Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Payless Helps Plant Trees

The Nature Conservancy’s goal is to plant 1 billion trees in The Atlantic Forest of Brazil. The forest is in trouble; only 7 percent of the forest is left from its original size. It is considered one of the world’s most endangered tropical forest. Coastal development, urban expansion, agriculture, exotic plantations, ranching and illegal logging have all contributed to the depletion.

This forest helps regulate the atmosphere and stabilize global climate. Forests are needed to store carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the air for us to breathe. The Atlantic Forest alone provides clean water and hydro energy to 120 million people in Brazil. It is also home to 23 species primates, 1000 species of birds and over 20 000 species of plants; many are found nowhere else on Earth.

The Nature Conservancy is working with local partners and government officials to restore 2.5 million acres of land and planting 1 billion trees over the next 7 years. This reforestation effort will not only help fight global warming but it will also remove 10 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. At this moment according to their website, so far they have planted 1,565,279 trees.

Payless Shoe Source has teamed up to help! Payless ShoeSource® will contribute $1 to The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees Campaign for each resuable bag purchased from 4/13/09 to 12/31/09. Payless ShoeSource® will make a minimum total contribution for 2009 of $100,000 from the sales in 2009.

To learn more about the Plant a Billion Trees Campaign, visit The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion

Friday, April 17, 2009

Celebrities Wearing the same Outfits

You decide who you think looks best.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Taylor Swift is L.E.I Gorgeous

Taylor Swift has teamed up with L.E.I. (Life Energy Intelligence) and produced a line of sundresses for Wal-Mart. “I love dresses,” Taylor told PEOPLE. “And I have always had this dream to make an affordable sundress line.” She first teamed up with L.E.I. last year to star in their denim campaign, and now the Wal-Mart brand has released her dresses on February 1st.

The singer, who also stars in the ads, looked to her own life for inspiration when it came to design. “I started brainstorming what I would wear this summer, on tour or hanging out at festivals when it’s hot outside,” Taylor says. The result: a collection of lightweight jersey dresses in bold colors and girly prints for just $14. “I was totally adamant that I wanted [the dresses] to be affordable. With my headlining tour, we are offering $20 tickets everywhere we go and I wanted to approach the sundress line in the same way,” says Taylor. “To have cute dresses under $20 is something I am really proud of.”

Each dress style comes in a variety of plain colours as well as coloured prints. What I am showing are just a few. I actually really like the dresses. The “Cindy” is gorgeous. Unfortunately I’m pretty sure Canada doesn’t sell L.E.I.
The “Nicole” is a print cotton-blend jersey. It has an eyelet bust and eyelet hem; smocked in the back, scoop neck and empire waist. The spaghetti straps are adjustable.
The “Miley” is a cotton jersey dress with adjustable spaghetti straps, empire waist and flounced hem. The scoop neck has an eyelet-trim inset to make it look like there is layering.
The “Cindy” dress has a square neckline and cap sleeves with elasticized cuffs. The back is cut out and has sash ties at the neck.


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