“OK but no joke gladiator sandals are OUT. They came out in summer 2008 and I was like, ok those are really cute. Then 2009 comes around and people are still wearing them so I’m like, ok whatever it’s just a phase. BUT NOOOOO. Because good old 2010 is now coming along and people are STILL wearing them, and then I was just like OK NO! It’s been three years people COME ON!!!!!!!!! I’m just like what????”
This was posted on June 29th, 2010 by Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon (aka Madonna’s daughter, aka Lola) on the blog for her new clothing line, Material Girl.
Mmmmm. This quote not only makes me feel super old – Madonna’s daughter is 14. I’ll say that once more. Madonna’s daughter is 14…
It also makes me question the youth of today and their use of CAPS and exclamation marks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most of all though, to speak like little L:
“I’m, like, OMG I had no idea I was so, like, YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Because the fact is, I wore my pair of gladiator sandals just, like, yesterday.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
So what do you do when the offspring of undeniably one of the most unreal women ever* has deemed your own footwear to be ‘OUT’?
Well, unbeknown to Lourdes, the rest of the world is still continuing it’s love affair with the gladiator. Most stores stock a variation of them, and it’s not hard to spot a pair on the street.
Clearly then, they have reached saturation point, and are teetering on the verge of out-dom.
That said, I’m still wearing mine this summer.
They’re pretty comfy, and I can run fast in them too, if I need to save one of my boys from falling off the monkey bars.
And because they buckle on, I have less chance of those pesky playground wood-chips creeping between my toes.
To be frank, I’m totally into them (except for the weird striped tan marks I am getting on my feet – my son called me ‘zebra feet’ yesterday).
Wear them anyway and risk the wrath of Lola?
If, like me, you still dare to wear them, here are some ideas of what you can wear them with – as modeled by people a little bit more famous, and a little bit older than her.
And as for you Lola, I can only pray…
*In our house, Madonna is lovingly called ‘The Queen’. I have been known to conduct music appreciation sessions with my boys, going through the back-catalogue of her hits. Quarterly.
Ladies. Thoughts? Do you agree with Lola on this one?