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Japanese Vogue's giant-golden-cherry-hat wearing roving Fashion Director Anna Dello Russo has a lot of clothes and accessories—that goes without saying. But how does she keep her vast collection of wearables organized? How does she separate her cherry hats from her apple hats? Her giant platforms from her not-so-giant platforms? Her gilded golden armour from her gold damask?
Well, we've got all of Dello Russo's closet organizing tips after the jump.
On her blog today, Dello Russo lets us in on her top-ten wardrobe organizing tips. They are:
1. Elimina tutta la FUFFA—perchè fuffa genera fuffa!In other news, our new favorite word of the day is FUFFA. All caps.
I say this in Italian cause the word "FUFFA" is difficult to translate in English, but I try.
1. Remove all RUBBISH because rubbish generates rubbish!
2. How to FENG-SHUI teaches you, you must make new empty ROOM for revitalize your seasonal wardrobe.
3. Store only the whole OUTFIT. In a future day, would not make sense to find a simple sweater desperately.
4. Buy only thin, non-slip HANGERS in asbestos. Those big, slippery, old, wooden hangers take up too much space.
5. Organize your closet by ITEMS: coats with coats, dresses with dresses, pants with pants, skirts with skirts... so you wouldn't buy the same thing twice!
6. In front of a dress to KILL or to KEEP, ask yourself: future generations'll want to see it?
7. Put the SHOES away from clothes, in the appropriate boxes with Polaroids. The leather's smell doesn't match with the fabric's smell.
8. Preserve the stretch STOCKINGS in their packaging. There's nothing worse than
wearing damaged filanca.
9. Don't SQUEEZE the clothes on each other. Like flowers in the garden need their space!
10. Don't use ANTI-MOTH chemicals, you don't want to go out stinking of naphthalene
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