TOMS Shoes visits Rosary

A rainy morning could not stop the excitement of surprising Brooke Foy '15 in her science class with a camera crew and guests from TOMS Shoes. Brooke is part of Nordstrom's Brass Plum fashion board and participated in a contest to design the pattern for a TOMS shoe to be produced. Out of 116 participating Nordstrom stores and hundreds of entries, Brooke's design won!

Brooke’s design features flags of many of the countries where TOMS "One for One" campaign gives shoes. With every TOMS product that is purchased TOMS gives a pair of shoes to a person in need. Since 2006 more than two million pairs of new shoes have been given to children in need. Brooke also handwrote the names of these countries on the fabric that lines the shoes.

Brooke’s mom helped orchestrate the surprise visit to her first class at Rosary Monday, May 6. Not only was Brooke surprised with seeing her design on the shoes for the first time, but she was told she was heading off to Los Angeles for the day to tour TOMS’ facility, see TOMS’ founder Blake Mycoskie’s apartment, and to meet a number of people integral in producing TOMS shoes.

Waiting to help with an additional surprise were two of Brooke’s friends, Hunter Martelli ’15 and Brianna Vasquez ’15, hiding in the TOMS van to spend the day with Brooke and the TOMS crew.

Nordstrom will be selling Brooke’s TOMS starting this fall both online and in stores.

Visit Rosary’s Facebook page for more pictures from Brooke’s exciting morning at school. Check back for an update on her day as a TOMS VIP!