When UGG Australia announced its collaboration with the celebrity run-to footwear company, Jimmy Choo, we envisioned: something comfy (maybe with a heel), as an Ugg boot should be. Something affordable, like the Jimmy Choo/H&M capsule and, at the least, something refreshingly classic, without losing both brand identities. Think the Jimmy Choo/Hunter rainboots.
However, we’ve missed out on all that we’ve banked on, as the newly launched shoes are written off as a starry disgrace to the in-crowd and landing on the feet of Nicky Hilton and tweens everywhere.
The first look: an all-black cushion bedazzled in miniature white stars - catching the attention of famed Hilton sister, Nicky. She tweeted about her "purchase" last week:
"Love my new Jimmy Choo Uggs! http://tweetphoto.com/40066044"
We bet she does. And, if you thought it couldn’t get any worse, here comes the price tag: $595-795. That’s a lot of cash for starry sheepskin. The two companies plan to produce five designs for the collaboration. But, thanks to Hilton’s first look, we’d hope they set their sale goals low.