Every so often, we plebes—the conformers, the 9-5ers, the I’m-too-scared-to-be-me-ers—are offered a rare glimpse of the other side. And by ‘other side’ what I really mean is this fabulous lady, whose photo went viral earlier this week after she was snapped drinking a pink gin and tonic from a wineglass. On the subway. Wearing large, paparazzi-blocking sunglasses. And bejeweled flip flops. WITH SOCKS!!!
A photograph of this blonde hero was posted to Twitter by Mark Locke (@langcatlocke) of Scotland, who captioned it: “To the lady drinking pink gin and tonic *from a glass* on the Northern line, I salute you. Classy.”
Locke’s photo racked up over 74,000 likes and 1,000 comments, many from admirers calling the woman a”Queen,” a “goddess,” and “a hero,” worthy of being “revered,” even in spite of her socks and flip-flops combination.
Normal rules do not apply to pink gin tube lady. She’s neither needs or seeks approval. Different league.
— Mark Locke (@langcatlocke) June 19, 2019
On your knees, mortals. Worship. Worship at her bejewelled flip-flops-with-socks wearing feet.
— Mark Locke (@langcatlocke) June 18, 2019
— John Kenchington (@JohnKench) June 18, 2019
I love her. And I love her jewelled flip flops and socks. She is to be revered.
— Gill Wadsworth (@GillWadsworth) June 18, 2019
I’ve just seen my future
— Simoney Kyriakou (@MoorgateMermaid) June 18, 2019
Look I don’t know how and I don’t know why but she is 100% pulling them off. She is perhaps too powerful.
— Katie (@ZiziFothSi) June 19, 2019
A mood. https://t.co/Hneujs5RAu
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) June 20, 2019
I’m sorry, is she wearing socks with flip flops….. and making it work? we have to stan https://t.co/PBP8WtaMXZ
— tori (@toridenholm) June 20, 2019
Goodnight to everyone, but especially to this queen who has elevated a tube ride to high art https://t.co/ezhTOXTM2K
— Vonny Laing-LeClerc (@vonny_bravo) June 19, 2019
In fact, the woman appears to be somewhat of a legend, as several commenters wrote in to say they’d encountered her before.
— Chris™️ (@Chris_CPH) June 20, 2019
Is it the same lady? This was taken at 9am… pic.twitter.com/ILPDtFJrBf
— Kris Rawlinson (@krisrawlinson) June 20, 2019
Some strong Lucille Bluth vibes going down here, though it seems also worth noting that taking someone’s photo without their permission and posting it on social media is not a chill thing to do. Even if they are hella rad.