The Art of Style Stealing

Originally published on April 6, 2017 in the Berkeley Beacon newspaper and on 

IMAGE: Teen Vogue “Topshop Accused of Copying Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Bow Slides”

WORDS: Mia Zarrella

If copying is “the greatest form of flattery,” then stealing is the greatest form of self-improvement.


In math, science, art, and writing, plagiarizing is a punishable offense. Yet, there are no rules regarding plagiarizing style. It’s anarchy. Anybody can take your look. There is a commendable way to copy somebody and then there’s the shoddy way to do it.

Read the full story on the Berkeley Beacon website. 

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