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LaynieWear Forced to Give Us Vanessa


LaynieWearSadly, LaynieWear is yet another shop that has been forced by theft to make an item a freebie. The Vanessa Dress is located on the first floor to the right of the entrance. To the person who stole this dress, shame on you. I wore the recent Maitreya shoes and the Airy style from ETD that have also shown up in the wrong places. Please support the original designers and their rights. I hope all these thieves get banned all over the grid.

Update: At Princess Ivory suggestion, I did a little research on these items. The dress originally cost $150L, the shoes originally cost $350L, and the hair originally cost $2500L for the willow pack. This outfit came out of a $3000L theft issue.

ALady Female Skins & Shapes: Prim Lashes($0L)
Alady Island(53,49,22)

ETD: Airy – elika’s brown($1L)
ETD Isle(132,137,32)

House of Zen: Full Perm Fantasy Eyes – rainbow brown($0L)
Hindoe Shima(182,24,47)

LaynieWear: Vanessa Dress – black($0L)

Maitreya: Slinky Stiletto($0L)
Glam Wordl 2(183,174,26)

SYD: Style Your Destiny: Eve Shape($1L)

Tuli: S5 Skin Natural 1- medium($0L – group gift)
Le Zoo(61,167,22)

Total Cost: $2L

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11 thoughts on “LaynieWear Forced to Give Us Vanessa

  1. Given that this is the second instance of content theft this week, I think it would be a good idea that when you indicate in your blog that the creator has made something a freebie due to content theft, that you mention the original price of the stolen item. I suspect there are many of us who would willing to pay the designer all or part of the former cost of the item, as a show of support, and to compensate them for their work. It will also show them that although we are freebie queens, we are more than willing to pay good money for quality work as well! For the designers, a tip jar near the stolen item, with an explanation of why it is now free would probably also received many donations.

    Princess Ivory


  2. I did a check on the other colors of this dress. This dress cost $150L. I will pass the other suggestions on the the designer.


  3. I don’t seem to be able to find the Tuli: S5 Skin Natural 1- medium($0L – group gift) in the notices for Le Zoo.


  4. The information for the notices is located in this blog. It will be there for 30 days past the gift date which was Feb 6:


  5. I almost forgot, this is for the Tuli update group not the Le Zoo one. Tuli gave the gift to her update group only.


  6. Princess- while I normally would take you up on the idea of a tip jar, I’m asking everyone to instead donate what they think is appropriate to Autism Speaks instead. I’m absolutely floored that we’ve raised almost 10k lindens today alone. This, to me, is a shining example that people DO care.


  7. I decided to donate the equivalent cost of the dress to Autism Speaks. To be technical, they were threatened with theft and not stolen from, but the protest is still a fascinating move and worthy of attention and support. I may wear that outfit with the protest skin and see how many people get it.


  8. Lysana, you are mistaken about the threat not theft. This dress was STOLEN from Laynie and the thief, Lalinda Lovell, is giving it away without Laynie’s permission and very clearly against her wishes. This item was stolen from Laynie and this is why she was forced to make the $150L dress into a freebie. To be technical, Lalinda Lovell should stop giving away the stolen item, apologize to Laynie, and make restitutions. This was no just a threat but a carried out threat.

    No one has the right to steal anything from any designer regardless of reason so this protest is NOT worthy of any attention or support. The only thing worth attention and support is the rights of the designers to their own content.


  9. Lysana- let me be clear. Teagan was threatened that our designs would be stolen and passed around for free. The next morning, I received a message and a box stating that my items were being passed around full permissions. Because I never sold the Vanessa dress full perms, I am forced to believe that (name redacted) has stolen it.

    There was an attack, a threat, and then the threat was followed through. I reacted the only way in which I knew how, by placing the dress for free and encouraging people to make up their own minds.


  10. OK, since my chat with Teagan isn’t exactly visible here, let me clarify a few things.

    1) I was never intended to support the thief with my statements. I have no idea where you got that, but I was also writing at 2 AM and may have confused my own thoughts as I was trying to get the words out. I apologize for the confusion. The protest I was referring to was Laynie’s, not the thief’s.

    2) When I obtained the dress in question, the note from Laynie in the dress package only mentioned the threat. No theft was mentioned. I am far too aware of how quickly people can jump to conclusions, so I was relying on what I saw as the best first-hand info. I now know that info was a day out of date and the dress indeed was stolen.

    3) I agree completely that Lalinda Lovell is wholly in the wrong to steal from Laynie.

    For the record, as I write this, I’m wearing the outfit in this blog post with the protest skin and eyes that were released a while back. If that doesn’t clarify my position, nothing will.


  11. I think I probably came across as grumpier than I am. I was in a bit of a panic when I released the dress and wrote the note. I’ll go ahead and re-write it in the morning. I just didn’t want to go overboard and write a ton when I was upset. 😀