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#StyleHack – The Modern Girl’s Guide To Thrifted Style With Dryel

January 15th, 2016 by Christen

As a busy woman on the go,  managing clients, deadlines all while looking cute doing so the pressure (and struggle) can get real, real quick.  There are times, we could all use a few life hacks or reset buttons for an edge up on everyday life.  Lucky for me, I got the chance to upgrade the way I keep clean with the ultimate style hack for anyone with a busier than normal lifestyle.  Discover how to find affordable style with Dryel and how it’s changed the way I keep my style so fresh and so clean below.

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Style With Dryel – A Thrifter’s Asset

If you’ve ever rummaged through racks and racks of coats, dresses or shirts at a vintage shop, then you know there’s a certain aroma that most thrifted items can’t help but have.  I can’t begin to share the countless times that I’ve gone into thrifting boutiques and found one-of-a-kind pieces that I wanted to wear the same day.  While there are some dry cleaners that offer same day service, you’d be hard pressed to find one with nearly convenient hours as your in-home dryer machine. With Dryel, your next thrifted find is as good as new and ready to wear after a few minutes in your dryer.
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Throughout the years, I’ve learned the best way to keep evolving your style is to know the trends, but also know what works for you.  My style fluctuates from diva glam to sporty chic on any given day, from my favorite vintage Roberto Cavalli mink coat and leather Yankee ball cap, to my vintage inspired H&M jacket and thrifted fur collar — I love mixing it up every chance I get.  (The funny thing about my style is that I typically get the most compliments on a look that I barely invested much effort into!  #EasyChic). No matter what, the one thing that never changes is just how good Dryel’s at home cleaning system comes through in the clutch!
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A meeting that turns into a late night gala invitation?  Dryel handled it.  A thrifted Buffalo plaid smock perfect for a last minute girls day out? One quick cleaning later, instant style with Dryel handled it.  With Dryel’s easy to use cleaning system, I’m able to spend less time and money making trips to the dry cleaners and more time enjoying the things and people I love.  Dryel is more than a modern girl’s style hack, it’s a money-saving and time-saving hack that has changed my life!
Dryel is easy to use, cost effective and it extends the life of your closet – what more could you ask for? Clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching.  You’ve seen how I keep my winter, spring and summer style chic without breaking the bank with Dryel, now how about you?  You can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target or get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

Freshen & Extend Your Wardrobe From One Season To The Next With Dryel

August 24th, 2015 by Christen

From the holiday season to summer and even in preparation for the most stylish season of them all – Fall!  Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner has been my secret to sustaining my wardrobe from one season to the next and now I’m sharing my secret to saving money on dry cleaning and how to freshen your wardrobe from one season to the next with you!

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Reason #1 for using Dryel – it saves me hundreds in dry cleaning bills every month!  The average dry cleaning bill for three dresses is $60+ a month – compared to Dryel, a few bucks a month goes a long way!

 

Dryel is the at-home dry cleaner that uses the power of steam to clean and deodorize clothing – all in your own dryer.  The patented Dryel cleaning system truly fits my on-the-go lifestyle!  From last minute travel, to dressing for a special occasion Dryel quickly refreshes and renews clothing in as little as fifteen minutes.  Dryel safely and thoroughly cleans clothes, protects colors and preserve shape without using any harsh chemicals.

 

Must Read: Keeping My Holiday Style Chic Without Breaking The Bank With Dryel

 

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Dryel is definitely my secret for keeping my looks fabulous all season long. The starter kit (MSRP: $6.99) cleans up to 10 garments while the refill (MSRP $8.99) cleans up to 30 garments – cleaning my favorite sequin and satin frocks for a fraction of the cost of a typical dry cleaner.

 

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Reason #2 for using Dryel – it’s tough on stains but easy on sequin, satins and other delicate fabrics.

 

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Not only do I use Dryel to clean and freshen up hard to clean frocks, but it works wonders on eliminating wrinkles in hard to iron pleated skirts/dresses and livening compacted clothes fresh out my suitcase too!

 

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Reason #3 for using Dryel – it’s travel friendly!  No matter what city or hotel, I find myself in I can alway count on dry cleaner quality service at “Do-It-Yourself” pricing with Dryel!

