Love Aesthetics

October 2, 2013


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here’s a special story
My dear friend Suzanne went to New York for fashion week and rented a room via air-bnb, coincidentally it was in Lyndsy Welgos appartment, who was just working on her online magazine Topical Cream and was looking for people to feature. Suzanne introduced us to each other and ended up doing an interview with me. This was super special because not only is Suzanne a brilliant magazine editor and conceptual thinker, she is also a very good friend. The cliche questions like ‘who is your style icon’ were not asked, instead Suzanne turned it into an in depth conversation. On top of that, Romeo was commissioned to shoot the portraits, who besides being my boyfriend is also my best friend. I came up with the idea to take pictures in which my face wouldn’t be visible. The end result turned out being such an intimate collaboration, I don’t think interviews can get any more personal than this.

/ Sharing the meaning of my tattoo feels very strange because it is so very personal and important to me. It is about staying focussed, staying on your path that aims to your goals and dreams. The line is almost never 100% straight because my arm is always in movement, and so is life. There are curves and bends but the line is always there and can always go back to its original straight form.

34 responses to “Confidential”

  1. Love the inspiration behind your tattoo !

    XX Luba

    Ying Yang inspirations in my look, today on

  2. Great interview!
    Such clever ending. 🙂

  3. EIGHTY EIGHT says:

    love the pics, the interview and your tattoos!the line is perfect!

  4. Isabelle says:

    Hele mooie foto’s!

  5. Mia says:

    Love the tattoo, not just the tattoo itself but the meaning behind it is so great. Lovely pictures as well x

  6. Beautiful and intimate portraits. BTW your tattoo (and also your b-friends one) are some of the most minimalistic and yet stylish ones I’ve ever seen. I am not a big fan of tattoos though I might admit. That’s why it is even more of a compliment from my side. You are so lucky to be surrounded by such talented and good friends and partners. Nowadays, since family maybe hasn’t the same significance as it might had decades ago, friends are precious and should never be neglected.

  7. Beautiful interview Ivania. I loved reading about you and Romeo. Also, the photos are incredible. xx

  8. photos are awesome – and the interview is incredible!! well done everyone 🙂

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

  9. Mothi says:

    Wauw this so cool!

    xo’ M

  10. Kate Sarah says:

    Such a brilliant interview. Thank you for sharing it!
    You and Romeo are both so talented!

    my blog: bleached mort

  11. Isa says:

    For some reason I always just thought it was a line because it is just befittingly simple and poetic to all of your creative work. But it’s cool to know that there’s so much more meaning behind it… it just makes it even better!

  12. Lisa says:

    heel erg mooi!

  13. Mooie foto’s!

    En de betekenis van je tattoo is ook heel mooi!

  14. Thank you for this article which I enjoyed reading it,arabseedmazika2daymyegyegyup , and I will be a regular visitor to this privileged position thanks to those who support it

  15. Anonymous says:

    thank you ivania for sharing such a personal side of you with the world. 🙂 -sophia

  16. Thank you for sharing the story with us, it’s beautiful! xx

  17. Beautiful Ivania. I’m still grateful everyday that you were understanding and supportive of mine. xx

  18. obsessed with your tattoo. the cleanest thing i’ve ever seen

  19. Milex says:

    I think you’re amazing

  20. Happy Locks says:

    Everything is so beautiful about your blog.
    I love the tattoo as well.


    Happy Locks

  21. Sef Quemado says:

    Aw, I love your tattoo! love the story behind it too.

  22. Yufei says:

    you are one of the most inspirational people I have ever had the fortune to find on the internet. thank you for being you.

  23. S. says:

    Beautiful tattoo, especially after knowing what it means!

  24. Viltė says:

    Love these pictures. 🙂

  25. Mika says:

    I love your tattoos for the simplicity and starkness but I never could have guessed the meaning behind them! Very profound for what is seemingly just a line (but aren’t most things in life like that, anyway?)

  26. Sarah says:

    These portraits are mind-numbingly stunning and so thoughtfully executed. I’m in awe.

  27. Kristin B says:

    I really enjoyed reading your interview, Ivania. So refreshing and candid. And fantastic portraits! Your boyfriend is certainly a talent. That last image of your tattoo and the blank white canvas speaks to me so much, especially after your sharing what your tattoo meant. I can’t get that image out of my head now. He/you should sell that image as a print – not only it is a gorgeous stand alone image, but it has such a deep and powerful sentiment behind it.

  28. Fanny says:

    Loved to read this interview.


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