wow, chictopia/teen vogue, couldn’t come up with a more original name for your contest?




  1. Leah

    Ahh no! That sucks Tricia. I’m not sure if there is anything you can do, but if it’s any consolation, I personally prefer WR to other personal style sites. It’s been my favourite since 2006 (when I discovered it) and will likely remain so, for as long as it keeps it’s all-inclusive attitude. I’m sure other WR fans will think the same.

  2. meligrosa

    😐 wtf. immitated, and not duplicated – dont they know!

    is there such a generation gap in the interwebs already?!?!
    arghhhh – well u got your genuine innovative start + no one can rip that off you!

    besos -xo.m

  3. Lucy

    How unoriginal 😦
    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” also unoriginal but I guess they thought your idea was so good they wanted to use it themselves?

  4. sarah

    considered calling them on it? Maybe asking them to spotlight the original w_r alongside chictopia?

    If nothing else, how cool is it that you’ve invented a word/phrase? C’mon, that’s awesome!

  5. tricia

    amelia: judging on how they have treated their own members (reprehensibly, apparently), i am convinced they will do basically nothing. they are a business with associated legal interests, w_r is basically just me (with two gals who help out when they can with moderating). david vs. goliath, so to speak.

  6. katie

    I’m with Amelia and Sarah. Tell them all about your original idea, the site etc. Propose a feature if you like.

  7. bestie

    I know. The contest itself is a nice idea (I almost wanted to join) but the whole thing kind of irks me because of the name.

  8. sirin

    hmm, actually, this seems to be more than a case of just unoriginality… given how huge the membership of W_R is, and how you are regularly published in Bust, it would seem there is a legit claim that people could be genuinely confused and mistakenly believe that you have some affiliation with the contest! i would def try to contact them somehow, for whatever it’s worth… hope you are well my dear!! xxx

  9. Natasha

    Ugh, that sucks.
    I just got back to America after being in the Peace Corps and have been getting back into fashion blogs and what not. I was so confused when I saw this. To me, wardrobe_remix will always be your flickr group. 🙂

  10. karra

    Oh, I’m sure they knew exactly where ‘WR’ comes from and used it because it’s already widely recognized. It’s not like a ‘hip’ (and I use that term very loosely) magazine like Teen Vogue wouldn’t keep an eye out on internet fashion/style blogs. It’s shady to say the least.

  11. Jamie

    Hate to say it but it’s what the fashion world does best: knock offs.

    Hi Trish! I realize this is an old post, but whatever. Like you, I’ve been pretty inactive online lately. Life goes on. Hope you guys are doing well. Hi to Pete.