For Ivania Carpio, blogging is about “adding something new or meaningful to the fashion [industry].” The 23-year-old Netherland native had always loved fashion and is big on simple, minimalistic clothing (her favorite piece of clothing is a plain white tee and it does not get any more basic than that!). So in 2008 when Ivania first started her incredible blog, Love Aesthetics, she was guaranteed to cultivate a following. Ivania’s blog has definite direction, which isn’t surprising considering she thinks the best part about blogging is the fact that she can “create [her] own space” and has an outlet that is uniquely her.
Love Aesthetics is updated several times a week and features posts on outfits, accessories, shoes, beauty and more, but Ivania’s favorite part of her blog is the DIY section! The DIY section is definitely one of Love Aesthetics’ strongest sections on the site because it teaches girls all around the world how to quickly and easily create clothing and accessories. Ivania has written on how to make everything from an all-purpose net leather bag to a transparent belt and most recently she is sharing tips and tricks with her readers on how to rough up denim cut offs for summer.
Overall, Love Aesthetics is pretty hard not to love. Ivania’s clear, modern blog is easy to navigate and enjoyable to read. Ivania has had to think outside of the box to create an online space that is unique and different compared to other fashion blogs. But she trusts her own taste and opinion and that is certainly what makes Love Aesthetics stand out. Do you want to become a successful blogger like Ivania Carpio? Take her advice and “do something different” with your blog! Keen to learn more about Ivania’s blogging tips, fashion favorites and personal style? Read on for her interview with CocoKouture below….
CocoKouture: When did you first start your blog?
Ivania Carpio: I started blogging in 2008
CK: What is the best part about blogging?
IC: That you can create your own space, a magazine-like space where you can express yourself with full editorial freedom.
CK: How did you come up with the title for your blog?
IC: I have always been intrigued by the appearance of things, the aesthetics. I love to analyze the look of buildings, art and of course shoes, bags, and collections. It’s not just superficial, there is always a story or idea behind the appearance.
CK: Why did you decide to start a blog?
IC: It is my ambition to become a fashion journalist; a blog seemed like a great place to start.
CK: What do you think makes a good blog?
IC: One that adds something new or meaningful to fashion.
CK: What are some of your favorite designers/ brands?
IC: Acne, Alexander Wang, Land
CK: Who are your style icons?
IC: I don’t idolize the people who wear the clothes, but I admire the people who make them and come up with the idea, like the designers mentioned above.
CK: What is your favorite fashion quote or motto?
IC: “When you make something no one hates, no one loves it.” Tibor Kalman
CK: What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?
IC: Plain white tee.
CK: How would you categorize your style?
IC: Basic and minimalistic.
CK: What part of your blog are you most proud of?
IC: I would say the DIY section. I put a lot of love in my DIY projects, there is nothing more rewarding than using or wearing something that you’ve made yourself.
CK: When did you first start to develop your sense of style?
IC: I’ve always been experimenting with what I wear ever since I was very little. My style is still developing.
CK: What advice do you have for other bloggers or girls interested in starting a blog?
IC: It is a cliché for a reason; trust your own opinion and put it out there. There are already so many blogs that look alike, do something different