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 to the Fashion Stylist's Handbook blog. 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 first wrote  Fashion Stylist's Handbook  to help young stylists who were starting off in the industry understand how the fashion styling system works. But the more I work, the more I write and the more people I speak to about the book and the industry, the more I’ve become aware of how little information people outside the industry have about the work of a stylist.  So I give you this blog: whether you’re a stylist starting out and wanting to get into editorial; an instagrammer, a blogger or a YouTuber wanting to know how to acquire clothes for advertising; or a start-up company needing a team, with no idea of how the industry works or what to ask for.  I'm Opening Up A Closed World!   Danielle X

Hello & welcome to the Fashion Stylist's Handbook blog. 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 first wrote Fashion Stylist's Handbook to help young stylists who were starting off in the industry understand how the fashion styling system works. But the more I work, the more I write and the more people I speak to about the book and the industry, the more I’ve become aware of how little information people outside the industry have about the work of a stylist.

So I give you this blog: whether you’re a stylist starting out and wanting to get into editorial; an instagrammer, a blogger or a YouTuber wanting to know how to acquire clothes for advertising; or a start-up company needing a team, with no idea of how the industry works or what to ask for.

I'm Opening Up A Closed World!

Danielle X

 
 
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