Only two months after being called out for stocking clothing from a company that used artist Bei Badgirl’s stolen artwork, Dolls Kill have begun selling more stolen designs, this time from indepent designer Marialia.
A friend of Marialia’s posted these three photos to Instagram
This image shows that Marialia sent line sheets of her swimsuit design last year to Dolls Kill, who were also at one point stocking Marialia’s clothing, though the brand is no longer on the site (hmm wonder why). This right here proves that Dolls Kill knew last year about Marialia’s swimsuit design so they cannot claim that they didn’t know this design was stolen from Marialia. I also find it quite insulting that they rejected Marialia’s design yet eight months later decided to stock a knock off.
The text at the bottom of this image is what Marialia’s friend had to say about Dolls Kill stocking a knockoff of Marialia’s swimsuit
When I saw this i was disgusted, that after the whole fiasco with Bei Bagirl, Nikki Lipstick, Gitsie Wood and Dolls Kill only 2 months ago that Dolls Kill were still stocking brands that knockoff other artists and designers work and profitting from it, so I reposted the above photo to my Instagram. In the caption I explained that Dolls Kill were knowingly stocking an item of clothing from a company that had plagarised another designers idea, I also briefly went into what happened with Bei Badgirl and her friends. Now my Instagram isn’t very big i have under 200 followers and i am in no way a well known person with a big audience or influence so imagine my suprise when the next day I went onto Instagram and saw that the owner of Dolls Kill Shoddy Lynn had commented on the post.
This is the comment Shoddy Lynn left on my Instagram and my response to her
I actually was very amused by this, Shoddy Lynn has just proven that she often checks out the Boycott Dolls Kill hastag on Instagram, because how else would she have seen this post? I didn’t tag her or Dolls Kill in the photo only used the Boycott Dolls Kill hastag, I also didn’t use the actual Dolls Kill hashtag and like I mentioned I’m not some internet celebrity with millions of followers and a big influencer, I am just a random person with under 200 followers so the only way she could have seen it would be to have gone through the Boycott Dolls Kill hastag which i find pathetic. How as a business owner does she have time to be going through hastags on Instagram to see if anyone is saying anything negative about her or her company? she really should be using that time to run her business with integrity and making sure the brands she stocks aren’t stealing from other artists or designers.
Ok so you see the part of Shoddy Lynn’s comment highlight in red? decided to investigate her claim that Minimale Animale made this swimsuit in 2014.
This is a screenshot taken from Minimale Animale’s offical website showing the swimsuit
As you can see in the screenshot, the swimsuit is in the Resort 2016 category, if this swimsuit was made in 2014 then why is it placed in a category for 2016? also notice how the name does not mention Rihanna? the name of the swimsuit on Dolls Kill’s website doesn’t either, if the swimsuit was inspired by a swimsuit Rihanna wore why does the name not mention that?
This is a recent catalog from Dolls Kill advertising the swimsuit, why advertise a 2 year old swimsuit?
The description of the swmsuit on Miminale Animale’s site doesn’t mention Rihanna anywhere
The description of the swmsuit on Dolls Kill’s site doesn’t mention Rihanna anywhere
So to conclude this is what I discovered about Shoddy Lynn’s claims
“THIS STYLE SWIMSUIT HAS BEEN AN ICONIC MINIMALE ANIMALE CUT FOR YEARS”
On Minimale Animale’s website the swimsuit is under the category “Resort 2016”, no where does it mention ever being produced before that and Dolls Kill’s website doesn’t mention the date that it was made anywhere. Dolls Kill recently began promoting this swimsuit which doesn’t make sense why promote a 2 year old design? this swimsuit appears to be fairy new on both Dolls Kill and the Minimale Animale website.
“THIS IS THE SWIMSUIT RIHANNA WORE IN APRIL 2014 WHICH WE HAD THE BRAND MINIMALE ANIMALE REPRODUCE FOR US”
Yes Rihanna wore this kind of swimsuit in 2014, However nowhere on Dolls Kill’s or Minimale Animale’s website does it mention anything about Rihanna anywhere in relation to this swimsuit and as previously mentioned this swimsuit appears to have only appeared as of April this year.
A close up comparison photo between Marialia’s swimsuit and Minimale Animale’s sold through Dolls Kill