Designs on fashion:  Lenny Kravitz wearing his “Let Love Rule” shoes, part of a limited edition collection he created with TOMS’ founder Blake Mycoskie.

The composer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor has turned his hand to design in real life too, and collaborating on a line of shoes for Toms.

The star got involved in designing the shoes with Toms founder Blake Mycoskie at the urging of his daughter, Zoe Kravita. She was wearing the brand’s signature slip-ons all the time. 

She also explained the brand’s larger mission of donating a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair sold.  Once Kravitz and Mycoskie met they hit it off.

‘The thing a lot of people don’t know about Lenny isn’t just his amazing personal taste in fashion and style, but he also designs wallpaper and furniture, and he sees a bigger picture,’ Mycoskie says.

His greatest contribution to the collection is adding prints, he revealed, including one decorated Let Love Rule, from his song.

‘If I’m in, I’m in it all the way,’ says Kravitz, adding that the basic Toms look – fabric shoes that aren’t overly structured – fits his wardrobe, even if ‘they remind me a little of the shoes my mom would wear in the ’70s.’

Lenny tells how he stocks pairs for guests to wear in his homes, where he has a ‘no street shoe’ rule.

‘No shoes in my house,’ he explains. ‘I like to lay around the floors, and I have nice floor coverings and shags and sheepskins, and I don’t like bringing in things from the outside.’
Kravitz says he aims to create a general vibe, through his clothes, decorating and broader lifestyle choices, to be comfortable, creative, engaging and inviting.  
TOMS One for One applies to all purchases: TOMS Shoes & Global Marketplace
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One Day Without Shoes on Thursday, May 21st is the 8th annual campaign awareness day and there is no purchase necessary.  One just goes barefoot for the day while at work, play, etc. If one can’t go all day barefooted it’s fine to go barefooted for half a day or even an hour while in a meeting.

One can also take a picture of their barefeet and upload the photo to Instagram with the hashtag #WITHOUTSHOES between now and Thursday, May 21st and TOMS will give pair of shoes to a child in need just for your photograph of your barefeet.
​Be the Media!
Camille

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