Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

By Laura Medina

The Acqualillies synchronized swimmers

It was a wholesome family day on the beach...celebrities with their tykes and the beach was part of the Annenberg Community Beach House directly off the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California.

This was a fine reason to celebrate the launch of an ecological children's book, "Last Night I Swam with a Mermaid by Kimberly and Michael Muller.

In partnership with Jacques Cousteau's grandson, Philippe Cousteau Jr. and his environmental charity, EarthEcho International whose mission is to “empower youth to take action that protects and restores our water planet,” attendees use this as great excuse to enjoy a day at the beach with family.

Starting left to right on upper row: Anthony Kiedis, Johnny Knoxville, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Ione Skye.

Botton row, left to right: Balthazar Getty, Ian Somerhalder,  Soleil Moon Frye, and Julie Bowen.

Michelle Trachtenberg, left; Ian Somerhalder, middle; and Devon Aoki, right, model the typical Earth Day at the Beach look which surprisingly isn't as low and dirty as Coachella's.

Michelle and Devon were quite demur in lacy maxi dresses covered up by either a jean jacket or a cardigan, topped off by huge sunglasses or/and huge sunhat.

Ian worn a straw fedora with a small brim clad in chambray, cotton, and denim.

Philippe Cousteau continued the chambray and denim combination with Ashlan Gorse and her khaki cuffed shorts.

Jason Bateman and family.
Earth Day is still family day.  Celebrities' and non-celebrities' families enjoyed arts and crafts, potting your mini garden in jars, gluing seashells onto picture frames, a fossil dig hosted by Shark Angels,  a treasure hunt hosted by Philippe Cousteau, and Sheswai mermaid manicures for the big girls. 

Renee & Jeremy children's folk band, Music Galloway drum circle, Samantha Sheldon and Ben Lee, Los Angeles Ladies Choir, DJ Justin Warfield (She Wants Revenge) entertained poolside.

Ironically, the kids didn't care the adult celebrities among their midst.  They went crazy when Hannah the Mermaid and a pirate showed up.  Both big and small kids got a kick having their photos taken with them.

It was foggy and gray day at the beach.  The Element Emerald Collection's shawl collar sweater looks pretty cozy for the Earth Day Beach party guests.

This puffer may not look "green" but it lives to EarthEcho's mission in saving the oceans.  The shell and the filling are made from recycled plastic bottles.  Green and weatherproof for the soul and the body.

Now, you got the entertaining ideas and some style tips for your own next Earth Day party. 

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