Ivania Carpio is the type of gal you’d want to befriend, if ever you were so lucky. The Netherlands native and self-described “aesthetics analyst” blogs at Love Aesthetics, which is gaining a strong reputation as an ultimate online go-to destination for thought provoking and imaginative design. Whether she’s reporting from the Acne runway show alongside Emmanuelle Alt, Florence Welch and Kate Lanphear, or executing yet another amazing DIY project that’ll make you kick yourself for not thinking of first, Ivania’s content is absolute genius.
If ever Ivania’s style were to be translated in three words – minimalistic, futuristic and luxurious would top the list. We admire how she can transform standard neutrals, the most basic silhouettes and even something as incredibly boring as sweats into something belonging to the realm of high fashion. With an added pop of metallic and a transparent plastic bag (literally, a transparent plastic bag), Ivana’s look is complete.
Ivana’s panache lies in her aptitude to turn, as she says, “the disposable undisposable,” crystallizing her as an outside thinker.
The sole motivation to make your own lunch in the mornings, these foil lunch bags prove you should find the detail in everything.
Inspired by the cut-off jeans showed around the ankles at Marques Almeida, Ivana’s floating denim is a recreation of the look, but prevents tripping by adding that kind of clear plastic grandma uses to cover the furniture between the denim.
With its Calvin Klein neckline and boxy Céline vibe, this leather top is an incredibly easy way to trick your friends into thinking you’re wearing designer, sans the price.
The result of Ivana’s fixation with Plexiglas, Perspex and all things in between, is incredibly industrial, lucid accessories to fawn over. In fact, these beloved DIY necklaces are so popular they were copied by online shopping source Nelly.com, but have since been renamed after Ivana to attribute her design.
Whether she’s dying her hair lilac, lavender or lagoon blue, sharing her favourite neon lipsticks, creating smudge-proof square eyeliner from what appears to be hockey tape, or experimenting with a subtle noir French manicure, Love Aesthetics readers are in for a gorgeous treat.
In every aspect of her life, Ivana’s less is more attitude and creative reinvention of everyday materials takes over. Her living space is just as contemporary and resourceful as her closet.