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I just received the following e-mail from HSN.  I’m so happy that they are removing the pin.  It’s very nice to know there are companies with ethics!  Way to go HSN!  Congratulations to Nathalie and Fernand of Hanna Bernhard.  Thanks to all the other bloggers and readers that re-tweeted this story.  It’s great to know we can make a difference!

“Iris Apfel’s collection for HSN is intended to share her interpretations of some of her vintage jewelry pieces. Mrs. Apfel explained to HSN that, like many of her pieces, she purchased her toucan brooch from a flea market and believed it was a vintage piece. As we have discovered that this is not a vintage piece, the brooch will be removed from the collection.”

  • Michelle of Chellbellz
    May 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    A Flea Market? Either way she still took the design from someone, but whatever I’m glad they removed the pin!

  • Michelle of Chellbellz
    May 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Wait she is in the picture with Hanna wearing the same brooch….its clear that she is liar and doesn’t want to own up to it! either way I’m glad it was removed from HSN!

  • Sofie
    May 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Im glad HSN removed it, it wouldn’t be right to Hanna Bernard who’s put so much work into it just to have it copied!

  • Martina
    May 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Oh these news are so great!
    Thanks Judy for posting!
    I`m so happy to hear for Nathalie and Fernand!

    Have a wonderful day in Dallas!
    It´s so great to know that YOU 2 can make a special difference and that you handled immediately to spread it !!!

  • debbie
    May 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Flea Market my foot.

  • Samantha
    May 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    That is a really great outcome! So glad they did their homework (even though it was almost too late) and did the RIGHT thing! It’s wonderful that you and Jane took a stand for your friend, even if it wasn’t easy.

  • Erin
    May 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Good news! That was such a sad thing! I’m glad you and Jane were able to reach so many people!


  • Wale
    May 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Good news!

    May 20, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Flea market…?

    I’m stunned over what some people make themselves thieves for…

    So happy for Hanna Bernhard!

  • letiziabarcelona
    May 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

    good news !!
    ❤‿❤ from Spain !

  • BeLighter
    May 20, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Well done ! ! ! I’m very glad everything came out the way it should !
    Although, the flea market story doesn’t seem very convincing… anyway…

  • Nikki
    May 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    What Michell of Chellbelz said.
    And I want to know what kind of flea markets she shops at to find stuff like that…unless she considers Sothebys to be a flea market.

  • Catherine at Littlehouse of Style
    May 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    @ Nikki: ha ha. Sothebys, Flea Market for Millionaires

    In all seriousness, in addition to probably not being true, saying Iris got the pin at a “flea market” is insulting to the Hanna Bernhard brand. A flea market implies a place that has boxes of costume jewelry and usually only accepts cash— I for one have never brought enough money to a flea market to buy a Hanna Bernhard piece!

    And doesn’t Iris collect Hanna Bernhardt jewelry? I’ve seen her photographed wearing what I think is a Hanna Bernhardt parrot as well . . . Doubtful she or no one else realized what she had on her hands.

    I’m glad they took the piece out of the collection, but I think they owe Hanna Bernhard a much better apology than that. Even if Iris did get the toucan at a flea market, it was the responsibility of HSN to find out where the piece originated.

  • Sarah M Winchester
    May 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    This is good news indeed. It is amazing to see what a difference you made. I admire HSN for taking this seriously.

  • Michelle of Chellbellz
    May 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Catherine yes she collects it! If you go and lookon Jane’s Blog there is a picture of IRIS with the broch on hugging Hanna! SO shame on her lying! HSN probably made it up and she didn’t even bother to say…oh this is not going to work.

  • style odyssey
    May 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    good work, judy and jane, bringing this to light. proof that bloggers can and DO make a difference.
    well, at least the pin’s been removed from HSN. hopefully it won’t pop up somewhere else. or…well, maybe at a flea market. 😉

  • candleashes
    May 21, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Flea market….? O_O
    At least they took it out of production. Good news indeed.

  • Pearl Westwood
    May 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Excellent news Judy, as everyone is saying a likely story I think I read on Nathalies blog that she tried to speak to Iris and she hung up on her! I am so sick and tired of seeing original designs being mass produced and this is for the big fashion houses who I guess have come to expect it. But for their small, personal brand it was a big insult. Bravo for you and Jane for making this so publicised and giving us all the chance to help stick up for the little guys. x

  • candice
    May 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

    all i have to say is BRAVO JUDY AND JANE!!!!!!!!!! glad to see your posts made a difference. glad hsn did the right thing, but iris definitely owes Nathalie and Fernand an apology!!!