Because storing and preserving a collection of fruit-shaped headgear is a full-time job. Because refusing to re-wear even the most spectacular designer goods leads to quite the accumulation of clothing. And because she has a separate flat for her archive. For these reasons, and so many more, street style darling Anna Dello Russo has blogged her own personal list of wardrobe clear-out musts.
They’re various degrees of comprehensible (what are asbestos hangers?), but nuggets of wisdom lurk in this list. From one to ten, her tips are:
- 1. Elimina tutta la FUFFA—perchè fuffa genera fuffa!
- 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
There is nothing worse than wearing damaged filanca. Wouldn't you agree?