Saturday, June 9, 2012

Don't Finger the Pizza

WTF is life?! Too many fantastic things happened this week. The highlight of them all was attending the Thought Catalog at The Last Bookstore where Bebe Zeva was reading one of her pieces. She wrote a tutorial explaining how to be *twee* and it was so fucking hilarious. The writing was fantastic and I really loved everything about it, from the part about making sure to say sorry if you and your male-friend brushed arms by accident, to wearing the right loafers. So good. I attended the event with Isabel, Sabella, and Madeline! It was an honor to be in the presence of people that night who possess such good taste in food that can appreciate feta and hot sauce for what it truly is!!!!! Heaven!! We all hung out afterwards and laughed the night away.. *eerie laughter slowly fades* Blogger should really offer a little audio option where you can record up to 5 seconds of some noise or voice and include in a post. That would be great. I would include a 'ka ka! ka ka!' bird noise at the end of every post, followed by a farting noise.

This outfit is fo'real the most comfortable thing ever. It was really hot today and I couldn't have felt any less sweaty :-)

Lastly, I want to say thank you to Sophie, from www.darkvice.net, who has supported my brand, Miracle Eye, from the beginning, and rejected an offer from a brand that has ripped off one of my designs, who asked her to edit some photos for them, focusing on the product photos of the design they stole from me. She also wrote this post today regarding stealing and threw her magic graphic design powers on some photos from my shop and this blog. I really, really, appreciate it. I am going to end this post with something my friend told me today about people stealing from other people (creativity wise): The moment people start stealing, the beginning of their end has begun.

Here are some pictures of Thursday night with the almighty David Schilling standing on my left while we were at his pad!


Tank - from my local thrifty/DIY
Skirt - coming soon to Miracle Eye!
Boy London bracelet - Miracle Eye
Evil Eye Necklace - Miracle Eye
All other necklaces - Vintage/Etsy/DIY/Gifts
Sunglasses - Etsy
Daisy bustier worn underneath - Gift

28 comments:

Eva said...

You are seriously the coolest person ever. I want to be friends with you and your friends! You guys are so cool, and you love feta and hot sauce, and I love feta and hot sauce! And you like going to author reading type things, and so do I!! I love your rainbow hair by the way.


LOVE YOUR BLOG. I think I'm already following but if I'm not I'm following!

xx Eva
stylewandering.blogspot.com

Angelina said...

Oh my god I'm sobbing. WHY ARE YOU, LIKE, THE COOLEST PERSON EVER?? Urgghghghg I can't form words now. Seriously. Dead.

CULTstyle said...
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CULTstyle said...

Oops I meant:
Your hair looks SO good X

CULTstyle

Jen said...

the title made me giggle.
you + your friends look so frickin cool.

J x

bravegrrl said...

you are sooo awesome grrl! don't let any of these people bring you down... you just need to keep creating because you are going to go sooo far :) i'm so glad we got to meet and hang out, i had the best time.

i can't wait to see the new designs! i have 3 thing from your current designs on my wishlist already haha! i'll be ordering soon... hopefully next payday! yay!

also LOVE the lil daisies poking out and saying hi! awesomeness

xoxo
bravegrrl

Marlon d. said...

Ohhhh Good ! You are wonderfull and perfect!! Your hair is stunning <333

Laura Morrigan said...

Wow! You do such cool stuff! I am so jealous that you are so young and talented, you design fashion and do cool stuff. you and all your friends look utterly stylish!

Couture Noir said...

Love this look! - great hair too :)

www.couturenoir.co.uk

Izumi said...

ahhh your hair!! LOVE.

I need to check out the Boy London stuff, I'm seeing it everywhere!

xx,
Izumi
HYBRID HUNTER

Sanna Gurung said...

love ur hair color and the creepers look super amazing ~

Sanna Gurung said...

love ur hair color and the creepers look super amazing ~

Real Queen of Horror said...

I love your hair!

Zoƫ Kate said...

