Fashion News Roundup: There May Still Be Toxins In Your 'Toxin-Free' Nail Polish, Miss Universe Pageant Allows Transgender Women to Participate, and Nail Art Popularity Gets Analyzed

Toxin-Free Nail Polish Still Contains Toxins: California's Department of Toxic Substances Control found that several nail polishes claiming to be "3 free" (that's sans chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate), often contain the toxic ingredients anyway. {Gawker} Opening Ceremony Brings Vans Era and Kenzo Together For an Awesome Shoe Collaboration: This season, the retailer is offering limited edition Vans Era sneakers printed with Kenzo's widely praised Spring 2012 print. The problem? They only come in men's sizes! Can we get someone to fix this, please? {Refinery 29} Miss Universe Allows Transgender Contestant to Compete: Jenna Talackova, the transwoman who underwent gender reassignment surgery will be allowed to walk in the pageant. Talackova was previously barred from the competition because she was not born female. The competition will now allow anyone who identifies as female to participate. {Jezebel}
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Toxin-Free Nail Polish Still Contains Toxins: California's Department of Toxic Substances Control found that several nail polishes claiming to be "3 free" (that's sans chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate), often contain the toxic ingredients anyway. {Gawker} Opening Ceremony Brings Vans Era and Kenzo Together For an Awesome Shoe Collaboration: This season, the retailer is offering limited edition Vans Era sneakers printed with Kenzo's widely praised Spring 2012 print. The problem? They only come in men's sizes! Can we get someone to fix this, please? {Refinery 29} Miss Universe Allows Transgender Contestant to Compete: Jenna Talackova, the transwoman who underwent gender reassignment surgery will be allowed to walk in the pageant. Talackova was previously barred from the competition because she was not born female. The competition will now allow anyone who identifies as female to participate. {Jezebel}
photo: Twitter via Olapic

photo: Twitter via Olapic

Toxin-Free Nail Polish Still Contains Toxins: California's Department of Toxic Substances Control found that several nail polishes claiming to be "3 free" (that's sans chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate), often contain the toxic ingredients anyway. {Gawker}

Opening Ceremony Brings Vans Era and Kenzo Together For an Awesome Shoe Collaboration: This season, the retailer is offering limited edition Vans Era sneakers printed with Kenzo's widely praised Spring 2012 print. The problem? They only come in men's sizes! Can we get someone to fix this, please? {Refinery 29}

Miss Universe Allows Transgender Contestant to Compete: Jenna Talackova, the transwoman who underwent gender reassignment surgery will be allowed to walk in the pageant. Talackova was previously barred from the competition because she was not born female. The competition will now allow anyone who identifies as female to participate. {Jezebel}

Petra Nemcova and Jamie Belman Split: The model and her actor beau have called it quits after being engaged for over a year. Sad! {Vogue UK}

The Chanel Cruise 2013 Show Will Be Held:... in the garden at the Chateâu de Versailles. The show is expected to take place the evening of May 14th. {WWD subscription required}

Free People Unveils its New lingerie Line: ... and we can't lie. We were updating our mental shopping lists when we peeped the lookbook! {FabSugar}

Is Nail Art Really A New Trend?: Buzzfeed/Shift explored fashion's new obsession, noting that tricked-out nails have been the wave amongst black women for, like, ever. Just as with nameplate necklaces and doorknocker earrings, mainstream fashion is several decades late with this trend. {Buzzfeed/Shift}

Cambride Satchel Company Teams Up With Basso & Brooke: Okay, we are so feeling this designer collaboration. Fashion's latest and greatest it bag will be available this spring in a variety of eye-catching digital prints from British label Basso & Brooke. We'd like one in every colorway, please and thank you. {SHEFinds}

Kitson Investigated for Misleading Fur Label: A Los Angeles Kitson recently labeled three items on its online store as being made with faux fur, when in reality, they were constructed in a mélange fur from coyotes, raccoon dogs, and gray wolves. The Humane Society is looking in to the issue, but Kitson claims they made a mistake, and did not intend to mislead anyone. {WWD subscription required}