Peter Pilotto for Target: See Every Single Piece From the Collection! - Fashion And Mode

It’s here! Target’s latest collaborative collection with British designer label Peter Pilotto made its debut to New York’s media elite, and we were lucky enough to be present. And as you might expect, the line (priced from $15 to $80) is chock-full of vibrant prints, feminine silhouettes, and, generally, pieces that’ll make you long for summer.
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And here’s a twist: a curated selection from the line, which will debut in Target stores and on February 9, will also be available on luxe shopping site Net-a-Porter.

“Since Peter Pilotto is a British brand, it was really important to their team that some pieces from the line be available internationally,” a rep from Net-a-Porter told StyleCaster at the press preview. “It should be exciting to see how it does, especially since we fully expect it to sell out on”

our Guide To Every Celebrity in Spring 2014 Fashion Campaigns - Fashion And Mode

The end of winter may seem like a long way off, but the Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaigns have already started trickling in. With faces ranging from pop superstars to award winning screenwriters, designers seem to be turning away from models and looking to celebrities to represent them this season.

So who has debuted the biggest campaign so far? Emerging ‘It’ girl Lupita Nyong’o starred alongside Elle Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen for Miu Miu, John Varvatos turned to legendary rock and roll band KISS, the Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs campaign caused quite the controversy, and Lady Gaga channeled her inner Donatella for Versace.

The Best of Stella McCartney’s Punk-Inspired Pre-Fall 2014 Collection - Fashion And Mode

You might expect Stella McCartney to host her Pre-Fall 2014 presentation at some seriously stylish and chic London locale amongst a group of A-list rock stars—and she did just that, with one minor alteration: she hosted such a soirée stateside. Inside New York’s super-private Harold Pratt House, the U.K. designer showed her latest collection, which she also shared shots of via her Instagram. Like this one, where the designer can be seen embracing legendary punk rocker Patti Smith:
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The collection, Stella also shared on Instagram, is inspired by her older sister, Heather, who was also a punk rocker in her own right. The first daughter of Paul McCartney, Heather was adopted into the family and spent her teenage years in the London punk scene. Stella took inspiration from Heather’s androgynous, minimalistic style for the collection, which also featured her trademark love for bold patterns and heavy fabrications. And yes, there are fabulous bags and shoes a-plenty!

Meet the H&M Design Awards Finalists - Fashion And Mode

Three years ago, H&M launched its Design Awards program, a way to support emerging designers and give fresh faces a high-profile platform. Conceived as a sort of “Project Runway” without the glitz and glam of a TV crew, the competition pits young designers against one another in a search for the most talented newcomers. Today, eight finalists were chosen from more than 30 schools in 12 countries, and only one student from Parsons—Jia Hua—made it through from the U.S.
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The finalists are: Eddy Anemian, a student at La Cambre in Brussels; Chinese-born Jia Hua from Parsons in New York City; Canadian Devon Halfnight Leflufy, who is a graduate of the Royal Academy in Antwerp; Xiao Li, who is a Chinese graduate of London’s Royal College of Art; Lina Michal, a Swedish graduate of Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm; Sophie Sälekari, a Finnish student at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki; Henriette Tilanuas, a Dutch graduate of the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem; and Camilla Blasé Woodman, a student at the Royal College of Art in London.

The winner—which will be announced on January 28—will receive a cash prize of $50,000 euros (around $68,000), and the opportunity to show their collection at Mercedes-Benz Stockholm Fashion Week.

The lucky finalists will have their collections appraised by a judging panel that includes designer Erdem Moralioglu, actress Michelle Dockery, style star Michelle Harper, British Vogue executive fashion editor Serena Hood, Vogue Italy senior fashion editor Sara Maino, Johansson and H&M’s creative advisor Margareta van den Bosc.

Last year’s top pick was Minju Kim whose girly, feminine creations were produced at H&M and also sold at Opening Ceremony. Pieces from this year’s winner will also be sold at select stores.

