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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”.

Things you don’t know about shaving

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To most men, shaving is considered to be a really easy task. All they have to do is: grab a razor, pass on their face wherever they see small hair, then wash their face, and tara! The shaving process is over. However, this quick process is not as good for your skin as you think. There are some basic things you need to learn in order to have the perfect shaving experience.

Carmencitta Magazine - Things you don’t know about shaving 1Take your time in what you are doing

Instead of rushing and finishing your shave in 5 minutes, take some time to prep your skin and make it ready for a shave. In fact, the quick shaving process is one of the main reasons why your skin looks and feels bad. The first thing to do before you start, is wash your face. Face cleansers are a good way to soften the protein in the hairs. After that, leave the cleanser on your face for several minutes so that the pores can absorb it. Next, put a shaving cream or gel on your face, this process helps making a one-pass shave possible.

Use a Brush

Do not use your fingers to swipe the shaving cream on your face. Instead, invest your money on a brush and use it to push the cream into the hair and make it much easier to shave.

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In addition, when it comes to razors, do not be fooled by the commercials that try to sell you a multi blade razor, a single blade razor can work just as fine. The important thing is, you should look for a blade that is sharp enough due to its ability to make your shaving process easy and hair free.

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The key to having a good shave is to keep the face war and moisture. This is why, the best time to shave is when you get out from a hot shower, or when you are showering. After the shaving is done, rinse your face with cold water so that the pores can shrink and close.

Styling a Maxi 101

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For a few years now, maxi dresses and skirts are and still making a big comeback. Some women are convinced that they can’t wear one. However, this type of dressing is suitable to every body type and shape, only if the one who is wearing it, knows how to style it. This will be your guide on how to wear it and style it.

Carmencitta-MAgazine-Styling-a-Maxi-101.2For an easy summer look

There comes days when you don’t feel like taking so much time in choosing what you want to wear, this is why you go for a maxi skirt. In fact, there are two types; the one that has prints and patterns, and the one that is plain and has one color. If you decide to go for the one with patterns, wear a simple one-color tank top with it. However, if you decide to go with the skirt that is plain and has one color, try to choose a top that has something on it so that your outfit won’t look too lifeless.

Carmencitta-MAgazine-Styling-a-Maxi-101.3For a sporty vibe

If you want your look to be sporty and edgy at the same time, go for a simple long skirt, pair it with some loose boots, a varsity or bumper jacket, and a t-shirt that has some graphics on it. Moreover, for accessories, you can go for minimal jewelry, a cap, and some funky sunglasses.

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Maxi skirts are getting a big success when they are worn on occasions and dates. In order to ace this look, wear a silky or soft maxi skirt, and pair it with a chic crop top to show some skin. In addition, use your hair to complete the look by styling it with big waves.

For a fall or winter look

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A blazer is the perfect addition for this look. Wear a maxi skirt, with ankle boots, a simple shirt, and add your blazer. Now you are ready to go.

3 Unchangeable Men Fashion Rules

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We have encountered many style rules that only lasted for months, and some of them for weeks. They only come as a trend, and then evaporate when the trend washes out. However, decades ago until now, there are some fashion rules that have started and not only stayed strong, but showed persistence and durability. In this articles, we have gathered, for you men, the top 3 unchangeable fashion rules that still have decades to stay as they were, and as they are today.

Carmencitta-Magazine-3-unchnagebale-men-fashion-rules.Rule Number 1: Do Not, Ever, Fully Button Your Blazer

Even if the blazer comes with two buttons instead of one, only button up the upper one. Keep in mind that, the bottom button of any blazer is just a lie. Moreover, modern blazers are designed to slimmer your waist, and to make you look like you have a great silhouette. However, when you button up the whole blazer, your silhouette is lost, and the fabric clusters.

Carmencitta-Magazine-3-unchnagebale-men-fashion-rules-2Rule Number 2: The More You Wash, The Quicker the Outfits Wear Out

Relax! You do not have to wash every single piece of clothing right after you wear it, except for underwear; of course! Regularly washing your clothes will wear them out. Every piece, if not stained by something, can be worn for about three times before you wash it.

Rule Number 3: Not All Shirts Can Be Tucked In

Tucking in any short, will not make you immediately look smarter. There are some kinds of shirts that cannot be tucked in. it all depends on the type. In fact, Dress shirts and tailed shirts are made to be tuckedin because they are made to be formally worn. However, cotton shirts, and short shirts, are not made to be tucked in, tuck them in and you will keep your hands in your trousers for the whole day.

