Quotes are normally a sentence or two, but this paragraph really speaks for itself and had to be lifted en masse.
Interestingly, firms crave coverage of their products from the blogs, but then act like this. On a side note, something I particularly love about certain large & influential PR firms (who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty) is the hard-sell pitches they send to fashion bloggers, but then fail to give any of us a decent seat at one of their fashion shows, or even invite any of us to fancy product launches or events, limiting the invite list to dinosaur print editors only. -Lesley Scott
This is in regards to Sarah Jessica Parker’s line, Bitten, photos being posted on Kathryn Finney’s blog, The Budget Fashionista with comment and critique. She received a cease and desist letter from Steve and Barry’s attorney shortly thereafter. We posted the photos a couple of days ago and agree with the general assessment: these photos were leaked to the media and the proverbial cat was out of the proverbial bag. While copyright protection is of the utmost importance, these photos were on hundreds of sites by the time TBF posted them. In effect, publishing the photos to one, two or three approved sites opens a retailer/designer up to the press at large catching wind of and thus publishing photos of a line. It’s almost something you plan for. I’m just wondering if this is some sort of publicity stunt. Honestly.