Three Fashionistas in a Boat

by Pixeleen Mistral on 04/07/07 at 9:48 am

MO Islanders Swashbuckle the Fashion Industry

by Pink Oh, junior fashionista intern

Late yesterday – late, because 5pm SLT is quite, quite late in Europe – I had the special opportunity of attending the MO Island Fashion Show. Put on by MO Islanders Tenshi Vielle (senior SL Herald fashionista) and Marni Grut, they had quite a lineup – 20 designers. One was very special indeed, and I will get to that near the end of the article.

I should probably let all of you in on a little secret – I attend these types of shows for the freebie goodie bags, and this didn’t disappoint me at all. I actually had to scroll through the inventory list! It seemed every designer had contributed – and it even came packaged in a little pirate hat that could be worn.


The MO Island show has been making lots of noise over the past week [maybe put them on mute? - Editrix], and gained participation thanks to the imaginative build – a dock for the runway, and boats for seating! Each boat held three avatars.

The show attendees knew they were in for something big when Paper Couture – nearly all of the sisters – took over one of the boats for themselves. My fingers actually began to vibrate a little.


The show began with a wonderful little opening from Tenshi. “Welcome everyone, to the MO Island Fashion Show. Through the years, the rum-hearted have followed the second star to the right and gone straight on till morning. This is the hour just before sunrise, where the fashionable swashbucklers come out to play. Mobile Objective and Shopping Cart Discoare both extremely proud to sponsor this amazing show, organized and built with a lot of virtual blood and tears by Marni Grut and myself, Tenshi Vielle. We would also like to extend our extreme gratitude to the participating designers and our lovely, amazing models. Please make sure your world settings are on night and enjoy the scenery!

I’m afraid at this point SL began to rock the boat and I was constantly glitching out from attempting to take photographs, so I asked my friend Ana Lutetia if she would, please, take some photographs for me. She has, and I would like to take this time to attribute photo credit to her before I get on with the fashion!


One of the very first runway participants was Karamia, created by Kara Eagle and a new one to the catwalk. I enjoy her detailing and prim work – she is honestly one of the best new bloods I’ve seen recently. (The fashion world has taken a bit of a dive.)


Next out was Popfuzz, with a kinda cute (but, sorta odd) pirate themed outfit complete with gold skirt and gold shoes. The girl can build shoes! That’s a feat in itself. I know a lot of designers that whore out their prim work.


Mariya Nesitoe was honestly one of the most interesting and unique models of the evening – and she came out wearing Random with one of the most hideous hairs I’ve ever seen. With a show that has hair provided by Calla, I suppose one cannot expect anything less. Calla hair has a tendency to be poorly textured and stiff. If I were Marni and Tenshi, I definately would have picked ETD at the very least for hair. I mean, they got Paper Couture, so why would ETD be so hard?


Another new blood, Royal Blue made their debut with an absolutely fantastic tail coat and capris. The model is wearing a hat by Chapeau Tres Mignon – Megg Demina provided hats for all of the outfits that ran the catwalk.

I’m not sure how they swung this one, since Marni Grut is a virtual unknown in the fashion industry and Tenshi Vielle has a “reputation” for some reason, but the MO Islanders got to present THE PAPER COUTURE FALL LINE!

Please, a moment of silence for exhibiting Paper Couture and its greatness. Even if you don’t like their designs, you cannot put down its quality.




The show was also almost lost after Paper Couture came out. I was spying backstage at the time and I saw several people yelling at one of the coordinators for allowing the script to fail at the end – and then, miraculously, the show did not fizzle. It went out neatly, and we were all sent back to our respective SL homes for the evening.

You can find MO Island by opening your map in-world and simply typing “MO Island” in search.

55 Responses to “Three Fashionistas in a Boat”

  1. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 4th, 2007

    Har har har, Pix.

    Man, I wish I could have written this article myself. Pink just doesn’t do it justice.

  2. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 4th, 2007

    Oh, and it’s NESIOTE, not NESITOE.

  3. Prokofy Neva

    Jul 4th, 2007

    >attending the MO Island Fashion Show. Put on by MO Islanders Tenshi Vielle (senior SL Herald fashionista

    Hi, and when you’re done shopping at MO Island, rent my land, buy Onder Skall’s games and ummm Pixeleen, do you still have that yard sale going? Also I think Uri is still trying to unload the meth lab. Buy our stuff, because we’re not paid enough at the Herald. Happy 4th!

