December 14, 2011

LIFE | Time For Change

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Yes, the visuals have changed!
It felt like it was time to pour more time and thought into Love Aesthetics. I´ve disliked my header for a long time but wanted to come up with something good and more permanent before changing it. I finally came up with a concept that is less digital; inspired on forms and product manuals. So instead of running to the usual Photoshop and trying out a million fonts I pulled out my scissors, copying machine and a pen instead. There will be a few more adjustments during the time coming.


I once started this blog to be a part of the online rebels that were democratizing fashion, I had no readers, was embarrassed to tell my friends about what I was up to online and had little idea of what I was doing. But in three years this online space called Love Aesthetics has evolved into something that reflects my view on fashion better and of which I can even say I´m a bit proud of.

Over the past years the character of the blogosphere has also gone through some big changes. Shortly said it went from bloggers taking pictures of themselves with tiny digital cameras in a mirror and reporting about
the local vintage boutique to making Vogue-worthy images and reporting about the Paris shows from front row seats.

Seeing what a valuable addition all the collective voices of blogs have become to the fashion industry is inspiring to pour more time and thought into what one throws online. Not only have I put a bit more effort into the visual aspects of Love Aesthetics but also plan to place blogging higher on my priority list and take more time to produce content.

Though the appearance, the execution and quality have changed and developed over the years, my blog is still the same in spirit. I blog because of my hyper enthusiasm and obsession with fashion. Love Aesthetics is about my love for aesthetics and my interest in what lies beneath the appearance of things. Thank you all for staying tuned, it has been the best reward and motivation to keep the updates coming!

* Small note to those who share my aversion towards commerce. Yes I've decided to take advertisements. But have no fear, no content will be compromised. If you want to know more about my approach to sponsors read the 'ethics' section.

53 comments:

Ruby And Siel said...

Leuk om 'het waarom' van je blog eindelijk eens te begrijpen :)

The Fancy Teacup said...

Such a great change. Love it. x

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Marijke said...

I really, really like the header :)

ediot said...

great design. i like it a lot
it's simple but great
xx

Ellie Hallsworth said...

Great news about the blog getting a higher priority in your life's order. I have to say it's my favourite blog and I always look forward to your updates. Keep up the good work Ivania! Groetjes uit Engeland.

http://edited-by.blogspot.com

Linh Chi said...

I loove this design ♥

kaitlyntru said...

I like. Pretty unique too.

Song Anh said...

I am inspired. I've always stopped by your blog and just am admired every time by the things you post but after reading this post, I understand who you are more as a blogger. So you've inspired me to put more effort into mine as well. It does become a bit difficult with school and work but I'm alright with spending more time on the things I love doing! Thanks :)

Cup of Fashion

Meda said...

Meid, je verricht prachtig werk and above all je blijft jezelf!
Keep it going like this!

xo

nora said...

Ziet er goed uit!

Sasha said...

I love the new header. Your blog has been a continuing source of inspiration to me for a while now. Your voice is so consistent and I appreciate each post. The new visual changes look like they'll be fantastic. Thank you for being such a fantastic blogger!

Oliver Anton, 15 år, Oliver8king@gmail.com said...

Wow Ivania, I really like you new design! So cool!

Oliver

Fashionisaparty.com (Suz) said...

wat gaaf gedaan! vooral die tekst rechts ook!

mrdavidPOP said...

Love that you said you blog because of inspiration, i love this blog it reflects that your passion is so genuine,

Have a great day!

lilo said...

love the new "font" and the look. the pen drawings are fun!

mynameislilo.blogspot.com

Tine said...

Very cool!
Thank YOU for inspiring me e v e r y t i m e !

Jenni said...

You should be proud! Out of all the blogs I read, yours is the one that inspires me the most. And it's purely because Love Aesthetics has depth in a way that is quite rare in the blogosphere. Your thoughts, opinions and emotions all shine through and you do all this in a very stylish, no-fuzz way that I love. You and your blog are unique and that's something I respect.

S. said...

ah je blog blijft geweldig, welke lay-out of font ie ook heeft. ^^ Ben benieuwd naar je verder evolutie, voor mij steekt deze blog al mijlenver boven alle andere uit !

TeuntjeVDW said...

Wat een fantastische layout + vind het concept van je blog geweldig!
xx.

lescheveuxblogspot.blogspot.com

Stylepint said...

Love the new look! Writing for 3 years is long in blog terms and it's great to see you doing such amazing things! Keep it up! =)

Kirsten said...

