Adventures in Copyright: Zara Created in the Likeness of Betty

This weekend personal style blogger Betty, from Le Blog de Betty, posted a picture of a Zara t-shirt that appears to have an illustrated version of her likeness on it. If we were her, we're not sure if we'd be flattered or disturbed. It's undeniable that the illustration on the tee shirt was drawn from the photo of Betty. The Zara artists didn't bother to change any details, from the hair, the denim vest, the peace sign, to the sunglasses. The most notable difference, and only, is the heart pattern that has replaced the logo on the giant cup.
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This weekend personal style blogger Betty, from Le Blog de Betty, posted a picture of a Zara t-shirt that appears to have an illustrated version of her likeness on it. If we were her, we're not sure if we'd be flattered or disturbed. It's undeniable that the illustration on the tee shirt was drawn from the photo of Betty. The Zara artists didn't bother to change any details, from the hair, the denim vest, the peace sign, to the sunglasses. The most notable difference, and only, is the heart pattern that has replaced the logo on the giant cup.
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This weekend personal style blogger Betty, from Le Blog de Betty, posted a picture of a Zara t-shirt that appears to have an illustrated version of her likeness on it. If we were her, we're not sure if we'd be flattered or disturbed.

It's undeniable that the illustration on the tee shirt was drawn from the photo of Betty. The Zara artists didn't bother to change any details, from the hair, the denim vest, the peace sign, to the sunglasses. The most notable difference, and only, is the heart pattern that has replaced the logo on the giant cup. Zara is not new to copying, this Miu Miu-esque cat print romper will prove. Copying Miu Miu is one thing, but why Zara would copy a photo of a blogger and turn it into a mediocre illustration--and honestly, kind of weird--t-shirt is beyond our understanding.

If Zara wants to get in on the blogger trend, why don't they try building a Web site that's easier to use, thereby allowing fashion-bloggers to easily scan the site and share their favorites with the world?