  4. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 4th, 2007

    Oh, shut up Prokofy. As if you don’t have enough self-promotion in your own articles. I think it’s nice that Pink wrote an article about the show. At least she enjoyed it a bit, save for the Calla hair.

  5. Morgana Fillion

    Jul 4th, 2007

    I liked the article right up until Tenshi couldn’t resist a comment about how it didn’t do the event justice. Trust me, hon, you writing it wouldn’t have been an improvment…gasp! a point I believe Prok just made well. How many articles do you have in your portfolio about you that aren’t negative that you have to wish you’d written all of them yourself?

    The boats are cute – you’re a good builder; if only you’d just stop talking you might even be bearable.

  6. Prokofy Neva

    Jul 4th, 2007

    >Oh, shut up Prokofy. As if you don’t have enough self-promotion in your own articles. I think it’s nice that Pink wrote an article about the show. At least she enjoyed it a bit, save for the Calla hair.

    Tenshi, live by the sword, die by the sword. You come gratuitously and unnecessarily into comments on my articles and write “Wasted space” and other vicious and nasty remarks. So I’m right back at you, sweetcakes, going right for the jugular and pointing out that here you are *again* promoting *yourself* and *your friends* and *your wares*. Now, that’s fine, if everybody does that, of course, although readers might begin to roll their eyes at how self-promoting these “reporters” are here. I don’t care how hard somebody works (everyone works hard if they do anything in SL). I don’t care how much it’s in fact good and of interest (that could be argued about any topic someone cares about it).

    But if you come in and behave badly to me, I will fight right back. So learn not to do it. I don’t roll by ignoring comments from other reporters who treat me like shit unnecessarily — I pitch it right back at them, harder.

  7. shopper

    Jul 4th, 2007

    that entire Random situation is vexing because obviously there is some talent happening but everyone relying on the same look and cartoonish approach to design is alienating. you wanna like the product but they make it so difficult. People, in general, dont wanna be cartoons. And they dont want their clothing to be cartoonish. They want realism.

    I really like Paper Couture but necklines are too high and colors are often muted and underwhelming. In real life thats classic. In sl its wallpaper.

    I also would like to see people move away from babydoll dresses. It was a nice fad but just a fad. It should be ok for women to look like women again and show some curves instead of being buried under layers of fabric and lace.

  8. Curious Rousselot

    Jul 4th, 2007

    Where is my back pay? I have to go shopping now. Really, I do. If I don’t I might kill someone. And that would just make it harder to go shopping!

  9. Marni Grut

    Jul 4th, 2007

    Woot im pleased you liked Royal Blue! Anyone who liked the photos be sure to check out the shop!

    ETD would have been nice but we were declined sadly and oh well i liked the calla hair personaly (shoot my for taste if you want!)

    The paper corture line was fab for defiante

  10. prettyboy fred

    Jul 4th, 2007


    Where the hell have you found that fugly male av… Tenshi, you know I’m available as a model for fashion shows and prints, right?

    *plays his theme music… (Right said fred)
    “… do my little turn on the catwalk…”

  11. Luth Brodie

    Jul 5th, 2007

    Such bloody hypocrisy. Recently Tenshi wrote a scathing review and finger pointing of creators who copy RL products, yet now praises Paper Couture.

  12. shinyhappy

    Jul 5th, 2007

    @ Luth – read the byline – Tenshi didn’t write the article :P

    my god Prok, you really are a righteous bitch aren’t you? Don’t you realize slapping someone back isn’t going to stop the fight? Oh, wait. You freaking LIVE for Drama. My bad… move along.

  13. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 5th, 2007

    Hey, I called for models. If you missed it, it’s your own fault. :)

    >>People, in general, dont wanna be cartoons. And they dont want their clothing to be cartoonish. They want realism.

    So, you’re saying you’d rather wear photosourced clothing? What’s the fun in that? Cut, paste, warp, merge – done! There’s no thought in it at all, no creativity.

    Luth… I didn’t write the article.

  14. Freddy

    Jul 5th, 2007

    Realism in SL is UGLY. Photosourced anything (from textures to skins to clothing) just looks bad. I think it’s great that people are drawing their own stuff.

  15. Marni Grut

    Jul 5th, 2007

    Luth how exactly is praising paper corture wrong? There fall line diffrent from SL and in RL i think it could hold its own as a peice of design

  16. prettyboy fred

    Jul 5th, 2007

    I dont look for modeling job, And I’m not talking about my modeling skills nor my av.

