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TO ALL OF YOU

After blogging for about eight years it is time for a new chapter, something completely new. I have been thinking about this for quite a while now and I want you to know that the idea of quitting afterDRK is not something that just popped into my head yesterday or so. I actually gave this a lot of thought and a lot of time and I would like to use this last message here on afterDRK to share some of those thoughts and some of the why.

After eight years of non-stop sharing – both good and bad – imagery and accompanying words, I started to feel like an assembly line worker within my own company. I caught myself doing things in a way that I knew would work more and more and I slowly lost my sense of real creativity while doing so. Everything got standardized, in my head, but also on afterDRK. That said, I have come to conclusion that doing the same over and over again is not my thing. Now do not get me wrong, I am a huge fan of blogging and social media and I would not have been where I am today without it, but I need to step away from this super fast way of sharing things just for the sake of sharing things, at least for a little while.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for following me and for your support, whether it has been for years, months, days or even for split seconds. I also want to thank everyone who has ever contributed (in any way) and of course everyone who ever worked with me. Thank you.

Now regarding that ‘something completely new’… The good news is that I won’t be disappearing from the internet and I definitely won’t be going anywhere far far away. I am currently working very hard on a super exciting new online platform and while I don’t want to reveal too much just yet, keep an eye out on this site and our Instagram account to be the first to know what’s up. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.

Lots of love, Sabrina
and of course the rest of the afterDRK team.

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Photo by Liselore Chevalier.

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  1. OMG!!! I am so scared but also so excited for your new chapter. I was following you since your first years and always loved your fashion view and your writing skills! I wish you all the very best and really cant wait to know more about your new project :D

    Xx Maria
    stylefax

    1. Ahhh me too! So scary, but super exciting at the same time. We’ll be launching on March 24th!

  2. Wauw, what a huge step. You rock this girl, good luck!

    1. Thank you Nura! Keep you posted!

  3. Wat een enorme stap Sabrina! Echt enorm tof dat je zo’n grote stap maakt en voor iets nieuws kiest. Lijkt me inderdaad een hele moeilijke keuze, maar uiteindelijk zal het beste naar boven komen. Ben benieuwd naar het nieuws :) Succes X

    1. Ik vind het super eng, maar het is hoog tijd voor iets nieuws! Dankjewel!

  4. Yours was one of the first blogs I followed and I have always loved your style and natural take on beauty. I’m sad to see afterDRK go but happy you are doing what feels right for you. I wish you lots of luck with your new venture and hope our paths cross one day.

    Vikki, xx
    http://www.styleandminimalism.com

    1. Ahh really?! That is such a big compliment. I hope you’ll like the new platform! Thank you for your luck wishes :)

  5. I’m excited about the new chapter!

    1. Keep your excitement until the 24th, when we’re launching! ;)

  6. My best wishes with your new project…I will stay tuned to know all the news….

    Don’t miss today my super comfy outfit wearing my new lace-up ballerinas for the first time! ;)
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    ❤ Kisses from http://www.withorwithoutshoes.com
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    1. Thank you! Glad to hear you’re on board! ;)

  7. Wat gaaf en eng tegelijk lijkt het me. Ik volg je al vrij lang en je hebt me altijd weten te inspireren. Ik begrijp dat je kiest voor een andere weg. Ik ben heel erg benieuwd naar al het nieuwe wat ons en jou te wachten staat. Ik wens je all the best of luck and fun met dit nieuwe hoofdstuk. Ben super blij dat je wel “online” blijft. X

    1. Ja doodeng! Maar door de lieve reacties, zoals die van jou, krijg ik intens veel energie en heb ik alleen maar meer zin in de nieuwe plannen!

  8. Ah so sad! Good luck with your new ventures x

    http://www.wonkylauren.com

    1. Thank you Lauren! Hope you’ll keep following!

  9. Jeetje, wat ontzettend spannend en wat een grote stap. Ben erg benieuwd wat je nu gaat doen! Heel veel succes :) X

    1. Heel! 24 maart gaan we als het goed is live ;)

  10. Lieve Sabrina!
    Wat een dappere stap! Ontzettend knap wat je de afgelopen 8 jaar hebt bereikt! Prachtige fotografie, geweldige artikelen en altijd innoverend en inspirerend! Ontzettend veel succes met het nieuwe avontuur, ik blijf je volgen!
    Liefs, Mieke

    1. Wat een lieve reactie! Ik vind het super spannend, maar ben meer dan klaar voor een nieuw avontuur. Glad to hear you’re with me!

  11. I totally feel you and I’m super excited for you! It’ll be awesome<3

    Shall We Sasa

    1. Thank you, I am super excited too! Hope you’ll like it!

  12. I’ve been following you since the ElleGirl Forum (jep that’s a loooong time ago) and wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

    1. Woah, that’s a loooong time! Glad you’re still with me ;)

  13. Very curious to see what your new chapter will bring! Good for you!

    1. Thank you, I am super duper excited!

  14. Net als Afterdrk, trek ik binnenkort ook de sterker uit mijn netwerk. Veel van wat je schrijft deel ik met je. Er vindt een schifting plaats, waarbij het alleen maar logisch is dat er mensen opstaan en het voortouw nemen. De blog wereld heeft pioniers nodig en dat ben jij in mijn ogen zeker. Heel veel succes met je nieuwe platform. Ik begrijp hem helemaal. Liefs, Anouk, creatorsofdesire.com

    1. Wat spannend Anouk! Dankjewel voor je lieve woorden, ik vind dit ook wel een discussie die meer gehouden mag worden trouwens! Veel succes en liefs, Sabrina.

