COUNTEREIT JEWELRY EXPOSED: Rock & Roll Trunk Show Sets Record Straight for Authentic Femme Metale Designs
June 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle NewsHuntington Beach, CA May 31, 2005 — Femme Metale jewelry designer, Leslie Homan, and The Rock and Roll Emporium (RARE), an eclectic Rock boutique, fight back against counterfeiters and retailers who manufacture and sell unauthorized copies of Homan's original jewelry designs with a unique trunk show June 10 at 8 p.m. at The Rock and Roll Emporium, 205 Main Street in Huntington Beach. In addition to the designs there will be door prizes, discounted prices on RARE merchandise, food, drinks and music. ?
The event also brings the designer on site to personally present her entire line of original sterling silver jewelry and to show collectors how to recognize her authentic designs which have been worn by Christina Aguilera, Brittany Murphy, Avril Lavigne and the Divas of the WWE, to name a few.
After years of creating original sterling silver Rock & Roll-inspired jewelry Homan said she found that several wholesalers and retailers were selling lesser-quality copies of her copyrighted designs.
"The products being sold by these outfits are of a cheap base metal and lack the quality of workmanship and materials used by Femme Metale," Homan said, "and we are taking legal action to stop the unauthorized reproduction and sale of our exclusive designs."
The Rock and Roll Emporium carries a selection of Femme Metale designs as well as other authentic, original Rock & Roll memorabilia.
"We certainly recognize the need for authenticity in original designs as well as the risks that counterfeit items provide for both the artists and the marketplace," said Andrew Kirby, managing partner of the retail store.
"Counterfeit items lessen the value of original designs and lead consumers to question the integrity and prices offered by retailers dealing in authentic goods," Kirby said, "so when we heard about Leslie's problem with counterfeit copies we were moved to do something,"??Femme Metale has been featured in top fashion publications including: "Teen Vogue," "Cosmo Girl," "ELLE Girl," "Lucky," "Cosmopolitan," "J-14," "Twist," "Lemonade" and "In Style." Homan also designs for Heavy Metalworks which features ultra masculine mens' designs.
The Rock and Roll Emporium is a leading resource for those who want to live the "Rocker Lifestyle" and is a major attraction for downtown Huntington Beach, CA—Surf City, USA. The store has collected authentic autographed guitars; drum heads, photos, collectibles and Rock & Roll-inspired apparel and accessories from many of the best-known and respected artists in the world.
For more information, contact Kate Kirby, 714-960-4040, 714-716-7655 (cell).
Kill Date: June 11, 2006