Recently, I had interviewed Ivania Carpio, the blogger behind one of my favourite blogs Love Aesthetics. With her minimalistic style and grey-lavender hair, Ivania's blog is always an inspiration, from her accessible DIY-projects to her unique views on fashion.
What motivated you to start your blog?
My ambition was to become a fashion journalist. I started reading blogs in 2005 or 2006 and was intruiged by this new independant medium. Fashion blogs give everyone a voice, no matter how small it is. I wanted to join the 'conversation'of fashion.
Who are your favourite designers and why?
Alexander Wang, I admire how consistent his collections are, he always sticks to the same aesthetic. You can comine pieces from different collections and they will still ft together prefectly.
Acne, is always right on spot very now, always ahead of the pack. Also love their magazine, the fact that it is a sponsored magazine only works in favor of it, it isn't packed with ads and is somewhat independant.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, basic, scandinavian a bit odd.
Favourite trend(s) of Spring/Summer 2012?
When you’re not blogging, what else do you do?
I'm in my third year of studying journalism, work on a freelance basis and am a mom of a 5 year old girl.
5 essential pieces in your wardrobe are .
1. A white t-shirt that I got at the little boys section. It's nice, square a bit shapeless.
2. Long slim tube skirt I sewed myself that can be worn in all different kinds of lengths, from floorlegth to mini skirt.
3. Uniqlo grey sweatshirt
4. Alexander Wang Natasha heels
5. American Apparel micromesh dress. doesn't look like a basic. But I've been wearing it weekly ever since I bought it 3 years ago.
How do you incorporate trends into your style without looking too
By not following them blindly but carefully picking what you like. If you stay true to yourself and your personal taste it will automatically all work together.
When you wake up in the morning, what affects the way you dress?
The Dutch weather pretty much dictates what I wear.
I love your grey hair and you’ve mentioned in your post that “I just turned 23 but am jealous of Kristen McMenamy's looks.” Are you planning on dying your hair another colour?
I started washing my hair with deluted lavender hair dye to get the yellow glow out of the grey, but I liked the lavender outcome so I'm sticking to that for now.
Where do you do most of your shopping at?
Secondhand markets and shops and designer pieces I get online. The outnet and net a porter are my favorites.