19 July 2005

from http://news.yahoo.com:

A photo of Northwestern University's national championship women's lacrosse team, taken during the athletes' visit to the White House last week, shows four of the nine women in the front row wearing flip-flop sandals along with their dresses and skirts.
The choice of footwear has prompted a mini-controversy — a flip-flop flap, if you will.
A front-page story in the Chicago Tribune included the headline "YOU WORE FLIP-FLOPS TO THE WHITE HOUSE?!" inspired by an e-mail sent to player Kate Darmody from her older brother after he saw the photo on the team's Web site.
Family members of other players expressed similar dismay, insisting the summer footwear staple was too casual for a visit with the president.
"Don't even ask me about the flip-flops," said the mother of player Aly Josephs. "It mortified me."

does this look casual to you? it's a Giuseppe Zanotti FLIP-FLOP, sold at http://neimanmarcus.com. it retails for $395.00. i wish i had a pair, so i could throw one at one of the people who were bitching about this.


the girl next door said...

oh fer christ's sake... i thought they meant the $4 walmart variety flip flop... give me that pair anyday...

i agree, this is all they have to get pissed off over? now i'm annoyed.

Gillian said...

Geesh you guys get worked up about stuff down there.....Just for that I'm gonna wear mukluks when GW invites me to the White House.

I'm thinkin maybe a toque and a parka to complete the ensemble...

Go Canada Eh!

Love Ya J!!