The Costume Institute Has Been Renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center - Fashion and Mode

They say once your name gets afixed to a building, you’ve really made it; and in that case, Anna Wintour just made it big-time. The organization formerly known as The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—the locale for the annual fashion circus that is the Met Gala—will be renamed after the Vogue editor-in-chief. Its new nomenclature: the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
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“Anna Wintour’s extraordinary advocacy and fundraising have made this state-of-the-art space a reality,” Musem Chairman Daniel Brodsky said in a release.  “She has the rare ability to rally diverse groups across a wide range of industries to support The Costume Institute so it can educate and inspire visitors from around the world.”
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From what we can gather from the release, the building is being named after Wintour more as a result of her financial contributions to the organization than anything else. She’s been a trustee of the Met since 1999, and in that 15-year span, according to the release, “she has raised approximately $125 million for The Costume Institute.” The new Costume Center will open May 8 with the glamorous “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” exhibit, just a few days after the Gala.

There is a bright tunnel at the end of this slightly perturbing news: as part of the Institute’s refurbishing, there will also be a wing called the Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery, named after one of our favorite style icons. As for whether or not the new designation of the building in Wintour’s name is a due honor, we might remain mum and just let this GIF do all the talking.

PETA’s Worst Nightmare: Fendi’s Menswear Runway Was Made of Goat Fur - Fashion and Mode

Here’s something everyone already knows: Fendi, as a brand, is obsessed with fur. In both men’s and women’s wear collections, over the course of fashion history, the Italian house has bowed down at the altar of the animal skins on everything from their coats to their bags to even their gloves—and let’s not forget those little fur buggies that are all the rage at the moment—but at their Fall 2014 menswear show in Milan yesterday, they took it to a whole new level.
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The runway was made of goat fur. Let’s say it again, all together: the runway was made of goat fur. More specifically, as WWD put it in their coverage, the male models stomped down the runway on “an endless carpet of long-haired goat fur,” and most of them were wearing plenty of fur to go along with it, which just meant it was a smattering of fur on fur on fur. In other words: PETA’s worst nightmare.
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Check out the runway below, and share your thoughts on it in the comments below! Financial Times fashion writer Charlie Porter documented that he only counted eight looks that had absolutely no fur. It seems like a bit much to us, no?
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Lena Dunham’s Vogue Cover Is Here - Fashion And Mode

It’s finally here! After months of rumors, Lena Dunham’s Vogue cover is out!

We suspected a deal had been forged when Vogue’s Anna Wintour showed up at the season three premiere of Dunham’s “Girls” last week, but we also think it’s a bit surprising, considering how many red carpet misses Dunham’s had. Just the other day, she made a number of Worst Dressed lists for the yellow Zac Posen gown she wore to the Golden Globes.

Whether you love her fashion choices or not, though, you can’t deny that she’s a huge force to be reckoned with—and  one that we love to watch.
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Courtesy of Vogue

The cover, interestingly, features a close up shot of Dunham, rather than a full-body photo of the notoriously nudity-friendly actress. Was Wintour shy about putting a full-figured woman on the cover? It’ll be interesting to see if that fact causes a stir the way Mindy Kaling‘s Elle cover did last week.

The inside spread, however, features a full-body shot of Dunham posing gloriously with her “Girls” boyfriend Adam Driver.

Kanye West Lunched With Anna Wintour - Fashion And Mode

A lot is happening in the world of Vogue. After plenty of rumors suggesting it would happen, Lena Dunham was announced as the fashion magazine’s latest cover star—and she’s probably not the only questionably stylish celebrity we’ll see fronting the book soon. Kanye West and Anna Wintour had an intensely long lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge, according to Page Six.
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And by “intense,” we mean that Kanye drove most of the chat. “They were in a corner booth, very intense. He was talking nonstop. She did not get a word in edgewise,” the source tells Page Six. And we have one probably spot-on guess as to what they were talking about: the long-rumored possibility of getting Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue.
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Let’s just put it out there: Vogue is definitely looking to nab new, more modern readers, as evidenced by its celebrity cover stars (and rumored cover stars.) Ten years ago, Vogue would never have dreamed of featuring a Kardashian—or even a Lena Dunham or a Miley Cyrus, for that matter—and now, it’s become the status quo. At its inception, the magazine featured exclusively models on the cover, and its goal was to deliver high-fashion news and trends to a mass audience.

