It’s not that I have a personal vendetta against UGG Australia or anything. And yes, I can completely appreciate how warm they’re keeping everyone’s piggies within the breath of winter that is slowly creeping upon us. I simply cannot believe how many bloody pairs of them are stomping around the streets here in the States.
My niece and I decided to play ‘I spy UGG’ when we were waiting for the parade to start on Sunday and we literally counted over fifty pairs in about ninety minutes. I think the reason it bothers me is because I haven’t heard or seen anything having to do with Australia since I’ve been in the US besides UGG… oh yeah, and Nicole Kidman at the American Music Awards (UGH!!)
I seriously saw more pairs of UGGs in one day than I have seen during the entire eight years I’ve lived in Australia. I’ll accept that they’re warm, but so are socks. The way Luke puts it, UGGs are made for kicking around the house in, like slippers.
I suppose I’m generally not a brand fan. I try to support independent designers whenever I can (whenever I can afford to, that is). My desire to have UGG Australia billboarded across the back of my feet is no less than my urge to advertise any other label.
Although I wouldn’t mind a Versace dress… and maybe a pair of Prada shoes… (I am a girl, after all…)