Friday, March 13, 2009

On The Fashion World

A lot of people have been asking me the same questions over and over again, so I might as well do an individual post to clarify things once again.

  • I’m Diana, currently 24, and I work as a market researcher and consultant. And no, I don’t wear quirky outfits to work otherwise my clients would run away...;p
  • I’m still that Diana, still 24, but I also work as a freelance graphic designer and (recently) as a fashion stylist. I take such jobs only when they are possible to be done after office-hours or on weekends.
  • To the extent that I find fashion and art irresistible, I also love ‘marketing’ very much. It’s funny that I am NOT a subscriber of any fashion (and or art-related) magazines. Trust me, I do not own even one copy of Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, Nylon and the like (hence my lack of knowledge on designer names or current fashion events :D). I actually am a regular reader of Business Week and Time as I enjoy analyzing current market trends and figuring out how the future of business will be like. The only source I get my fashion knowledge from would probably be, well, your blogs...:)
  • Given the above, fashion for me is very much a hobby that I enjoy freely without worrying on having to know the current trend or current ‘it’ designers. I buy and wear anything that I like, and I experiment with my clothes just for the sake of having fun...:)

32 comments:

Lilo said...

hehe :) i love ur view on fashion girl! fashion shouldnt be your life but something like a hobby and you shoulndt go around following trends like a fashion victim, you should have ur individual style and have your own trends :) xxx

Kiki Yuliarizki said...

oh!!wow!!ternyata kk tuh keren yaw...meski fashion untuk hobi tapi...wow!!!kk bisa padu padan clothes, shoes...etc..etc...
waw!!!
btw bugdetnya perlu besar kah???

izzy said...

hey diana.i read ur blog for a few times n it is amazing.keep it up babe
cheers,
izzy

Karafina said...

wow, thats awesome.. so interesting to hear!

keep up the good work on your blog, you are so inspiring!

dimishia said...

well...clear enough to clarify that u are not worked in fashion magazine..or as a stylish..

ok..but u are really inspiring me in fashion..

keep up a good work dee!!

GRICIA said...

wahh..jarang bgt bc maj fashion yah di..sapa sangka..bacaannya berat bo..cool

Nadia.dhykun said...

kak diana hebat! bisa apa aja.heheh

cavaán said...

i love time. i sometimes think i just read it so i can "sound smart", haha, but i actually do enjoy it. i can't believe you have a blog, i use to always look at your work on dA and think you had an amazing sense of style. it reminds me a really extroverted well dressed hyperactive kid. (that's just my take and i think you're amazingly talented too).

so yes. in awe.
haha :)

melati said...

wow! u r so inspiring.. no one would expect that u r in that marketing field looking at ur style n personality.. what books r u currently read?

melati said...

wow! u r so inspiring.. no one would expect that u r in that marketing field looking at ur style n personality.. what books r u currently read?

VENIAA said...

kak di ternyata ga pernah baca majalah fashion ya?
hmmm. keren keren..
hee..
aku suka liat blog kakak kalo lg sempet loh.. hehee..
main ke blog aku juga ya kak.. slama kenal<3

fhen said...

nice clarification sis!
i support you in your business field as much as i support you in fashion world.
keep up the good work
although you're not the expert in fashion industry, but thanks (seriously) for inspiring me after all this time!
reading your blog always makes me wanna mix and match my clothes and explore more about my own style.

n.b:do visit my blog if you have spare time ;D

lovelove <3,
fhen

Catherine said...

Hi Diana,
Very interesting comment.
I have a similar background to yours.
I am still a law student and I love fashion. I am mostly interested in eco fashion and vintage clothes.