Absolutely love the new header! You should be so proud of your blog, It is one of my favorites to read for its honesty,unique content and stunning photography. Can't wait to see how your blog evolves and grows.

BackOfTheOne said...

love your blog like too much :D

Eline said...

je header is echt heel mooi! Ook de rest van je lay-out zoals dat 'briefje'.
Je bent echt een van mn favoriete bloggers omdat je altijd doet wat je zelf wilt én goed kunt. En ik weet zeker dat advertenties daar niks aan zullen veranderen!

Michele said...

Heel tof gedaan, leuk dat je voor zoiets eigens hebt gekozen!

lostceremony said...

Love it.

O D Y S S E Y said...

intelligent blogging! one reason i like your blog. looking forward to more updates and changes...
ads- i recently added them, too. no one seems to mind, as they're not in-your-face, plus they align with my blog's design and my aesthetic. and the ads are getting used by my readers. :)

Ivory † said...

Love the new image of Love Aesthetics! It describes your style really well. I always love you blog <3

littleivory.blogspot.com

Whitney said...

Wonderful words.

Xoxo Whitney
http://withlovewhit.com/

LeNerd said...

you're such an Icon, not only for the aesthetic and fashion standars you look up to.
but for the meaningful and honest words you expose.

you're srsly the best and I admire you even more than I actually did.

keep inspiring
much love!

JULIANE said...

I love your blog!
thanks for the great inspiration!!
x

Dena TsaL said...

Such an interesting post. I am at the beggining and some of your words express me I have to say at this starter's moment. You have one of my fanourite blogs.A big thank you for inspo!Kisses from
Style LimeLight

Diana said...

It´s always nice to reinvent and refresh isn´t it? I think one of the reasons I like your blog so much is that it isn´t plastered with advertising left, right and centre. xoxo

Nádia said...

I loved it! Ivania, your always a true inspiration! I want to see more and more, another 3, 6 or 9 years! :D


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Star above Parvati said...

Lovely post and love your blog! I could relate to a lot of what you wrote. Have a fab week!

Libby x

staraboveparvati.blogspot.com/

Karina De Jesus said...

I really don’t want to seem like a creep, since I wrote you an email and posted on your wall, BUT I do want to share once again that I absolutely love your blog. I was talking about my blog with my friend today, and she told me to just stick with what I like and not compromise for anything. You have done that and succeeded. Never change.

Kate Junior said...

You can do whatever you like with your blog as long as you don't ever stop posting your amazing approach to style & fashion! The new layout/design is rad by the way..!

inkarlcerating said...

inspiring words.. =p

Albany said...

Love the new design, it's amazing! I don't understand how you did it but it doesn't matter, I love it. Keep it up xx

DESPERATELY SEEKING PEGASE said...

I think you just talked for soo many bloggers which is fantastic !
I love your spirit girl and I am following you now for a while but it always surprises me with the content and what topics I find in here , Keep the good work !
and great banner by the way :)
X Dorothee

http://www.desperatelyseekingpegase.com

Ria :) said...

i love how uve changed ur about me section, quite cooooool :) xxx

Ria :) said...

i love how uve changed ur about me section, quite cooooool :) xxx

lucille said...

nice header. i ve been following your blog for over a year and i m glad i "discovered" it. it s unique and very inspiring.
x

A La Mode said...

I love the new look! Super chuffed I'm a daily read too <3

Francesca said...

Really digging the new changes Ivania. I love it especially because it still looks like what your blog did before, but just BETTER :)

http://opinionslave.blogspot.com

FASHION ICE said...

it looks amazing!

Thefashionguitar said...

Love the tick boxes!

XO Charlotte
www.thefashionguitar.com

Nathan Moy said...

u always continue to amaze me with ur super original take on fashion and DIY ;)
don't worry, u still come off as super humble and very charismatic in ur writing, just so u know, im a major follower! xxx

http://style-niche.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I find you amazing.

Choas. said...

thank you so much for blogging. you are truly my great inspiration and you are the reason i've started blogging. thank you for everything.

Aimee said...

I love it! It's fantastically simple. It suits you well.

Avocado Sundays said...

Love that you stick true to who you are and what you believe in. And I love that it bleed through into your blog & your work. Good on you and best of luck for the blogging future!!

http://avocadosundays.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

i loooooooove your style and your face and your blog :) u are truelly so beautiful

Basilia said...

Thanks for sharing your love for aesthetics with the blogesphere! You really are inspiring in your images and word content.

Keep motivated!

xo Baz from little-ladylove.blogspot.com blogging from a magical place in Sydney Australia.