oh it's such an ubiquitous topic in the world of fashion. fefe dobson (fefe who?) recently called rihanna out on it not too long ago; click here for that story. jim jones accused jay z of it; click here. there's been much chatter about beyonce's sudden edgy flair, making people wonder if she's taking cues from rih rih. forever 21 even dupes designer styles and gets called out on it. i could go on and on.
i remember being in elementary school and hearing my mom and dad talk about one of their friends or associates who would compliment them on an outfit and then go buy the same outfit. ouch. that's wack. but at some point of my 30 + years, i've fell so in love with a pair of shoes or bag and gave myself a pass: "i won't wear it when you wear it" or "we live in 2 different states." lol.
we're talking about serial offenders, though.
anyway, my mom always said, "imitation is the best form of flattery." i ask, is it or is it just highly annoying?
shirt from zazzle.com, $22.95