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Friday, September 5, 2014

REFRESH YOUR VINTAGE TREASURES



Nothing sucks the fun out of a victorious vintage shopping trip more quickly than a residual musty odor.  Ew.  Rule of thumb: if a store smells when you walk in, chances are so will any items they've stocked.  Another warning sign: multiple burning candles or the scent of  room fragrance.  Fabrics absorb perfumes, hairspray and household odors that tend to stay with a garment long after cleaning (same goes for garments that were never worn).

Garments that can be washed are a little easier to deal with.  Many swear by Borax, Wisk or Oxy Clean for major odors.  Even adding a little white vinegar to the wash can help.  I like Mrs. Meyers Lemon Verbena laundry detergent for light odors.  Just be careful and take it one step at a time.  Don't double-up treatments... you wouldn't want to damage delicate fabric.

To treat more delicate items that still smell after dry cleaning, try spritzing them with vodka or vinegar (diluted with water).  Never store clothing in plastic dry cleaning bags.  Remove them as soon as you get home, so they can air out and avoid the dry cleaning chemical odor.

My favorite new trick?  Try fashioning a sachet of coffee grounds (sounds crazy, but it works!)  For bags or shoes, place directly inside.  For clothing, hang the garment inside a cloth storage bag and either hang the sachet on the hanger or place at bottom of bag.  Leave overnight (or longer if necessary) and voila!  Much better!




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DESIGNER BAGS AT STYLE THERAPY

If only they were!

Looking to add (a spectacular) bag to your collection?  Search no further.  How about the Chanel Icons "Hidden Label" flap bag?  Or even better, a classic Chanel flap bag in luminous metallic turquoise?  There's the covetable orange leather Hermes Jypsiere and the black calf hair Majorelle from Saint Laurent.  So many choices.

FYI: keep checking back because I've just received additional bags from Nancy Gonzalez, Saint Laurent, Kara Ross and Rachel Zoe for Judith Leiber!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING? TREAT YOURSELF, TOO!

Back to school shopping for the kiddos?  Why don't you treat yourself, too?  Shop from the Style Therapy website or from our eBay store this week and get free shipping on all orders over $50!  Domestic orders only.  Offer ends Sunday, August 24th.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

HAIR MIRACLE


I've previously mentioned my slight obsession with potions promising thicker, fuller hair.  So you can imagine my delight when my hair stylist informed me this week that he found all sorts of new hair growth throughout!  I could account for the added fullness around the temples, as I've been applying NeuHair (sporadically) for a few months.  As for the rest of my hair, I owe any improvement to Body Mass from Kevin Murphy's Plumping Line.  It's my new favorite volumizing spray.  I've been using it for about 3 months.  Turns out, Body Mass was inspired by the eyelash lenthening/thickening industry and its ingredients provide instant volume but also promote hair growth!  Wishing I could sign up for monthly replenishment!  Try it, you'll thank me!
For more in-depth information about Body Mass, check out this article.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SUMMER SANDALS ON SALE AT BARNEYS!


Save up to 75% off stunning summer sandals, on sale now at Barneys.