Get your #funkyshoes on for the national breast cancer foundation!


I totally had a big crush on those converse, freshly designed by the very talented Birdy! Birdy designed this pair of funky shoes for Warner Music Australia’s #InTheirShoes charity campaign which is raising money during Cancer Awareness Month this October. Warner invited some of the world’s biggest music acts including Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Gabrielle Alpin, Rudimental, Passenger, etc. to express their artistic side on pairs of Converse Kicks sneakers using Sharpie fabric markers.

I selected my favourite models, including Birdy’s one, as a matter of course ;) I hope you’ll like the selection and that you won’t hesitate to share your favourite pair of sneakers with me by leaving a little comment below :)!

I also added 2 great videos of the campaign, where you’ll see the other designed pair of converse! You can also have a look at the collection over >>here<<! Enjoy my lovelies! :* Meanwhile, I let you discover the all story that gave birth to all these amazing pairs of original sneakers!

The story 

Warner Music Australia with support from Converse, Sharpie & eBay are delighted to announce the launch of their major charity Auction to help raise funds this October during Cancer Awareness Month.

Inspired after generating funds of over $120k for the National Breast Cancer Foundation in 2012, Warner Music Australia has spent the past 18 months creating the inaugural In Their Shoes initiative. In Their Shoes is the aptly named major worldwide creative project which has seen musicians across the globe come together in the name of charity to hand design Converse sneakers.

The inspiration behind In Their Shoes was born on a beautiful Sydney summer’s day, when Warner Music’s blog Cool Accidents set about to film an ‘Under the Bridge Session’ with U.S indie band Grouplove. But before filming could even start, what really caught the crew’s eye was a pair of sneakers. What at first appeared to be a pair of custom designed Converse sneakers worn by the band’s tour manager, in fact turned out to be a unique one off design by the bands vocalist and Artist in her own right, Hannah Hooper.

Like all great ideas this simple yet uniquely created Converse sneaker inspired the beginning of Warner Music/Cool Accident’s In their Shoes initiative. Over the course of 18 months local and touring musicians were asked to create a design with nothing more than a pair of plain white Converse sneakers & sharpie fabric markers. The artists in turn put their own unique stamp on the sneakers adding colour, design, humour and of course, their very own personal touch.

The result was an overwhelming 70 pairs of sneakers designed by a diverse range of musicians from all over the world and from all walks of life. Contributing Artists include Bruno Mars, The Black Keys, Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, New Order, Kimbra, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skrillex and of course, the pair that started it all, those designed by Grouplove.

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The list of all the contributors…

Architecture in Helsinki – Atlas Genius – Billy Bragg – Birdy – The Black Keys – Bloods – Bobby Fox – Bon Iver – Bruno Mars – Busby Marou – Charli XCX – Christina Perri – Cold Chisel – Dannii Minogue -Django Django – Eagle and the Worm – Ed Sheeran – Eliza Doolittle – FIDLAR – Flux Pavilion – Foals – Frightened Rabbit – Fun. – Gabrielle Aplin – Gorgon City – Grouplove – Illy – James Blunt – Jason Derulo – Jason Mraz – Jay & Silent Bob – Jeff the Brotherhood – Jim Ward – Josh Ritter – Katie Melua – Kimbra – Lewis Watson – Linkin Park – Lisa Mitchell – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Medics – Michael Buble – Moby – Mutemath – Nada Surf – The National – New Order – Nuggets Inspired – Outasight – Owl Eyes – Paramore – Passenger – Periphery – Plan B – Pond – Portugal. the Man – Professor Green – Punch Brothers – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Rudimental – Sam & the Womp – Santigold – Sarah Murdoch – Simone Felice – Simple Plan – Skrillex – Stereophonics – Surfer Blood – Swift Kid – Tame Impala – Tegan & Sara – Trey Songz – Wavves – The Wombats – You Am I – Zac Brown Band


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