We absolutely understand the economic need to reach a younger, celebrity-obsessed audience, but we won’t lie: if we see Kim Kardashian on the cover, we do think the high-fashion fans the magazine does have will be none too pleased.

All The Looks From Chanel’s Haute Couture Collection - Fashion And Mode

Haute Couture Week has officially kicked off, and Chanel’s runway show was, as always, a highlight. Held at the Grand Palais in Paris, the shimmering silver room, complete with two parallel staircases, and a 12-piece orchestra led by French musician, Sebastien Tellier set the tone for what was one incredible show.

As the music began, models descended down the staircases in a spectacle of iridescent gowns, sheer two-pieces, beautiful button down jackets, metallic kneepads, and some very cool sneakers. The metallic eye makeup and spiked hairdos added a punk vibe to the dreamy collection.

At the end of the show, Karl Lagerfeld emerged to take his bow, accompanied by the bride (model-of-the-moment, Cara Delevingne) and a young ring bearer, Lagerfeld’s godson, Hudson Koening. The elaborately embroidered column gown worn by Delevigne was the icing on top of a spectacular show.

Fashion Tips and Tricks Every Girl Should Step 1 - 9

9. Who has the time to hand wash bras? Machine wash them in cold water in a mesh zipper bag and drape them over a hanger to air dry.

8. Use a lemon wedge to remove excess or streaky self-tanner.

7. Track lighting is possible even for the tiniest closet: Buy a track kit, screw it into the ceiling, run the wire down the wall and plug it into the nearest outlet. Not only will you see all your clothes better, but you’ll feel like you have a more luxurious closet.

6. Invest in silk or satin pillowcases to keep your hair from breaking during the night. (They also keep your skin looking smoother than rough cotton cases!)

5. If you’re unsure about an impulse or sale purchase, leave it at the store. If you’re still thinking about it when you wake up the next day, buy it.

4. Have a sequin garment you don’t wear anymore? Remove the sequins and sprinkle them into a vase of flowers. Gorgeous!

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3. A good shoemaker can fully rebuild your favorite pair, even if the arch is cracked.
2. To coax a loose thread back into place, gently tug at the stitches to the sides of the pull as well as above and below.

1. There’s nothing cooler than sticking to a signature style you know looks good on you. Slaves to fashion are never chic!

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19. To prevent clothing from wrinkling in a suitcase, fold everything in plastic dry cleaning bags.

18. If you can’t fit two fingers underneath your bra band comfortably, it’s probably too tight.

17. Pile on good accessories—scarves, sunglasses, hats, statement jewelry—to instantly transform even the most basic outfit.
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16. Confused about laundry settings? Remember this: The hotter the water, the cleaner the clothing will be. While warm water is fine for most clothes, linens and dirty white clothing are best washed in hot water to remove germs and heavy soil. Cold water is usually used for delicates.
15. A structured hat should rest about 1/8 to a 1/2-inch above the ears.
14. After a shower, use your hairdryer to de-mist bathroom mirrors in seconds.
13. A good tip when cleaning out your closet: Ask a friend whose style you admire to come over and help. She/he might offer new insight on how to wear certain items before you toss them.
12. It might sound “budget,” but a hot glue gun works amazingly well to hem skirts, pants and even jeans in a pinch.
11. Looking for uses for all the single socks you’ve amassed while doing laundry? When you’ve got aches or pains, fill a sock with dry beans or rice and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Voila, an instant (and free) heating pad.
10. Wear your new real leather jacket in the rain to break it in. Water will soften up the leather and allow it to stretch and crease at specific points on your body.

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29. Heat can warp your glasses frames, so always keep them in a hard case and never wear them on your head on a hot day.

