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Friday, May 16, 2008

Fashion or Charity??

What do you think when you saw picture above? (Re : LV,Paris Hilton) Illustrated by Nadia Plesner (a Danish student artist and designer), this "Simple Living" campaign picture has dragged her into a court case as Louis Vuitton is now suing her for voilated their intellectual property.

This Simple Living Campaign is to support Divest For Darfur and 100% profit from selling the t-shirts and posters *Yes..its a front of t-shirt and a poster* are donated to Darfur people. Even one Malaysia's TV station having the "Dapur untuk Darfur" campaign*ala..yg iklan Mawi tu*.

But since the image drew by her represents one young Darfur child holding a Tinkerbell-like dog and one of LV's Multicolor handbag look-alike , she's got the lawsuit letter from LV's appointed law firm.*look at the picture, have you seen the "LV" logo there?*

Fashionistas might point out their fingers to Plesner but national voluteers or activist might want to support her.

From Nadia Plesner mind :

" My illustration Simple Living is an idea inspired by the medias constant cover of completely meaningless things. My thought was: Since doing nothing but wearing designerbags and small ugly dogs appearantly is enough to get you on a magasine cover, maybe it is worth a try for people who actually deserves and needs attention.

When we’re presented with the same images in the media over and over again, we might start to believe that they’re important. As I was reading the book ”Not on our watch” by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast last summer, I felt horrified by the fact that even with the genocide and other ongoing atrocities in Darfur, Paris Hilton was the one getting all the attention. Is it possible that show business have outruled common sense? If you can’t beat them, join them. This is why I have chosen to mix the cruel reality with showbiz elements in my drawing. "

So guys, Fashion or Charity??

****Due to Myanmar Nargis tragedy and Sichuan Earthquake in China, let us give our little RM1 to them for their foods/medicine/shelter. There're too many channels to mentioned. One could be better from us, Malaysians who knownly kind hearted and caring.

I had already show my support. What say you?

Picture taken from Nadia Plesner
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