I was introduced to you by Sally Shan & Gili Lev at my After-Party for my Fall 2009 Presentation.
I came across your article on the web and I must say that I am deeply disappointed how you have incorporated my collection into the bashing of Sally Shan’s so-called fame & behavior after Scallywag has posted 3 articles which were fairly supportive towards her. I spend time sitting down with you while you interviewed me and expressed interest in learnining more about my inspiration for my Fall’09 Collection. You inquired about how the pieces are made and how long I have been in business. You have failed to include any of this information. I was warm, welcoming & polite during our meeting and I thought you were being genuine as well until I read your piece.
Why would you waist my time this way?
Why are you using a photo of my models wearing my collection when the focal point of your piece is mocking Sally & the venue?
The entire piece lacks direction, merrit, plot and any point you’re trying to get across to the reader. It comes off as an ammature blog posted online. I expected more from someone who is an Assitant Development Editorial for XYZ BOOKS.
I managed all operations and creative direction of my brand. In all the years I have been in the industry, I have never read such discusting coverage for any of my fashion shows, presentations, after-parties or any other events that I have produced with my team. FYI: Sally is not part of my team! This was not her event! She was brought on board by Gili Lev (a respected event producer & promoter in NYC) to assist her in bringing guests to the after-party. And you were the guest-of-honor brought to the event by Sally!
It’s unfortunate that you did not have the opportunity to see the collection in the daytime (1pm-4pm) like all my other press attendees of Fashion Week (maybe you missed our listing in FashionCalendar). You have no right to USE my event as a platform to showcase edicut & manners of “promoters” and such. The After-Party is produced for fun and excitement. If you didn’t enjoy the party, there is no reason to mock everyone involved in the process. If Sally is a target for you then I suggest you dedicate a separate piece to her w/o compromising my work and production. Please remove my Presentation & After-Party details from your article along with the photo of my models or remove the entire article immidiately.
If you do not wish to come to a reasonable solution within 24 hours of my email, I will be forced to take further actions to demonstrate proper edicut & manners of handeling & posting “bad” writing. If you have any questions/comments, please direct them to me at your convinience.
All the best,
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The part in parenthesis is from Ms. Pogosian not from Microsoft, just so we are clear that we are not legally bound not to reproduce this article.
But the prank wasn’t a prank, it was the real deal. Read exhibit item number two.
X & Chris,
Since you have not respected my inquiry with a response and have ignored my PR’s messages as well as inquiries from Sally I am forced to take this matter to court. If you have any questions, you can contact me directly.
As distasteful the article may be to Ms. Pogosian we think it rather peculiar of Ms. Pogosian’s insistence that we change (to use a metaphor) what the couple sitting two rows ahead of her have ordered. Not everyone likes fillet mignon, after all there are a lot of vegetarians out there and even amongst us carnivores fillet mignon is at times disagreeable. Yet to insist to the waiter that what has been ordered must be changed because it doesn’t reflect personal tastes is at best rude and improper.
We would understand if Ms. Pogosian was a paying client, she might have a point. We were in fact not retained by her or for that matter are not in the business of being ‘retained’ ever. Which begs the question, is Ms. Pogosian mad?
As free press, we take our role very serious. Our intent is to always champion provocative talent and to offer commentary on social and cultural phenomena such as what pertains in front of us (yes for once, we are the subject of our own fodder).
This of course leaves us all in a very awkward position, and if we could beseech Ms. Pogosian we would implore her to check in with our shrink (he thinks we are mad too) or to do what we advise in the following:
Next time your ego or sense of moral certainty gets the better of you – do what we do. Reach into your pocket pull out fourteen dollars and enjoy a bottle of Beaujolais with a kindred friend. After all they are certain to agree with you, and as you are beginning to understand us media are a mean lot, but some of us do take what we do quite seriously, and if going forward you create an amazing line we will be there (if you of course extend us an invitation) to come and see for ourselves. But please, next time when you go out for dinner please refrain from telling the couple two rows ahead of you what they should be eating. If it was up to us we’d all be reading Proust and Beckett.
Enjoy your bottle Ms. Pogosian, as we will be sure to enjoy ours…and as we have stated we hope you may reach out to us in kinder terms and we will respond to you in kind.
As for Ms. Shan, we are very fond of her and we hope she too will continue to be allowed to enjoy the view around her, even if it doesn’t inspire other people’s aesthetics. After all we live in a free society and let’s try to keep it that way.