28. Spray shirts prone to sweat stains with lemon juice before washing. The natural acid dissolves alkaline sweat reside that could cause yellow discoloration.

27. “It’s a myth that loose styles flatter a large bust or a plus-size woman. The area just under the bust is a woman’s smallest torso measurement, so emphasizing it with a structured waistband that hits higher than your natural waist will make you look a size smaller. —BG Krishnan, President,

26. Use shaving cream and a washcloth to remove liquid makeup from shirt collars.

25. A modern trick to looking like the most effortlessly stylish girl in the room: Pair dressy bottoms (a velvet maxi, a leather or beaded skirt, silk pants) with a worn gray crew-neck sweatshirt or T-shirt.
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24. When it doubt, always choose the smaller denim size, since jeans stretch with wear.

23. “Never dry a wet shoe with heat. Let it dry naturally in open air. Heat will dry out leather and the lifespan of the shoe will be cut in half.” —Jordan Adoni, Designer, Modern Vice

22. The easiest way to make your closet look organized: Buy all the same hangers for everything–same color, same shape.

21. Before bed, pour two or three tablespoons of baking soda into sweaty workout sneakers and tilt the shoe to distribute the soda evenly. This will eat any odor and absorb perspiration.

20. “For guaranteed weight loss, I advise people to follow my A, B, C’s – no Alcohol, Bread or processed Carbs.”—David Kirsch, celebrity trainer and fitness guru.

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39. Don’t buy items you know you won’t properly care for. For example, if you know you’re never going to hand-wash that delicate cami or beaded sweater, don’t buy it.

38. “Pair flirty, feminine dresses with masculine spectator shoes for an effortless and unexpected look.” — Gabriella Perezutti, Designer, Candela

37. To achieve the perfectly effortless cuffed sleeve, keep the top button (which is called the gauntlet) buttoned while you roll.
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36. V-neck sweaters and tees give the illusion of a longer torso.

35. Spritzed a bit too much perfume on yourself this morning? Use unscented, oil-based makeup remover to remove excess perfume.

34. Tend to wear certain leather shoes without socks? Always stuff them with a soft cloth when you’re done wearing them. This absorbs moisture and help the shoes keep their shape.

33. “Hoop earrings are a classic style that every woman—regardless of age—should have, but the type depends on your face. If you have a thin face, go for larger round or embellished hoops. If you have a round face an elongated hoop or drop style is best.” —Elena Kiam, Creative Director, Lia Sophia

32. Freeze jeans inside a plastic bag for two days to zap odor without running them through the washing machine.
31. Looking for an easy trick to make your bare legs look longer? Try pumps the same color of your skin, which gives give the illusion that your legs extend a few extra inches.

30. Wrap an empty bottle of your favorite perfume in a handkerchief and tuck it into your underwear drawer for a subtle scent.

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49. How to care for fur at home: “Pass the fur with a hairbrush and steam it for added bounce, volume and shine.” —Eran Elfassy, Co-Creative Director, Mackage
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48. “Marquise ring shapes help to create the illusion of longer, more slender fingers, even on small wide hands. Pear or oval stones are also flattering.” — Carol Brodie, Fine Jewelry Designer, HSN’s Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie

47. Everyday bras should be replaced every three to six months, as that’s when they start to lose elasticity and support.

46. Ideally, a pencil skirt should hit just at the top of your knee. Any lower and it will start to shorten your leg.

45. Pants a bit too tight? Let them air dry and stretch the waistband by hand (or with a hairdryer) while they’re still damp.

44. Still look chic while showing some skin: If you’re wearing a miniskirt or shorts, cover up on top. If your top is skimpy, go for full-coverage bottoms.

45. Don’t underestimate the power of a well-fitting, stylish winter coat. You can be wearing pajamas underneath and you’ll still look perfectly put together.

44. Windex restores the glossy sheen on patent leather without doing any damage.

43. Fold jeans like a pro: Lay jeans on a flat surface, fold in half from left to right. Grab the stacked jean legs and fold them in half so the hem of the jeans lines up with the waistband. Fold the jeans in half one more time.
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42. The power of a silk pillowcase isn’t a myth: Not only do they prevent “sleep crease,” they’re much, much gentler on your skin and hair.

