Since a child, I have lived and breathed music, but never had the actual chance to live my dream of writing about all things music. Now I can! Hope you enjoy my ramblings about music!
Monday, 4 July 2011
Sexy No Doubt singer and solo star Gwen Stefani recently - hosted a private Harajuku-themed tea party at Royal/T , Los Angeles. The party was held to benefit Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. Guests were treated to a surprise performance by No Doubt. 200 lucky fans enjoyed a personal meet and greet with Gwen at Royal/T, Los Angeles' first-ever Japanese-style “cosplay” maid café and pop art space. Other special guests included her No Doubt bandmates Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young, and husband Gavin Rossdale. Gwen’s former muses Love, Angel, Music and Baby were also on hand alongside Royal/T’s “maid” servers. The event included a raffle featuring collectible vintage L.A.M.B. memorabilia from Gwen’s own closet, Harajuku Lovers fragrance sets and other merchandise including UK-based Momiji message dolls. Stefani said, "Meeting the fans who donated their money for Save the Children's relief effort in Japan was so inspiring. It was an incredible day filled with lots of emotion. I can't believe I had the opportunity to host an event that could actually help people. I never thought that in my life I could make a difference but through the power of music and fashion we were all brought together to help the kids in Japan. It feels amazing to give a little back to a culture that has given me so much." "Gwen's Save the Children event was a beautiful evening. Not only could we do our small part in the effort to raise funds for those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, we got to play an extremely fun and intimate surprise live set for the very generous fans that donated a lot of money for a great cause," said No Doubt’s Tony Kanal. Following the devastation caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Gwen personally donated $1 million to Save the Children. To raise additional funds she hosted the Harajuku-themed tea party at Royal/T for 200 loyal fans and helped to raise nearly $120,000 more for the charity and their relief effort. Generous vendors who donated services for the event included UK-based Momiji, Eric Buterbaugh Flower Design, Lauren Hillary Photography, Rony’s Photo Booth, Valet of the Dolls, and Classic Party Rentals. All funds will go to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. A high tea was provided by Royal/T.