I recently got a tour of the backstage at the San Francisco Opera. Fab-u-lous. The drama, the behind-the-scenes action, the velvet, lace, beading. Oodles of hats and costume jewelry — I could have played dress-up for hours, it was a real treat. Along the way I picked up a stain-solution tip I'd never heard, or imagined, before. Let's just say, it involved one of PartySugar's preferred poisons . . . Intrigued?
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I wouldn't even recommend Stoli for this — find the cheapest vodka you can — but combine it in a spray bottle with equal parts water and spray fresh stains immediately. The costume designer sprays this on all the sweat spots of the costumes and lets it sink in. Apparently the vodka smell disappears and so does the nastiness. This is especially supposed to help obliterate one of the nastiest of all: underarm funk. Who's up for the spray test?