41. “The best way to store fashion jewelry, including Sterling Silver, is in Ziploc bags. This helps pieces retain luster and reduces tarnishing and scratches.”—Jordann Weingartner, Founder, I Love Jewelry Auctions

40. If the garment you’re ironing has delicate buttons or detailing, cover them with the bowl of a metal spoon and press the surrounding fabric.
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59. A vintage trunk not only makes a stylish coffee table, but it can also house shoes and clothing you rarely wear.

58. “To remove watermarks from leather boots, add a few drops of vinegar to a bowl of cool water and scrub the stains with a soft bristle brush until stains are no longer visible. Let dry overnight.” — Daryl Carr, Marketing Coordinator, Stetson

57. To stop squeaky shoes, remove the insole and apply Vaseline or WD-40 before replacing it.

56. To determine if pearls are real, lightly rub them over your teeth. Fake pearls will be perfectly smooth, and real ones will feel slightly gritty or textured.

55. When you’re shopping for a jacket, coat, or blazer, pay attention to the fit around the shoulders. While a tailor can tweak pretty much everything about the fit of a jacket—from tapering the waist to shortening it—they can’t change the shoulders. Make sure the seams sit perfectly at the bony tops of your shoulders.

54. Chic up a sporty puffer vest by cinching the waist with a skinny belt.

53. Unless they’re cropped or tapered, pant hems should just graze the tops of your shoes and be from 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch off the floor.

52. Always dry-clean coats before storing them, and place on cedar hangers inside cloth garment bags. This preserves the fabric and keeps moths away.

51. If you have a small closet, never keep your shoes in clunky shoeboxes. Instead, always line up them on the floor.

50. Going to a winter wedding or formal event? Try wearing a sleeveless fur vest as a top, cinching it with a skinny belt or piece of ribbon and pairing it with a floor-length skirt.

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69. Add a 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rinse cycle while doing laundry to maintain the wash of your favorite pair of dark jeans.

68. To stretch tight shoes, fill two freezer bags with water and place into each shoe. Let it freeze overnight. As the water freezes, it’ll gently expand your shoes.

67. Frame vintage scarves for cool original artwork.
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66. Due to its high level of surfactants, Dawn dish detergent is especially successful at removing grease and oil stains from clothing. 65. “A flattering silhouette begins with the right underpinnings. Never underestimate the power of Spanx—they’re a girl’s best friend!” — Lucy Sykes Rellie, Fashion Director, Rent the Runway

64. Revamp an old coat by swapping out the buttons and having a tailor replace the lining with something eye-catching, like a pattern or a bright color.

63. When getting jeans shortened, always ask your tailor to reattach the original hem. It may cost extra, but it’s worth it.

62. If blush or bronzer breaks in your handbag, pre-moistened makeup removing wipes will clean up the loose powder flawlessly.

61. Break in stiff or too-snug shoes by slipping them on with socks and blasting your feet with a hot hairdryer.
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60. Hang a shoe bag on the back of your bathroom door and use it to hold makeup, toiletries, brushes, hair ties, etc.
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79. Pour a dash of vodka into vase water to extend the life of your flowers.

78. Spray tights with sticky (read: cheap) hairspray to avoid holes and runs.

77. To clean dirt off suede, remove the crust from a piece of bread and allow it to become stale. Gently rub dirt and stains with the edge of the stale bread, and they’ll disappear. To de-scuff suede, use an eraser or nail file.

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76. Shopping for a wedding dress or another big-event outfit? Head to the store with makeup on, proper undergarments, and your hair semi-done to get a better sense of how it’ll look.

75. Double-stick tape work to shorten a hem in a pinch if you can’t get to the tailor before an event.

74. Blot, don’t rub, when you spill something on your clothes. Wiping or rubbing will actually further ingrain the stain into the weave.

