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8 Fashion Fixes…and some Friday Funnies!

7 Aug

 

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And Thank God It’s Friday… so I’m taking the day off, but posting about 8 Fashion Fixes from my friends at Pow Wow!

As a costume designer in Hollywood, Alison Freer has made a career out of making very attractive people look even better. And she’s no stranger to solving high-stakes fashion emergencies. (Broken zippers! Arm pit stains!)

In her new book, How to Get Dressed, she offers up industry secrets for making your clothes look and fit better… and for solving wardrobe malfunctions before they turn disastrous.

From taming pokey underwire to eliminating panty lines, here are eight of her most clever tricks.

8 Easy Fashion Fixes

STOP THE POP

Notice the pockets on your dress pants popping open when you sit or stand? Bring those puppies to a tailor and have the pockets sewn shut. (Who uses pants pockets anyway?)

8 Easy Fashion Fixes

QUELL THE SMELL

We need to talk: Your cute little ballet flats smell like a middle-school locker room. To keep embarrassing odors at bay, fill a pair of old socks with baking soda, tie each one in a knot and stuff them into the stinky shoes in between wearings.

8 Easy Fashion Fixes

DOWN, BOY

To keep a flapping belt end in place, secure it to itself with a tiny piece of Topstick tape.

8 Easy Fashion Fixes

NEVER COME UP SHORT

Hemming your denim is a beautiful thing, but to avoid over-hemming, be sure to wash and dry your jeans at least once before bringing them to the tailor. This gets all the shrinkage out of their system so you won’t end up going too short.

8 Easy Fashion Fixes

A POKE IS NO JOKE

Underwire sticking out of your favorite bra? Patch the protrusion with a bit of $5 drugstore moleskin. It’ll hold the wire in place and keep it from poking you in the boobs.

8 Easy Fashion Fixes

TIGHT SQUEEZE WITH EASE

As a general rule, it’s best to buy shoes that fit. But if you must cram your feet into slightly too-small heels, take a cue from one of Freer’s celeb clients (she won’t say who) and spray your tootsies with cooking spray first. You heard us: cooking spray.

8 Easy Fashion Fixes

SKIP THE LINE

If you ever need to fix a VPL (visible panty line) stat, snip the seams of your underwear on the sides to release the pressure of the elastic digging into your flesh.

8 Easy Fashion Fixes

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

The best stain fighter for blood? Your own saliva. Just lick and rub the fabric for an instant spot-remover. (Note: We’re talking about a little bit of blood. Not horror-movie quantities.)

Song of the Day:  Something Happened on the Way to Heaven, by Phil Collins

You can run, and you can hide
But I’m not leaving less you come with me
We’ve had our problems but I’m on your side
You’re all I need, please believe in me

Song plays at 1:08

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True, but looking to change that.

Happy Friday!

xoxo,

T.

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“My patience is worn thin”.  That it is.

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Just imagine…

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Ain’t nobody got time for that!

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Wrongness.

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Admittedly, this has not happened in a long, long time.

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I also love bacon

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Brain Trust Society

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But I do loan out my purses

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Oldie but goody!  Random Shenanigans equates a solidly great day!

Source:  : 8 Easy Fashion Fixes | 8 easy tips for fixing wardrobe malfunctions | PureWow National

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