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Betsey Johson; Fashion Designer

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Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer. She was born on August 10, 1942. Betsey was known for her feminine designs, as well as for fancy, offbeat and edgy style. Moreover, she liked doing special and unusual things, such as performing a cartwheel after every show.

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This unique fashion designer grew up with a love for art and dance. In the 1960s her avant garde designs were part of the “youthquake” movement; this is when her career as fashion designer started. However, this career was low, until she was inspired by the punk rock style and created fashion for a new generation. At first, Betsey opened a small boutique in New York, and after that she reached more than 60 stores worldwide.

Early Life

Carmencitta-MAgazine-Betsney-Johnson-3Betsey was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. While growing up, Johnson had a passion towards two thing: dancing and drawing. In fact, what lead Betsey to become a fashion designer was a combination for the passions she had. “What I tried to do was a combination of dance and art,” she says, “I realized that making clothes is completing what a drawing can’t be—going from two dimensional to reality.” Moreover, after graduating, she decided to follow her interests in art and design, and enrolled in Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

As A Fashion Designer

After graduating from college, Johnson immediately made her first appearance in the New York fashion industry when she won Mademoiselle Magazine’s Guest Editor Contest and earned a job in the magazine’s department of art.

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Moreover, one year later, she had a job as a fashion designer in Paraphernalia, a clothing boutique in New York. This is where she developed her style using unusual fabrics such as shower curtains.

Moreover, in 1978, she partnered with an ex-model Chantal Bacon and started their own company and opened her first retail store in Manhattan. “Our partnership is better than a marriage,” Johnson said. ”We keep our private lives separate, but we’ve been through a lot together. She keeps the books and I keep the look.”

 

Men and Night Creams

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When it comes to using products to keep their skin young and healthy, men don’t show as much interest as women do. However, men have been lately showing more interest in taking care of their skin. More and more men are becoming aware of the benefits of using night creams before going to sleep so they can wake up feeling renewed and refreshed. However, most of men still don’t know the benefits of using a Night Cream. This is why, we have gathered for you today, some information about night creams, and what they can do to your skin.

Moisturizers come first

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Even though our bodies rest while we are asleep, our skin never stops working. This is why, some of you may notice that they wake up with an unexpected pimple. This is why, we must give our skin help in regenerating. Moreover, this can happen by using Night Creams that contain moisturizers. This way, we do not only help our skin become better, we also keep it from becoming dry. Furthermore, moisturizer based Night Creams, will make your skin glow the next day.

How to use Night Creams

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Before going to bed, do the following things:

Using a warm piece of cloth, wash your face. Always make sure that your face is clean so that it could better absorb the nutrients and active ingredients.

Next, pat your face gently so that it could dry. Once dried, using a circular motion, apply a thin layer of cream on your face. P.S. putting too much cream on your face can backfire and clog your pores and sometimes, cause irritations.

The next day, right after you wake up, wash your face with warm water to remove any cream left overs from your face

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Finally, apply the daily skin care regime that you usually you use.

 Top 4 Ways to style the white button down

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Fashion essentials are the pieces of clothing that every woman and girl should own. For example: denim pants, black and white shirts, and a white button down. In fact, a white button down is one the things that should exist in every female’s closet. However, there are a lot of women who do own it, but do not know how to wear it ad style it. This is why, we have collected the top 4 ways for you to style a white button down. All you have to do is keep on reading.

Wear It With Denim

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There are only a few things that do not go well with denim; a white shirt goes perfectly with it. In fact, the two items are your closet’s must haves! Tuck the front under the pants, and you are good to go. Moreover, this look can go well with both high heels or a converse; it depends on where you are wearing it to.

Wear it with sneakers and a hat

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For a casual look, wear your white shirt with some leather pants, add a pair of sneakers and cap. This way you will look chic as well as casual. Moreover, this look is perfect for a lunch date with your girls!

Wear it with a skirt

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Whether the skirt is short, maxi, knee high, mini, or midi, a white shirt is a perfect addition to any type of skirt. Roll the sleeves up, and tuck it under the skirt for a perfect and stylish look.

Wear it with layers

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Layering a white shirt is an easy thing to do. Choose your favorite pants and a sweater or a jacket that goes with it, and wear the shirt underneath the sweater. You can wear them with high heels or flats; it depends on the look.

