Monday, 3 February 2014

The past, the present and the future


When I came up with an idea of Pure Beauty series, it felt good and… scary. I had a very clear vision of what I wanted to say and achieve, but very little hope that people I reached out for, would respond and feel comfortable about being interviewed for the blog they never heard of or by a person they never met before. But they replied, shared their thoughts and a piece of their soul with me for which I will be eternally grateful.

I also want to thank you for stopping by every day to read the stories, comment and spread the word (and links) around. I honestly believe that without your support the whole experience would feel like an airless balloon, a pretty shell without substance – instead I realised that it meant something and even more – that I am not alone in my pursuit of natural, pure beauty and all its elements.

So I decided to do it all over again. I don’t know when, but it will be this year and you will certainly be the ones to know first.

I also did something else for my little blog – I finally gave it its own domain. I had one for almost a year, but was very nervous about completing the technical part and moving things around. At the end it took a few pieces of chocolate and 30 minutes to do the whole thing and now Fashioned by Love is proudly residing on

If you follow the blog via Bloglovin, you won’t need to change anything. I noticed that some found and followed a blog duplicate that somehow poped-up on Bloglovin’ a while ago, but the system IT fairies commonly known as Bloglovin support helped me to fix it stress- and pain-free. I hope they are going to tolerate me for a little longer, though, because I will not have to move things again from the original blog to the new Bloglovin' blog page that is now available. If you are new to Fashioned by Love and would like to stay in touch, please follow my blog with Bloglovin

And this is pretty much it for today, The only task that’s left for me to do is to introduce this stunning editorial from the September 1997 issue of Australian Vogue featuring Crystele Saint-Louis Augustin (and gecko, the tiny lizard) photographed by Gavin Bond. I thought it reflected the idea of pure beauty perfectly…



Photo source: Vogue Australia September 1997 (photography: Gavin Bond, styling: Jillian Davidson) via tfs

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  1. Congratulations on 'moving' :)!! And I loved the series, I'm so glad you decided to do it again! Have a great week love! xxx

  2. Congratulations with a big step. To get your own domain it's a big deal, I'm sure it's a beginning of a whole new existing page in the story of your blog:) Looking forward to the new posts and interviews;)



  3. Yay! Congrats on your very own domain. I really need to do that soon. I followed you on Bloglovin.
    Love the images above so much too.
    XO, Gina

  4. Hi Natalia! First of all, well done for the beauty series. You did such an amazing job and I really enjoyed all the interviews and the stunning women behind. Im glad to read you will do it again, love this topic. And also well done for the domain, I can imagine isnt a simple thing at all! The editorial you featured is also breathtaking. Kisses and have a nice week ahead! xo

  5. Natalia!:)*
    Congrats with your new feelings and decisions!
    Probably now is right time for it....

    I am so grateful to blogger:)* I was began to read your posts since 2009 and enjoy every moment of it!

    Honestly and fairly warm hug from me,


  6. I like the pics!!


  7. good job on the pure beauty series, and i'm glad you've decided to do it again:-) also, congrats on the domain! x

  8. I always enjoy series you put together Natalia. Whether its beauty, biographical or fashion. I learn so much. So yes, please continue! We love it! HaHa Congratulations on your blog move! I followed you via your new link. So great!

  9. Lovely post, great pictures.
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award check out my blog for more info

  10. Congrats Natalia for your own domain!!!!!
    Great pics!!!!
    Have a lovely week darling!!!

  11. Наташа, мои поздравления) все таки свой домен это очень здорово, мне так кажется) Снимки невероятно красивые, очень нежно)

  12. Congrats on getting your own domain name! I remember that when I converted, it was a fairly smooth process. And I'd be happy to read another round of your interviews!

  13. This is so exciting, congratulations on your new step! Great photos!!

    New Outfit Post: Denim, Plaid and Fur

  14. I really enjoyed the series so I'm really glad to hear you'll be doing it again. Congrats on the domain! I really need to do that as well.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  15. lovely blog :)

  16. Congratulations! <3
    kisses Gi.

  17. Well done!! Lovely pictures.

  18. Very sweet and endearing editorial xx

  19. nice post. :)


  20. Simple, natural, pure beauty indeed this editorial. I can't wait for a new Pure Beauty series and to see who your next guests will be. :)


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