you can't fake fashion campaign

The Winner of Our You Can’t Fake Fashion Contest Is…

Hark, The Inside Source has found a winner for the graphic contest celebrating eBay and CFDA's You Can’t Fake Fashion campaign! After judging tons of entries for creativity and originality, we award Marcy Castelgrande a $500 eBay gift card for her design “True Beauty” (see her artist statement below). We’d like to thank all our other entries who submitted amazing works. 

Title of Submission: True Beauty

Artist Name: Marcy Castelgrande

What is the inspiration behind your submission? 

A pure design is an evolution of creativity, inspired by vintage accessories and large floral prints, modern shapes, seasonal colors, and the reflective print trend. This bag illustrates that a true design is not a copy or a counterfeit. It is the love affair of ideas and a growth of creativity, and if these designs become merely clones of one another, the true beauty dies.

(Photo: Courtesy of  Marcy Castelgrande)

What Do You Wear with Rachel Roy’s You Can’t Fake Fashion Bag?

In our abundant series of designer collaboration bags released this week called You Can’t Fake Fashion, we thought we’d point out the Rachel Roy bag and a few of her accessories which work together brilliantly. The YCFF collection (consisting of 90 designer bags overall) was created to celebrate original design as well as to be auctioned off on eBay with proceeds going to combat counterfeit goods. To secure the Rachel Roy bag (seen above), visit her item on eBay to place your bid (only five days left for this auction). To get all the other adorable items surrounding her custom-designed bag, you’ll have to go directly to the Rachel Roy website. Currently, Rachel is hosting a “friends & family” sale with everything 30% off. If you want to view more bags from the auction, visit the You Can’t Fake Fashion gallery


(Rachel Roy Accessories including her “You Can’t Fake Fashion” by jauretsiBracelet ring / Necklace / Pendant jewelry / Rachel Roy: Shoes > Heels > Gardner - Pump / Rachel Roy: Shoes > Flats > Grace / Rachel Roy for “You Can’t Fake Fashion” with CFDA & eBay / eBay Items / Rachel Roy for “You Cant’ Fake Fashion” with CFDA & eBay)

You Can’t Fake Fashion Launches with a Bang

Is there anything more fun than collaborating with 90 Top Designers to make a cool bag? Throwing the party to celebrate that collaboration! On Monday night, both Steven Kolb, Chief Executive Officer of the Council Designers of America (CFDA) and Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplaces, gathered around a “who’s who” in Fashion to toast to "original design". The campaign You Can’t Fake Fashion (launched the same day) aims at stopping counterfeit dead in its tracks. After dinner, it was my turn to take the floor by manning the turntables and… [MORE] getting the party bouncing with a bevy of hip guests bopping their heads up and down including Mara Hoffman, Pamela Love, Cushnie et Ochs, Rebecca Minkoff, Ruffian, and Steven Alan –  the list goes on and on. The bags (all on display) began to get ogled by party goers ready to take their bids. If you want to jump in the game, take a look at the entire YCFF collection here, and begin your bidding. The original tote is also available for $50. You have 5 more days to select the bag you love. Read more on eBay.

(Photo: 1.Carly Cushnie, Pamela Love, Mara Hoffman, CFDA’s Kelly McCauley . 2. eBay President Devin Wenig, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb 3. Nike’s Heron Preston and The Inside Source’s Jauretsi 4. Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian 5. Rebecca Taylor, Steven Alan, Devin Wenig, and Rebecca Minkoff. Text by Jauretsi. All Photos by Billy Farrell /