The Dresses Fashion Girls Will Be Wearing This Summer

It probably comes as no surprise that in my role as an editor, I spend a rather large chunk of my workdays researching emerging fashion trendsshare-worthy shopping finds, and buzzy or on-the-rise brands. Every once in a while, however, I’m lucky enough to have one or any combination of the above categories simply present itself to me, instead. As you probably guessed, such is the case with the topic of today’s post—Rat & Boa’s dresses which have recently taken over my Instagram feed at somewhat of an exponential rate.

While the brand, which launched in 2015, is not particularly new, as most labels do over the course of their lifecycles it seems to be experiencing a period of particular popularity right now, and just in time for summer dressing. Their dresses—the majority of which are under $300—range from floor-length slips to minis and

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Kahmune’s Jamela Acheampong Wants Women of Every Skin Tone to Have the Perfect Pair of Pumps

As we continue in our commitment to elevate diversity, inclusion and equality conversations, FN is shining a light on Black-owned businesses in honor of Black Business Month. For these next few weeks, we encourage you to get to know these incredible Black-owned companies and support them all year round.

Immediately after footwear brand Kahmune was featured on QVC and HSN on Aug. 14 as part of their Small Business Spotlight program focused on Black-owned businesses, 2,000 visitors stormed the Kahmune site.

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While most simply wanted to learn more about the brand, which offers footwear in a range of skin shades, founder Jamela Acheampong is succeeding in generating increased buzz around the collection launched in 2017.

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Will the Hut Syndrome Linger as Fashion Brands Gradually Plan Shows?

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MILAN — “Don’t stand so close to me,” used to croon The Police. How fitting in this day and age.

While the Americas continue to grapple with new COVID-19 outbreaks and new clusters emerge in China and in Germany, Europe is facing its fears of a second wave of the virus in the fall even as cases decline in the continent’s capitals and a newfound degree of ease is cautiously spreading after months of lockdown.

Over the past few days a number of fashion houses have been revealing their plans for presenting future collections, from Dior, which will stage a cruise show in Italy’s Lecce town on July 22 to Burberry, which will stage an outdoor presentation on Sept. 17, and Fendi, which plans to kick off Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 22 with a show at its headquarters in Rome with

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Exposure to phthalates may disrupt sleep for premenopausal women

A new American study suggests a link between exposure to phthalates, endocrine disruptors found in certain plastics, and sleep disorders in perimenopausal and premenopausal women.

Plastic has become omnipresent in our daily lives since its invention only seven decades ago. Today this omnipresence is being called into question, especially those plastics which are increasingly considered toxic to the environment and our health, such as phthalates, plastic materials derived from phthalic acid, which have been identified as endocrine disruptors. They are found in plastic toys as well as food packaging and cosmetic products.

New research published in the journal Menopause indicates a possible connection between exposure to phthalates and sleep disorders in premenopausal women.

The study was carried out with data from the Midlife Women’s Health Study. The sleep quality of 760 premenopausal and perimenopausal women was compared with phthalate levels in the participants’ bodies as measured in urine

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