THE RIGHT TO BE FREE!

Dear Models/Designers and everyone else in SL.

The other day I had a ”grevious” (to quote) conversation with the CEO of a fashion brand here in SL about forbidding their models to wear or even BE SEEN wearing a certain other brand. I also know for a fact, and I know others do too as you may be someone who has experienced it, that this certain brand has been telling agencies NOT to do shows for this other certain designer.

Me and my Partner run a non-profit business called THE FASHION TELLER. We create fashion books at no charge for designers, and we have a lot of fun doing this, as do our models. This ‘other’ brand is one of the sponsors of our upcoming book, much to the disliking of the BIG BRAND. Is it right that this Brand is contacting our models who already casted for this book, they cannot wear this other brand? Is it right that this brand tries to stop agencies putting on shows for this other brand? Is it right this brand, without a contract, tells ”ITS” models they cannot wear or be seen in this other brand on flickr etc?

Who gives anyone the right to do that? And then, When confronting them about this personal fued they have with each other of which they inflict on individuals…it is clearly denied. When we know it happens.

I’ve said all I needed to say. I have not done anything wrong. All I have done is confronted somoene who thinks they have the power to dictacte what indivduals CANNOT wear or be seen in. And feels the need to tell agencies they SHOULD NOT do shows for this other brand.

It is against ToS, and is a form of harrassment. Keep you personal fued with another designer between yourselves, rather than bringing it up on individuals and other businesses in here who take a neutral stance. Its not fair.

Thats All I have to say.

Editorial Clarity-Flux

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UPDATE: PRESS RELEASE FROM VERO MODERO, ONE OF THE DESIGNERS IN THE DISPUTE, RESPONDING TO THIS NOTE SENT OUT, AND TO GIZZA CREATIONS’ DEFAMING OF HER BRAND FOR ILLEGED COPYING DESIGNS – http://veromodero.blogspot.com/p/press-release.html

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3 thoughts on “THE RIGHT TO BE FREE!

  1. I agree Edi the brand who is HARASSING people to NOT wear this particular brand should actually be ashamed. It is totally unprofessional and seriously should be reported for trying to take away business I am sure if the role was reversed they would be having a right temper tantrum over the fact it is being done to them, For some reason people think because its SL they are above others because of what they own… its pixels you fools. No one has the right to dictate or control no matter the situation SL is a place for us to be free to wear what we like and be who we like NO ONE should try stopping us. Rant Over!

  2. here, here! Thank you Edi for being a voice. Churchill said,”Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” I know a lot of models who thank you for your courage. xo

  3. Two things come to mine…First off in rl to slander someones good name, with no proof at all. I say to you, shame hide your face in shame.

    also for me it does the reverse someone who goes around calling another designer names and threatening others if they buy their merchandise makes me not buy from the name caller. People need to get a clue there isn’t a competition amongst designers as different people love different styles.

    So be careful when you cast that first stone…….

    tisk tisk

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