Friday, November 2, 2012

Hello, Cutie! Book Review and Giveaway

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When I heard about the book Hello, Cutie! Adventures in Cute Culture I knew I just had to get my hands on a copy. In case you don't already know I am a lover of all things cute. Yes, I love Hello Kitty. Yes, I love making bento box lunches. Yes, I love big doe eyed artwork. Yes, I love pink. Yes, I love small things, cuddly things, and all things girly.

Hello, Cutie! Adventures in Cute Culture by Pamela Klaffke is a book that celebrates all those things and more.

An irresistible celebration of contemporary cute culture bursting with photographs, history, profiles of cute creators, and interviews with cute enthusiasts and tastemakers from around the world.
From Kewpie to Blythe to Lalaoopsy; from Amigurumi to Astro Boy to Hello Kitty, Hello, Cutie! is a bright, colorful, and intriguing exploration of the objects and characters that capture our hearts, imaginations and desire to collect them all!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
• 26 interviews with cute connoisseurs including This is Blythe author and
photographer Gina Garan, Cute Overload founder Meg Frost, and otaku expert
Patrick Galbraith (author of The Otaku Encyclopedia).
• The resurgence of “retro” cute collecting and DIY aesthetic
• “My What Big Eyes You Have:” the psychology-driven aesthetics of cute
• The historical rise of cute during times of economic recession
• “Creating Cute Japan:” Osamu Tezuka, Sanrio, Tamagotchi and more
• Conventions, cosplay, the cute blogosphere and online communities


I thoroughly enjoyed looking and reading through this book. It was fun to see things from my childhood like the Strawberry Shortcake dolls I used to play with to the Monchhichi doll I used to snuggle up with. I also loved seeing some of my current obsessions like cute edibles and all things kawaii. If your a cute enthusiast like me then this book is one for your coffee table. It also made me feel better knowing I am not the only grown woman with a child, that collects dolls and signs my checks with a Chococat pen. 8)

Get your copy now on Amazon!

One Girly Girl has the chance to win a copy of Hello, Cutie! Adventures in Cute Culture.

To Enter: Leave me a comment telling me what your cute obsession is. You can get extra entries for following GGG through GFC, Subscribing via email, liking us on Facebook and following via Twitter.

This giveaway will end on November 16, 2012. I will choose the winner using Random.org. Please leave a valid email address if it is not visible in your profile. US and Canada residents only.



***Monica***

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or pr company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

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