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Fashion

How to Wash a Sweater

How to Wash a Sweater

Tips from The Laundress

We’re not going to name names, but we know someone — definitely not one of our editors — who doesn’t wash her sweaters. (“Why dry clean when you can Febreze?”)

Don’t be That Girl. Clean knits yourself (even cashmere!) with help from Lindsey Wieber Boyd, co-founder of The Laundress. In today’s video, she demystifies the sweater-washing process, from removing pills and stains to proper drying.

Want to keep washing? Check out our video on cleaning a coat in the washing machine. Seriously. To prove how doable it is, Wieber Boyd demonstrated on her vintage Chanel jacket. (It’s wool, but the procedure also works for down.)

Now a certain someone — no one you know — won’t have to keep her arms down on the subway.

For more information or to buy the products mentioned in the videos, go to thelaundress.com. Enter DCVIDEO11 at checkout for 15 percent off (good through January 19). For more laundry tricks, watch our tutorials on cleaning silk in the machine and washing delicates.

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How-To

How to Create a Wedding-Day Chignon

How to Create a Wedding-Day Chignon

An Easy DIY Updo with Stylist Michael Angelo

There are things you don’t want on your wedding day (rain, red wine stains). And things you really don’t want (bad shellfish, terrible hair).

Safeguard against the latter by doing your hair yourself. (Yes, we’re serious.)

In today’s video, Michael Angelo, founder/owner of Wonderland Beauty Parlor in NYC, creates an elegant chignon that you (or your mom) can easily DIY. All you need are bobby pins, a rubber band, a curling iron, and some sculpting product. Add a special touch with clips or flowers.

What’s the appeal? You’ll look more natural — and the hairstylist is with you the entire reception should any strands fall. Not to mention, more money for the things you do want (expensive booze).

Want more great wedding advice? Be sure to watch our videos on dress shopping dos and don’ts, finding the right gown for your body type, and selecting a veil.

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How-To

Selecting a Wedding Veil

Selecting a Wedding Veil

Tips from Bridal Expert Gabriella Risatti

Choosing a veil is much easier than picking a dress, but it shouldn’t be an afterthought. In this video, Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon in Manhattan, gives pointers on how to find the best one for you.


For more tips and tricks, sign up for DailyCandy Weddings. Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to easydoesit@dailycandy.com.

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How-To

Wedding Dress Shopping Dos and Don'ts

Wedding Dress Shopping Dos and Don'ts

Tips from Bridal Expert Gabriella Risatti

When it comes to looking for the dress, you’ve got questions: When should you buy one? Who should you take along for opinions? What style should you go for? Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, has the answers in today’s video.


For more tips and tricks, sign up for DailyCandy Weddings. Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to easydoesit@dailycandy.com.