Thursday, 23 July 2015

[Book] #88LOVELIFE by Diana Rikasari


Title: #88 LOVE LIFE
Author: Diana Rikasari
Illustrator: Dinda Puspitasari
Publisher: KPG
Pages: 128

As most people in fashion industry have already known, this book is written by the unique fashion blogger: Diana Rikasari. This book is fulfilled with 88 thoughts of love and life by Diana Rikasari and illustrated by Dinda Puspitasari. Dinda Puspitasari is one of famous illustrator in Indonesia (her artworks are adorable, you really need to check her blog out!). This book is sold throughout Indonesia, and some other nearby countries. I bought this book at Gramedia Summarecon Mal Serpong for IDR 88,000 a few days ago. 

Seperti yang sudah diketahui orang-orang yang berada dalam industri fashion, buku ini ditulis oleh sang fashion blogger unik: Diana Rikasari. Buku ini berisi 88 pemikiran mengenai cinta dan kehidupan oleh Diana Rikasari dan ilustrasinya dibuat oleh Dinda Puspitasari. Dinda Puspitasari adalah salah satu illustrator terkenal Indonesia (karya-karyanya lucu banget, kamu harus lihat di blog-nya!). Buku ini telah terjual di seluruh Indonesia dan beberapa negara lainnya. Aku beli buku ini di Gramedia Summarecon Mal Serpong seharga Rp. 88.000,- beberapa hari yang lalu.




This book is so cute and inspiring. This book is very photogenic! In instagram, many people uploaded their shots of this book using #88lovelife hashtag. I love taking pictures of this book, too. Never get me bored all the time. It's because the book is beautifully designed with motivational quotes and colorful illustration. I really can't decide which one's my favorite. Each of them are really good! Also, there are some black pages containing a short story about Diana Rikasari's first encounter with her husband, S. I want to spoil the story, but I think you rather buy yours to know the story! :b

Buku ini sangat imut dan menginspirasi. Buku ini photogenic banget! Di instagram, banyak orang mengunggah hasil potretan buku mereka menggunakan hashtag #88lovelife. Aku juga suka memotret buku ini. Gak ngebosenin sama sekali. Soalnya buku itu sendiri didesain secantik mungkin dengan kutipan-kutipan memotivasi dan berbagai macam ilustrasi berwarna. Aku sama sekali gak bisa menentukan kesukaanku yang mana, bagus semua sih! Selain itu, ada beberapa halaman hitam yang isinya cerita singkat tentang pertemuan pertama Diana Rikasari dengan suaminya yang sekarang, S. Aku pengen bocorin ceritanya sih, tapi kayaknya mendingan kamu beli sendiri buat tau ceritanya! :b


The cons of this book are: 1) the paper used is too thin. If you look closely, you might see the trace of the next page. This is pretty disappointing because I expected more than this, and yes, 2) I think the price IDR 88,000 is quite expensive for this book. In my opinion, at least this book worth more than IDR 50,000 but lower than IDR 88,000. And 3) this book isn't available in soft-cover (in Indonesia, there's no soft-cover version, idk if there's any in other country). Well, if there's a soft-cover version, I still prefer the hard-cover one. But I think there are some people who will choose the soft-cover version, whether it's based on their taste or whatever.

Kekurangan dari buku ini adalah: 1) kertas yang dipakai terlalu tipis. Kalau dilihat baik-baik, jiplakan halaman sebaliknya bisa kelihatan. Ini agak mengecewakan soalnya aku mengharapkan lebih dari ini, dan ya, 2) aku pikir harga Rp. 88.000 itu agak mahal untuk buku ini. Menurutku, seenggaknya buku ini berharga lebih dari Rp. 50.000, tapi lebih murah dari Rp. 88.000. Dan 3) buku ini gak ada versi soft-cover-nya di Indonesia. Yah, kalau emang ada versi soft-cover, aku sih tetep milih yang hard-cover. Tapi aku pikir pasti ada aja orang yang lebih milih soft-cover, entah karena selera atau apalah. 



By the way, the picture above is my illustration of Diana Rikasari! I drew it based on her pictures in this post in her blog. Tools I used are: mechanical pencil, drawing pens (0.2 and 0.3), and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils (and used Faber-Castell no. 330 for coloring the skin). Actually, I really want to do it digital (all because I checked Dinda Puspitasari's blog and drooled over her adorable digital illustrations) but I'm too lazy to draw using mouse and I have no pen tablet so... yeah xD

Ngomong-ngomong, gambar di atas adalah ilustrasi Diana Rikasari buatanku! Aku menggambarnya berdasarkan fotonya di post ini di blog-nya. Alat yang kugunakan adalah: pensil mekanik, drawing pen (0.2 dan 0.3), dan pensil warna Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor (dan Faber-Castell no. 330 untuk warna kulit). Sebenarnya, aku pengen banget menggambarnya secara digital (soalnya aku habis lihat blog-nya Diana Puspitasari dan kagum abis sama ilustrasi digitalnya yang lucu-lucu) tapi aku terlalu malas buat menggambar pake mouse dan aku gak punya pen tablet, jadi... yaaah xD

Overall, #88 Love Life is a good book :)

Rate: 3.5/5 

"Good deeds will always give you greater return."