    I used my sarcasm to point out the designers, producers of the show *failed* to make sure that the models has good quality skins, shapes, hairs and even poses.

    lol Tenshi, I love you but i know you know what I meant.

    My point is that whom ever in charge of the show did not take the time to make it *Attractive*.
    That was my point. (In case you really didnt know.)

  17. Luca V

    Jul 5th, 2007

    This reminds me of the annual hair fair… when the hell is that anyway?

  18. another shopper

    Jul 5th, 2007

    I think they are referring to the fact that Paper Couture takes most (if not all) of their designs straight from RL runway designs. And since this blog has previously made a big stink about how unethical and uncreative stealing RL designs is, it seems a little hipocritical. Despite being written by a different person, people associate the opinion of Tenshi’s previous article with this blog. So thats why it seems a little wrong. Almost as if it is okay that this particular designer does it, simply because they are well liked.

  19. Aradia Dielli

    Jul 5th, 2007

    Thanks Tensh for putting such a wonderful show together, only thing I’ll agree with Prettyboy Fred is the poses Troy used. I don’t believe anyone should use an AO for runway modeling. I think the other models were very pretty avatars and did a hell of a job spite the lag and the attachments issues.

    As for Calla hair, everyone starts from the bottom and works their way up. Marni made the hair choices for the models and she picked older styles. All designers have their bad and their good; Calla has a lot of nice styles…for example; Yarrow, Pansy and a few others that I like.

    The ones chosen for us weren’t flexi, were in fact older styles and yes…a bit stiff. But it’s not Calla’s fault, in fact…Haedon even wondered why newer styles weren’t picked. Even she recognized that their older styles aren’t as good as their new ones.

    Perhaps next time someone will be kind enough to visit the “new hair” section at Calla’s before assigning hair :)

  20. Luth Brodie

    Jul 5th, 2007

    Yes Tenshi didn’t write this article but it’s about an event she organized. It’s rather typical that I skipped lines of thought while typing at 4am, and I should have used a different word.

    It’s hypocritical to publically call people out then turn around and work with others who do the same thing. The decision to invite certain creators into a fashion show is the form of praise I was thinking about. Why go through the trouble of such an event if one of the reasons is not praise for the creations and/or creators? Is an organizer going to invite a creator who they dislike, be it personally or the designs themselves? I wouldn’t no matter how well known they are.

    While it is it’s own ethical debate, the fact that Paper Couture copies designs off the runway isn’t new. Some praised them for the quality of the copies, others didn’t care and some were pretty upset. Everyone has a right to decide on which side of the debate they want to stand and I’m not passing judgement on that here. While it is technically against the EU design right (gives copyright to unregistered designs for 3 years), the only problem I actually have with the practice is the decption. If it’s a copy, say its a bloody copy. That gives us customers the ability to make informed decisions.

    In the recent post, Tenshi pointed a finger at 2 creators who have made replications of RL designs and her opinion was quite clearly against that sort of practice. I bet that these two were not invited to the event. This only makes that post look filled with personal spite instead of being remotly informative.

  21. shopper

    Jul 5th, 2007

    you could photosource and paint layers – i think it looks better but if you cant stand that idea then ok take a look at Simone. she hand paints everything but they dont look like cartoon clothes. and the babydoll dresses need to go.

  22. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 5th, 2007

    I take it you don’t shop at Paper Couture, Luth…

  23. Artemis Fate

    Jul 6th, 2007

    I really think there’s a distinct difference between “The SL fashion scene” and SL clothing and fashion in general. I mean, I make clothes and shop quite a bit, and have never heard of these shows and most of the people advertising in them (i.e. Paper Couture?), seems like the self-proclaimed fashion scene in SL is really more of a subsection pertaining to one style of clothes and group of people. But I guess that’s why they call them fashionistas.

  24. Marni Grut

    Jul 6th, 2007

    Artemis did you just say youve never heard of paper corture?

  25. another shopper

    Jul 6th, 2007

    I have never heard of Paper Couture. And Marni apparently can’t spell it. I have modeled in a number of fashion shows and shop at some of the metaverse’s preeminient designers. I’ve never heard of PC and, prior to her rude comments at the Second Convention Show and her ridicuous review of the show the night before, had never heard of Tenshi. I gather that will make her very unhappy.

  26. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 6th, 2007

    It’s ok, Marni. We’ll forgive Artemis.

  27. Artemis Fate

    Jul 6th, 2007

    “Artemis did you just say youve never heard of paper corture?”

