Tim Gunn’s Number One Fashion Sin!

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Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer for Liz Claiborne and fashion mentor for Project Runway, was asked what he thought was the number one fashion sin of all time. Mr. Gunn hesitated at first and then responded that there were actually two sins in competition with each other that most people commit. “One is fit. Wearing clothes that are simply too big or too small, and the former is Continue Reading

Sun Protection for Your Home and Clothes

Sun Protection for Your Home and Clothes

You would never venture out in 100-degree weather without some sort of skin protector, would you? Never! You protect your skin because you want to live in it for a good long while. And just as you slather on the SPF before sun exposure, you need to remember to protect one of your other investments – your clothes, draperies and furniture. Here are some tips to keep in Continue Reading

Water A Scarce Resource

Water a Scarce Resource

As the California drought continues, many water districts locally are offering incentives to customers who replace thirsty lawns with drought tolerant landscaping. Because Flair Cares, we’d like to introduce you to The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants. The nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, established 1960, is dedicated to the understanding, preservation and use of California native flora. The Foundation preserves the legacy and carries on the Continue Reading

Protect Your Men’s Wardrobe Investment

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Why should you take the time to maintain and store your wardrobe properly? First, good clothing that is properly maintained always looks better than more expensive clothing that is neglected. Protecting your wardrobe costs much less than having to buy replacement clothing every few years. And while proper wardrobe maintenance requires discipline, it is a small reflection of the larger way in which you live your life. Here Continue Reading

Before you pack away that sleeping bag…

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Sleeping bags can make or break a camping trip, so before you pack away the bag you’ve used all summer, be sure to have it professionally dry cleaned, and then think about the best way to store it long term. First, make sure the bag is dry before storing. Never store a wet sleeping bag. Then decide how you want to store the bag. There are three schools Continue Reading

9 Ways to Make Denim Jackets Fit Almost Any Style!!

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Denim jackets are one of our favorite clothing items. You can wear them with literally anything. A well cared for denim jacket can lend a casual vibe to any outfit, but can also be dressed up a little bit. Denim will keep you warm and accent the rest of your outfit. We included 9 of our reader’s best tips for getting the most out or denim jackets, and Continue Reading

10 Ways to Turn Your High School Clothes into a College Wardrobe

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Be honest! Your high school clothes rocked! But as you head toward college, you might not be too sure. No problem! These 10 steps will put you on the right track and help you make a memorable impression at college all year. Lose the high school T-shirts and sweats, buy some clothes sporting your college’s logo and wear them proudly. Keep a fallback outfit available – something comfortably Continue Reading

Top 5 Questions on Caring for Silk

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Silk garments, from high-end designer labels or neckties to everyday silk casual wear, are very popular among men and women. We know because we clean a lot of silk garments, from ties to dresses, and wraps to blouses. Silk drapes, looks and feels great, but, like other fabrics, it can wear, stain, and fade. Here are the five most common questions we get on silk care. In an Continue Reading

The Science of Jean Care

The Science of Jean Care

Jeans can be a costly investment – and finding a great-fitting pair can feel like an achievement. So you want your favorite jeans to last and look their best for as long as possible. The best approach is to have your jeans dry cleaned and professionally pressed. If you prefer caring for them at home, consider this advice. Wash Jeans Less Frequently – Jeans conform to our bodies, Continue Reading

Beware of Vacation Stowaways

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It’s vacation time!  We hope you have a fabulous time and that you bring back tons of memories and souvenirs.  But beware of nasty stowaways – bed bugs! Bed bug infestation is on the rise, and one of the most common ways bed bugs can come into a home is by being transferred after vacations via clothing, beach towels, and suitcases. When you are away, examine beds and Continue Reading