Style With Dryel - A Thrifter's Asset
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. 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.
Reason #2 for using Dryel - it's tough on stains but easy on sequin, satins and other delicate fabrics.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!
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!Facebook and Pinterest today.
How do you use technology to achieve day-to-day accomplishments in the fashion field?
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.
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.What's a typical day in the life for Dan like?
How do you keep the clothes you work with on set looking their best?
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.
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.
If you could only pack 5 items in your fashion survival kit, what would they be?
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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.
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.
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?
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.