A mum claims she wants a friend to pay £325 to replace her daughter's expensive boots after they were scratched and marked with a pen during a play-date.
Sarah Louise Bryan, 28, insists she was outraged when her three-year-old daughter came home from a friend's house with damage to a pair of red, leather boots made in Italy.
However, some people believe that it is just a publicity stunt from the self-described "world's most outrageous designer" who designed a dress made from skittles last year.
Sarah told The Sun: "If your child comes back with scratches on their body, you’d be like ‘what’s happened?’
"It’s the same with her shoes. She’s not supposed to go outside with them."
An email allegedly sent to her daughter's friend's mum and reproduced in newspaper reads:
"So (my daughter) 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 looking 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, Sarah"
The mother responded by saying: “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.