These ain’t expensive! These ain’t red bottoms!! These definitely ain’t bloody shoes!!!
2017’s biggest revelation, Cardi B has landed a major fashion collaboration and it’s not with the red bottoms designer, Christian Louboutin. The record breaking rapper has launched a shoes and sunglasses collection with designer, Steve Madden instead. On Wednesday, she announced the partnership which is a curated collection of her favourite shoe styles from the brand and a video series “Daily Tips with Cardi B” where she will be dishing styling advice.
But should anyone take style advice from Cardi B?
That said, the Cardi B x Steve Madden collection will feature items including stiletto heels, bejeweled boots and sunglasses all ranging from $36 to $230. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Bardi speaks on how the collaboration with Steve Madden came to be, “All of this came about because I keep bringing up to my manager, I want to work with brands that are affordable. And are chic but good quality. I don’t want to work with a brand that is like, “Yeah they make shoes,” or “Yeah, they make clothes,” but it’s like…cheap, not good to wear. I’ve always been a fan of Steven Madden. We have a mutual friend, and bam! We connected.”
Although she sang about Christian Louboutin shoes in her breakout single, Bodak Yellow, Cardi B says she grew up craving Steve Madden. “When I was 18 years old. It was around wintertime, and I had a turtleneck dress. There was a pair of thigh-high boots in a suede material, and I really, really wanted to wear them with the dress. I made my boyfriend at the time buy them for me. They were around $200. I always wanted those shoes and I got them“, she said.
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