  15. AH! I am so excited for you, but I am also so sad to see this beautiful website go! You have completely inspired me in so many ways, but I am happy to be able to keep following you onto your next big adventure! Cannot wait to see the launch! xoxo, Kat

    1. Thank you for your kind words Kat! I can’t wait to start sharing!

  16. Wat ontzettend gaaf en stoer dat je dit gaat doen! Ik vind je stijl en blog fantastisch en hoop dat ik je op dat gebied niet teveel hoef te missen. Je bent ontzettend creatief dus snap ontzettend dat je iets gaat doen waar je dat nog meer in kwijt kan. Veel succes en ik kijk uit naar wat komen gaat!!

    1. Dankjewel Marianne! Ik blijf zeker ‘in beeld’ zo af en toe ;) Blij te horen dat je blijft volgen!

  17. Well done on taking the plunge and shaking things up. I think personal blogs have been usurped by peoples instagram feeds – personally I love reading your blog posts but I think a lot of people just need the quick visual hit these days. You have great style and taste and yours is one of the only blogs where you’ve kept things real and not got totally swept up in schilling everything that gets sent your way. Kudos to you and all the best with your new platform – I can’t wait to experience it!

  18. So sad! We will miss you!
    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  19. I’ve been following for a long time, I want to say 2009, not sure though. But I also have to say I haven’t been entering regularly lately like I did back in the day when I read it everyday. I am by no means saying it has gotten worse, I still entered and read several posts in a row. I guess I have changed too and there are so many other stimuli out there that you just have to filter to keep sane. I love your style in every creative way and I am looking forward to see what you come up with.

  20. Very sad to read this as I have loved and been inspired by your blog for several years now and been excited every time I saw a new post! And very excited to meet you once at LFW haha. But I totally relate to you – lately I’ve sometime felt myself forced to provide content which takes the fun and creativity out of it. If you’re doing what you love it will show so I’m sure we will all love your new platform as long as you do. (I do hope there will be some outfits of yours on there though :) Best of luck and thanks for all the inspiration. Anna xx

  21. Congratulations for doing it ! I’ve been wondering when this day was going to come and i know for sure whatever you turn your hand to it will be an impressive body of work no matter what ! looking forward to your next chapter x Thank you for all the content, words, images and replies over the years x Good Luck

  22. Wat ontzettend leuk voor je! Ik volg je al lange tijd, en hoewel het natuurlijk jammer is dat afterDRK verdwijnt vind ik het onwijs tof dat je een nieuwe uitdaging aangaat. Veel plezier! (En ik blijf je volgen :) )

  23. Sabrina! The style you have has inspired me for such a long time and I would say that it directly influenced and changed the way I dress and the way I look at femininity. You proved me that wearing commonly called “manly” clothing could be incredibly feminine and interesting. And I honestly thank you for that.

    I do think that the creativity of bloggers is slowly being reduced because of the amount of information they are non-stop supposed to provide about fashion but also about themselves to stay competitive.

    I am very excited to see what you’ll come up with next, I’m sure it will be even more interesting than the work you published on AfterDRK!

    Lots of love

  24. Benedikte Capion - ⁄ Reply

    The best of luck with the new chapter in your life- this chapter here has definitely been a good one. I have followed since the young days of this blog and have enjoyed every second of it. Your great sense of aesthetics will take you to good places.
    Hugs from Benedikte, Denmark

  25. your blog is the only blog out there (here) that I genuinely love… you inspired me a lot in the past 6 years… and I feel kind of sad now, but also super excited for you and I wish you a lot of luck.

    thank you very much for being so cool, Sabrina and afterDRK. :)

    P.S. what will happen with afterdrk.com ? will you delete it? or just leave it like this… ?

    1. Thank you for your super kind words mavi! And regarding the ps, the site will stay up like this for now, but will probably disappear some day.

  26. It’s a shame not to be able to read new and amazing blog posts from you anymore, but I’m happy for you and what the future will bring :) x

    chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk

  27. Sabrina,
    When I saw the title of this post I thought, “I hope this isn’t what I think it is!” I have absolutely adored your blog. Your style and beauty are so chic yet so effortless. I’m truly saddened that this is the end for AfterDrk but I’m so excited for this new opportunity for you! As a blogger I want to thank you for your inspiration-your creativity has been so motivating for me in my own blogging journey. I look forward to seeing you on another platform.

    Much love,
    Ty

  28. Ah, so glad you are not leaving. So happy for you that you are going to enjoy a fun change. Yes, change is a little scary, but just have to make it fun. See you soon!
    http://www.pippihepburn.etsy.com

  29. Sabrina, your blog has been such an inspiration for me during several years. But it was possible to see that you tried to change your blog and tried to do something different as you seem to be doing it now. I admire your courage to do something new and not fall into the same information that we see everyday in fashion blogs (that feels all the same to me). Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I’ll miss your written posts, which are so good (hope you find some space to write as well) and good luck on your new journey! Kisses from Brasil!

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