    Yeah. This would be the first time i’ve heard of it.

  28. CronoCloud Creeggan

    Jul 7th, 2007

    Artemis, don’t you read the fashion blogs? I know P.C. got mentioned on Second Style. The P.C. designers are also known to be alts of well known designers: Barnesworth Anubis, Ingrid Ingersoll (those purses I’d know anywhere), Nylon Pinkney (the skins used by P.C. and their models are obviously Nylon-y), Toast Bard, and if I remember correctly, Polyester Partridge.

    I thought most every-fashionista knew about Tenshi after that “unpleasantness” regarding her and one of my bosses, Sabrina Doolittle.

    Frankly, Artemis, I didn’t know you made clothes until now. I only knew you as “someone who comments a lot on SLH”

  29. Artemis Fate

    Jul 7th, 2007

    “Artemis, don’t you read the fashion blogs?”

    I don’t tend to gravitate to that side of the industry, from what I can tell about Paper Couture, they mostly make straight off the runway designs, which are generally thought up by pompous french designers with tight pants who tie styrofoam cups to a belt and tell everyone it’s the hottest new thing and they’re out of date if they don’t believe it is. Not that I have a problem with the designer or designers, just that that whole scene of fashion isn’t my thing, I tend to prefer cyberpunk, grunge, industrial, kinda stuff, and that doesn’t leave much room for giant runway events and large eyebrows.

    “Frankly, Artemis, I didn’t know you made clothes until now.”

    It’s the same thing as why I didn’t know about Paper Couture (though probably less so since i’m a pretty small designer, only make it for fun), if you like their style, you probably wouldn’t like and therefore know, mine.

  30. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 7th, 2007

    Sheeeesh, who let Crono out with the stick in her arse?

  31. CronoCloud Creeggan

    Jul 7th, 2007

    Artemis, that’s a good point you’re making. The fashion industry in SL is so big, that if a person is into one part of it, that person might not know much about other parts of it.

    I’m a fan of Paper Couture, I own some of their stuff and but am more of a fan of their “Fashion House as performance art” concept. I know it’s basically knock-offs of runway stuff, but theres a tradition of doing that (and similar things) in the RL fashion industry, a la what A.B. Schwartz does with Awards show gowns.

    Tenshi, I often do have a stick up my ass, though I try not to be too prissy. No offense intended.

  32. Tina Travanti

    Jul 8th, 2007

    Yes, Luth…hypocrisy reigns with some of the B-List bloggers who have to tout their titles and positions. I think they are desperately trying to convince themselves more than anyone else.

    Tenshi, if you’re the self appointed copywright constable going after the copying of RL products, go after them all! Just a short list I’ve noticed lately – Kyriankos Collas and the Gucci Silver handbag, Arielle Ceres at Chic Boutique doing an ENTIRE Versace line, Pash at Korvin Creations doing Hello Kitty rugs in all the Hello Kitty characters. The list goes on and these are recent items…of which I couldn’t care less.

    I think my biggest question to designers is, why would anyone listen to Tenshi when she has that wild-eyed grin holding a rusty knife waiting to plunge it in the chests of her ‘friends’ the minute they do something she doesn’t like. Are you afraid of her and you tolerate her, or do you actually LIKE someone so hateful? Or is it you use her hyperbole to your advantage? Please tell me she is only projecting assumed friendships in her many-blog-blatherings and you don’t have time to speak up.

    Honestly, I am really curious because I just don’t see how associating with her would be in any way fun or enjoyable.

  33. shopper

    Jul 8th, 2007

    I have to totally agree with the person who said the baby dolls should go. PLEASE listen up designers BABY DOLLS NEED TO GO! We are over it.

  34. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 8th, 2007

    > I think my biggest question to designers is, why would anyone listen to Tenshi when she has that wild-eyed grin holding a rusty knife waiting to plunge it in the chests of her ‘friends’ the minute they do something she doesn’t like.

    Wow, someone’s been reading too much Stephen King. Sweetheart, you don’t know anything about me, so don’t go there. Not that, you know… I’d care much about a comment from a D-Lister.

    Anywho… direct your comments about this article to the article author, not me. Or can’t you kids read?

  35. Same-o

    Jul 8th, 2007

    Tenshi, Grow up for once. You think you are better than someone else who (shokingly) does the exact same to you that you do to anyone else, and (shockingly again) you can’t take it and the claws come out?

