If you ever see these products on your dashboard or come across the store Lunar Discoveries on storenvy DO NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS!
The woman in charge of everything is a woman named Saxon Erdman, who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. We were friends for a few years (This is why I know where she lives), and I would promote her products on my blog and she even sent me a pair to advertise, but last month due to personal reasons we stopped being friends however after the event that lead to the end of our friendship occurred she just started acting, well, ridiculously immature and out of line. Even during the argument in which I said “I still want to be friends/we’ve been friends for years” she stated we were “never friends” which lead me to believe that she had just been using me and many of her other former friends for my small fame just to get money and attention for her company.
After our argument she posted several pictures threatening to kill herself on intsagram but deleted it after no one commented nor liked the picture. That same night/early morning she tried to log into my facebook for whatever reason I’m not sure but facebook denied access do to “Strange location (Raleigh, North Carolina” (obviously I wouldn’t randomly try to login from idk ugh HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY? She then tried to deny it by saying her “family logged in” by getting information from her phone which is impossible so that was a disgusting ugly lie, but since she didn’t actually get in I kind of just let it go.
Fast forwarding to now. Yesterday night she sent my friend Lyrikk, who’s sister has just passed away, some INCREDIBLY crude and cruel messages for reasons I don’t even know why and even if there was a “reason” I just don’t understand how anyone can say that to someone. She told my friend that her sister dying was “Karma” and that she “Should’ve died” instead of her sister. Another friend of both Lyrikk and I who used to be friends with Saxon as well, wanting to know who would say that, tracked the IP, and shockingly it was Saxon, yet again. A former friend texted her asking how she could even say that but she continues to BLATANTLY lie about it not being her when she is the ONLY person in North Carolina that we know and the only one who has a problem with anyone she used to associate with before.
If you still want to buy from this girl after this then please continue because I can’t control you, but I just didn’t think anyone who is a current customer of hers would want to continue to give her their money if they knew what a disgusting, rude, immature and messed up person she actually was.
Here’s another one guys. My goodness this is insane!
Also, I’m pretty sure the first 3 designs are fake Angelic Pretty and the third one is also copied??
will you be selling any galaxxxy stuff (from the sample sale or otherwise) through your store any time soon? :0
but it would be best to just watch my store because I do list Galaxxxy from time to time but I don’t know what I’ll put up next because my room is just like a jungle of clothes.
I didn’t know Spinns had a tumblr but apparently they do. Anyway Spinns is cool you should follow them if you follow blogs like Tokyo Fashion and Japanese Streets.
WORLD IS TOO MUCH
I very rarely reblog, but this is important. I can’t stand to watch Forever 21 hurt yet another designer, let alone Knickerocker.
So once again, I’m compelled to write something that I’ve actually been thinking about for a while, but was really brought to my attention last night.
At about 1am my time, my old assistant sent me an email with this photo to show me that Forever21 had stolen my designs and are selling them in their stores for £3.50 ($5-$6).
This really sucks on all levels and I’m actually quiet upset about it. The thing with designs, especially clothing is that its really hard, if not impossible to patent/ copywriter and further more, being a small, independent, handmade designer, I just couldn’t afford to do this anyway.
And yes, I’ve seen various underwear designers copy aspects of my animal undies - there is a company out there who are printing on American Apparel undies and have the face and ears on the front. They do have the added bonus of being friends with a bunch of alt models with large social media followings, but they did at least have their own perspective of sorts on my idea and just the other day, I saw that a shop on Etsy was selling underwear with ears but no face. Good for these two companies, this is how trends work, I get it. But Forever21, have just blatantly ripped me off rather than putting their own twist on a trend.
I am a small indie designer, and everything is handmade - last year during the holidays, my Etsy shop became incredibly busy, so much so, I was able to employ 4 other people. This was really awesome and I payed well above the min wage, even though after I did my taxes, I didn’t actually make that much money, however, I would of just felt super crappy if I’d payed low wages or no wages. I’m pretty sure Forever21 don’t feel the same. Also, some people say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Its not. Right now, I’m looking into having my designs ethically manufactured, I want to offer a lower price point and I’d love to do wholesale, Forever 21 stealing my designs will probably have some affect on my ability to do this.
But back to copying. I see it all the time on Etsy, just because you think you can make something cheaper than another designer, doesn’t mean you should. Who knows how many harness bra’s there are on Etsy right now. Its craziness. There is plenty of room for everyone, but have your own point of view, do something new, something different, something more. This is the key to being successful, if you have something new and awesome to say, people will listen.
Again, thank you for listening to me. I hope in someway, I can get Forever21’s attention and perhaps they’ll remove my ripped of designs from their stores.
You can buy the originals here - www.knickerocker.etsy.com
From now on, I am going to try my best to never shop at Forever 21 ever again.
It was easy for me to boycott Urban Outfitters and their high prices when I found out they were ripping designs off of independent Etsy sellers. I always knew that Forever 21 did similar things, but avoided thinking about it because I’m not rich and their prices are really affordable. But now this is different. They’re blatantly ripping off the designs of my former boss, Knickerocker. This is just disgusting. I know just how hard she works at designing, sewing, packing and shipping the undies she creates. For a long time, this is what paid her mortgage. And Forever 21, with its endless resources, just simply copied her designs and is sell them off as their own.
I know it’s the nature of the fashion industry - there’s almost no way to copyright designs, and it’s virtually impossible to go after anyone who steals them. While it’s true that name/original brands and mass produced knock-offs target completely different audiences, it doesn’t mean that there is no damage done to the original brand when it’s being copied.
In its quest to produce affordable, mass produced versions of these panties, Forever21 could have struck a deal with Knickerocker to use her designs. In this situation I feel like Forever21 would not have lost a significant amount of profit, and Knickerocker would have benefited in profit on intellectual property, as well as exposure for her work.
Also now, if Knickerocker ever plans to have her designs manufactured herself to create a more affordable product (as is pretty common with businesses that start off as handmade), it will have already been done and spread around the market by knock-off Forever 21 versions, which will also hurt her business.
This isn’t right. So as my own way to to go up against this, I am avoiding shopping at Forever 21 from now on.
Please reblog and help spread the word ♡
Lil’ something I made awhile back for anamanaguchi! ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆
Me and the freaking hand puppet I picked up at the Galaxxxy sample sale. Why was Galaxxxy making hand puppet samples? Not even the staff knew.
dumb princess sketch ⋆
On the way to Sebastian Masuda’s presentation on the history of Harajuku fashion and 6%DOKIDOKI
how tall are you?? you seemed very tall in the visit to funktique!!
165cm which is about 5 feet 4 I think. Japs are tiny :(
We are the same
It makes me so mad when people name their brand harajuku something when the stuff they sell are nothing but crap