Smoking Slippers Seen On Our Telemundo “Mujer De Hoy” Segment
On Friday, I appeared on Telemundo’s “Mujer de Hoy” segment, discussing this season’s smoking slipper trend. In the segment, I spoke of how smoking slippers earned their moniker, a phenomenon that dates back centuries to when members of the British aristocracy wore velvet numbers embroidered with their family crests within their homes, sporting the comfortable but dapper slippers with tuxedo jackets and blazers to relax in their libraries or lounges and smoke their pipes or cigars. And, of course, I discussed how the once masculine slipper has been reinvented for a female audience through the use of fun patterns, fabrics, and embellishments.
If you watched the segment and fell madly in love with one of the styles featured — or, if you’ve simply been searching high and low for a pair of your own — check out these smoking slippers, all of which were shown during the segment. In addition to brand names and prices, you’ll know where to buy them, so you can scoop them up right away!
Rebecca Minkoff Alvin Flats in Blue Glamour, $195. Available at RebeccaMinkoff.com
When you look at the video clip above, you’ll notice these Rebecca Minkoff slippers right away, which were modeled by the gorgeous Maria Eujenya and paired with some XOXO pants and an Olive & Oak sweater. The slippers feature deep blue fabric uppers covered with a glittery gold and black mesh that makes them look like a starry midnight sky. For more close-up shots of these stunning shoes, fast-forward to the 1:47 time mark on the video, where Maria Eujenya models them before the camera.
Vince Camuto VC Signature Zan Loafer, $195. Available at Nordstrom.com
The first pair of smoking slippers you see hitting the floor, if you will, as our model Maria Eujenya struts into the room, are these dapper VC Signature flats. With their gray and red plaid print and the embroidered crest motif along the toe, the VC Signature Zan loafers tap into the regal roots of this particular footwear style. You can see them styled with a pair of skinny jeans and a white MadeMe blouse at the 1:00 mark in the video above.
House of Harlow 1960 Zenith Beaded Smoking Slipper, $295. Available at Bloomingdales.com
In the first frame in which I appear to discuss the smoking slippers trend (the 0:10 second mark in the clip), I’m holding these gorgeous slippers, which feature black, white, and gold beads covering the shoe uppers, arranged in a tribal-flavored, chevron-like pattern, with golden skull accents along the toe and the side panels for a rocker twist.
2568 Shoes Venus Slipper, $59. Available at 2568Shoes.com
Model Stacey Giambastiani wore these with a pair of slim-fitting black pants and a denim long-sleeved blouse (as shown at the 0:20 mark). The 2568 Venus Slippers feature uppers fabricated with hand-dyed and hand-woven Guatemalan fabric for an authentic South American feel. You can also see a close-up of these same slippers in a blue-and-white color way at the 1:25 mark in the above segment.
Me Too Shoes Karie Slippers, $65.99. Available at Zappos.com
When the segment opens, the camera focuses on the two models sitting next to each other on a couch, their legs crosses and their hips twisted inward so that they’re facing each other. The camera then pans to their feet, capturing the Rebecca Minkoff Alvin Slippers described above at top and, of course, these Me Too Karie slippers. Featuring pony hair uppers in a tan leopard print, the Karie slippers also boast a black tassel accent along the toe. These were modeled by Stacey Giambastiani and paired with a MadeMe dress and MadeMe leather jacket with a leopard print collar (as seen at time mark 1:04).
Topshop Monastery Embellished Cross Slippers, $59. Available at US.Topshop.com
Featuring purple velvet uppers, the Topshop Monastery slippers boast oversize cross details along the toe, with faceted black-toned gems along their interior and multi-colored seed beads outlining these religious symbols. The result is at once punk and slightly goth, elegant but slightly sinister at the same time.
Restricted Footwear Helen Smoking Slippers, $39.95. Available at RestrictedShoes.com
If you look at the 0:04 time mark on the video above, you’ll notice the camera zooming in on these wine-colored vegan suede flats from Restricted Footwear. Telemundo reporter Nadia even wound up modeling them while propped atop a log-shaped eat in front of a fireplace (check out time mark 1:08).
