Archive | October, 2013

30 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Last minute Halloween ideas.

Buy or borrow a white chef’s hat, tie an apron on and fill the pockets with kitchen tools like a ladle, spatula and wooden spoons. Carry a steam iron and voila, you’re the Iron Chef. Wear your favorite pajamas, stick a thermometer in your mouth, hold an ice pack to your head: you’re Sick and […]

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26 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Boo!

Halloween’s not so scary. You’d be surprised how many costumes we clean every year. Before you jump into that skeleton suit or Godzilla’s bridal gown from last year, let us make sure it’s clean and fresh. Need ideas? Here’s a fun Pinterest page with everything from black Jell-O shots to puppy costumes. NBhttp://goo.gl/4eiHW6 Article source: […]

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24 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Having fits?

If you lost (or gained) a little around the middle during the summer, time to check the fit on your winter wear. Pick up a new pair of Spanx, sweatpants or expandable “comfort” waist trousers. Our alterations department can do wonders up a size or down a couple. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=519

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20 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Layer, layer, layer.

It’s not only the look for winter; it’s an easy way to get a fresh look from clothes you already own. Must have #1: skinny jeans in black or dark blue. #2 is a baby-soft cashmere sweater. The complete list, according to Glamour Fashion, is at http://goo.gl/EXA0uV Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=517

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18 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Collars and cuffs.

Time to take your business wear out of the closet for a bright-light inspection for signs of wear on collars, cuffs and pockets. Take a good look at the elbows, too.  Shirts, sweaters and jackets take a beating at the elbow, even if you’re not a professional arm wrestler. Mark trouble spots with masking tape […]

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11 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Cashmere deluxe.

While still a splurge, cashmere’s more affordable than ever. But it’s still an investment worth protecting. Wait for deodorant to dry before putting on your sweater or it can build up and create a stain. Don’t wear the same garment more than once a week. Remove wrinkles by ironing on low, inside out. And please, […]

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09 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Silk scarves.

Silk scarves are always in style, and proper care will add years of life and wear. There’s nothing as luxurious as silk, or as delicate to clean. You can hand wash and press at home, but the experts recommend dry cleaning to avoid color loss, fabric damage or dye transfer, especially for crinkled (plissé) or […]

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05 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The big brush off

No doubt, your valet or lady’s maid thoroughly brushes and airs your clothing after every wear. What to do without a staff? Brush your good clothes before putting them back in the closet. Brushing removes dust, grime and surface soil before it can penetrate. Use short, quick strokes against the grain, then finish with long […]

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03 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Sweater care, lesson 2.

To make your sweater droop, sag and look most unflattering, hang it on a hanger or hook. Instead, fold and store in a drawer. If you must hang, fold in half over a cardboard-crossbar hanger (like we do). We can block your sweaters back to shape when we finish them, and our gentle cleaning prevents shrinkage. […]

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