How to Unshrink Clothes, Mugler Appoints New Creative Director, Gisele’s Controversial Breast-Feeding


How to unshrink clothes: Did you accidentally shrink one of your favorite dresses, tops, pants, or sweaters in the wash? Don’t worry, there’s a way to fix it! Here’s what you do: Put it in a basin with lukewarm water and either baby shampoo or hair conditioner. Massage it to get all the fibers in the fabric soft and loose, gently wring out the excess water, and then roll it in a towel to get rid of more water. When it’s not dripping wet anymore, gently begin to stretch it back to its original size and shape—you can even put on the wet garment until it’s dryer. Ta-da! [xoJane]

Turns out, you can have it all: If you’re a supermodel, that is. Gisele Bundchen tweeted this photo of herself getting done up for a photo shoot—and breast-feeding at the same time. The caption reads: “What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking #gettingready.” She previously came under fire for saying that there ought to be a law requiring women to breast-feed their children and making sure they stay in shape while they’re pregnant. We love you, girl, but not all of us have a team, Gisele! [Instagram]

Do your feet hurt right now? According to a study, women’s feet start to hurt about two hours 47 minutes after putting on a pair of heels. I mean. Just reading this study makes my feet hurt. [Daily Mail]

Selfies are harder than they look: I feel like, going back a few months, I would have not gotten my Android and gotten an iPhone instead—because my giant Android makes it really hard to take selfies with one hand! And, let’s be real, a two-handed selfie is totally ridiculous and out of the question. Enter the selfie remote control. It does exactly what you think it does—take selfies with a remote. Woot! [Racked NY]

Conscious collection: Supermodel Amber Valletta is the face of H&M’s new Conscious Collection—all eco-friendly, good for the world, etc. Yay! [YouTube]

The more you know: Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about wool but were afraid to ask. I mean. I don’t know. What are you afraid to ask about wool? There are some fun facts in this story. Like: “Every major league baseball contains wool grown at a small mill in Massachusetts. It’s for the density, the weight and it’s response to impact.” Amazing! [Modern Farmer]

Found, owner: Did you know that tons of donated clothes from the United States actually wind up in market stalls in developing nations? NPR did a story about it—and then tracked down the previous owner of one T-shirt. Check out the very cool story and the shirt’s journey from “Jennifer’s Bat Mitzvah” in 1993 to Kenya, right here. [NPR]


There’s a new sheriff in town: David Koma, 28-year-old Central Saint Martins graduate, succeeds Nicola Formichetti at Mugler effective January 2. His eponymous collection, which is shown at London Fashion Week every season, is a favorite of celebrities such as Beyonce. [Telegraph]

Instagram, upgraded: Have you downloaded the latest update to Instagram yet? If so, you may have noticed that the app now allows people to direct-message each other photos. The first company to use it for advertising purposes? Gap. Read all about the campaign here. It’s sort of like telemarketing but social, right? How do you feel about it? [Telegraph]


And… just because it’s Friday. Did you see Cute Overload’s roundup of its 10 cutest photos of the year? Well, you should, especially if you love fashion because SO MANY of these cute animals are wearing clothes! Remember the cute kitties in crocheted mushroom costumes? What about the micro-piggie in socks? Or the ponies in sweaters? YES. [Cute Overload]

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