How To: Knot a Hermès Scarf in 21 Different Ways

Hermès is all about giving out the free goodies—this week I posted a tutorial for making your own papercraft "Kelly bag" and for years now they've created "knotting cards", a set of DIY illustrations presenting different ways to wear their iconic scarves.

How To: Identify Fake Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

How can you tell if the pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses that you are about to buy online are not a fake? Follow these 9 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.

How To: Fold a bandana around your mouth and nose

In this video, we learn how to fold a bandanna. First, place your bandanna flat, then fold it diagonally. Once you've done this, you will have an upside down triangle. Now, fold the top of the triangle down as many times as you desire, it can be as wide or as thin as you want. Now, you should have a rectangle with a triangle hanging out from under it. You can now tie the bandanna around your head, butting the triangle part around your mouth. Tie a knot behind your head tight enough to where i...

How To: Turn a men's dress shirt into an adorable dress

What is more fun than wrecking your boyfriend's shirt and turning it into a cute dress? In this tutorial, learn how to take a super oversized men's shirt and make a totally adorable summer dress with it! You will need to know sewing basics and be sneaky enough to get a shirt out of his closet, though! But in the end, this dress is so adorable, he probably won't even mind!

How To: Fix a zipper and bring new life to your backpack

There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple change in the slider's structure, as well as how to fix this. He identifies the zipper (the "teeth") and the slider (the pulley). Normally, when the slider is pulled through the zipper, it closes the zipper together. Some...

How To: Fold a bandana for your back pocket

Fyeo shows a cool way to fold a bandanna. Naturally you start with a bandanna. Lay it out flat and fold it so you get a nice big triangle. Then, fold it one more time so you get a smaller triangle. You then fold it again. Not so the corners meet, but so that just a little is hanging off. Then you take the corner and fold it in and under. Take about five inches up and fold it under so that a tail is hanging out of your back pocket. Once you've completed this, place the bandanna in your pocket....

How To: Wear Converse sneakers with skinny jeans

In this video from carahamelie03 we learn how to wear your Converse with skinny jeans. First make sure your Converse are laced the right way. The laces should go up and through the holes downward toward the shoe. Unlace the first two holes on both shoes. Wear socks that go decently far up so the Converse won't push your socks down. Put your foot in the shoe and fold the bill down towards your toes and tie the laces under the bill. tuck the bow into the side of your shoe. If it's too tight, ma...

How To: Measure your petticoat size for a sari

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure your petticoat size for a sari. First, measure around the waist with a measuring tape. This will be a simple measurement of your natural waistline. Next, you will need to measure the length of the petticoat. Measure from the waist down to the ankle. After this, measure out the hip area. The hip is roughly 9" lower than your waist is. After this, you will have all the measurements you need to make the petticoat the right size for your sari. Use your fa...

How To: Cut up your t-shirt like Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy

The girl in the video desribes how to cut up a shirt to make it look like an Ed Hardy shirt. This idea was inspired by Adam Saaks, who she saw do this in Vegas. First, she cuts out the neck of the shirt, and then matches up the side seams of the shirt and cuts slits halfway up the shirt about an inch apart. Now there are slit down the back of the shirt. After, each slit should be pulled taut separately. Start at the top of the shirt and pull the second string under the first string and contin...

How To: Stretch your ear gauge using the tape method

Want to wear some awesome ear plugs and be the most unique person walk down the street? Then you're going to have to stretch out your ear holes - and we mean REALLY stretch them out. Since ear plugs come in sizes ranging from the super tiny to even 2 inches in diameter, you'll have to stretch your ear to whatever diameter you prefer.

How To: Bar lace a shoe

There are so many different kinds of shoes, it's hard to keep up with them. There are casual shoes, professional looking shoes, athletic shoes, shoes for swimming, shoes for dance, and the list goes on. But one of the main constants about most shoes it the fact they have laces to them. Laces have been used for many years and is still the best way to ensuring your don't have barefeet. This video shows you how to bar lace an athletic skate shoe as well as a man's office dress shoe. Enjoy!

How To: Tie your shoelaces the cool way

This video is a demonstration of two ways to tie your shoes. The first method is as follows. Cross the two strings over each other, tuck one under the other, and pull it to tighten. Make a look with one string, then make the same loop with the other string. Cross the two loops, take one of the loops and tuck it in the hole between the two strings, and pull it. The second way starts the same as the first. After you have the first knot, make one loop and hold it with your thumb and index finger...

How To: Dress for a size 8 thin fram & flat chest

In this tutorial, we learn how to dress for a size 8 with thin frame. To start, go shopping and pick out clothing that has a bright pattern and color on it. Also, pick out clothes that are going to accentuate your beautiful figure and draw the eyes away from the breasts. Use pleats on the chest to make it look more full. Use a ribbon around the waist to create a beautiful shape and give the waist a smaller appearance. Wear dresses with tights to make the look more appropriate during the day. ...

How To: Put on a rented tuxedo

This video shows everything about how to put on a rented tuxedo. When you get your tux, the shoes will be hanging in a bag on the outside of the bag. Inside the bag will be the coat, shirt, vest or cummerbund, tie, pants and studs and links. Socks will be in the inside coat pocket, and the pocket square should be on the outside pocket of the coat. Remove the studs and links from the bag. Leave the collar button alone and start with the next button hole. Put the studs through the holea. Insert...

How To: Make an oversized bow fashion accessory

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an over-sized fashion bow fashion accessory. First, take your fabric and cut it to the desired size you want the bow to be. Cut this in a square shape at first, then sew the sides of the square. Then, fold this in half and pull in the middle of the square. Cut this in the middle to make a hole. Then, turn this inside out and push out the edges. Put an additional square of fabric around the square in the middle, then shape it out to be a cute bow to wear ...

