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Designer of the day: L’Wren Scott

If you are a fashion lover, then you have with no doubt, heard about a fashion designer called L’Wren Scott. In fact, her real name is Laura “Luann” Bambrough, but she chose L’Wren Scott as her professional name. This designer was adored and acknowledged worldwide by all the ladies who loved owning designer clothes and women who admired a well-tailored outfit.

Background

Scott was raised in Roy, Utah by Ivan and Lula Bambrough, her adoptive parents. Moreover, she was born on April 28, 1964. Luann was her nickname, she was known for having a tall posture and because of that, she had to sue her own outfits. As a result, Luann learned about fabric quality and style construction when she was only 12 years old. Furthermore, Luann graduated from Roy High School in 1982.

Scott as a stylist

Due to Scott’s height, she started a career as a model in Paris. However, he ditched that, and moved in the 90s to California and started to try to establish herself as a stylist. In 2009, she styled important and famous stars such as Madonna, and following her is Julia Roberts in 2011 along with Tom Hanks. Moreover, Scott styled costumes for films such as  Diabolique (1996 remake), Eyes Wide Shut, Ocean’s Thirteen, in addition to Shine a Light, a documentary by Martin Scorsese about The Rolling Stones, with Mick Jagger.

Scott as a designer

In addition to clothing, L’Wren Scott designed everything that has to do with outfit accessories, such as: makeup, perfume, handbags, shoes, and eyeglasses.

“I like a very sexy silhouette, and I like to feel like when you put something on, you zip yourself into it, and you’re secure in there.” This was her motivation to design very comfortable, yet stylish clothes. In addition to that, due to her fans’ love, they developed “L’Wrenisms”; a set of styling tips. One of them was: Wearing a nude shoe to elongate the leg. Which is still used by women everyday.

Fashion Designer; Edith Head

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Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897 and passed away on October 24, 1981 in California. She was one of the most famous costume designers in the 20th century film. In fact, she won a record of eight Academy Awards. Moreover, Edith is known for films such as ‘All about Eve,’ ‘Roman Holiday’ and ‘The Sting. Here is an article that talks about her, her life, and accomplishments.

Synopsis

Carmencitta Magazine - Edith Head 2Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897, in 1933, Head became chief designer at Paramount Pictures. After that, he started working at Universal Studios. Moreover, the costumes she designed, ranged from the elegantly simple to the elaborately flamboyant, and she became Hollywood’s best-known designer. Furthermore, Edith won a record eight Academy Awards for her work in films such as “All About Eve” in 1950, and Roman Holiday in 1953, as well as The Facts of Life in 1960, and The Sting in 1973.

Carmencitta Magazine - Edith Head 3Early Life and Education

Edith Head’s birth name was Edith Claire Posener she was born on October 28, 1897, California, in San Bernardino. Moreover, she was the daughter of a mining engineer. During her youth, Head relocated several times, she grew up namely in Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, right after graduating from Los Angeles High School. Over there, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in letters and sciences (earning honors in French), and then went on to enroll at Stanford University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in romance languages in 1920.

Carmencitta Magazine - Edith Head 4Commercially and Artistically

After finishing College, Edith worked briefly as schoolteacher. Moreover, in 1938, Edith was promoted to chief designer at Paramount Pictures. In fact, Head remained at Paramount for 44 years. After that, in 1967 she moved to Universal Studios, and she became known for personally phoning producers and directors who were working on important films for the studio to offer her services.

 

Eyebrow grooming for men

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Eyebrow grooming is a thing that all women do in order to keep their faces looking neat. However, we have seen with time, men getting more interested in grooming their eyebrows. In fact, this is not an act that lessens the fact that you are manly! This is called hygiene and proper face care. In this article, you will be taught how to give your eyebrows the perfect grooming routine, was it plucking them, trimming, waxing, threading, or shaving.

