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Mom Bills Woman $400 for Daughter’s Scribbled-On Shoes and Parents Collectively Shake Their Heads

Would you have the audacity to ask another parent to pay up for an item your kid ruined while on a playdate at their house? Well, that’s exactly what Sarah Bryan, a UK fashion designer, actress, blogger, and public figure did.

Bryan has recently garnered some eyerolls from parents everywhere, including Piers Morgan, who blasted her on the show “Good Morning Britain,” after she sent a saucy invoice to fellow mom, Nicola Gibbs, for $400 via e-mail to replace a pair of shoes. Shoes!

So Isabella has just come home from her playdate with your child and I am disgusted to see her new Italian leather shoes are all scuffed and have a Sharpie Mark on them.

Below is the bill for these replacing because they can not be fixed these are fine Italian leather! As a designer I do not want my child to look anything less than pristine.

Bill for a replacement pair of Italian fur booties £325 to be paid by 01/02/2017 before I take this higher.

Thank you


According to Bryan, her daughter, Isabella, returned home from a playdate at Gibbs’ house with Sharpie marks on the toes of her shoes and more than ideal wear and tear on the bottoms.

If you’re a normal person, you may be wondering how the hell Bryan arrived at the listed amount of $400. Well, that’s because Isabella’s Italian red leather shoes are designer and supposedly cost £325. Oh, and they’re just one of 60 pairs Isabella currently has in her wardrobe.

Isabella is 3. If I attempted to buy my child 60 pairs of shoes, his feet would grow out of them by the time I got to the third pair.

Bryan is known for creating dresses using some interesting (and gross) materials. Her first creation, and the one that garnered her fame, was made out of Skittles, but since then she has made dresses out of pubic hair and even brand new £5 bills.

It’s no wonder Bryan sees nothing wrong with billing a friend for $400 when she uses literal money to cover her ‘gina.

Bryan says that her precious little snowflake is a child model who usually only wears the finest, custom garbs she has shipped in from a boutique in Spain. She tries to speak to us more common people by saying she occasionally will buy her daughter clothes from Primark, a UK retailer similar to Forever 21.

The boots with the fur at the center of this controversy are apparently “…important for her [Isabella’s] modelling work because they match her outfits,” and Bryan goes on to explain to us mouth-breathers that, “As a designer you can imagine I do not want my child to look anything less than pristine.”

How dare a child look like a child?

Bryan claims that Isabella isn’t allowed to go outside in her boots. I repeat, is not allowed to wear boots. Outside.

Um, whut?

And she always has a spare pair of shoes she carries around with her in a bag lest she opts to rough it around the ol’ backyard swing set.

What does one do in boots, exactly, if not use them to protect their feet from nature like the good Lord intended?

Gibbs has said:

I don’t know what her problem is to be honest.

She must have more money than sense if she’s going to pay that much for a pair of shoes for her daughter and then complain when they get ruined.

Kids are kids, they get messy, they ruin things, that’s life.

Gibbs’ sentiments were shared by Piers Morgan, who said on Good Morning Britain:

Your 3-year-old daughter has 60 pairs of shoes, you send her in a £325 pair of booties to your mate’s house and she gets a few pen marks on it — which, by the way, happens to 3-year-old girls. I’ve got a 5-year-old girl, they get pen marks, they draw — and then, when she comes back with pen marks, you have the audacity to send her an invoice.

You’re not a responsible parent.

You’re the worst kind. There will not be a mother or father watching this interview who is not looking at you thinking, ‘What on earth are you doing buying a three-year-old girl 60 pairs of shoes?’

Piers Morgan rocks, y’all.

Bryan reports that she has experienced panic attacks since being confronted by Piers on Good Morning Britain, and claims that she has been a victim of cyber-bullying on social media over this whole tirade. The online abuse caused Bryan to open up about being abused when she was younger, and she cannot understand why everyone is coming after her over a pair of shoes.

It sounds to me like someone is being brought back down to earth and that it isn’t sitting well.