a firm favourite site for fashionista’s and now, with the app, I can take it with me anywhere. I can never get sick of Pinterest – it is endless hours of pretty pictures, and it’s always great to see different ways of styling something. When I’m stuck with how to wear a certain piece, I look at how other people are wearing the trend via Pinterest and it really helps out.
The Stylist is one of the only fashion magazines I read and I always make sure to grab a copy on Wednesday mornings. The app is great though. For some reason, I accidentally downloaded the French version (lucky I’m fluent in French), but it still does the job. You can also get a subscription to all your favourite fashion mags, from Vogue to Glamour, which is wonderful. I know how heavy these magazines can get so it’s nice to have them all digital. And I think they also keep past issues on file in your newsstand.
This is possibly one of my favourite apps ever. I love knowing what’s going on in the world but don’t necessarily have time to sit down and watch the news in depth. This app lets me pick which topics I want (politics, style, entertainment) and gives me a run down of what’s happening in each industry from a wide range of different sources. The Style section is a great way of keeping up with different fashion news, such as the latest collections at Fashion week, fashion tips and celebrity looks. It’s a great way to keep up with the latest fashion news as it is all instant and breaking.
This is the main part of the Kindle Fire HD. While I love actual physical books, I’ve recently realised that Kindles are pretty awesome. I have multiple books saved on my Kindle, so can switch from one to another and the Kindle is really light, so much easier to transport around than a large hardback. I’ve already downloaded a bunch of great books, such as Mindy Kaling’s book, which is supposed to be a really good book. Can’t wait to make a start on it.
So there you have it, some of my favourite fashion-based apps that I’ve added to my Kindle. This Kindle is slowly becoming an extension of my life. It’s really light and sleek, while the huge memory means that I can have a lot on it at one time. The screen is really sharp and clear, while the interface is really easy to use. If you’re looking for a tablet, I recommend this one. It is available from all sorts of stores, such as Argos, and is pretty affordable compared to similar products on the market.
What apps can you not live without?