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TOMS Style Your Sole at Whole Foods

December 1st, 2011

Photo courtesy Whole Foods

Eight artists will be unleashing their creative talents for a good cause when Whole Foods Market hosts a “TOMS Style Your Sole” event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3.

The artists—Jamie Allen, Solomon Enos, Ryan Higa, Byron Inouye, Christopher Lum, Jon J. Murakami, Cade Roster, and Masako Schwalbenitz—will be creating custom-designed TOMS canvas shoes that can be purchased for $49.99.

As customary at TOMS, the company will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair sold as part of its “One for One” campaign.

TOMS Shoes launched in 2006 with the mission to match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes for a child in a developing country. As of September, more than one million pairs of shoes have been provided to youth in need around the world. Individuals are also welcome to host Style Your Sole events. Information is available at

Also on Saturday, Whole Foods Market will also be showcasing artwork from local keiki participating in the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Art to Go program throughout the store. Art to Go allows qualified art instructors to bring supplies and lessons in various media and techniques to sites such as elementary schools to help make art accessible to underserved youth. The program was a recent beneficiary of Whole Foods Market’s “Recycle Your Change” fundraiser this year.

For more information, call Whole Foods at 738-0820.

TOMS photos

Voting open for sexy shoes

September 26th, 2011

Cast your vote for the hottest heels, and you might find yourself the lucky winner of a $10,000 Saks Fifth Avenue shopping spree.

Saks Fifth Avenue and FN (Footwear News) announced today the lineup for the 2011 Sexy Shoes contest, unveiling 25 Sexy Shoes finalists at the “10022-SHOE” boutique on the 8th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.

The finalists represent top shoe designers selected by the editors of FN, including B Brian Atwood, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Givenchy, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Stuart Weitzman.

Shoe lovers can vote daily to be entered to win the Sexy Shoes grand prize of a $10,000 Saks Fifth Avenue shopping spree, or second prize of a $1,500 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card.

No purchase is involved, although you will have to give up your email and street addresses and phone number. Go to to cast your vote by the Oct. 21 closing date. Winners will be announced in late October.