First way: Plucking

Carmencitta Magazine - Eye brow grooming for men 2This is the easiest way. All you have to do is take a pair of tweezers, and pull out any undesired hair that does not fit in with the shape that you desire. This routine is a bit painful, however the most proper one. In order to have the best results, brush your eyebrows form the inside to the center so that the hairs can stand up, and look for any outsider that does not fit in, then pluck it out.

Second way: Trimming

Carmencitta Magazine - Eye brow grooming for men 3Eyebrow trimmers can be found in any drugstore. They consist of a brush and a razor that you should run along the brush so that t can cut all the hairs to the same length. In fact, this sis a way for men who do not have extra hair, but their eyebrows’ hair is longer than it should be.

Third way: Waxing

Carmencitta Magazine - Eye brow grooming for men 4This routine should be done by an expert. In fact, it is hard to apply hot wax in straight lines by yourself. All they do is apply hot melted wax on your upper brow and lower brow, put a piece of special paper on it, and pull it out. This way is painful, but it is worth it.

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Fourth way: Threading

This is the simplest way of removing hair. The expert twists a piece of thread, and in a certain way, runs it on your eyebrows to remove all hair excess.

Fifth way: shaving

Carmencitta Magazine - Eye brow grooming for men 6The less painful way of the all, you just run a small blade on the undesirable hair, and you’re done!!

 

How to wear black jeans

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Wen it comes to fashion, jeans are an essential part in every women’s closet. In fact, every girl has a pair or two in her wardrobe. Moreover, jeans go with almost everything, and come in many different styles and colors. However, you cannot go wrong with having a pair or two of black jeans in your closet. Black jeans can also go with everything, if you know how to choose what goes on top with them. Here is your guide on how to wear black jeans.

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Wear it like a pro

If you are one of the women who work for long hours, comfort is as important as looking professional. This is where you can forget about boring office pants, and take out your stylish black jeans. Moreover, for a more appropriate office look, pair them with a blazer, and a white shirt. a ponytail or a bun go perfectly with this sophisticated, yet stylish look.

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In fact, the thing that goes perfectly with black jeans, are big clunky masculine boots. Moreover, for a more street casual look, pair it with a flannel shirt, in addition to a white top. In order to make the outfit look more feminine and less boyish, put your hair down in lose curls, and add some loose bracelets and a funky necklace.

For an everyday look

What can be better than black jeans and a cute t-shirt for a casual every day look? Moreover, you can pair them with some cute boots, a scarf, and some statement earrings and necklace. Add a bright colored jacket or half jacket to make the look stylish.

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For a Sexy look

To make those pants look sexy, pair them with an oversized shirt, a push up bra, and some fancy high heels. Moreover, add some glitter, and put your hair down!

How to wear a blue suit

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For the years 2016 and 2017, blue is considered the new black when it comes to men fashion and suits. This fact has made men find it difficult to decide what to wear with a blue suit, and how to style it. In the matter of fact, this is actually true; it is hard to dress up in a color especially blue. However, there are some fashion rules in addition to tips that you can follow when you decide to experiment with the color and go for a trendy look.

 What to look for when buying a blue suit

First things first! In order to wear a blue suit, you should first buy one that should be compatible with all the following criteria:

Carmencitta Magazine - How to wear a blue suit 1Stay away from baby blue and electric blue. Opt for a navy or dark blue

Choose one that has a good quality; this way you can wear it more than once

Choose a suit that can be separated (each piece worn alone); this way you can wear it to multiple occasions

If it is summer, go for cotton and linen fabric. However, in winter, wool and cashmere are more appropriate

Choose a blue color that can go just fine with navy and black. This way, you can use shoes that you already have and pair them with your new suit.

The most important thing you should look for, is a classic suit that can be used for multiple years.

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Simple rules that should be followed

First thing to do, when it comes to the shirt, stick to a lighter shade of blue or pink, or the most conventional one; crisp white. In addition, when picking the right tie; we advise you to go with black or navy blue; those two colors both go very well with a blue suit. In addition, both black and brown shoes can be worn with a blue suit.

