Alex Perry’s Party Season Fashion Tips

With the party season upon us and our social calendars quickly filling up, Electrolux Fabric Care Ambassador and Australia’s most glamorous fashion designer, Alex Perry, shares his expert fashion and fabric care advice to ensure you are the talk of the party, for all the right reasons.

“Whether you’re attending a work function, Christmas catch-up or summer garden party, it’s the perfect time of year to add a little wow factor to your outfit,” claims Alex.

“To make sure you’re on the best dressed list, I’ve pulled together my top five fashion tips for this year’s party season,” Alex continued.

1. The little red dress:

This season is all about the gorgeous little red dress. It’s as classic as a little black dress but has a punch of high voltage festive colour!

2. Don’t over accessories:

One spectacular pair of earrings, preferably long and dangly to capture the light is all you need.

3. Dare to go bare:

A perfect pair of high platform nude sling backs is the ultimate shoe that will go with everything you own.

4. It’s the little things that count:

Splash out at your favourite salon and be impeccably groomed. That means a beautiful manicure and pedicure, preferably in a glossy gelato or chic glossy tone. Sky blue nail enamel is a must this season.

5. Add some glitz to your grab:

Indulge in a stunningly jewelled evening bag. When you keep your evening outfit chic, nothing says Christmas glamour more than a sparkling clutch.

“Juggling cocktails in one hand and canapés in the other, it’s no wonder this is the season prone to wardrobe disasters, so now that you’re looking fabulous, it’s good to know a few tricks of the trade in case any fabric faux pas strike,” stated Alex.

Alex’s top five party season fabric fixes:

1. Don’t be left red faced due to red lipstick or red wine:

Rub lipstick stains with dishwashing liquid and wash as recommended. Cover those unsightly red wine stains with table salt to absorb the wine, then wash as recommended. Another quick fix for removing red wine stains when you are out is to dab with a small amount of white wine.

2. Grease, fats and oils, alas:

One small, yet inconveniently located, spot of grease or oil can ruin the look of your entire outfit and must be treated immediately. Sponge the area with a dry cleaning fluid, such as white spirits.

3. Don’t sweat the small things:

Remove perspiration and unsightly deodorant stains by dabbing with laundry soap first and then wash as recommended. Try using the refresh cycle on the Electrolux Iron Aid Dryer to remove odours from any type of fabric.

4. Enjoy a bit of grazing:

Grass can be very inviting and a great idea to sit on at the time but grass stains can be a real pain. To remove grass stains, sponge with white spirits, then wash as normal.

5. Cosmetic catastrophes:

To remove excess make-up from your clothing, dab with a piece of white bread, then sponge with a pre-wash stain remover and wash as normal. For delicate items, use the Electrolux Time Manager washer with Jetsystem technology to give your clothes the superior care they deserve.

Before applying any of the above tips to your gorgeous garments, make sure you check the colourfastness and wash directions of each item to avoid further damage.