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Celebrating spring and cherry blossom with love_aesthetics and knwng

Speed Date

In Speed Date, we meet inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs in their favorite Hutspot essentials. Meet Ivania Carpio and Romeo Pokomasse from the beautiful and carefully curated Instagram accounts love_aesthetics and knwng. To celebrate the arrival of sunny days and new beginnings, we took out the stylish couple to the famous cherry blossoms in Amsterdam. Scroll down to see the duo’s favorite looks and to learn more about the person behind love_aesthetics and knwng.

Ivania is wearing jacket by Side Party, skirt by Josje Bruijn (left). Romeo is wearing shirt by WEARECPH, denim by Samsøe & Samsøe and sunglasses by KOMONO (middle left).
Romeo is wearing hoodie by Samsøe & Samsøe, t-shirt by Hutspot and trousers by SELECTED homme. Ivania is wearing top by Hutspot, denim by Samsøe & Samsøe and sunglasses by KOMONO.

1. Favorite item in your wardrobe?
Ivania: A gigantic elongated blazer reaching the floor. Beautifully tailored; I feel so protected in it.
Romeo: Always and forever t-shirts.

2. Describe each other in 3 words.
Ivania: Romeo is caring, creative and absolutely crazy.
Romeo: Ivania is up(on)ward, original and equally crazy.

3. What country is on the top of your ‘must see’ list?
Ivania: Georgia.
Romeo: Indonesia.

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Ivania is wearing dress by Hutspot. Romeo is wearing hoodie by Samsøe & Samsøe, t-shirt by Hutspot and trousers by SELECTED homme (top)
Ivania is wearing top by Hutspot, denim by Samsøe & Samsøe, sunglasses by KOMONO (left) and jacket by Side Party, skirt by Josje Bruijn (right).

4. Best way to de-stress?
Ivania: I used to hate cooking, but now it has become almost like a ritualistic act of physically taking care of myself. Choosing organic products, turning on my favorite music, preparing, dishing it up beautifully and finally sitting down and slowly enjoying is very relaxing.
Romeo: Being in an environment with good speakers so I can slide in a chill and creative state of mind.

5. Who would you love to collaborate with?
Ivania: Though I could mention a lot of big names that I would love to learn from and work with, I am actually happy to be building a company (Aetelier) with family; my little brother and Romeo. There is a certain kind of trust and freedom in this that I truly appreciate.
Romeo: The Miuccia Prada from spring 1999.

6. Favorite season? Why?
Ivania: Spring is all about new beginnings and it is also the time when I celebrate my birthday.
Romeo: Definitely spring. The weather can be beautiful and possibilities to dress are endless.

7. One to follow right now?
Ivania: Yo-kaw Pat @yokaw
Romeo: Jaden Smith @c.syresmith

8. Most fun part about being a mum and dad?
Ivania: Being around the enthusiastic energy that kids bring.
Romeo: Acting like a kid with responsibilities; so basiclly being myself.

9. Favorite dish?
Ivania: Vietnamese food is my all-time favorite!
Romeo: Dude, that is not easy to answer. It really depends of my mood, situation and climate. Lately, I have been making a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches (plant based).

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Romeo is wearing shirt by WEARECPH, denim by Samsøe & Samsøe, sunglasses by KOMONO (left) and t-shirt by Maison Labiche, denim by Samsøe & Samsøe (right).

10. Who is your most recent style icon?
Ivania: Today, I am obsessed with the effortlessness of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy – but it might be someone different tomorrow.
Romeo: Let’s keep it simple and honest: random people on the street. ‘Everything has been done before, it is just the way you do it’ (Alexander Mcqueen).

11. Next adventure?
Ivania: We are thinking to move to a new city, exciting!
Romeo: Same!

12. Best exhibition you have seen recently?
Ivania: ‘An Ode’ by Rineke Dijkstra at Stedelijk Museum.
Romeo: Jason Martin at the Lisson Gallery in London.


Follow Ivania @love_aesthetics
Follow Romeo @knwng