 

 

Tommy Hilfiger; Fashion Designer

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Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion designer who has created a brand of clothing that became very popular in the 1990s. Let us tell you a bit about his life.

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Tommy was born in New York, on March 24, 1951. Moreover, Hilfiger decided to build his brand by using 3 colors: red, white and blue, that were t=called his signature tag. Immediately, his brand became popular for both the upper class, and the casual buyers. Moreover, prior to making his hugely popular product, Hilfiger opened multiple stores in the ’70s. However, it was not until 1984, that Tommy became famous and known.

Early Life

Tommy Hilfiger was born in Elmira, New York, on March 24, 1951. Moreover, Tommy went to Elmira Free Academy in high school, where he had to sneak 15 pounds of weight in his pockets to get on the football team. Hilfiger suffered from Dyslexia as well.

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When he was a teenager, Tommy used to buy jeans and remake them in order to sell for a markup in Elmira. After that, when he turned 18, Hilfiger opened, in Elmira, a store called “The People’s Place”. Moreover, the store used to sell hippie supplies such as: bell-bottoms, records, and incense. Moreover, he became really successful and used to earn a six figure income. However, he filed for bankruptcy in 1977.

In 1976, Hilfiger got married to an employee in one of his stores whom he fell madly in love with. She was called Carona. The couple went to Manhattan and started working. Moreover, Tommy was known for being a hard worker and he was offered jobs at Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein. However, really wanted, however his own label.

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In 2000, Hilfiger split with Cirana, his 20 years wife. Moreover, the Tommy Hilfiger brand wasn’t cool anymore and nobody bought it. However, In 2007, he worked to better it and signed an exclusive deal with Macy’s to sell the company’s lines only at their stores.

 

Grooming habits you should get into

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Grooming seems hard to some men because they do not organize their daily routine. Moreover, they neglect their haircuts and shaving their faces because they do not know how to organize their schedules. In fact, having a good shave and haircut do not need to invest a huge amount of money, but to be organized and on point. Here are some habits you should know and follow in order to have an impeccably perfect grooming routine.

Carmencitta Magazine - mens-hair-grooming-habits-for-new-year 2Choose one barber and become a regular client

Too many men go from one barber to another in order to find the right haircut. If you have already found a barber who knows how to give you the perfect haircut, become a regular client and book your next appointment when you are there.

Man applying hair mousseKeep in mind which hair product best work for you

There are two types of hair: thick and thin. If your hair is thick, you can use gel and wax in order to style it. However, if your hair is thin, a styling spray will work just fine.

Remember the scent you like the best

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Aftershaves are not something that should not be taken into consideration. If one day the barber uses am aftershave on you that you like, remember its name and ask for it each time you go for a shave.

Carmencitta-Magazine-mens-hair-grooming-habits-for-new-year-5Use a scrub on your face

Face scrubs are the perfect way to get rid of dead skin cells that cover your face. A decent shave needs a decent skin. In addition, a well maintained skin, shave, and haircut is very appealing to the ladies.

Carmencitta Magazine - mens-hair-grooGet rid of dark circles

Dark circles are a very bad thing because they make the weekend you had look too obvious, and make you look like you under slept. Moreover, dark circles make you look years older. Add an eye roll-on to your morning routine and you will be fine.

Different types of scarves every woman should own

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Fall is here, and like so many women, you like wearing a scarf, but do not know how to. In fact, there are so many types of scarves, and a specific way to wear each one of them. Do not be afraid, we have got you covered. Keep on reading as we guide you through the different types of scarves every woman should own, and how to style them correctly.

Carmencitta Magazine - Collection of scarves 1The Square Scarf

Existed years ago, square scarves are the classiest. The usually come in silk, and add some volume in addition to a fashionably understated taste with a knot twisted stylishly. In fact, this type of scarves should be worn with a necked button down shirt that in is turn, is worn under a pullover. Moreover, a knee length skirt or some straight trousers, in addition to high heels, are the perfect addition. Furthermore, this type of scarves can be worn with a tight dress.

