Ah. Young love. It’s hard to say goodbye, isn’t it? It’s also hard to think of Cameron Diaz as a trend setter, but in the world of Uggs fashion, she was one of the first celebrities to wear them.
True fashion-forward celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow were first photographed wearing the clunky boots several seasons ago, which immediately made them trendy.
But those who track the shelf life of products like Fendi baguettes (“out”) and Earl jeans (“seriously out”) pronounced Uggs a fashion-victim purchase before they even appeared in stores, which now makes them so out that they’re back in.
Oprah Winfrey recently gave Uggs the thumbs-up and sales spiked, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The boots are the invention of Brian Smith, an Australian surfer. According to the official Web site, www.uggaustralia.com, Australians have been stitching sheepskin boots on the beaches of Australia and New Zealand for years.
Cameron is still wearing them. Check out the last photo after the jump.
More photos of Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake after the jump.
‘Horrible’ boot puts the Ugg back in ugly [The Washington Times]