There has been a recent flurry of celebrities designing, endorsing, or promoting certain products in an effort to support various charities. And, of course, we’ve been reporting on all of them! There was Lady Gaga’s wrist band to benefit Japan after the tsunami, earthquake, and resulting disastrous events. Pharrell Williams teamed up with Kiehl’s to create a special Earth Day tote. Power couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are promoting a t-shirt, sales of which will benefit their anti-human trafficking campaign. And Renée Zellweger recently joined forces with Tommy Hilfiger to endorse a handbag and raise breast cancer awareness. Whew!
Well, there’s even more news on this front. The Hills star Kristin Cavallari, who is currently engaged to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, has recently designed a shoe that will benefit the OneKid, OneWorld charity. The charity works to create athletic programs and academic programs in impoverished communities around the globe. All of the proceeds of Ms. Cavallari’s shoes will benefit this charity.
The shoe, which is called the “Bardot,” is named after Kristin’s dog and will be available from ShoeDazzle.com in mid-May. Although it is not yet available for sale, samples of the shoe have been photographed and distributed for the purposes of marketing. It is a sexy, fun platform espadrille that is detailed in fuchsia cloth. The lining of the shoe, which also appears on the inside of the ankle straps, is a happy floral pattern that includes bright pinks, black, and white. The toe of the shoe featured a gathered fabric covering with a peep toe opening.
In a recent press release, Ms. Cavallari said “Partnering with ShoeDazzle has given me the opportunity to join two of my loves, fashion and charity work.” She went on to say that she has “…enjoyed the process of designing this unique shoe that really matches my style and personality.”