It’s the last day of August and I have noticed something totally unacceptable. Brace yourselves for this newsflash: I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE WEAR UGG’S ON THE STREETS ALREADY. Two pairs of sheepskin-clad feet to be exact. And that’s two too many. It seems that most people go wrong with footwear (*c0ugh cough* Lady Dragon’s) as a fashion faux-pas.
Remember in one of those Gossip Girl book’s where Serena dipped her feet in milk and she’d thought her feet turned the milk sour? (She hadn’t recieved a pedicure in a while. A painfully long while for a socialite.) Well that will definitely happen to you FO’ SURE if you wear Ugg’s in 23°C weather.
There’s something painfully wrong in how our society mimic’s every step celebrities take.
Mother Nature will never allow weather that’s cold enough for Ugg’s yet warm enough for bikini’s at the same time. Wear fur in summer and defy the climate!
Pam, now a PETA activist appearing in many of their campaigns said in 2007, “I’m getting rid of my Uggs – I feel so guilty for that craze being started around my Baywatch days. I used to wear them with my red swim suit to keep warm never realising that they were skin! I thought they were shaved kindly.” You go girl! But my only question is: how could your feet be cold on the beach?
Mother Nature also didn’t intend for you to wear furry boots to bed-
Nor for you to wear them in a sandy cave.
What happens when sand’s stuck in the wool of your precious $200 boots? What then?!
The classic Ugg boots are made from sheepskin (not just wool) if I haven’t stressed that enough. That means little sheep are going around doing sheep-y things, chewing on grass and one day BAAHH BAAHH!! They die. Chunks of sheep’s skin are cut in a painful process called mulesing most of the time without anesthesia. The exposed flesh are usually no match against bacteria and the elements.
A note on wool (since we are on the topic of sheepskin): There’s a popular belief that farmers shave wool to lessen the suffering of sheep in hot monthes. While this may be true, many farmers are paid by the amount of wool collected instead of by the hour. So in an effort to produce the most wool, farmers will hastily shave animals such as goats, antelopes and rabbits. The animal’s skin are “accidentally” cut in the rushed process.
You’ve heard about cows and their methane farts, now…