Full Steam Ahead
 

THE MOST POWERFUL HANDHELD TRAVEL CLOTHES STEAMER AVAILABLE

 

As a stylist, steamers are our go-to kit of choice. Yes we use irons, but mostly we use steamers to press the clothes we borrow from PRs. Our job is fast-paced and working with an iron can be a slow task. We can steam a rail of clothing in less than half the time it would take to iron a full rail, and with less chance of ruining garments.

The Fridja steamers are the best on the market.

I invited Ben Fridja to one of my lectures at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. He brought three of his steamers to present to the class for the Stylist’s Toolkit.

 

The first up was the Fridja F10 portable handheld.

This is an impressive piece of kit, with as much steam power as a stand up steamer.  It is small and compact and ideal for a stylist's kit bag.

It comes in three colours:

Pink - Gigi

Black - Raf

White - Erin

 

QUICK FACTS:

The F10 handheld warms up in 45 secs.

Has a standby button for when you need the steamer left on.

Control button for constant flow of steam or the option of controlled bursts.

Steams nonstop for 14 minutes.

Light & portable at 900 grams.

Handheld F10 steamer with detachable water tank. Bottle adapter for use with a water bottle.

Handheld F10 steamer with detachable water tank. Bottle adapter for use with a water bottle.

My favourite part of the handheld is that if I travel I can leave the water tank at home, leaving more space in my luggage and I can use a bottle of water with the water adapter provided.

 

Price: £99.99

 

 

I have bought and used different brands of handheld steamers in the past. Although they did the job-ish.. I wouldn’t recommend other brands that are cheaper models, purely because I have been electrocuted on occasion, you are better off buying a kettle to do the job.

 

 

 

THE STAND UPS

Fridja F-1400:

 

Again a fantastic piece of kit, I love how lightweight and compact it is and how fast it is ready to go.  If I owned a studio or location house, I would make sure this was the piece of kit I had available for the stylists to use.

 

QUICK FACTS:

Ready to steam in 45 seconds.

3.2 litre water tank.

100 minutes continuous steaming.

1500 Watt.

Remote control handle with standby mode.

Light Weight at 5.4kg

 

Price: £149.99

 

 

Fridja F1000:

Priced the same as the handheld F10, these are very savvy buys.  I would personally opt for the handheld for work, as most studios have steamers. But at home, I would certainly have one of the uprights. 

 

Quick Facts:

Ready to steam in 35 seconds.

2.2 litre water tank.

65 minutes continuous steaming.

Perfect for delicate clothing including silk, lace and cashmere..

1500 Watt 

Light Weight at 5.4kg

 

Price: £99.99

 

 

How to steam a trench coat

 

 

Check out Fridja School, where there are plenty of videos on how to steam different items of clothing. 

 
Hello & welcome!  I'm Danielle Griffiths - Stylist Director and Author of Fashion Stylist's Handbook.  I’ve put together a whole heap of information for you to look through and devour. A lot of it you’ll find in my book, but this blog lets me delve further into the subject of fashion styling. I hope you enjoy what you find and that it’s useful.  I started working as a UK-based fashion stylist in 2001. My editorial work has appeared in the country's leading fashion magazines and newspapers. I have styled for major advertising and music clients, while working alongside some of the world's best photographers.  Whilst working as a stylist I encountered one too many assistants who didn't know enough about the industry. Not through any fault of their own, rather due to a lack of accessible information. With that in mind I set about creating the Fashion Stylist's Handbook.  Since completing my book I have been invited to talk about fashion styling at  The Fashion & Textile Museum,  London;  Condé Nast College Of Fashion  & Design, London; and  MODESIGN Academy , Brussels. I wrote a course on 'The Business of Fashion Styling' for  UIBS , Antwerp, while working as a freelance stylist for  De Standaard Magazine  - the weekend supplement to De Standaard, Belgium's leading quality newspaper.     VISITING LECTURER, STYLIST WORKSHOPS & ONE-TO-ONES   Since 2018 I have been a Visiting Lecturer at Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, teaching fashion styling.  As a Stylist Director, I mentor and coach those entering the styling profession as well as more experienced creatives who need their skills to evolve with the industry. I offer Stylist Workshops & the more bespoke option of One-to-One training.  I'm Opening Up A Closed World!   Danielle X

Hello & welcome!

I'm Danielle Griffiths - Stylist Director and Author of Fashion Stylist's Handbook.

I’ve put together a whole heap of information for you to look through and devour. A lot of it you’ll find in my book, but this blog lets me delve further into the subject of fashion styling. I hope you enjoy what you find and that it’s useful.

I started working as a UK-based fashion stylist in 2001. My editorial work has appeared in the country's leading fashion magazines and newspapers. I have styled for major advertising and music clients, while working alongside some of the world's best photographers.

Whilst working as a stylist I encountered one too many assistants who didn't know enough about the industry. Not through any fault of their own, rather due to a lack of accessible information. With that in mind I set about creating the Fashion Stylist's Handbook.

Since completing my book I have been invited to talk about fashion styling at The Fashion & Textile Museum, London; Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, London; and MODESIGN Academy, Brussels. I wrote a course on 'The Business of Fashion Styling' for UIBS, Antwerp, while working as a freelance stylist for De Standaard Magazine - the weekend supplement to De Standaard, Belgium's leading quality newspaper.

VISITING LECTURER, STYLIST WORKSHOPS & ONE-TO-ONES

Since 2018 I have been a Visiting Lecturer at Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, teaching fashion styling.

As a Stylist Director, I mentor and coach those entering the styling profession as well as more experienced creatives who need their skills to evolve with the industry. I offer Stylist Workshops & the more bespoke option of One-to-One training.

I'm Opening Up A Closed World!

Danielle X

 
 
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