The 19-year-old reality star has been accused of ripping off the photos Vlada Haggerty uses to promote her work on social media in her holiday advertising for Kylie Cosmetics and now the Los Angeles-based make-up artist and her photographer are reportedly planning to file a lawsuit due to the similarity between the images, TMZ reports.
Vlada shared a comparison between her pictures and Kylie’s ads on Instagram earlier this month and wrote: “Really @kyliecosmetics? Haven’t you gotten enough ‘inspiration’ from me already? Left is a the work @juliakuzmenko, @brittrafuson and I shot a few months ago and right is @kyliecosmetics new campaign. (sic)”
This isn’t the first time Vlada has accused the ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star of copying her ideas, as she slammed her last year for stealing an image of lips dripping with gold.
She said: “Crediting artists is essential, but this goes beyond that.
“It’s theft; this is our livelihood… I see these things happen too many times to artists.”
Kylie recently admitted she always dreamed of having her own store at the Topanga Westfield Mall, ahead of her pop up shop opening there next month.
Sharing a picture of the outside of her store, she wrote: “It was all just a dream coming soon to the Topanga Westfield Mall. I grew up at this mall .. Crazy 12.9.16 (sic).”
The beauty mogul – who had been working on Kylie Cosmetics for two years prior to launching her e-store earlier this year – has given a sneak peek as to what the interior will be.
Alongside a picture of her discussing her plans with her creative team, and her colleague holding a laptop with a design layout on the screen, she wrote: “MY VISION. I can’t wait for you guys to see what goes on inside my mind & what I’ve been working on. 100% Kylie. (sic).”