BAHHH!!! So many of my favourite bloggers in one place! *freakout dance* That's awesome. You are awesome. Your outfit here is awesome. People stealing from you is decidedly NOT awesome. BUT it's really great that Sophie stood up for you. What a rad chick.

xo
ZK

eva said...

i dont get why you complain about some other guy copying your designs...dont you have a pair of fake JC?

Rachel Davis said...

i actually love your hair! its amazinggggg :)

http://urbanfashionelephants.blogspot.co.uk/

Larissa Blintz said...

Eva: Hi Eva! Firstly, I am extremely flattered that you'd compare, or even consider my teeny tiny brand, Miracle Eye, to be in the same tier and level as Jeffrey Campbell shoes are. Thank you. But unfortunately, we're not.

Jeffrey Campbell shoes are:

1) not very affordable to a normal middle-class teenager, family, adult, to anyone in reality making a decent amount of money or income. Miracle Eye is the complete opposite -- all my pieces are extremely affordable and on purpose so that ALL people with different kinds of incomes can own at least one piece of Miracle Eye in their life. there is NOTHING over $40 in shop, except one furry jacket and some vintage pieces. paying less than $40 for a sweatshop-free, original, quality piece is extremely reasonable and to some people, UNREAL because that's basically dirt cheap. it's not fun for the buyer or the seller to rip people off, therefore i don't.

2) the *fake* silver stingers shoes i own were not knowingly purchased with the intention of buying a pair of shoes that were nearly identical Jeffrey Campbell's. i save 'flatform shoes' as a saved search on ebay, i check it nearly every other day to see what's new -- and when these came up, i was ecstatic when i realized they were like $25! later, when i wore them for the first time in a post on here, someone asked if they were JC Stingers because they've been aching for them for so long. i googled it and that's when i realized what i had done.

3) i have not ONCE even hinted that this happened to me on this blog. i have talked about it countless times on my personal Facebook account, and have responded to only people who have messaged me through tumblr notifying me of the absolute disgust they were filled with when seeing another company ripping my independent brand off. so you can go stick a stick up your asshole. i certainly don't appreciate your condescending tone.

THANK YOU to the rest of the commenters! i really appreciate all the love and send it all back times 5! <3 <3 <3

MADELINE said...

Yeah, in response to Eva, knock-offs are only detrimental if they appeal to the same customer. Making a $25 pair of shoes that copy a $250 pair of shoes appeals to a different customer entirely. Furthermore, JC is a HUGE company, and Larissa is just Larissa, so that coupled with the fact that the two items are in the same price point and appeal to the same customer has a much more extreme and obvious impact on Larissa.

In other news, Larissa, you are lucky I don't know where you live, because I feel like after that hang out night, I'd just show up all the time, like, "Can Larissa come out and play?"

Shevah said...

i can't believe that guy knocking off your stuff. ridiculous. just keep doing what you do.


also, i don't know WHY i haven't SEEN your shop before. i was blind but now i seeeeee.

ALSO, i'm so angry that i live in florida and i can't come hang out with all of you awesome ladies. sigh. one day.


ps your hair is fucking amazing.

kirstyb said...

sounds like you've been busy - come and enter my New Look giveaway on my blog - its a goo dun! xxxx

Magnet said...

Ok so you already know how I feel about the people ripping you off business and again, YOU'RE WELCOME.. even though there is no need to thank me. I'm very jealous that you got to hang out with so many awesome blogging people.. aaaand your outfit, as usual, is excellent.

effortlesscool said...

looks like a great time! love your velvet skirt <33

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

eva said...

First of all, insulting someone who's asking a question is...ejem...really mature.

Anyways, the fact that JC shoes are pricey, and therefore, not affordable for a person with a regular income does not mean that it is "OK" to copy their designs. The price on an object is not more than just a number, in reality the product itself has a higher value. The fact that companies like JC are "huge" and making lots of money already does not give the right to other labels to copy their designs and sell the object for a lower value. Even if the target costumer is not the same.