How To: Choose the proper underwear for an hourglass figure

Ever wondered how to choose the proper underwear for an hourglass figure? This video with Gok Wan teaches how to do this. A bodysuit that goes from your shoulder to your thighs will smooth out your midsection and make you look like you have the proper proportions. Break away from black to gain a positive body image about yourself. Also, wear a thick belt that has a lot of embellishments on it to minimize the waist. By just wearing this type of underwear you will be able to see your beautiful ...

How To: Make a DIY faux fur shawl

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a DIY faux fur shawl. First, hem on end of each of the linings. The linings for them both must overlap, then sew around the edges. Pull this inside out and then hand sew the opening to the shawl. Once you finish, you can put the shawl on and wear it with whatever you would like. This is a very easy project to do, you just need to know how to sew to accomplish the look. Wear with a dress or just jeans and a top, this is a great faux fur shawl that will ma...

How To: Stretch your shoes at home using water, ziplock bags and a freezer

Are your shoes a little too tight? Don't toss them away, there's hope for them yet, and it involves one of the most basic elements on Earth— water. By packing your high-heeled shoes with plastic ziplock bags filled with water, then storing your shoes in the freezer, you'll have newly revived footwear that will accommodate your large feet— just kidding. Sometimes you just can't pass up a good shoe sale, and if they don't have your size, this is your fix.

How To: Measure for a custom tailored dress shirt

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure for a custom tailored dress shirt. All you need is a flexible measuring tape. First, take your tape measure, and wrap it around the neck, then add 1/4". To measure the chest, wrap the tape measure under the armpit and over the blades of the shoulders. You will go across the nipple line with this measurement. When you do the waist measurement, you want to go around the widest part of the midsection. Take your tape measure and don't squeeze around the w...

How To: Perfectly iron a men's dress shirt

TM Lewin shows us his technique to perfectly iron a man's shirt. You should have what he calls an ironing kit. An iron with a good steaming function, a spray bottle, and a can of starch for a more formal look, and an ironing board. To start lightly spray the shirt with the water bottle. Start with the sleeve, to avoid and crease press firmly with the base of the iron not the tip. Make sure the shirt is flat so you will only have to press on side of the shirt. The collar of the shirt will be t...

How To: Re-construct your t-shirts to be more stylish

Reconstruct your T-shirts into more stylish attire with this video! The materials you'll need are a T-shirt, scissors, a ruler, and a pen or pencil. First cut off part of the sleeves (this part is optional.) The next thing is to cut the neck all the away around the front and back, cutting off the border. Now it's time to cut the bottom of the shirt right under the hem, underneath the stitching. Keep what you've cut to use for the ties for the shirt. (You can also use string or ribbon.) Measur...

How To: Tie a silk scarf

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a silk scarf. The first way to do this is to place the scarf on you with the sides facing down, then push both back and let drape on the shoulders. The next way is to let the sides drape down, then tie them together in the center of your body to wear with a large coat. Another way to tie this is to fold it into a rectangle, then wrap it around the neck and place one half into the other, then pull up to the neck. Any of these ways will look great and can g...

How To: Wear an American Apparel Le Sac dress (art deco look)

One of American Apparel's most famous articles of clothing for women is their Le Sac dress, which is no ordinary dress. It's simplistic look mocks it ingenious design, which can be shaped, formed, mutated, tie, and tucked in at least TWELVE different ways to create a different dress for each day of the week. The Architectural Mini look is just one of the ways to style it, and this video shows you exactly that. Use this art deco style for a sexy, architectural inspired halter look.

How To: Identify & spot fake Uggs

Real UGG boots or fake? You can tell if your Uggs are authentic by looking for the authentic sheepskin interior. It should have a creamy color and a full texture. Fake Uggs use an artificial fur interior that is grey in color and feels thin. Real Uggs say they are made in China on the label. Fakes claim to be made in Australia or New Zealand. Check for the registered trademark mark (R) on the sole. Real Uggs have it, fake ones don't. Finally, the uppers on real UGGS meet the sole smoothly, wi...

How To: Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your sewing machine. 1. Turn both shirts inside out, and lay the fitted shirt on top. 2. Fold the sleeves back and pin the shirts together. 3. Trace around the fitted shirt with a fabric marking pen. Add 1/2 inch for your seam...

How To: Wear a 'kanga' (sarong) in various African styles

Several Tanzanian girls demonstrate how to tie a kanga (an African sarong). The first method is to wrap the kanga around the waist and tuck the end in at the waist to secure. The second method is to wrap the kanga into a cylinder to use it as a base for carrying a parcel on the head. Another way to wear the kanga is to wrap it around the neck like a shawl or wrapped under an armpit and tied over the shoulder for a fancier look. To wear the kanga as a scarf, fold it into quarters the long way,...

How To: Measure your crotch

Alazzo Men's Custom Clothing demonstrates how to measure the crotch area of your pants. To measure the crotch area of your pants first, measure your waist by following the top of your pants down to your inseam. Make adjustments to fit your desired snugness. Place the tape measure at the top of the pants, approximately where the belt buckle would sit, and then follow the crotch seam to the top back of your pants. Utilizing this measurement technique will give you both an accurate and comfortab...

How To: Remove patent leather shoe stains

In this video, you'll learn a quick and simple tip for removing shoe stains from your patent leather shoes. All you have to do is use a cotton ball and dip it in a non-acetone nail polish remover. Then use it to gently remove any scuff marks. Voila!

How To: Create a bigger butt and hips using foam

Seldom does a woman want to increase her butt and waist size, but for those who work in theater, a big butt may just be a requirement for a role. However, faux butts and hips will generally rob your wallet of quite a steep amount of money, so why not make them yourself?

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