Entries Tagged as 'Care Instructions'

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

5 expert tips on bra care and fitting from San Francisco’s Alla Prima

In need of a proper bra fitting, I recently visited the wonderful San Francisco lingerie shop Alla Prima for the first time. In addition to a new size diagnosis, I also got a lesson in bra care that I won’t soon forget. In the spirit of spreading great advice that will extend the life (and dollar) [...]

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Boot repair at The Pioneer Renewer

The Pioneer Renewer in the Castro has quickly become my favorite shoe repair place in SF. In the past year, I think I’ve already been in three or four times. So many heels worn down from so much walking! The repairs I’ve gotten there have all been above and beyond what I expected. So that [...]

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The Story of Cosmetics, from Annie Leonard + SafeCosmetics.org

How crazy is it that current FDA laws concerning personal care products haven’t changed since 1938? Apparently cosmetics companies aren’t required to meet any standards or regulations with their products. Crazy. But there’s good news! Annie Leonard from The Story of Stuff has narrated this excellent video to educate us about what the heck we’re [...]

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

My favorite shoes

I’d like to introduce you to my favorite pair of shoes: I’m in Omaha right now, where the temperatures are in the 60s (rather than the 90s in Austin), so I got to pull out my favorite boots again. Their only draw-back is that they’re not good summer shoes! I got these in the fall [...]

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Closet care tips to help your wardrobe last a lifetime, courtesy of Hudson & Jane

As we well know, the best way be a conscientious consumer is to shop less overall and take care of the clothes we already have. I recently got to write a few articles about how to take better care of your wardrobe on behalf of one of my favorite clients, Hudson & Jane, the lovely high-end men’s [...]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

An alternative to washing your jeans — freeze them

To keep my dark jeans looking new, I wait as long as possible between washes, as machine washing seems to inevitably bring out new signs of wear. But Brazilian denim brand TriStar is starting an alternative denim washing movement — just throw your jeans in the freezer! “After use, just put them inside a plastic [...]