Look, as the wedding industrial complex has no doubt told us all since we were in the womb, weddings are lady people’s One Very Special Day. So by all means, if you want to blow your wad on a pair of kicks from Ugg’s Bridal Collection, go crazy. But don’t think for one second I am not going to judge the ever living hell out of you. Uggs wants you to walk down the aisle in these crappers — you and your bridesmaids. But if you do, I’m going to assume that you really wanted to be on the show “Bridezilla,” and that you’re probably some kind of half woman-half monster chimera. Just saying. [BrideFinds]
Just when you thought the saga of counterfeit Uggscouldn’t get any uglier, it did. This week, US Customs officials shut down a complex plan between two criminal networks that had planned to sell some $325 million worth of counterfeit Uggs and other fake fashion items in the United States.
The New York Times reports that federal agents arrested nearly 30 people, most of them Chinese, in the US and the Philippines this week, and charged them with smuggling counterfeit goods into the US. Customs officials allege that those involved with the case were able to successfully sneak the goods into the country by using the names of honest shipping companies on customs forms. As a result, once the goods were in the country, some of them were distributed to people who didn’t even know they were getting fake merchandise. Read more…
Stop the presses! What is Scott Schulman, better known as The Sartorialist, trying to pull by writing about Uggs? I think at this point, it being 2012 and all, we can all come to an agreement that Uggs are an abomination of style and the downfall of society as we knew it pre-Uggs. Everyone knows they’re “warm” and “comfy,” but what they scream is that you may be carrying a foot fungus. I thought we’d all come to terms with this and hugged and cried and tossed them into the fireplace together over hot coals, but The Sartorialist — he who undoubtedly knows better than I — seems to think otherwise. I don’t know what to believe anymore … deep breaths. At least there’s a really cute puppy involved. I want! [The Sartorialist]
Uggs: They are a fashion monster, and yet, many people swear by their comfort. But teens and pre-teens at one Philadelphia-area middle school won’t be allowed to wear them anymore, either way. That’s because officials at Pottsdown Middle School feel that Uggs offer an all-too convenient hiding place for contraband cell phones. (If there had been cell phones when I was in high school, I would have failed.)
Those found sporting the hideous, mobile-phone-hiding footwear will receive detention. The Uggs ban may hopefully have unintended positive consequences — like pushing better footwear decisions upon teen girls. [Reuters]
Every winter the Great Ugg Debate is reignited and the population splits into two groups: those who love Uggs, and those who think Uggs represent the downfall of civilization. Just in case you’re still on the fence, here are 10 arguments for Uggs and 10 arguments against — make your own informed decision, and let us know in the comments which side you’re on! [Full disclosure that might ruin my career: I own two pairs of Uggs and I wear them in public.] Keep reading »
Winter is on its way, which means all of us ladies are at risk for mistaking leggings for pants. But there’s hope! Three shots of Uggcitrin, the only vaccine for the Uggs boot virus, can protect you from purchasing oversized elephant shoes forever. Unfortunately, it does not protect you from Uggs if you already own a pair.
What are you waiting for? Get your Uggcitrin vaccine today! (P.S. I don’t care if other people think they’re ugly — I still desperately want a pair of Uggs anyway.) [NYmag.com] Keep reading »
Apparently, when I just walked to the deli to pick up a Diet Coke (the only one I’ve had all day, as I am trying to kick the habit), my outfit — which includes striped leggings tucked into Uggs — communicated to my doorman that I’m a trendy and spendy slut who forgot to put on pants. Oh wait, he knew that already. [I Love Charts] Keep reading »
Fungi like to breed in dark, wet places, and Uggs provide the perfect conditions, says Dr. Olivier Zong, a podiatrist and director of surgery at NYC Footcare. But not all podiatrists agree with Dr. Zong. Dr. Howard Shapiro, a DPM with Manhattan Podiatry, says any shoe or sock can provide a dark, damp environment, not only shearling-lined Uggs. “Uggs have a wool lining so if anything I would think that they would absorb the sweat [that leads to foot fungus],” said Dr. Shapiro to Fashionista. “Foot fungus affects about 40 percent of the population,” he added. “Prior to Uggs it was still affecting 40 percent of the population.”
I’ve found that wearing nylon trouser socks feels more comfortable in my shearling-lined boots than cotton ones, which don’t wick moisture away from the feet. As a result, my feet don’t sweat as much. But there are other precautions you can take to prevent foot fungus, like using an antiperspirant, changing socks and shoes daily, and protecting cracking and peeling skin with an anti-fungal topical medication. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Wondering how the hideous collaboration between Jimmy Choo and Ugg Australia came about? Let Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo founder and creative chief officer, explain:
“Uggs were my guilty pleasure until I was on a flight to London and the airline staff said, ‘We’re all so excited to see what shoes you’re wearing!’ I had Uggs on. So now we’ve done a collaboration where I took traditional Uggs and decorated them with the DNA of Jimmy Choo — animal prints and studs.”
I think we can all probably agree that Uggs were doing just fine without an injection of Jimmy Choo DNA. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Is it just us, or are Uggs experiencing some form of horrible mutation? After the original came the colors—pink, purple, and the like. Then there was Jimmy Choo‘s studded and fringed monstrosity. And now this: sparkly, sequined Ugg boots. People, stop the Uggsanity! [High Snobette] Keep reading »