Sleepwear-as-outerwear and pajamas-as-high-fashion is nothing new. But how about fuzzy slippers as fall appropriate footwear? Well, Rihanna wore pink, fuzzy Fenty PUMA slippers on her The Fader cover. Obviously, the singer and fashion rebel absolutely loves the leisurewear trend. Plus, it was a chance for her to self-promote, since she is PUMA's creative director and the shoes are her Fenty-branded slides.
The photo is also a fresh take on the selfie, since Rihanna actually shot herself for the cover. But it's not her holding an iPhone and snapping aerial shots, like Interview 's eight-cover Selfie issue. It's Rihanna on a photo shoot, complete with an old-fashioned camera.
It's really a situation for the superstar to be in control of how she is presented, and to show the Rihanna Navy how she perceives herself.
While the music press continues to speculate about the status of her next album #R8, Rihanna continues to collect magazine covers and to break fashion rules. She recently covered the NME's first free issue in a tattered tee. Now, the Rihanna cover marks The Fader 's milestone 100th issue.
Rihanna looks so cozy and comfy with her brushed out hair and her pale pink slip dress by AWAVEAWAKE, worn with her PUMA slides. That over-the-shoulder stare is steamy, as well. It's the perfect mix of glam, sexy, and sweet.
RiRi also pulled a Beyonce for the cover. That is, she didn't do a typical interview to support the photo spread. But she didn't need to. Her selfie cover shot spoke at the loudest volume.
Rihanna has worn these slippers before. Now we know they are a part of her PUMA collab, thanks to The Fader's fashion credits. Her PUMA by Rihanna Creepers have made a splash already, selling out with new colors coming in November.
I expect the furry slides to do the same... whenever they become available. Perhaps in November, too?
But for now, here are some alternatives you can sport.
These Adidas sandals aren't furry but they are pink and cute.
Pedicure season is over, but these fluffy and furry UGGs flip flops are warm enough to extend open-toe shoe season.
Those are options for pink slippers x sandals while you wait for Rihanna's PUMA pair to be available at retail.
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Images: The Fader (1); Rihanna/Instagram (1); Courtesy of Adidas (1); UGGs (1)