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Monday, July 27, 2009

Vitti's Uggs

these are my uggs. it is not clear (from wikipedia) why ugg boots are so named, also going by the names of 'ugh', 'ug' and even 'ugly' boots. i would dispute the last though because far from hideous, these boots are delightful to look at --- fluffy and lumpy sa feeling. Similar boots though named 'fug' boots have been displayed at a Canadian museum, worn would you believe? by aviators in world war 1! indeed, these boots are unique in their thermostatic effect. the outside is made of sheepskin and the insides of wool that one can wear the boots without socks and not feet cold at all. the naked skin touching the wool helps in regulating body temperature. only in the 2000s did ugg boots become fashionable, spurred no less by stars in hollywood headlined by leonardo di caprio.

this pair of mine was a gift from uncle rollie here in sydney last july 5. it has rhinestones since the only style that could fit my size 6 feet is in the children's section! fancy huh? it's a pair i've worn everyday since arriving to australia's winter nearly three weeks ago. it is such comfort to wear that i found myself asleep in it in bed. that's why i wear this pair only inside the flat to keep it at least exposed only to house dust. not that it reminds me that i haven't changed my quilt for the same past 3 weeks (it's winter anyway)! just this afternoon, i chanced a pair of uggs slippers at kmart. hmmm, i might buy those. they're purple.

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