What Do Celebrity Stylists Carry In Their Bags?

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Playing Peek Inside The Bag of The "Mary Poppins of Wardrobe Solutions" (aka Celeb Stylist Micaela Erlanger)
Peek Inside The Bag of The "Mary Poppins of Wardrobe Solutions" (aka Celeb Stylist Micaela Erlanger) Aired January 08, 2019

Celebrity stylist, Micaela Erlanger, stopped by to share her wisdom on how to fix some of the biggest fashion mishaps. Micaela has dressed Lupita Nyong'o, Constance Wu, and yes, even Meryl, so we were all ears.

"I'm responsible for dressing some of the most influential names in Hollywood, and it's my job to make sure that they always look perfect," Micaela tells us.

So, she says, no matter what happens on the red carpet, she *always* has to have a solution.

Dubbed the "Mary Poppins of wardrobe solutions" by Rachael herself, Micaela unveiled her very own styling kit, a duffel of beauty saving proportions. And we are not shocked to find out it does include what she refers to as a "boob bag."

But since we don't all have a celebrity stylist to save the day, Micaela gave us the inside scoop on her favorite accessible styling solutions.

1. HOW TO PREVENT PESKY SWEAT STAINS

If you're someone who can't beat the heat, Micaela offers an ingenious trick for sweat protection. Take a pantyliner (yes, a pantyliner), slip it inside the armhole and adhere it to the underarm area. It's also a win for your wallet because it saves on dry-cleaning!

2. HOW TO KEEP MAKEUP FROM RUBBING OFF ON ACCESSORIES

If you're over makeup getting on the inside of your favorite hat, adhere a pantyliner to the brim, and voila, no more mess. Perfect for when you copy J.Lo’s look and rock a red hat with your waves.

3. HOW TO MAKE A RING SMALLER WITHOUT RESIZING IT

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"Most of the stars in Hollywood get to borrow their jewelry, so they don't have the pleasure of picking out the perfect ring size," Micaela says.

But finicky, oversized rings aren't just for the rich and famous. Micaela recommends: the Ring Noodle. She says it will resize the ring and allow you to flaunt your bling on multiple fingers!

4. HOW TO MAKE IT SEEM LIKE YOU'RE WEARING A BELT — WITHOUT WEARING ONE

Ever wonder how your favorite celebs walk the red carpet with what Micaela calls, "perfect little nipped waists"? Well, no surprise here, she has the info on how to match the stars.

"I have a trick, it's really easy, you can do it at home," Micaela says. Grab a piece of grosgrain ribbon and sew the ribbon inside of the dress, about one-inch smaller than your natural waist size. If you're not handy, bring it to your dry cleaner. Micaela says it's "like wearing a belt without wearing a belt," which is something we can get behind!

5. HOW TO HIDE BACK CLEAVAGE

Staying on course with how to "nip" a few areas in, Micaela tackles what to do when you get what she calls "back cleavage." Her two-minute trick involves using medical tape (a gift from the pharmacy gods) to bring your back cleavage to the front — which, as our gal Rach points out, makes your boobs look bigger! That's a win all around. 

BONUS TIP: For the big finish, Micaela dishes on two of her favorite easy-to-carry solutions. First, pre-threaded needles. Let's say you picked out the perfect outfit but you have a hem disaster — just use your pre-threaded needle to sew it shut. And a quick tip if you’re traveling: You can usually get a mini sewing kit from housekeeping! Plus, they're so small, they'll fit in a clutch. Perfect for when you want to pack light and in style.

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Finally, and most surprisingly, toupee tape can also be used in a hurry with a loose hem or undone strap. Yes, the same tape men use to secure their hairpieces can be used to prevent your very own red carpet mishap!

Honestly, who needs their own celebrity stylist when you have these handy tricks up your sleeve? Watch the video above to see Micaela's tips in action!

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