As I was browsing Pinterest this evening, one picture caught my eye.
I thought it looked familiar – and so it was, because it was my work, appearing in a post I wrote in October 2012 about printed pleating.
Yet the Pinterest link took me to another website that had nothing to do with me, the poster being one rio-ypp. So I followed the link to her own blog, where she states quite clearly: ” Unless re-blogged/photograph or it indicates otherwise everything is pretty much my original works photographed and scanned .”
I checked – no mention of reblogging. The description reads “pleat, pin, tuck and dip ! experimental dyeing”. Actually, no pinning, dipping or experimental dyeing was involved – it was printed.
I did send her some feedback pointing out that most people’s definition of “pretty much my own work” may be at variance with hers. According to her profile, Rio is/was a first year fashion student at Parsons, New York. Let’s hope her course includes some lectures on the legality and morality of stealing someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. 😦
27 March 2014 Edited to add: Rio has now taken down her blog and, as one of my posters notes below, the link now leads to a porn site, so I have removed it. Apologies for anyone who clicked on it – as Maggie says, some people don’t take exposure too well. 🙂