It's an indie designer's worst fear--that someone else copy her design. Sure, it's innocent enough to borrow inspiration from another's work, but to outright copy it stitch for stitch? Well, that's an unspeakable horror.
Trashy Diva knows this all too well. She's been making fab vintage-inspired clothes for 12 years, selling both at her boutiques in New Orleans, wholesale to other vendors, and online. Apparently, one of her wholesalers ripped off one of her designs. You can read about what happened on Trashy Diva's MySpace.
It's infuriating. And heartless. And just plain wrong.
The only upside is that Trashy Diva is fighting fire with fire by offering the dress in question--the Trixie--for a discounted price. Take that, imposters!