What Happens When a Supermodel Violates Your Copyright

This post is something I’ve struggled with for months, and debated even writing. But it’s time to share my story, and explain why I’ve been absent.

Basically, the short version is Karlie Kloss improperly used one of my images. It showed up on her instagram account last September, without credit. (Point of reference: many of the images before and after mine are credited.)

As readers of my blog will know, I shoot as a house photographer for Oscar de la Renta’s social media accounts and Pinterest page. On September 10, 2013 I took this photo of Karlie Kloss taking a “selfie” backstage at the SS14 Oscar de la Renta show:

Oscar de la Renta SS14 075
No other photographers were in the makeup area at the time, guaranteeing this was an exclusive shot.

When I got home, I posted it as part of my daily “sneak peek” show recap.

The next night, backstage at the Anna Sui show, I approached Karlie and showed her the image on my phone. She seemed very excited, and mentioned how much she loved it. When she asked where she could find it, I gave her my business card with my blog’s address.

A few days later, Karlie instagrammed the image, leaving out a photo credit.

Karlie Kloss instagram

Not knowing any other way to get in touch with her, I commented on Karlie’s instagram hoping she’d see it in the sea of many many other comments. After a few days, she did, writing me an apology for not crediting me initially.

Karlie instagram apology

By that time, 14,000 people had liked the image. That’s 14,000 people who would have seen my name attached to it.

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Spring 2011 Fashion and Editorial Internships

I’ve been taking it easy and focusing a bit more on my personal life since fracturing my foot late last month. But I’ve managed to find a bunch of awesome spring internship opportunities to share with you. As I always say, for anyone trying to break into the fashion or publishing industries, interning is THE BEST way. Do as many as you can, as early as you can! I got my start in the magazine industry by doing an internship, and got a freelance editing job about a month after it ended.

Don’t forget to follow the application instructions. : )

Internships Via Ed2010.com:

SELF Magazine Fashion Internship
Paid Internship (!!!)
New York, NY
Self Magazine is seeking detail-oriented, hard-working fashion interns for spring semester. Candidates must be undergraduate students of accredited universities who can show proof that he/she will receive credit. Interns are responsible for keeping an accurate inventory of all samples coming into the closet, returning loaned items promptly and assisting the fashion team – including editors and directors. Fashion experience is a plus, but not necessary. This is a great way for someone seeking a future in fashion to get his/her foot in the door at a successful, busy magazine. Interest in fashion is a must. Interns will receive a $12/day stipend for a maximum of 49 internship days. Candidates must be able to work at least three days a week.
Posted 12/13/10
If interested, please send your resume to ola_matulaniec@condenast.com.

W Magazine Features/Editorial Intern

Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
W Magazine is looking for smart, savvy, well-organized, and
culturally-fluent undergraduates for an editorial/features internship
beginning January 2011, through the spring semester.
Interns will be asked to conduct research, pitch ideas, transcribe
interviews, and otherwise assist the editors. There may be opportunity to
write or blog for the website.
Candidates must be able to receive school credit for this position.
W is published by Conde Nast.
Posted 12/12/10

Harper’s Bazaar Spring Fashion Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Harper’s Bazaar magazine is looking for interns for the spring 2011
semester. School credit is required. Responsibilities include sample check
ins/returns, prepping for photo shoots, managing the fashion closet, photo
research, creating story boards, faxing, filing, administrative tasks and
assisting the fashion and accessories market team with general duties. The
internship is structured for students looking to become fashion
editors/stylists. There is no writing involved.
Posted 12/12/10
Please submit resume and cover letter (stating your availability and confirming you are able to receive school credit) to sconly@hearst.com

Seventeen Magazine Art Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Seventeen’s art department seeks motivated, detail-oriented, organized interns beginning ASAP and continuing through the spring semester. Internship is unpaid and college credit is a must! Must have knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and be extremely comfortable using InDesign.
Posted 12/12/10
Please contact Emily Addis at eaddis@hearst.com with resume and cover letter.

INTERVIEW Magazine Photo/Art Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Currently INTERVIEW is looking for interns available for a Winter/Spring internship. We are searching for reliable individuals to work in the Art and Photography departments of the magazine. The internship offers extensive responsibilities such as working on location, performing creative research, location scouting etc. It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in production and publishing and allows for a very hands-on experience publishing industry experience.
Posted 12/12/10
Please contact photoassist@brantpub.com with resume and cover letter.

