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Ok, sadly the images I wanted to share aren’t working, so hop over to Prada to check out the super cute GIFs by Vahram Muratyan.

 

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Attention tree huggers, Earth Day is April 22 and while you’ll probably be doing things that are green on that day, and every other, the rest of us should take part.

To give you some background on this day, the first Earth Day…

In the winter of 1969-1970, a group of students met at Columbia University to hear Denis Hayes talk about his plans for Earth Day. Among the group were Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard. This New York group agreed to head up the New York City part of the national movement. Fred Kent took the lead in renting an office and recruiting volunteers. “The big break came when Mayor Lindsay agreed to shut down 5th Avenue for the event. A giant cheer went up in the office on that day,” according to Kristin Hubbard (now Kristin Alexandre). ‘From that time on we used Mayor Lindsay’s offices and even his staff. I was Speaker Coordinator but had tremendous help from Lindsay staffer Judith Crichton.”

In addition to shutting down Fifth Avenue, Mayor Lindsay made Central Park available for Earth Day. The crowd was estimated as more than one million—by far the largest in the nation. Since New York was also the home of NBC, CBS, ABC, the New York Times, Time, and Newsweek, it provided the best possible anchor for national coverage from their reporters all over the country. [From the fantastic, and always true Wikipedia]

So to celebrate this day, and what the hell, every other day because why not be friendly to the Earth more than one day, I bring you Pittsburgh eco friendly fashions that you can order no matter where you are!

Crescent Slip Dress: $140.00

Audrey Dress: $120.00

Essential Trench: $200.00

Laurel: $90.00

Asymmetrical Dress: $130.00

Audrey Capri Legging: $84.00

Bloom Double Sash Shirtdress: $227.00

ecoKashmere Henley Tank Cloud White: $64.00

ecoKashmere Page Boy: $64.00

eColorgown Rio Dress: $156.00

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It feels like it was yesterday. So cliche isn’t it? But it really does. You always heard your parents talk about how they remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard Kennedy got shot. This was the Kennedy story of our generation.

I still remember my high school english teacher telling us that a plane hit the World Trade Center.

What? It almost seemed like it was a joke. We still weren’t that sure about what was going on…until we actually saw the images.

We were 15-years-old, sitting at our desks watching something we didn’t think could happen. At that point we were fairly desensitized to violence, unfortunately, but this was something that no one, no one should ever see…and this was via TV.

Soon after those first few moments things were a blur. I remember parents coming to the school to get their children. I don’t recall if the plane crashed in PA yet or not, but regardless they wanted to know they were safe with them.

There were reports of additional planes headed to Pittsburgh, etc. The entire day was mass chaos.

And so, did they succeed? You would like to think they did not. A lot of amazing people were taken from us that day. For no reason. And so we rebuild. We remain strong. We get stronger. We carry on because we have to for those who are not here to do so and for ourselves. We carry on together as one, united country.

Thank you to all who have given their time, heart, and lives in this fight for our country. We live safer every day because of you. There is no way we would be able to live in a country like we do without strong men and women like yourselves.

Make sure at some point through out today you tell your friends and family that you love them. It’s those simple words that mean the most and you never know when it could be the last time you utter them…

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Transformers: Dark Side of The Moon premiered tonight in New York City and as hard as this is to believe, model/star of the film Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked amazing in a red gown.

Images: Getty

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Lively at the 2011 Ghetto Film School Spring Benefit at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

Image: Splash News Online

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