    Turn the other cheek, or do us all a favor and shut your gaping hole for once. SLH used to be a reputable mag. Too bad it’s new reputation is earned by people like you.

  36. greta garbo

    Jul 8th, 2007

    “D- Lister” lolz also id like to say something positive about this – followed up by more of the ugly truth, of course. Barnsworth and friends ARE very talented. duh – their sim is amazing. so much creativity. but, alas, incase no one else had the nerve to say it, CLOTHING ISNT ONE OF THOSE TALENTS. seriously everything theyve ever made is so cartoonish id be embarressed to wear it. You can hand paint clothes without them looking like cartoons you know. So im thinking one of two things going on here. Either no one has talent to paint or they are doing it on purpose. If youre doing it on purpose then fine, but just dont expect that your clothing will ever appeal to anyone outside your small circle of friends. Nylon has no business peddling apparel imo. The babydoll thing has been bothering me for months – stop force feeding us this cr** pleasee not only is it a tired fad but its LAZY . . its easy to make a babydoll dress and the prim covers up alot of area that could be handpainted instead .. i believe thats why designers do it . . because they are too lazy to actually design. Also i still dont like Tenshi.

  37. Shayla Benavente

    Jul 9th, 2007

    “seriously everything theyve ever made is so cartoonish id be embarressed to wear it.”

    I’d be embarrassed if I didn’t know how to spell the word properly. Nylon and co. have a pretty big following, to say she shouldn’t be selling clothes just because its not your style is silly and sounds more like jealousy than anything.

  38. Anonymous

    Jul 9th, 2007

    I’m still curious to hear why Tenshi’s promoting Paper Couture (which I like just fine, but I am not the one with an issue about SL copies of RL fashion) at this fashion show is different than slamming another designer for the same? “I take it you don’t shop there” really isn’t answering that question.

    Is copying RL style really the issue in that other post or was that just the peg used to get to slam on yet another person Tenshi doesn’t like?

  39. Lothian Utorid

    Jul 9th, 2007

    Tenshi appears to be two-faced here. That’s clearly evident. When her friends copy RL it’s great and worthy of praise, but when someone who she doesn’t like does it, she gathers a witch hunt.

    Any designers that are a fan of Tenshi hopefully will see through this and disassociate from her. It’s quite obvious that she doesn’t even want to broach the subject, as Tina T asked her about all those other designers that copy RL items, and what did she do? Respond and attack Tina. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised.

  40. Greta Garbo

    Jul 9th, 2007

    yah i was wondering when i would be called “jealous” for having an honest opinion about it. And thanks for being a spelling Nazi. Because thats really attractive too. Yah i think im right about the whole thing.

  41. Pink Oh

    Jul 10th, 2007

    Please direct all of your comments to me, as I wrote the article, not Tenshi. If you can’t do that, then just stop commenting on the article.

  42. Anonymous

    Jul 10th, 2007

    Sorry Pink, but as I’m sure you can tell, we are not asking about this article. We are asking about Tenshi’s selection of participants at her event and how the criteria changes so drastically from the criteria she set in her own recent article here.

    However, as long as you’re here – why wasn’t that issue included in this article? As the writer, could you kindly track down that information for us? Why is Tenshi ok with hosting a designer at an event who copies RL fashion while practically calling for the beheading of two different designers for doing the same in the very recent past? Can’t wait to read your article answering that question, Pink!

  43. Shayla Benavente

    Jul 10th, 2007

    “yah i was wondering when i would be called “jealous” for having an honest opinion about it. And thanks for being a spelling Nazi. Because thats really attractive too. Yah i think im right about the whole thing.”

    You’re not right in saying people should stop selling what they make just because you don’t happen to like it. Having an honest opinion and just being a mean twat are two different things. And ffs learn to spell.

  44. Harald Haas

    Jul 10th, 2007

    I don’t understand why people don’t get this hysterical when a home is copied from a real picture in second life or shoes etc. I’ve seen so many things that don’t fall under the fashion category (cars for example) that are complete knock offs of the real thing. It happens all the time.

  45. Lothian Utorid

    Jul 10th, 2007

    Her silence is quite telling.

  46. Anonymous

    Jul 10th, 2007

    Of course it does. The only person who really got hysterical about it was Tenshi and I suspect that her hysteria was motivated by the hope that other hysterical people would get behind her in a vendetta.

    Thats what makes her then immediate turn around and promoting a designer who’d be caught dead at one of her events even though that designer does (and should as far as I’m concerned – they do a great job) exactly what she’d just blasted a few days earlier.