BCBGeneration Dashi 2 Loafers in Tribal/Cherry, $59.95. Available at Amazon.com
These jaunty slippers reinvent a traditional leopard print so that spots are given more of a tribal shape, reminiscent of an ikat print, while the cherry red leather piping adds a bit of pop. You can catch the Dashi 2 slippers at the 0:18 second mark, propped next to the Kelsi Dagger Francie slippers.
House of Harlow 1960 Zenith Smoking Slippers in Raspberry, $199 (from $295). Available at LastCall.com
Like the Zenith slippers shown before, these feature all-over beaded uppers, skull motifs, and a notched vamp, but their raspberry color and olive green and carnation pink accents give them a slightly different feel.
Topshop Vectra5 Smoking Slippers, $59. Available at US.Topshop.com
These almond-shaped, close-to-the-ground smoking slippers feature gold-toned studs in conical shapes all over their surface for some major attitude. Model Stacey Giambastiani wore them in the segment, as seen at 0:36 second mark in the video above.
GAP Calf Hair Smoking Slippers in Camouflage, $49.95. Available at GAP.com
Made of 100% calf hair, these comfortable slippers feature a rounded toe, curved vamp, and a camouflage print accentuated by light yellow corded piping encircling the foot opening. These flats have their moment in the spotlight at the 0:39 second mark in the video above.
Rebecca Minkoff Alvin Flats in Red Suede, $195. Available at RebeccaMinkoff.com
These holly red suede smoking slipper feature black piping to make their rich color really pop. The striking, swoon-worthy slippers can be seen prominently in several moments during the segment — check out the 0:42 second mark and the 1:20 minute mark, where you can see them in the top shelf at the left-hand side (right next to the Vince Camuto Loria slippers with black paillettes)
Vince Camuto Loria Flats in Black Paillette, $98. Available at VinceCamuto.com
These heavily embellished smoking slippers feature all-over black paillettes for a major dose of glamour and shine. The Loria slippers can be seen on the top shelf behind me, on the left, at the 0:55 mark in the above video. These are among my personal favorites — especially for the holiday season, which is all about sparkle and shimmer.
Kelsi Dagger Francie Purple Calf Hair Smoking Slipper, $109.99. Available at Heels.com
These color-blocked slippers feature purple pony hair along the vamp with leather piping to accentuate the tongue and black leather along the heel counter area, with small silver-toned conical spikes adding a bit of edge to this area. They’re featured rather prominently at the 0:17 second mark in the video above.
Topshop Majestic Embellished Slippers, $48. Available at US.Topshop.com
These velvety black slippers feature gunmetal-colored stones and beads in floral shapes along the toe for a darkly romantic feel.
Banana Republic Braxton Shoe in Leopard Print $198. Available at BananaRepublic.GAP.com
These classic slippers feature leopard print fabric uppers resembling pony hair and dark chocolate brown piping encircling the tongue and shoe opening. Unlike many of the other smoking slippers shown in the segment, the cut-aways at the vamp have more of a square-ish formation as opposed to a rounded one. Hover at the 0:47 second mark for a close-up of the Braxtons.
Me Too Shoes Katy Flats, $89 at LordandTaylor.com
These understated suede slippers feature a bow accent at the toe that instantly infuses them with a prim femininity. Check them out in a navy shade at the 0:36 second mark, where they’re being modeled by Maria Eujenya.
These sturdy slippers feature a tribal print reminiscent of mud-dyed cloth patterns in Mali. The camera focuses on them at the 1:23 minute mark.
Chinese Laundry Tic Tac Slippers in Black Glitter, $59.95. Available at ChineseLaundry.com
These streamlined smoking slippers feature an almond-shaped toe and glittery black uppers underneath a mesh overlay. They get their close-up time at the 1:29 mark in the video above.
House of Harlow 1960 Kye Whipstitch Smoking Slipper, $155 at LastCall.com
Though these don’t have the pronounced tongue that typifies most smoking slippers, they were simply too gorgeous to resist including in the segment. The House of Harlow 1960 Kye slippers feature crocodile-embossed calfskin uppers and whipstitch detailing along the side panels.