VOGUE Magazine Spring Features Intern
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
The VOGUE Features department is seeking an exceptional student to intern in the office three days a week. As an editorial intern for VOGUE, you will be part of the inner workings of the magazine and required to balance several projects at a time. The ability to multitask and to work with enthusiasm and discretion is essential.
Posted 12/12/10
Please submit a cover letter, resume and any writing samples you believe will support your application to voguefeaturesintern@gmail.com

Glamour Magazine Accessories Internship
Paid Internship (!!!)
New York, NY
Glamour magazine is looking for 2-3 bright interns to help the accessories department during the Spring semester. Ideally, the candidates would be able to start right away, as they are extremely short handed. The internship is for credit and a $12/day stipend is also rewarded. The best candidates are extremely organized, dedicated, have a great memory and ability to multi-task.
It is not an easy internship, but it is very
rewarding and exciting all the same! They are looking for people who can work 2-5 days per week, while days begin at 9 AM and end anywhere from 6-8 PM.
Posted 12/12/10
If you fit these qualifications, love accessories and editorial work and want to be part of a great fashion publication, please email Alison at accesories.glam@gmail.com!

Cosmopolitan Spring Beauty Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Cosmopolitan magazine is looking for a beauty intern for the Spring
semester. This is a great opportunity for beauty savvy students and
newcomers as well who want to get tons of hands-on experience. Your duties
will include organizing the beauty closet, filing, researching stories,
blogging for the website, calling in product samples, and pitching online
and print story ideas. Candidates should be enthusiastic about the subject
matter (experience a plus), be highly organized and proactive, and MUST be
able to receive school credit. We need someone who can work 2-3 days a week
beginning in January.
Posted 12/11/10
Please email cosmobeautyintern@gmail.com with your resume, cover letter and availability.

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Late Summer/Fall Fashion and Photography Internships!

It’s been quite some time since I posted any new internships. Most summer openings were filled long ago, but a few positions with later starts are starting to pop up. Some editorial positions are already being listed for fall! Expect more to be posted as they roll in, but here are some of my personal picks for great positions:


InStyle.com Fashion Intern
Paid Internship
New York, NY
InStyle.com is currently seeking a full-time, paid fashion intern to
start mid-August. Responsibilities include assisting with administrative tasks,
celebrity/market research, collecting and inputting credits and
creating galleries. Candidates must have excellent communication skills with a strong
knowledge of fashion, entertainment, shopping and online media.
Applicants should be fast learners, detail oriented, highly motivated
and able to work in MS Office programs. A market background is ideal.
Posted 07/12/10
Please send a cover letter and resume to randy_miller@instylemag.com.
Via ED2010

Web 2.0 Fashion Marketplace Summer Interns + FT employees
Web 2.0 Fashion Marketplace New York, NY
The Venture: “Gilt Groupe meets eBay” Invitation only marketplace set to
launch Summer 2010
Specific Duties::
– Catalog Fashion Apparel
– Arrange photo shoots
– Create/edit promotional packages
– Provide editorial copy for the site
– Styling
– Overall operational support
Interns:: $250.00/Week
Full-Time:: $50K+, Sign-on Bonus, Annual Bonus, Benefits, Vacation, Gym
Membership, Subway Pass, Stock-Option Plan
– Undergraduate/Graduate with a 3.0+ GPA from a top school
– Magazine/Fashion/On-line Retail/Dotcom/Startup/Consulting Experience.
– Self-motivated, passionate, results oriented.
Location: New York City.
Posted 06/28/10
Send resumes to egorgla@gmail.com.
Via ED2010

Tommy Hilfiger Photo/Color Dept. Internship
Work with Fashion Photographer on daily tasks Help set up items that are being photographed Must be in an institution and be able to get academic credit for internship Must have an interest in photography and fashion Organizational skills Highly motivated
See the full posting here.