    Tenshi is a hanger-on who desperately wants to be a part of what she thinks is the “A-list” and she isn’t even subtle about turning her own opinions on their ear if it suits that goal.

    But I am so, so entertained when she attempts to explain and bluster her way out it, so please, Herald, let me hear her response!

  47. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 10th, 2007

    Alright, listen. I don’t have 24 hours a day to hang around at the Herald.

    Paper Couture at least tries to spin things into their own creations. I’m a bit of a fan of them, sure… but the people we pulled into the show had nothing to do with where our own associations lie. Marni was actually the one that pulled in Paper Couture, not me. Paper Couture also links to their inspiration, Dior, under their man tab-bar that anyone can view. They’re not attempting to hide what they’re doing. They state that they worship Dior, and that’s just fine. (

    If you’re upset that you weren’t invited to the show, I’m sorry. We had limited space, but don’t attack me personally just because you’re jaded. I sent around notices to *many* designers, many that already had seaside-inspired wares – some accepted the invitation, some denied it. Casa Del Shai was the first to accept the invitation, and anyone that came after that came of their own free will. The invite notecard was copyable and transferable, so if a designer felt their friend should be involved, they could have easily received a copy of IM’d me for one.

    The guest list turned out to be a closed event about a week before the show because even though MO Island is a class 5 sim, we were afraid of lag and crashing. Therefore, we invited a few bloggers and then asked anyone else who wanted to attend to RSVP beforehand. Many different people came, from all different walks of SL. This was hardly a secret event.

    *I never said I was on the A-List. Don’t put words in my mouth that I haven’t said.*

    As for my article about EMJ and All Emerican, those two are places that do blatantly rip one particular designer or another off. I IM’d EMJ a while ago and asked him why on earth he would rip off Cartier as he did, and he just didn’t seem to grasp the concept of what I was saying. I did not “witch-hunt” up EMJ. Someone IM’d me, fairly outraged, with a “tip” on it. If you have another grievance with a SL designer, please, air it out. Don’t just sit there stinking up the joint.

  48. Anonymous

    Jul 10th, 2007

    No one thinks you’re on the A-list, sweetie. We think that’s where you would like to be, however it is that you define it.

  49. |

    Jul 10th, 2007

    For someone who posts here all the time, it sure did take you a long time to respond, so yeah, the silence was a bit telling. Perhaps it wasn’t All Emerican or EMJ that grasp the concept of what you were saying, rather you not grasping how transparent your attacks were. You didn’t even bother to talk to anyone at All Emerican about the issue with a level head. You attacked them from the start and got equal response.

    Here, you adore PC when they do the EXACT same thing-and no, they give no references to the RL creators-here or at their stores.

    Nice try, people caught you red handed, and you are really spinning on this one to make face.

  50. Luth Brodie

    Jul 10th, 2007

    “Paper Couture at least tries to spin things into their own creations.” No. It is a direct copy with very minor differences that do not change the overall look of the item. Side by side pictures say it all:

    Putting your own spin or using something as inspiration means major changes or incorporating parts into a larger piece.

    Linking to designers on your blog is not being upfront about it. Not to mention didn’t they post sketches of their “designs” on a blog before their grand opening? That is misleading at best. It’s not suprising that it came as a shock and dissapointment to most people that they were doing this. Being upfront is on the bloody sign saying “inspired by,” “imitation of,” or “replica of.” That is really all many of us consumers want.

    “If you’re upset that you weren’t invited to the show, I’m sorry.” Are we reading the same comments? Calling you out for your hypocrisy does not jealousy make. I’m sorry if you are really that full of yourself. 3 of the pictures posted have poses I made in them, so my work was represented even if not credited. Why then would I need or even want an invite?

    As Tenshi said in the previous article:
    “I find the idea of taking someone else’s designs, logos, and names entirely unethical. Not only that, but it is quite possibly illegal. Do I smell a copyright lawsuit? Why is this practice so common in Second Life? Should the creators be paid simply because they took time to make a product, or does creativity count?”

    “People who imitate like this may not lack artistic ability, but they lack imagination.”

    “This is indeed a witch hunt. Unfortunately, that IS the point – this practice needs to stop. It’s embarrassing and hideous.”

    “Nobody likes a fake artist.”

    There is no difference between what PC, EMJ and many others do. Witch hunting 1 and yet promoting another only shows the transparancy of your “convictions.” More specifically how you deem certain people above them.

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