Carmencitta Magazine - Collection of scarves 2The Oblong Scarf

The oblong scarf is the ultimate addition to any fashion enthusiast. In fact, you can find the Oblong in a variety of fabrics and prints. A scarf is able to transform every day wear into a more definitive look. The perfect way to wear it is by tying it as a necktie; which makes the look ideal to be worn to the office as well as perfect for meetings and casual yet elegant brunches with friends. Moreover, this scarf is appropriate to be worn with denim trousers, boots, and a sweater.

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The wrap scarf comes typically in cashmere fabric. In fact, the wrap has been around for centuries. All you have to do is simply looping the scarf around your neck, or just let it hang loose in a cowl neck. In fact, there is no specific type of wraps, they come with infinite possibilities, and you can try to reinvent your signature look.

 

How to manly wear white pants

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9White pants are not only made for women, men can wear them too. However, there are certain rules that should be followed when a man is planning to wear white pants. Do not hesitate to wear them, just learn with us today how to, and how they should be styled.

Carmencitta-Magazine-How-to-manly-wear-white-pants-2jIdea Number 1: Pair it with a T-shirt to create a casual look

Whenever men look at white pants, they immediately think that they should wear them formally. In fact, it can also be worn casually. All you have to do is pair it with a casual T-shirt, and you will be just fine. Moreover, the t-shirt should have a dark color. You can also add a blazer to make the attire look more put together.

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Idea Number 2: wear it in formal matter

The good thing about white pants is that you can easily switch from a casual look to a formal look without taking them off. All you have to do is add a shirt, a double breasted blazer, and some casual shoes. Use this if you want to switch from a casual day look to a more formal look for a business dinner.

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Idea Number 3: add a denim shirt

This is, in our opinion, the best way to wear white pants. All you have to do is get a dark colored denim shirt, button it up, and tuck it in your pants. Moreover, for a more chic look, roll up your sleeves and the pants’ hems.

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Idea Number 4: add some bright colors

In fact, white is considered to be a neutral color. The only color you should not wear with white trousers is a white top. Adding bright colors to it is a perfect way to feel like summer. Moreover, do not wear bright colored t-shirt with your trousers on winter, because this look is only made for summer.

 

Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin is a French fashion designer who was born in Italy. Moreover, he was the first designer to introduce “bubble dress” in 1954. Furthermore, on October 16, 2009, Pierre Cardin was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Pierre Cardin is a high fashion designer who is known for his geometric avant-garde designs. Moreover, in the 1960s his use of goggles and helmets were the reason for launching “t”. After that, Cardin expanded into the automobile market in the early where he designed haute couture muscle car interiors. As a result, he now owns a chain of Maxim hotels and restaurants.

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Pierre Cardin is a fashion designer who was born in San Biagio di Callalta, Italy on July 2, 1922, to French parents. He eventually went to work for a tailor in Vichy, France. Over there, he began to acquire the skills that made him one of the most successful designers of the 20th century.

Early Fashion Career

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During his first years after he moved to Paris, Cardin jumped for job to job. Moreover, he found a job in “the Paquin fashion house” that belonged to the famous dress designer Jeanne Paquin. However, she died before Cardin’s time there. Cardin moved from Paquin to the Schiaperelli fashion house that same year.

Pierre is known for helping to design Dior’s “New Look,” which was intended to emphasize femininity in women’s clothing after the period of women taking on traditionally masculine roles during World War II.

Business Launch

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In 190, after working for Dior, Pierre left to start his own line. He first started by designing outfits for stage productions, and after that, he immediately built a client base. Cardin says of his beginning, “I started with 20 people. I was successful immediately.” Moreover, in 1957, Pierre Cardin opened his first boutique in Paris for men, it was called “Adam”.

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