On Sunday, July 26, 2009, Zulu Creative celebrated its 3rd birthday by hosting a TOMS Style Your Sole party to provide children in need with a new pair of shoes and party goers the experience to be a shoe designer for a day. The wildly creative community event was attended by a diverse mix of 300 guests whose purchases will provide 150 children with a new pair of TOMS shoes.
The party was held at The Spacetaker Artist Resource Center (ARC) in Houston, Texas where Whole Earth Provision Co. set up a pop-up shop of TOMS classic styles and a sneak preview of the 2009 Fall Collection. An art supply bar was generously provided by Sharpie and Jerry’s Artarama. Brad Otts from TOMS Shoes spoke about the company’s “One for One” mission and thanked everyone for their participation.
“Positive vibes surrounded all of us at the party and I’m so proud of how the Houston community came together to support TOMS and their important mission to help children in need” said Tina Zulu, Zulu Creative’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer.
DJ Chicken George kept positivity in the air with an outstanding selection of soulful and uplifting tunes. Aerosol Warfare Gallery’s GONZO247, one of Houston’s most admired urban street artists created custom designs for fans who lined up for this special treat.
Houston businesses showed great generosity by donating an assortment of refreshments including Vietnamese sandwiches by Thiem Hung, sangrias by Boheme, Old New Orleans Rum, a microbrew from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Vitamin Water, and Trentino Gelato.
Guests left the party smelling as good as they felt on the inside, with LUSH goodie bags filled with handmade bath gels and soaps.
Special thanks to the sponsors who made the event possible:
Aerosol Warfare Gallery, Boheme, CKC StART, Copy.com, DJ Chicken George, Fontana Coffee Roasters, GONZO247, Grizzaffi Coffee, Jerry’s Artarama, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Old New Orleans Rum, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Sharpie, Spacetaker, Thiem Hung, Trentino Gelato, Vitamin Water, Whole Earth Provision, Yellow Magazine, and Yelp.
Shout outs to ZC friends and fam who celebrated our big day with us: DJ Chicken George, GONZO247, Justine Hernandez, Francisco Iraneta, Francesco Conti, Cindy Romero, Carolyn Casey, David Brown, Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Morgan Holleman, Monica Danna, Carlos Fernandez, Keith Adkins, Nick Grizzaffi, Iris Trent Siff, Sacha Nelson Chapel, Brotha Jibril, Ravi, Cecy and Suki Singh, Leandra McPartlan, Jeremy Keas, Carlos GoBoncan, Morgana Davila, Eric Salzman, Jaekim StackCache, Seth Jones, Christine Noel Goins, Celeste Tamarillo, Dea Chincuanco, Miro, Wolfgang, and Joe, Viet Hoang, and Sheri Davis.
For more information on TOMS visit, http://www.tomsshoes.com
Check out more party pics on the Zulu Creative Facebook fan page.
Our party was featured on the homepage of the Houston Chronicle website!