Featured in The New York Times Today: The Giggle Controversy ~ I Heart Heels

Monday, September 21, 2015

Featured in The New York Times Today: The Giggle Controversy

Today little L made her debut in the New York Times. Pretty impressive considering she's not even two yet. 

Almost a year ago (hence her fuzzy, barely-there hair), I posted an Instagram shot of her playing in her too-cute polka-dot dress on her new playmat. Innocently. I never imagined it would be used to sell products on a Web site. Both items are sold at Giggle, and the dress is actually a part of the Giggle for JCPenney collab, but I didn't purchase either pieces via Giggle. Whoops. 

Nor did I grant permission to use little L's photo on the Giggle Web site, a very popular site that gets tons and tons of views per day. Double whoops. Here's a shot of the article today and you can read it here

Here is the photo on Giggle before the company decided to remove it. I mean, shop this look?? C'mon. 

What are your thoughts about companies using kid's photos without permission? To sell their product?

I'd love to hear!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie,

    My name is Brandi Hitt and I am an ABC Network News Correspondent. We are interested in speaking to you about the Hashtag article.

    I don't want to post my cell number, but here is my email -- brandi.m.hitt@abc.com.

    Best regards,


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