In reality, everyone who is dying to get a pair of shoes could -if they wanted to- save $250 and buy the original one, but of course its easier, faster -and cheaper- to spend $ 25. Furthermore, big companies also have big costs, you know? The retailer needs to be paid a certain amount of money for the sell of the products, designers who have come up with the design also need to be payed, other people who work at the "huge" company and they also spend ridiculously amounts of money not only placing the ads but also paying the models (because they are not next doors neighbors, they can actually earn $ 20 grand a day), photographers, make up artist and everyone involved in the actual making of the ad and getting the product to be known. To other label to come and copy the product that is already known and sell it for half (or even less) of the price is STILL AS fucked up.

Yeah it sucks when it happens to "independent" small labels, but it also hurts "the big company" when it happens (in the end, THEY should be the ones making the money for THEIR design, no?). So no, there's no excuse. On your post featuring the rip-offs you actually label them as "Shoes - eBay (fake JCs!!! Got them for like, $30!)", so even though you say "you didn't buy the pair with the intention of buying fake JC" after you knew you were not only wearing the copy design but also borrowing the name of the original one, which is again, fucked up.

Yeah, copycats and rip-offs suck and are VERY fucked up, and no, there's no excuse. If someone wants to buy a copied design its their problem but its kind of ironic that you were "excited" to own a pair of fake JC's but when some brand decided to copy your design you changed completely not only your tone but also your speech related to rip-offs.

Eva.

PS: do you know that in france the police can actually BAN your entry to the country and make you pay a H-U-G-E fine if you carry a fake LV bag with you? Yeah, thats how serious the whole "authors' rigths" deal is.

eva said...

First of all, insulting someone who's asking a question is...ejem...really mature.

Anyways, the fact that JC shoes are pricey, and therefore, not affordable for a person with a regular income does not mean that it is "OK" to copy their designs. The price on an object is not more than just a number, in reality the product itself has a higher value. The fact that companies like JC are "huge" and making lots of money already does not give the right to other labels to copy their designs and sell the object for a lower value. Even if the target costumer is not the same.

In reality, everyone who is dying to get a pair of shoes could -if they wanted to- save $250 and buy the original one, but of course its easier, faster -and cheaper- to spend $ 25. Furthermore, big companies also have big costs, you know? The retailer needs to be paid a certain amount of money for the sell of the products, designers who have come up with the design also need to be payed, other people who work at the "huge" company and they also spend ridiculously amounts of money not only placing the ads but also paying the models (because they are not next doors neighbors, they can actually earn $ 20 grand a day), photographers, make up artist and everyone involved in the actual making of the ad and getting the product to be known. To other label to come and copy the product that is already known and sell it for half (or even less) of the price is STILL AS fucked up.

Yeah it sucks when it happens to "independent" small labels, but it also hurts "the big company" when it happens (in the end, THEY should be the ones making the money for THEIR design, no?). So no, there's no excuse. On your post featuring the rip-offs you actually label them as "Shoes - eBay (fake JCs!!! Got them for like, $30!)", so even though you say "you didn't buy the pair with the intention of buying fake JC" after you knew you were not only wearing the copy design but also borrowing the name of the original one, which is again, fucked up.

Yeah, copycats and rip-offs suck and are VERY fucked up, and no, there's no excuse. If someone wants to buy a copied design its their problem but its kind of ironic that you were "excited" to own a pair of fake JC's but when some brand decided to copy your design you changed completely not only your tone but also your speech related to rip-offs.

Eva.

PS: do you know that in france the police can actually BAN your entry to the country and make you pay a H-U-G-E fine if you carry a fake LV bag with you? Yeah, thats how serious the whole "authors' rigths" deal is.

Femke. said...

super cool look!
really like your hair!!

xofemke.
www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

Les loups aiment la mode said...

Love your skirt !

Bobby Raffin said...

that's so awesome you got to meet Bebe and the gang! love it! <3

Katyolka said...

Wow! You do such cool stuff! I am so jealous that you are so young and talented, you design fashion and do cool stuff. you and all your friends look utterly stylish!