Shayne Oliver, the New York-based fashion designer known for his streetwear work, is back in the game with the subversive Uggs that have quickly become everyone’s favorites. Shayne has been a part of the fashion industry since 2010 when he co-founded his brand Hood by Air. He has also worked with Helmut Lang as a designer. and launched a creative studio, Anonymous Club, which has everything from art and music to fashion.
The Uggs Revival
Uggs came into fashion in the early 2000s and are now back in the game, stronger and better this time. Definitely, some credit goes to Oliver, especially for his innovative, modern, and subversive approach. The boots have undergone a facelift and now sport futuristic paneling and a sleek, heavy form. A white low Armourite Sabaton style ($300) and a black tall Armourite Greaves type ($450) are part of the collaboration and go on sale on December 1. Both have a perforated leather upper and a footbed composed of soft foam. His main goal was to change people’s perspectives because they thought Uggs were not the right choice of footwear and were not fashionable enough.
Styling Tips by Oliver
Oliver claims that the ongoing appeal of Uggs is that anyone can wear them. According to him, one can either dress them up or down, as per their choice. To give them a formal touch, one can pair them with black. He himself has worn Uggs with a suit. And the fact that they are genderless makes them all the more special to him. Oliver’s company took a break in 2017 before returning last year, and the Ugg collaboration is one of his first projects since then. This project is like a reboot—the beginning of him independently establishing himself as a designer, taking ownership of that language, and charting his own course moving forward.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Slugging
TikTok has been responsible for introducing many viral beauty hacks into our lives, whether plunging our face into a bowl of ice cubes to reduce puffiness or drinking chlorophyll to reduce acne. The latest and probably the most popular beauty hack which blew up because of TikTok is slugging. Read on to find out what is slugging and what are the dos and don’ts of it.
What is Slugging
This beauty hack suggests covering your face overnight with a thick moisturizer or Vaseline for hydration of the skin. Originating from South Korea, it is said to lock in moisture and help in addressing seasonal dryness.
The Do’s of Slugging
Slugging should be attempted only if you have dry skin as it hydrates the skin and helps repair cracked and flaky skin. You should also exfoliate and cleanse before slugging as clogged pores or leftover makeup combined with slugging can lead to an infection. Also, ensure that you apply the occlusive at least half an hour before bed to allow it to set before your head hits the pillow. Consider placing a towel over your pillowcase and tying your hair back while sleeping as your face is lathered in a sticky substance which can make things messy. Also, for best results, pair it with humectants like aloe vera as slugging itself isn’t hydrating, but a way to keep moisture locked in.
The Don’ts of Slugging
You should avoid certain things while practicing slugging. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, this hack might not be for you and can only make things worse. Also, using active ingredients like retinoids and BHAs is I’ll-advised as trapping these ingredients under the occlusive will increase their strength and can cause breakouts and infection to develop. Lastly, don’t apply any new product on the skin before washing off the slather from the night before.