TARA said...

hey dee banyak ya yg gak percaya umur lu 24 tahun , gw juga salah satunya loh, btw ada temen gw yg mau ke kantor lu boleh gak????

renaa- said...

wahh salut2. :))
jarang2 deh bisa ktemu someone like u yg bner2 ngeliad fashion tuh pure ekspresi diri aja.. bkn krn tuntutan skitar buad jd "trend member" hehe..
i agree with ya.. wear whatever i wanna wear, oh well.. it would be my new motto now.. haha..

keep it up, u rocks! ;)

febrina utami putri said...
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febrina utami putri said...

di, you're a true inspiration. hebat bgt yh, kreatif tp jg smart. i would love to live a life like yours, haha. klo g boleh ambil design sama papa, i'm definitely taking fashion design. too bad it won't be happening, haha. tp yg bikin g yakin klo qta ga harus selamanya mentingin hobi itu adalah lo di. haha. akhirnya g ambil kedokteran loh, haha, sgt2 beda dr fashion design. tp g suka jg kedokteran. tp pas g blg g ambil kedokteran, g sampe diketawain ma tmn g, haha.

style munch said...

i just came across your blog and i wantd to let you know that it is purely fabulous! cutest blog ever haha xx
www.ibitefahsion.blogspot.com

Surabaya Fashion Street said...

hello diana..nice blog..gw juga freelance fashion editor..tapi specially buat men's fashion
blog lu asik jug apalagi experimentnya hhehehe..hope we can b a good patner for fashion industry in indonesia..
and please visit my blog and leave a comment..
SURABAYAFASHIONSTREET.blogspot.com

CHEERs
DANz

Surabaya Fashion Street said...

hello diana..nice blog..gw juga freelance fashion editor..tapi specially buat men's fashion
blog lu asik jug apalagi experimentnya hhehehe..hope we can b a good patner for fashion industry in indonesia..
and please visit my blog and leave a comment..
SURABAYAFASHIONSTREET.blogspot.com

CHEERs
DANz

Chester said...

I only really know about fashion from blogs too, I do get Teen Vogue when I go to the store.

Mina said...

Hi no speak english

a little words english

I loved your blog


i´m mexican salu2

hanny arianty gultom said...

sama Die, me too, orang bilang gw kreatif n gk cocok jadi guru, mendingan kerja di majalah or apa.. hehe, tapi gw tipe orang yg hobby adalah hoby, i mean gw gk suka dipaksa r dituntut ngelakuin hoby gw.. hehe, aneh tp bener... gw lebih suka yg menantang, yg gw tahu gw mesti belajar untuk bisa.. hehehe... ^^

Marukooo Deee said...

Hai Diana aku suka bgt fashion sense kamuuu lucu funky on lg pokoknya kereeeeeennnn
Mahal nggak sih beli barang-barangnya??

-Deva-

Maria said...

ooo.
I loves your blog!

Anonymous said...

DIANA RIKASARI IS COOL!!! Setuju bgt..lebih enak diblg awet muda walau udh "berumur" drpd umur masih belasan tp gaya udh kayak tante2..dewasa bgt..kyk anak muda jaman skrg nih..haha!
Love ur sense of fashion! Nice blogs! ^o^
-Sasha-

tonggytonggy said...

babe! what's the difference between leggings and tights? :)

C.K. said...

Hi I'm a new reader to ur blog... LOVE it! u're just soooooo creative!! ^o^
I also like ur quotes... They're really really good! ^_^
Btw, can I ask u a few fashion advice sometimes?
thx before~

C.K.

TalkingMonkee said...

I love that you focus on both interests in your life and feel that I can relate to it too (though I'm still in my teens) as I love both the journalism world and the fashion world.

Your clothes are gorgeous every single time and you pull it off with an aplomb that is sometimes hard to find. It motivates me, which I hope you take as a compliment!

My friend and i also created our own "fashion & beauty" blog and we just started and so would it be OK if we traded links?

http://crunchycandycatwalk.blogspot.com

Thanks!
-TalkingMonkee

Exalandra said...

Business Week & Times? Wow... Kapan yah punya hobi baca gituan? :p

Anyway, nice to know you Di!

Keep blogging!



P.S: I have put a link to your blog on mine :)

dendi said...

Are you really 24 yo?

oh my god, it's impossible.

sheyka // KIMSHEY said...

hello diana.

wow, i like how you say, you dont even have one copy of fashion magazine like that. :) hahaha, soalnya banyak banget anak2 yang suka beli gitugituan cuma buat pamerr.

tapi kakak nggak :)

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