February 19, 2021

How Heart Disease Differs for Women


This is just one of several recent findings — with more included below — that shed light on sex-related differences in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Younger women are at greater risk of death

Women have fewer heart attacks than men, but they tend to fare worse during them. To find out why, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, examined hospital data on nearly 7 million heart attack patients. In a study published in January in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, they showed that women who are hospitalized with a heart attack are less likely than men to

Read More..

PrettyLittleThing, Shein, ASOS, and the Rise of Ultra-fast Fashion

This article was published online on February 6, 2021.


Last February, on a sunny afternoon in West Hollywood, two girls with precise eye makeup paused on Melrose Avenue and peered in the windows of a building whose interior was painted a bright, happy pink. Two pink, winged unicorns flanked racks of clothes: ribbed crop tops, snakeskin-print pants, white sleeveless bodysuits. One of the girls tugged on the door, then frowned. It was locked, which was weird. She tugged again. Inside, a broad-chested security guard regarded them impassively from behind a pink security desk.

Erin Cullison, the U.S. public-relations

Read More..

Kyokuhaire hopes to help women activate their power

By Bradford Kamuntu

Just The Way You Are Girl is a manual for young girls and women who want to learn and unlearn habits, tools and attitudes learned from society that are harmful to their lives. 

Grace Nyamahunge Kyokuhaire’s mission to help women untether themselves brings forth an offering that is fresh and empowering.  She shares generously candid information about her life experiences with truth, wisdom and wit while reassuring the reader that they too can change. 

The psychologist and relationship coach refers to herself as a “recovering good girl” who out of dating laziness ended up in a polygamous

Read More..

A Jewelry Line Inspired by a Design Family’s Heirlooms

For more than three decades, the Italian designer Ilaria Icardi resisted following in the footsteps of her father, Umberto Icardi, by becoming a jeweler. He and his brothers, Giuseppe and Piero, set up their family-run fine jewelry business, Emmeti, in Valenza in the late 1960s and made precious gold pieces for private clients and, eventually, bigger brands such as Tiffany & Co. Valenza, a small industrial town in the north of Italy surrounded by undulating, verdant terrain that the region promotes as Little Tuscany, has been renowned for its goldsmithery for centuries, but home held little appeal for Icardi. “My

Read More..

A family-owned fixture in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH — As a young man at the dawn of the 1970s, Allan Brewer had dreams of traveling the world as a commercial airline pilot, a goal that inspired him to move from his family’s home in Baltimore to study at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Instead, he fell in love with Daytona Beach.

In 1975, Brewer helped his family move their successful jewelry business to the “World’s Most Famous Beach.” More than 45 years later, Brewer and his mother, Chris Evans, still showcase diamonds, gold, antique and period treasures at Evans & Son Fine Jewelers, a Beach Street fixture

Read More..

Zoom Shirts Are Out. Zoom Fashion Is In.

IF WE’RE GOING to do this, then let’s do this,” declared Tanya Golesic over Zoom, flashing a wrist stacked with bangles and a kinetic gold cocktail ring. Ms. Golesic, the 49-year-old president of the Americas for shoe empire Jimmy Choo, initially surrendered to casual wear after leaving her New York home to shelter—and videoconference—in place on Long Island last spring. But once June rolled around, she snapped out of her sartorial slump, slipping into blouses and blazers with outsize sleeves and textural sweaters, all eventfully augmented by baubles. “I think people are over being boring…The whole idea of glamour

Read More..

Meet the Jewelers Behind Lil Uzi Vert’s Viral Forehead Diamond

Last week, Lil Uzi Vert went viral after he took to Instagram to reveal a years-long project of his: a $24 million pink diamond that he had implanted onto his forehead. According to the rapper, he’s spent the past several years paying off the expensive diamond in order to complete the feat of body modification. While outlandish jewelry is endemic to rap culture — who can forget Gucci Mane’s iconic iced-out Bart Simpson? — Uzi appears to have taken things to a new level. He even tweeted as much. “If it’s accepted from the jump it’s not ICONIC,” he said

Read More..

America’s Original Gangster Couple, Trailblazing Women Explorers and Other New Books to Read | History

At the height of the Roaring Twenties, the Whittemore Gang targeted banks and jewelry stores across the East Coast, stealing upward of $1 million in diamonds and precious gems (around $15 million today). Led by young couple Richard and Margaret Whittemore, known respectively as “the Candy Kid” and “Tiger Girl,” the group’s lavish lifestyle and violent escapades captured Americans’ attention much like the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde would less than a decade later.

In March 1926, after a year-long crime spree that left at least six dead, authorities finally caught up to the Whittemore Gang. As the New York

Read More..

21 Standout Looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall 2021

copenhagen fall 21

Courtesy

Copenhagen Fashion Week drifted by like a chic, mostly minimal dream sequence—such is the experience of taking in collections virtually on YouTube, Instagram, and Zoom, and via look books. But we’ll have some very tangible looks to remember it all by come fall 2021. From Ditte Reffstrup of Ganni’s cool-girl throwback MTV inspiration and Mark Kenly Domino Tan’s refined tailoring to Stand’s bold vegan coats, Stine Goya’s silken pastels, and the standout—and sleek yet cozy—debut collection of Maja Dixdotter, the new head of design at By Marlene Birger, creativity is alive and well in Denmark. Long known for an

Read More..