Fashion icon André Leon Talley wears Uggs. If a man who's friends with Grace Jones and a long-time advisor to Anna Wintour can, well, there by the grace of God, go I.
Terrible news, sorority girls of 2003. Despite the heroic efforts of Tom Brady and Andre Leon Talley and the ghost of Newlyweds-era Jessica Simpson, the once vaunted Ugg boot is swirling down the crapper posthaste. With profits down 31%, it seems unlikely that the company will be able to limp along for too much longer.
The myth of the 2012 Apocalypse may have been debunked, but now that Wedding Uggs exist, does it even matter to go on? The world may as well be over.
It looks like an Ugg that mated with a leather legging, it's made by something called the Australia Luxe Collective, and it's $175 (on sale, eyeroll) at the Outnet right now.
Starting tomorrow, students at Pottstown Middle School in Pennsylvania won't be allowed to come to school wearing their Uggs (or any fuzzy, open-top boots, for that matter). No, the boots have not been banned because they cause sluttiness, and it's not by order of the fashion police either. The school has forbidden…
These days, hating Uggs has become a bit of a cliché. So one writer decided to kick things up a notch, by plotting the boots on a "Scale of Whoredom" from "Sorority Slut" to truck-stop prostitute. Apparently you can tell by a lady's footwear if she has breast implants, a history of sex work, or an STI.
According to podiatrist Olivier Zong, foot fungus, "breeds in dark, wet environments — conditions that are usually seen inside trendy sheepskin boots." Another doctor says that's true of "any sock and shoe," but at least other footwear is less hideous.
- Paulina Porizkova on America's Next Top Model: "The one guarantee that you will never make it as a model is to go on that show." Which is both honest and interesting, since she used to judge "that show." [NYPost]
Today, Liz Jones tackles the clothes "women think are fashionable but men hate." Uggs. Jumpsuits. Harem pants. Oversized sunglasses. Leggings!
It's hard to know what to make of Tamara Mellon. On the surface, she's a cunning businesswoman with the savvy to serve simultaneously as a brand figurehead. Or, possibly, a cunning brand figurehead with the ability to appear business-savvy.
Ugly shoes are everywhere. We're having an ugly shoe moment. In an interview about ANTM, Vogue Editor-At-Large Andre Leon Talley sighed: