As significant as it is impractical.

By Christopher Luu
Jan 15, 2020 @ 6:15 pm

Earlier this week, Selena Gomez held her album release party at Los Angeles hotspot and celeb-beloved restaurant Craig's. It's so beloved, in fact, that Madison Beer and Hailey Bieber happened to be having dinner at that restaurant on the same night as Gomez's big to-do. Well, while Beliebers were filling Beer's Instagram feed with snake emoji, many failed to notice that Gomez was carrying a peculiar and impractical accessory as she left the scene: a toaster.

Gomez hasn't specifically commented on the unusual accessory, but it appears to have a bow on it, so it could be a gift from a well-wisher that attended the RARE release party. Why, exactly? A close reading of the lyrics actually reveals that the toaster was a sweet gesture, not just a belated housewarming gift.

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The album's title track contains the lyrics, "Saw us gettin' older / Burnin' toast in the toaster / My ambitions were too high." So, while the toaster-as-clutch (Gomez's small appliance actually had bread in its two slots) may not catch on as a red carpet phenomenon, a quick Twitter search revealed that the toaster was a special one. It was part of the night's festivities and produced special branded RARE and Selena Gomez toast. The quirky accessory didn't just pay homage to the lyrics, it brought them to life.

So, if you thought that Lizzo's tiny bag and other micro-purses were a strange celebrity fashion flex, Gomez sees those teeny-tiny purses and one-ups it with a kitchen appliance.

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