NY based brand TIM HAMILTON is seeking design intern.
Job Description:
-assist technical designer with flat sketches
-sourcing new materials in the product development faze
-compare garment measurements to specs
-overviewing product and assuring quality control
-visit factories to pick-up and drop-off samples, patterns, tech packs etc.
-sourcing materials for production
-assist production manager with spreadsheets and inputting information in the system.
-assist technical designer with laying out line sheets and tech packs
-basic knowledge of photoshop/illustrator
-basic knowledge of garment construction
-basic knowledge of fabrics and textiles
-basic knowledge of patterns
-strong work ethic
-strong ability to work independently
-strong ability to take direction
-desire to learn about the design/production process in the fashion industry
Send Resumes to: info@timhamilton.com

La Garconne / Fashion Intern
La Garçonne (www.lagarconne.com) is seeking interns for the Fashion Department in the areas of styling and editorial content for Le Magazine.
Qualified applicants must have an interest in fashion, be committed, responsible, have initiative, be computer literate, and must be available a minimum of 2 days a week. Internships are unpaid and can qualify for school credit
To apply for this position, please send an email to zara@lagarconne.com with the title “La Garçonne / Fashion Internship Application” along with your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you would like to work at La Garçonne.
Send Resumes to: zara@lagarconne.com
New York, NY

Nanette Lepore Public Relations Intern
We are seeking a public relations intern to assist the Public Relations Department with projects.
The ideal candidate will have an interest of study in a public relations, communication, or marketing related field.
This Internship will unpaid and is for those seeking school credit. We require at least 15-20 hours per a week which are flexible.
Send Resumes to: careers@nanettelepore.com


VOGUE Editor’s Assistant Internship, Fall 2010
VOGUE is looking for an intern for the fall semester to assist Editor Jessica Sailer starting August 30th at the latest, with availability to come in for training a few days in advance.
You must be able to work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. More days are preferred.
You must be knowledgeable in the following areas: PR firms/contacts, packing photoshoots, doing sitting sheets, getting credits, calling in samples, and other administrative tasks on a daily basis.
This is an incredibly hands-on, fast paced internship. It requires an individual who is responsible, detail orientated, hardworking, and has a broad knowledge of the fashion industry.
You must be able to receive academic credit and still be in college.
If interested and qualified, please send your resume and cover letter to

NYMag.com Paid Fashion Week Internship
NYmag.com’s Online Fashion Department seeks interns to contribute to
exciting New York Fashion Week coverage. Candidates must be able to
identify trends, fabrics, models, designers, and possess a love of
everything fashion. Any HTML knowledge is a plus. The ideal candidate will
have previous fashion internships, be eager, outgoing, professional, work
efficiently with computers, and be able to work in a fast-paced, extremely
deadline-oriented environment.
Candidates MUST be able to work entire duration of New York Fashion Week,
September 8 through September 16, including the weekend. Night positions
are also available. Please DO NOT APPLY if you can not work that entire
week. This is a paying position. There will be training pre-Fashion Week,
with possible opportunity to attend shows and/or continue work post-Fashion
Week. Posted 7/13/10
Contact: Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to fashionjobs@nymag.com. Absolutely no phone calls.

Internship Description: Stella McCartney’s corporate office in Chelsea is seeking interns for the Fall 2010 semester available to start End of July-Early August. Interns will work directly with the US PR Manager to complete daily tasks including tagging publications for mention of Stella McCartney, daily clippings, corresponding with publications and stylists in regards to samples, checking in and preparing samples for fashion publications, stylists, and celebrities, coordinating pickups and deliveries, answering the phone, and assisting with specific fashion-related research projects.
Skills & Requirements: The ideal candidate should be available at least 4 full days per week and be detail-oriented, extremely organized, efficient, eager to learn, and computer-literate. Previous fashion experience a plus. This is a great position for those looking to expand their knowledge about both the PR and the fashion industry.
Hours/Week/Weekends: Eight-hour shifts/At least 4 days per week/No
Salary: Internships are only in exchange for academic credit
Send Resumes to: prassistantny@stellamccartney.com

Fall Fashion Department Internship-Allure magazine

-Candidate MUST be in School and be able to receive school credit for internship
-be available a minimum 2 days a week M-F from 9am- 7pm
Internship details-
-traffic samples
-work on style.com
-Run errands
-prep for photo shoots
-general office work
-maintain the fashion closet
Send Resumes to: Thomas_waller@allure.com
New York City, NY
July 07, 2010

As always please do NOT call the internship contacts unless it specifically asks you to contact them via phone. It’s always a bright idea to check the date the posting was made. Odds are if you’re reading this three months from now, the position has been filled. Try asking about future positions instead.

For more advice about interning, check out Ed2010.com
Tons of fashion internship listings are posted weekly here.