All photos in this post are taken and edited by me.

60 comments:

  1. That book looks so cute :) I love all the little quotes inside!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  2. Cute book, followed you on GFC and google +, I cant seem to find your blog lovin, would you like to follow for follow on instagram :)

    Capturing Life Memoirs | www.aimeebustillo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I just added my bloglovin button, check itu out! :D

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  3. I've seen the book around instagram!!
    Wish i could buy the book though. kinda like inspiring quote books as part of a daily reminder.

    everything magical
    www.wanyyg.blogspot.com

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    1. If I'm not mistaken, they're selling this book in Malaysia, too :D

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  4. lovely post, kisses!

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  5. Very nice book!:)
    kisses

    http://irreplaceable-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  6. This book has some of the best quotes ever!
    xx, Veni

    Style with Veni | Fashion Blog

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  7. Great Post really interesting xox


    Nique || www.2nbeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. oh, now I want this book! Thanks for sharing, it sounds awesome!

    lifeisashoe

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  9. oh, now I want this book! Thanks for sharing, it sounds awesome!

    lifeisashoe

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  10. Great!
    http://prettylittlefashiondoll.blogspot.pt/2015/07/sao-miguel-acores-2.html

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  11. Such a cute book thanks for sharing<3 Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

    http://www.theclosetelf.com/

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    1. Yup it's a cute book!
      You already ask that to me, dear.. And I'm following you since a few days ago. So you can follow me back now :D

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  12. Really great post! Have a nice day:)

    www.bloglovin.com/blogs/printed-sea-3880191

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  13. cute blog! :)

    www.sobersophistication.blogspot.com

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  14. lovely post!!!
    thank you for comment on my page :) i'm following you
    xo!!

    www.chicpineapple.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm following you back<3

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  15. lovely post!
    check out my blog + follow back?

    xo,
    Jess | wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

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  16. I really could use a touch of possitivity in my life, pretty and possitive sounds just great

    Natalia | Lindifique

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  17. Hello! Walking around and found your blog. :)
    This book's really cute, especially its vibrant and bold colors. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!
      Yes it is really a cute book<3

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  18. Wow this book sounds amazing ♥ Following you and can`t wait to see more posts from you :)
    xoxo,
    snowprincessbella.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Christy
    I'm following you now thru gfc and g+
    keep in touch

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  20. This book looks amazing! I want to get it now.

    http://sarawritesadiary.blogspot.com/

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    1. You can buy it online! But idk if it's available in your country, just check on their website (88lovelife.com) or instagram (@88lovelife) :D

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  21. Bukunya cocok banget nih kayaknya buat gue yg cenderung pesimistik hahaha>< lucu pula bukunya. kalo udah abis baca bisa jadi hiasan kamar ya :D
    btw, saling follow via gfc yuk~ kabarin aja diblog gue kalo mau hehe

    xoxo
    amfiba
    http://amfiba.blogspot.com

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  22. Sounds like a must-read-it. Thx for sharing. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Yup! Sure I'd love to follow each other :D

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    2. Thx bunches, Christy, already followed back #49 Please keep in touch. Happy new week, girl. xox

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  23. what a great hobby you have! when i was a teenager I also read a lot.
    my last blooks are game of thrones :)

    better than yesterday

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    1. Thank you! I want to read that too soon xD

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  24. lucu banget foto2nya! pengen juga beli buku nya ka diana..gambarmu juga lucuuuuuu 100000000%!!<33333333

    xoxo,
    Atria
    aqua-passion.blogspot.com

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  25. The book looks really cute and I love the sayings inside it. :)

    Tricia @ withtricia.me

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  26. Great post!



    I would love for you to check out my blog dottedbow.blogspot.com

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  27. What is this flamingo thing?? Love it!
    Followed<3

    http://www.justcleo.pl/2015/07/summertime-with-lavel-swimwear.html

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  28. You have a lovely draw xxx

    I honestly am not really into such light reading from Indonesian authors that the book itself has designed with such pinky, cutie, quirky, and too colourfull like that- it's obvious to think that kind of books are for teenagers. I also have read some pages in Gramedia, but most of the quotes were cliche and already known-able. I have wondered what makes that book very special and the most-read? is that because of the famous fashion blogger who happened to be the Author?

    Greeting from Indonesia,
    X,
    LILSHELULLABIES

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    1. Well, every person have different taste and likes. Just because it's pinky and cute doesn't mean it's only for teenagers xD
      Kalo kenapa bisa terkenal, jelas yg pertama karena emang bukunya Diana Rikasari. Other reasons, mungkin karena suka aja sama designnya atau penasaran buku macem apa yg ditulis sama Diana Rikasari ;) bisa juga karena suka moto2in doang haha :b

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