ughshagging said: heeey! i don't normally use tumblr but here it goes: i found your post on how brandy melville stole one of your art designs and put it on their t-shirt, this happened to another girl. here's her link btw- instagram(.)com/p/obhouHJhw1/. sorry it doesn't allow links. it's horrible they don't give credit for these designs, i have not bought from them since. hope this opens some people's eyes to how brandy rips from us consumers.
it’s such a bummer, i feel so bad for megan and i know exactly how she feels. unfortunately brandy melville is notorious for this kind of blatant theft, and they have a lot of measures in place designed to protect them from litigation in these instances.
i was dicked around by multiple people working for brandy melville for over a month and ultimately was unable to get anything done. i never saw any money for the work they stole from me and i was never apologized to. instead i wasted a lot of money and several weeks of my life trying to rectify a situation that could have easily been prevented if anyone who worked for brandy melville — particularly LEONARDO “JESSY” LONGO, who works for the brand and who lied to me multiple times both via email and on the phone regarding this issue — had a shred of integrity.
the silver lining is that since then i have had the good fortune of meeting several reputable people in the fashion industry, all of whom have nothing but terrible things to say about brandy melville. they have literally zero respect for artists, as a result they get literally zero respect in the industry and frankly should get literally zero business from anyone who has even the slightest modicum of human decency.
i wish the best to megan miller. i know what a shitty situation this is and how powerless it can make an independent artist feel.