If you follow my blog, then you'll know that I am not a huge fan of hypocrites. Although I am not a friend to Karl Lagerfeld or Ann Demeulemeester, I am so upset and shocked that Jane from Sea of Shoes would have the audacity to post her anger at designer for an intellectual property matter.
As you know, Jane has always been so proud of her monstrous shoe collection. Jane has been photographed wearing footwear from notable designers such as Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu and of course, Ann Demeulemeester on many occasions. It must have been a real sting to see Jane's knock-off collection on Urban Outfitters back in October 2009 for namely, Lagerfeld, Miuccia and Demeulemeester. Here are the originals, courtesy of Jane:
Images from Sea of Shoes. From top to bottom: Ann Demeulemeester, Prada, Ann Demeulemeester, Chanel
Now take a look at J. Aldridge by Sea of Shoes for Urban Outfitters, Holiday Collection:
From top to bottom: J. Aldridge by Sea of Shoes for Urban Outfitters Laced Boot, Satin Bow Bootie
I was disappointed to see Jane's blatant shoe copies of well-known originals. Now, I am even more disappointed to see a post on her blog attacking another designer for committing the same intellectual property crime. Shame on Jane for taking credit for designs that were not hers for the sake of re-lining her already golden pockets. Shame on Jane, again, for calling the kettle black for doing the very same thing.