LOL: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 7/10
These days, anything Rihanna does or wears is immediately considered cool and trendy.
Be it appearing on the red carpet in a see-through gown, or walking the streets with a half-full (half-empty?) wine glass, the 29-year old is owning her style and swag in every sense of the word. However, her latest collab with sports giant Puma is making Asians crack right up.
I need to start a thread of photos of Rihanna leaving restaurants with the wine glass pic.twitter.com/ZPSQKrOof1
— josh edwards (@joshuedwrds) July 27, 2016
For her collaborative street wear collection named ‘FENTY’, Bad Gal RiRi has released ‘Fenty Jelly Slides,’ following the success of her previous bow-tie and fur slides. As the name reveals, the slippers are made of plastic jelly, and come in three colours: black, pink, and blue. Take a look at them below.
Do they look familiar?
Fans of the artist and the sports brand are having cheeky giggles over these slippers, largely because they bear an uncanny resemblance to the simple dollar-priced slippers many in Asia wear. Familiar to many households, people often wear these kinds of shoes as homewear, in wet bathrooms, or to go to the local street markets.
— cuti.lah (@CutiLah) April 19, 2017
They’re the most understated, unimportant, neighbourhood shoes. And now Rihanna is releasing them as stylish must-haves, rumoured to be selling for around $90.
Naturally, the internet is losing it.
Honestly you're crazy af if you spend $60+ on these jelly slides when you can cop these for prob $5 at Chinatown https://t.co/swrUI1UAdX
— 🌻 $BANDZ 💸 (@sharabadu) April 19, 2017
look y'all got me fucked up all the way to my childhood. I will gladly pay $2-5 for my jelly slides at the Hong Kong Central Mall pic.twitter.com/qI40FNGkei
— LEXII CHEA (@lexiichea) April 19, 2017
— Hafiz Rashid (@hafizrashid10) April 19, 2017
— Intan (@lackadaisier) April 19, 2017
Between memes and jokes, over to straight-up anger and disappointment, the shoe that no one ever spoke about is suddenly the hottest topic in footwear. Is this fashionable? Is it not? And how crazy powerful can fashion branding be?
One thing is for sure – you can’t put a price on style.
(Even if it’s what you wear to the toilet.)