June 10, 2011 7:00 pm ET
Gwen Stefani hosted a Harajuku themed tea party earlier this week and announced today that the event raised an amazing $120,000 for the Save the Children’s “Japan Earthquake Emergency Fund.” The private tea party treated generous guests to a special performance by No Doubt and an appearance by Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani: “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.”
The Harajuku themed tea party attracted 200 guests at “Royal/T” in Los Angeles which is the first Japanese style “cosplay” maid café and pop art space. Gwen Stefani’s muses Love, Angel, Music and Baby were also on hand at the event to help Gwen host. In order to help raise funds, the tea party included a raffle which offered collectable vintage L.A.M.B. memorabilia which happened to be from Gwen’s own personal closet. There were also Harajuku Lovers fragrance sets, UK-based Momjii message dolls and other items raffled off during the event.
Tony Kanal, No Doubt: “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.”
The $120,000 raised from the Harajuku themed tea party, when added to Gwen Stefani’s recent $1 million donation, totals a staggering $1,120,000 in funds raised by Stefani for Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Emergency Fund.