 

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Must Read: Succeed At Last-Minute Style This Winter With Dryel At-Home Cleaner

 

Dryel is easy to use, cost effective and it extends the life of your closet – what more could you ask for? Clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching.  You’ve seen how I keep my winter, spring and summer style chic without breaking the bank with Dryel, now how about you?  You can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target or get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

 

 

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Discover The Secret Behind The Fashionable Success Of CBS’ The Good Wife

May 4th, 2015 by Christen

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Just in time for the season finale of the critically acclaimed hit drama “The Good Wife”, I caught up with style guru, Dryel advocate and “The Good Wife” costume designer – Dan Lawson to discuss his life of fashion, designing the stylish TV moments and more.  Check out my interview with Dan below…

 

At what age & what moment did you discover your love of fashion & style?

Well, I studied costume designer in college.  Then, of course, one gets out of school and starts questioning everything.  But I absolutely knew costume design was my calling when I saw the Merchant/Ivory film, “A Room With a View”.  I was truly moved by the story that the clothing told in that movie.  I was such a nerd, I even wrote the costume designer to say how much I loved her work.  Of course, she didn’t write back, but I knew that was what I wanted to do nonetheless.

“Fashion” really came into play later when I started working in television on such shows as “One Life To Live”, “Lipstick Jungle”, “Kings”, and of course, “The Good Wife”.  TGW in particular was the perfect marriage of costume design and fashion for me.

 

How do you use technology to achieve day-to-day accomplishments in the fashion field?

Computer is key!  Research, correspondence, budget keeping, script work – everything goes through the computer.  TGW tries to be as green as we can.  So we do a lot through the computer.  Even pattern making can now happen on the computer.

There are other technologies that we use as well.  Instead of dry-cleaning all the time, we use Dryel.  Some of our vendors use amazing machines to create our own fabrics.   Superior irons like Rowenta that work incredibly well on clothes.

 

What are your favorite social media/fashion apps that you’re currently using?

I like Twitter.  I like to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening out there at any given moment.  Instagram is wonderful for research.

 

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What’s a typical day in the life for Dan like?

VERY LONG!!  I usually start by getting up at 5 and getting to set by 6:30 for a 7 AM call.  I work with the actors on their costumes for the day and make sure everyone looks the way I want them to before they go to set.  My team also checks/dresses the background actors.  Once the first scene is up and running, I usually have to go to my office in the wardrobe space at the studio for fittings with new actors.

While we are shooting the current episode, I also have to prep the next episode.  So in between checking actors before they go to set and fittings, I read the new script, break it down, research, shop, and work on roughing in the new episode’s wardrobe.  There are usually at least 3 meetings that I have to attend during the 6 or 7 day prep for a new episode – the initial meeting on the episode (called a concept meeting), my costume meeting with the director/producer, and finally the production meeting where we go over all the nuts and bolts before we start shooting.

The day starts to wind down around 7.  Our show tries to stick to a 12 hour shoot day.  Sometimes it’s longer and every once in a while it’s shorter.  Of course, if there is anything out of the ordinary with an episode, that takes extra time to handle.

We have long days Monday through Friday, but weekends are usually ours.  Although, if a new script comes in or there is a rewrite, I have to deal with it on my day off.  Episodic TV is a big machine and one has to stay in front of the work.  It’s like waiting tables, once you’re in the weeds it’s usually too late to salvage the situation.

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How do you keep the clothes you work with on set looking their best?

Our actors at TGW wear a lot of clothes as well as wearing the same outfit for days.  Quite often they will have to wear a costume until the end of the day on day and then the first thing again in the morning.  Everything gets steamed or ironed daily.  We always run a lint roller over the clothing.  We check for any small repairs that might need to happen.  We check the buttons to make sure they are tight and perky – nothing worse than a drooping button on a suit, blouse or coat.  Using the proper hanger is also very important.  I usually like to have pants hang long rather than folded over a hanger to avoid creases right at the knee.  We will also turn garments inside out to allow them to get air to the inside which helps freshen them up.  We depill the knits.  We also dry-clean but try to dry-clean as little as possible since the process can be quite wearing to clothing.  We use Dryel a lot in the dryer to remove daily grime from all day wearing or stains.  We also use it for freshening up blouses, dress shirts, skirts.  It’s a great product too for rejuvenating vintage pieces or already worn pieces we pick up from the second-hand stores.

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If you could only pack 5 items in your fashion survival kit, what would they be?

