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Elizabeth Taylor has passed away at age 79

The Legendary Elizabeth Taylor has died today of Congestive Heart Failure at the age of 79. She was a true inspiration to myself and many other woman around the world. She was so beautiful and so loving. She will forever be missed. R.I.P.

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Payless Going Green



Summer Rayne Oakes, Discovery Network’s Planet Green fashion and beauty expert, has taken on the task of helping Payless ShoeSource launch a “green” shoe line, yet to be named.

The Topeka, Kan.-based company, owned by Collective Brands, and home of the irritating BoGo campaign, says the new brand is part of its “mission and strategy to democratize fashion, design and new ideas in footwear and accessories,” and that the “green” shoes will be available at less than $30 a pair early next year, in about 1,000 stores, as well as on Payless.com. Products will use organic cottons and linen, natural hemp and recycled outsoles, as well as the use of eco-smart packaging.

Like Wal-Mart, Payless stands to gain market share in times of economic downturn…while providing a growing cheap-shoe-buying marketplace with affordable options. Let’s wait and see what these shoes look like, and how sustainable they truly are, before getting too excited. Thoughts?

Lykke Li for Bodkin Spring 2009

Brooklyn-based Bodkin designers Samantha Pleet and Eviana Hartman recruited Swedish songbird Lykke Li to model their latest eco-friendly looks for their Spring 2009 look book.


[FashionSpot.com]

Jennie Garth Designs Reusable Bag


Actress Jennie Garth of 90210 fame has teamed up with Green Works natural cleaners to design and promote a new environmentally-friendly 100% recycled cotton bag. The designer bag is available for sale online for $10. For every bag sold, Green Works will donate $3.65 to the Sierra Club. The remaining amount of $6.35 covers the cost of the bag.

“Like many moms, I’m on a journey to living a more natural lifestyle without sacrificing quality and convenience,” said Garth. “Working with the Green Works team to design this bag is another opportunity to share the message about natural cleaning, while supporting a deserving organization like the Sierra Club.”

For more details, check out Green Works.

Robe Lowe Kills Bird During Golf


Rob Lowe has been forced to give up golfing after “a tragic accident.” The actor was playing in a celebrity tournament when his perfect sand wedge shot hit a goldfinch in mid-air and killed the bird.

He says, “My luck continued to decline. It turns out it was the state bird, and killing the state bird is punishable by prison. By the time that the state police had found out, they (golf officials) had sequestered me away into the clubhouse, and I sort of made my escape. I was completely traumatized so I’ve given up the game.”

Lowe showed off a photograph of him holding the dead bird during his appearance on chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night. The actor revealed that a group of mathematics geniuses playing in the same tournament calculated the odds of a golfer killing a bird with a ball: “They said, ‘We have just calculated that the odds of you hitting this bird in flight is one in 247 million, and the odds of a hole-in-one – one in 700,000.”

Rob Lowe holding the dead bird.

Rob Lowe holding the dead bird.

Sources: starpulse.com

Jewel Teams Up With Campbell Soup


Jewel Teams Up With Campbell Soup To Raise Money For Agriculture Education. The Grammy-nominated singer has teamed up with the Campbell Soup Company and the National FFA Organization to launch the Help Grow Your Soup campaign – an effort to encourage America’s youth to participate in agriculture education programs where they learn about the production of food.

Jewel says: “Most people don’t realize that the American farm is one of our most precious national resources,” said Jewel. “As a singer, I travel the world and experience new and exciting traditions. Yet to me, American farming continues to be one of the most valuable. As someone who has deep roots on the farm, I’m proud to support the future of agriculture across America.”

Note: starting today, each time you visit HelpGrowYourSoup.com and click on the red barn, Campbell will donate $1 (up to $250,000) to the National FFA Organization to support its educational and sustainability efforts, as well as preserve several barns across the country. Visit HelpGrowYourSoup.com and click on the red barn!!

via: looktothestars.org, ecorazzi.com