Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cool Stuff: Artist Series Shoes at Olio United

To help celebrate its first anniversary, Portland eco-boutique Olio United recently asked nine great local artists to customize pairs of TOMS Shoes.

The participating artists -- Amy Ruppel, Jill Bliss, Trish Grantham, Yellena James (those are her contributions, above), Ryan Rubnis, Katie Kulper, Aaron James, Erik Railton, and Max Erdenberger -- have each hand-painted several pairs of TOMS. The resulting wearable pieces of art will be auctioned off at Olio's anniversary party on Friday, August 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. The proceeds are earmarked for Transitions Cambodia, a not-for-profit that helps sex trafficking survivors from the Asian nation.

Click here for more information on the event -- and here to see the shoes for sale in Olio's webshop.


Sara Christine said...

What a fantastic idea with stunning results! I love the little red teardrops. I've been coveting a pair of TOMS for a while now, but my boyfriend says they look like hospital slippers. :)

Anonymous said...

I think they look AMAZING!!!

The Fuzz said...

lovely shoes

Anonymous said...

i love these shoes


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