How to wear a white shirt

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The white shirt is the one thing you can find in any man’s closet. This timely classical piece of clothing can be styled and matched with almost any other piece that you choose, it all depends on the way you do it. Moreover, a white shirt can make you look like a waiter who has just finished his shift, or like a well-dressed, stylish gentleman. We have gathered for you today, some tips and tricks on how to wear a white shirt.

The Formal Look

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The formal look is the one when you wear a suit, or just its pants, and you pair it with a white shirt. If you want the look to be more formal, add a tie and a pair of formal shoes. However, if you want it to be less formal, roll over your sleeves and only wear the pants without the blazer and the tie. In fact, this style is suitable for business men.

The summer parties and weddings look

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In case you are invited to a wedding or a formal party, pair your white shirt with an off white suit. Moreover, to contrast the color, add a grey tie and a pair of white converse (only for parties). In addition, the white shirt can be long sleeved or short sleeved in case you felt hot.

The traveling look for summer

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If you are planning to go spend your summer holiday on the beach, a white short sleeved shirt can be paired with navy blue shorts and a pair of sporty shoes such as converse or running shoes. Try to keep it simple! In addition, when you are on the beach, a white shirt is always a good idea especially if your swimsuit has a lot of prints and colors on it.

Rabih Kayrouz: Fashion Designer

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Rabih Kayrouz is a Lebanese fashion designer. He got his reputation first in Paris. Furthermore he is one of only two Lebanese fashion designers included in the official calendar of couture fashion shows in Paris. In other words, he is a young Lebanese designer wanted to do something international.

Early life

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Rabih Kayrouz was born in Lebanon in 1973. At age 10 Rabih spent hours in front of the television watching fashion shows being broadcast from Paris.  Because of the civil war in his country he migrated to Paris. Kayrouz joined the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne to finish his education.

Hall Of Fame

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Kayrouz in 1995 started several workshops of design houses Dior and Chanel. That what gave him a very good experience. He took his decision to return to Beirut his native country. Furthermore, he started to build his reputation and develop himself. So he began designing evening gowns and wedding dresses.

In 2008, Kayrouz returned to Paris to open his own design house (Maison Rabih Kayrouz). He became a correspondent member in Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Three years later he launched his ready-to-wear line. Furthermore, Kayrouz created a non-profit organization called the Starch Foundation in order to help young Lebanese designers to reach their aims.

Till now he continues to beat his own path, and see fashion follow. Furthermore, his name now alongside Chanel and Dior in the couture hall of fame.

His Designs

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His designs created in elegant special way. Kayrouz differentiates between couture and ready-to-wear. His ready-to-wear collections are complement with urban lifestyle and “know-how” style. While his haute- couture specializes in the style codes. In general he uses different techniques in his collections. He keeps the emotion and dreamy aspect of couture. Moreover, he creates for the pleasure of women creating clothes that can be either protective or seducing.

 

For Men: How To Moisturize Your Skin

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About half of all men all over the world use moisturizer on their face right now. The other half are well aware that they ought to try it. In comparative with women’s, men’s skin  is oilier, thicker, and harder to penetrate. So that men need moisturizers, as well, work to minimize wrinkling, sagging and other problems.

Factors To Consider Before Choosing Moisturizer

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First: You have to know your skin type. Check your face four hours after you wash it. If your nose and forehead are shiny, you have oily skin. You need to use  a product that hydrates while absorbing excess oil. But if your face is possibly even flaky four hours after washing, it’s best to use a thicker lotion that traps in more moisture.

Second:The Weather factor. In the summer months, avoid anything heavy that might make you feel clammy. Instead use something light that has an SPF of 30 or higher.

Third:Your Age. From an early age you shouldn’t have to worry too much about wrinkles or blotches. But even if you’re older and already have wrinkles, anti-aging lotions can still make your skin look younger and healthier.

Moisturizing Tips for Men

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    1. Know When to Apply Moisturizer.
    2. Pick a proper Moisturizer paying attention to the factors above. Choose it with repairing ingredients.
    3. Don’t Equate Price with Quality.
    4. Go Natural with Olive Oil and other homemade masks.
    5. Remember: Two minutes of your life everyday will help you look younger and fresher.

Benefits of Maintaining a Moisturizing Regimen

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Moisturizers are proven to help treat dry, damaged skin and improve its texture. Maintaining a good moisturizing regimen will make you more comfortable, and it will also make you look better because, let’s face it, nobody looks their best with skin that is dry and flaky. In other words it’s good to maintain a healthy skepticism of products that promise to transform your skin and your looks.

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