Depending on who you ask, “Queen & Slim” is many things.
For some Lena Waithe and Melina Masoukas’ film is a much-needed celebration of Black love and Black people. For others, it was a frustrating ride with an ending that should have left us with more hope. But what should not and cannot be debated is the fashion in the movie.
It’s the dopest.
Like Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith’s rich melanin, the costume design was literally its own character too. Therefore, one of our favorite unsung heroes was Queen’s animal print heeled boots. You know, the ones she hurried up to put on as she rushed out of her Uncle’s house to escape the police. These beauties, dubbed “Palm Boot,” were handpicked from Brother Vellies by the film’s costume designer Shiona Turini.
Well, if you’re as obsessed with those boots as we are, we have great news: You can order them! Created by designer Aurora James, a Black Canadian-born designer, the boots can be pre-ordered online for $750.
Go ahead and splurge a bit. They’re iconic and you deserve something nice!
For James, she couldn’t be more excited about her shoes were chosen for “Queen & Slim,” thanking everyone involved for supporting her line and believing in her work.
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“Thank you for thinking of me, for practically making my shoes a whole character in this movie. For telling black stories alongside black designers – black artists. You bring power and narrative into clothing which is the true definition of fashion as an art form. You’re one of the few stylists that understand that we are not just creating things to wear. We are capturing and commenting on moments in time and translating that into wearable objects,” she wrote on Instagram last month.
Adding, “I am humbled to have so many @brothervellies in this film, and to be apart of your incredible vision. I will support you until the end of the Earth.”
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I have so much to say, I’m not sure where to start. Maybe at the heart of this film – @msmelina. You were one of my first champions, before we ever even met. You supported me and showed me love so early on in a way that was so joyful and authentic – you rooted for me in a way that made me felt seen. You have always known that one woman of color winning was a win for all of us. Your support has always meant the World to me – I’m not sure that I’ve ever really expressed that to you. I’m so proud of you, not just for making this incredible film but for standing so true and in so much power as the Woman you are. And to @shionat – my ‘work friend’ that became my friend, friend. I love you. Thank you for thinking of me, for practically making my shoes a whole character in this movie. For telling black stories alongside black designers – black artists. You bring power and narrative into clothing which is the true definition of fashion as an art form. You’re one of the few stylists that understands that we are not just creating things to wear. We are capturing and commenting on moments in time and translating that into wearable objects. I am humbled to have so many @brothervellies in this film, and to be apart of your incredible vision. I will support you until the end of the Earth. And to @JodieSmith this is so well deserved, it’s been a pleasure to watch you blossom the past five years. @LenaWaithe thank you for telling stories that will come to define this moment in time. And for translating our feelings for people who haven’t understood them. Lastly, to everyone reading this – please go see this film. It’s important because it’s a creative expression of many black voices. When we talk about supporting each other, hearing each other, giving space for each other – this film, it’s message and it’s success is wrapped up and part of all of that. Support black art, in all its form. We only need each other. I love you. 🖤 #QueenandSlim @QueenandSlim
Oh, and even Beyonce rocks them:
Listen: These boots can be worn at a fancy holiday party with a mini dress or just chilling on a date over skinny jeans. That, and they are made for a queen, so that means that they are made for you too.
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Here’s Where You Can Buy The Boots In “Queen And Slim” was originally published on hellobeautiful.com