73. “Panty lines are not okay! Every woman should invest in nude, seamless underwear.” — Giuliana Rancic, HSN designer and E! host

72. If you don’t feel like trying on a dress but still want to see where the hem will hit you, align the shoulder seam exactly with your shoulder bone (not your collarbone).

71. Repurpose old or thrift sweaters and blankets by using them to reupholster a throw pillow, a chair seat or cover a stool.

70. “Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain.” – Kaelen Haworth, designer, KAELEN

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89. “If you don’t have time to try on jeans in the store, try the Neck Method: You can determine your size by placing the waistline of the jeans around the diameter of your neck. If the waistline of the pant comfortably meets at back of your neck, then the jeans will fit.”— Sarah Ahmed, Creative Director, DL1961 Premium Denim

88. Cut down your closet by 25% by asking yourself this one question: “If I were shopping right this second, would I buy this?” If the answer’s no, out it goes. — Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, Founder, Clos-ette and Clos-ette Too.

87. “Never put your swimwear in the washing machine, and always hand dry. The machine will damage the suit and it will lose its elasticity. The only exception: At the end of the summer or vacation, wash your swimwear in lingerie washing bags on the gentle cycle with a bit if Drift or Woolite. But only after many wears.” —Shoshanna Gruss, Designer

86. To drop bloat five days before a big event, stay away from dairy and whole grains, which can do a number on the digestive system.

85. While fake designer bags are a huge don’t, fake diamond studs are a huge do. Faux stones are hard to spot to the untrained eye.

84. Dressy occasions aren’t the time to play with trends, so know your silhouette and stick to it to always look your best. Perfect example: Sofia Vergara knows she looks good in mermaid dresses, and always chooses variations of the shape on red carpets.

83. “Never put a garment on immediately after ironing, as this can actually cause new wrinkles to form. Instead, let it sit for five minutes to set the press.” — Althea Harper, Designer and Rowenta Brand Ambassador

82. The best way to de-fuzz a sweater: use a pumice stone.

81. Snap clip-on earrings onto flats for an instant evening shoe, or onto shirt collars for DIY embellishments.

80. If you get wax on a piece of clothing, layer wax paper over the hardened wax and then run an iron over it to loosen it up. Once you pull off the paper, the wax should come right out with it.
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Fashion Tips and Tricks Every Girl Should Step 90-101

When it comes to fashion and style, it sometimes seems that everyone and their mother (literally!) have tried-and-true tips and tricks they absolutely swear by. Some are useful, while others … well, not so much. With that in mind, we’ve culled 101 of the best from the best: designers, lifestyle experts and, of course, our staff. Trust us: With these gems, you’ll be well on your way to living your most stylish life.

101. Despite what it says on the tag, cashmere is best washed by hand. To dry it, use a salad spinner, which releases excess water in seconds.

100. Use white wine to remove red wine stains.

99. Wash new jeans twice before taking them to the tailor. Why? Because jeans will always shrink in length when washed.

98. To stop angora or mohair from shedding, fold the garment and place it into a zip-top bag and freeze it for at least three hours.

97. Remove odors from vintage or thrift clothing by spritzing them with a mixture of one part vodka, two parts water.

96. “Remove white deodorant marks from a garment by gently rubbing the protective foam used on hangers against the fabric.” — Jonathan Simkhai, designer

95. If you get an oil stain on your favorite handbag, coat the mark with baby powder and let it stand overnight. By morning, the stain should be gone. If a bit still remains, repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.

94. The best at-home method to keep diamonds sparkling: liquid dishwasher detergent and an old toothbrush.

93. The secret to well-fitting everyday clothes is Lycra. The formulas to look for: 95% cotton/5% Lycra spandex for T-shirts, and at least 2% Lycra for jeans to hold their shape.

92. “Always organize your clothes going light to dark from left to right in your closet. Your eye will follow the color and thus help you stay organized.” — Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, Founder, Clos-ette and Clos-ette Too.

90. Wondering about the quality of your cashmere? Gently stretch the body of the garment to see if it snaps back. A lower-quality cashmere won’t.

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