Static Cling Solutions

ImageStatic cling is not cute.  I always keep Static Guard in my wardrobe kit to keep the cling under control.

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If I am on an out of town production, the FAA does not allow you to pack aerosol products.  For short productions or personal travel, I will pack dryer sheets for a quick static cling fix.  Simply rub a dryer sheet over clothes (on figure) to remove static cling. If possible, rub the insides of the clothes too. Dryer sheets will also neutralize the electric charge in your hair.  

Traditional dryer sheets are packed full of chemicals and are considered toxic.  Seventh Generation offers a non-toxic, compostable, product (pictured below.)  Their dryer sheets are also free of dyes and fragrances; perfect for your most sensitive talent.

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Another trick for static cling, you can also use a metal clothes hanger to discharge the electricity.  Simply glide the long side of a wire or metal hanger over your clothes to remove static electricity.  Kinda clever! 

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Strap Tamers Review

Product: Strap Tamers

Problem: Wayward bra straps

Marketing Claims:
“Strap Tamers® consist of a clip (to hold the bra strap) and pin which is fastened to the inside shoulder seam of a garment.

You can leave Strap Tamers® on your clothing while laundered again and again. Whenever you wear that garment, the Strap Tamers® are already in place, waiting for you.”

Materials: They are made from durable high-tech plastic (Polycarbonate, the same material used for “bullet proof glass”) and fine gauge stainless steel (which won’t leave rust marks or large pin holes on fine clothing.)

How to Use:

Rating:  2 Pins out of 5

Review: Unless you are wearing a sleeveless shift or a tank with very wide straps made of a thick material, don’t bother!

The product does conceal bra straps, but it also creates noticeable lumps underneath the garment where the Strap Tamer is connected to your shirt. Thicker fabrics, like tweed or wool, would help conceal the lump by softening the profile.

Also, You are limited by the width of the product. Your shirt straps must be wider than the Strap Tamer (1″ wide or wider) or the product is clearly visible.

Spanx for Men: Does My Mirdle Make Me Look Fat?

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Always looking for new wardrobe solutions and products to help me do my job as a stylist, I had the perfect opportunity to test Spanx for Men, Manx. On a recent print production, I had to dress three male talent … Continue reading

Styling 101: Poster Putty

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Poster Putty is a must in every stylists kit.  It’s most commonly used to: Secure props to surfaces Tilt or shim props Adjust the angle of reflection TRICKS I use putty to keep framed artwork level.  Place a small blob … Continue reading

Style Guides on Polyvore

I am often asked by the agency or production company to put together wardrobe looks or a style guide that are specific the talent, character, ad, or story line. My favorite site to build style guides is on Polyvore. Polyvore has an image library of current wardrobe pieces, visual elements, and templates to build wardrobe sets. Typically, I avoid the templates and any unnecessary visual noise. I prefer using a white background to keep the sets as simple and clean as possible. Most visual reference that I submit to clients and creative is borderline clinical in their presentation. I save the fluff and stuff for production.

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Fashionary: Fashion Reference & Sketchbook

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womens | Fashionary FASHION + DICTIONARY + DIARY = FASHIONARY Fashionary is a beautifully designed sketchbook that every stylist, costumer, designer, or tailor can appreciate. The first 34 pages are LOADED with info: measuring tools, designer brand index, a fabric … Continue reading