Female:  the perfect skirt (pencil or “A”); a versatile blouse; a well-heeled pump that is comfortable (not an easy thing to find, but well worth the effort of looking!); a nicely maintained bag – not a backpack; a simple, elegant earring that goes with everything

 

Male:  a well fitting suit; a white dress shirt with a nice crisp collar; a good leather belt; a classic dress shoe that is comfortable; and, like the ladies, a nicely maintained bag – not a backpack.

 

Want to keep up with Daniel Lawson, costume designer of The Good Wife. Follow him @GoodWifeFashion on Twitter and discover Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target plus get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

Succeed At Last-Minute Style This Winter With Dryel At-Home Cleaner

February 14th, 2015 by Christen

 

 

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During a recent trip to California, I was invited to attend the NAACP Awards and after glow and had no idea what to wear.  I had only packed for two other events and didn’t have time to go shopping (let alone find a dry cleaners in the area.)  With no time left, I needed to find a laundry mat with a dryer and find one fast! As a Dryel Ambassador, I always pack cleansing cloths and a dryer bag with me at all times.  Not only does it come in handy when you need it, the bag also doubles as a soiled laundry bag that you can use when you’re on the go.

 

 

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With one spin of the dryer, Dryel’s quick steam cleaning made my dress look and feel fresher than ever.  Without any fading or fraying the gentile cleaning technique was comparable to a dry cleaning PLUS it was quicker and cheaper than a typical dry cleaning bill!  Thanks to Dryel, this all day look took me from a mid-day LA brunch to the NAACP Awards Show and after-party all night long.

 

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Dryel is the at-home dry cleaner that uses the power of steam to clean and deodorize clothing – all in your own dryer. The patented Dryel cleaning system truly fits my on-the-go lifestyle! From last minute travel, to dressing for a special occasion Dryel quickly refreshes and renews clothing in as little as fifteen minutes. Dryel safely and thoroughly cleans clothes, protects colors and preserve shape without using any harsh chemicals.
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Not only is Dryel is easy to use, it’s also cost effective and is necessary for the last-minute style moments.  Repeating styles on clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching. It’s an absolute must-have for any traveling girl on the go and you can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target today!  Want to learn more about how others use Dryel to save the day? Get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

Keeping My Holiday Style Chic Without Breaking The Bank With Dryel

December 10th, 2014 by Christen

Let’s face it!  Holiday season is great time of the year!  It’s actually one of my favorite times of the year simply because everyone is so hopeful, cheerful and the bounty of holiday parties are endless.  Keeping up with the holiday invites and chic attire can be a challenge during the holiday season.  You have to make strategic style choices that keep you looking fabulous while avoid overspending on new holiday-inspired fashion and mountainous dry cleaning bills at all costs.  That’s why I’m so happy to share my secret to looking amazing during the holiday season, as an official brand ambassador for Dryel I’ve been able to save, while keeping stylish all season long!

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With brand new red packaging and a new, improved bag Dryel is the go-to for every stylish girl on the go this season!

 

Dryel is the at-home dry cleaner that uses the power of steam to clean and deodorize clothing – all in your own dryer.  The patented Dryel cleaning system truly fits my on-the-go lifestyle!  From last minute travel, to dressing for a special occasion Dryel quickly refreshes and renews clothing in as little as fifteen minutes.  Dryel safely and thoroughly cleans clothes, protects colors and preserve shape without using any harsh chemicals.

 

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Dryel can be used on most dry clean only items, but its also great for cleaning other items like stuffed animals, table linens and more.

 

I love mixing and matching patterns, textures and colors – all in the name of holiday fashion and with Dryel quick cleaning, it makes remixing looks easier than ever.  Dryel is definitely my secret for keeping my looks fabulous all season long. The starter kit (MSRP: $6.99) cleans up to 10 garments while the refill (MSRP $8.99) cleans up to 30 garments – cleaning my favorite sequin and satin frocks for a fraction of the cost of a typical dry cleaner.

Not only do I use Dryel to clean and freshen up hard to clean frocks, but it works wonders on eliminating wrinkles in hard to iron pleated skirts/dresses and livening compacted clothes fresh out my suitcase too!  Can you believe my favorite sequin dress went from suitcase-to-camera ready in minutes?

 

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From holiday parties to filming on set – Dryel keeps my favorite clothes looking camera ready, no matter what!

 

Dryel is easy to use, cost effective and it extends the life of your closet – what more could you ask for?  Clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching.  You’ve seen how I keep my holiday style chic without breaking the bank with Dryel, now how about you?  You can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target or get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

 

 

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