Tom’s Shoes Collaboration : Irvine Spectrum

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It was warm, yet breezy. I searched for her amidst a sea of artists, all with their tattoos, uber cool sunglasses, and tighter than normal clothes. Yes, it was art in Orange County. And I loved it. I found my sister, Alexandria, working on Tom’s Shoes and a line waiting for her.

And I was proud.

Alexandria recently graduated from art school and is quite talented (although I might be biased). She was one of the chosen artists work on a Tom’s Shoes and Active Ride Shop collaboration at the Irvine Spectrum yesterday. Throngs of people showed up to purchase a pair of Tom’s and a featured artist would customize the shoes for the wearer. It was the story. Alexandria gave her time and talent to this amazing event and I was proud. Of her. Of the event. Of Tom’s.

Each artist was given a GIVE frame to design and I immediately knew this was my sister’s….

For those who aren’t familiar with Tom’s Shoes, for every pair of shoes purchased, a pair will be given to a shoeless child…the event’s goal is 10,000 shoes and I can’t wait for them to blow this number out of the water!

I love the Irvine Spectrum…I’m pretty much there everyday (much to JD’s chagrin when he finds my receipts) and it was awesome to see the Spectrum host such a great event…

Here’s Alexandria talking about her customizations…

A few samples of her work…

Alexandria was working for many hours, so I dropped by with Jamba Juice for a little extra pick-me-up….but nothing could take the smile from her face…

Word.

Happy Sunday!