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How To Wear a Waistcoat

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For those of you who do not know what a waistcoat is, it is a close-fitting garment that reaches the waist. In general, waistcoats do not have sleeves nor a collar and button down in the front. In addition, this garment is worn especially by men, it can be worn over a shirt as well as under a jacket. However, some men do not know how to wear it, this is why we have collected a few tips on how to wear a waistcoat. Keep on reading to find them out.

Contrast

Carmencitta MAgazine - How To Wear a Waistcoat 2In general, the waistcoat can be worn as soon as the temperature starts to dip. Moreover, in order to add some emphasis to your waistcoat, you should wear one in a contrast color to the suit or blazer that you are wearing. For example: you can pair a grey or a brown one with a navy flannel suit when the weather is too cold, and add a blue stripe shirt, grey tie in addition to brown suede brogues.

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The best way to wear a waistcoat is by pairing it with pieces that belong to the same or to a similar texture. In fact, if you want to wear tweeds fabric, you can wear them with denim or some other wools. Moreover, a nice waistcoat with a good pair of jeans, in addition to a simple shirt, make the perfect combination. However, be careful about the colors, and as we talked earlier, make the colors you choose in contrast with each other.

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In general, a lot of men tend to stay away from layering in cold days, and go for one thick jacket or coat. In fact, surely, this way you will feel better and take less time getting ready in the morning. However, you should get rid of the thick coat if you want to look visually interesting, and this is where the waistcoat’s turn comes. All you have to do is wear it with a nice pair of trousers, a shirt, and add a coat over it!

 

Designer of the day: Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is a well-known fashion designer who helped in setting the style for modern punk as well as the new wave music. Moreover, Westwood first came to the public notice when she created clothes and outfits for Malcolm McLaren’s boutique in the King’s Road. Keep on reading as we tell you more about her.

Synopsis

Vivienne Isabel Swire was born on April 8, 1941, in Glossop, Derbyshire, England. In fact, she is considered to be one of the most unconventional as well as outspoken fashion designers in the whole world. Moreover, Westwood became famous in the late 1970s when her early designs helped in shaping the look of the punk rock movement.

Career

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In fact, Mclaren opened her first boutique shop in 1971, at 430 Kings Road in London and started filling it with Westwood’s designs. Moreover, the boutique’s name was changed five times because it was always constant flux. However, the shop later on proved to be an important fashion center for the punk movement. After a while, when she became the manager of the group The Sex Pistols, they were all dressed by Westwood’s designs, which helped carve out its identity.

However, as the punk movement faded, Westwood had a hardship because almost all of her designs were related somewhat to punk. In fact, Mclaren was always ahead of the others, not only influencing fashion, but often dictating it. After her run with the Sex Pistols, Westwood went an entirely new direction with her Pirate collection of frilly shirts and other attire. Her styles have also included the mini-crini of the 1980s and the frayed tulle and tweed suit of the 1990s. She’s even proved it’s perfectly possible to make a subversive statement with underwear. “Vivienne’s effect on other designers has been rather like a laxative,” English designer Jasper Conran once explained. “Vivienne does, and others follow.”

 

Fashion Designer: Perry Ellis

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Perry Edwin Ellis was born on March 3, 1940, and passed away on May 30, 1986. Moreover, in the mid-1970s, Perry created his sportswear house that was eponymous. Ellis influenced fashion industry to the extent that he was called “a huge turning point”. In fact, the reason he was called like that is because he introduced new patterns and proportions to the more traditional men’s clothing’s market.

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Perry Ellis was known as an innovative fashion designer. Moreover, he was born on March 3, 1940, in Portsmouth, Virginia. When he was a teenager, he moved to New York, after working for a sports wear shop. In New York, Perry launched his own company, “Perry Ellis Sportswear” and his brand quickly became a popular. Unfortunately, he passed away on May 30, 1986, from complications associated with the AIDS virus.

Legacy

Carmencitta MAgazine - perry-ellis-designer 2After his death at the age of 46, his designs and line were still worn by his fans all over the world. In fact, even to these days, his designs are continuing to be a big part of the fashion world and landscape. In addition, his company is still working and producing outfits and fashion items.

Moreover, Perry Ellis, before he died, had a small family. He was in a relationship with a television writer and producer called Barbara Gallagher. In addition, the couple decided to have a baby together. In 1984, Tyler Alexandra Gallagher Ellis, their daughter was born. Unfortunately, she was born only 18 months before her father’s death.

Carmencitta MAgazine - perry-ellis-designer4In addition, Tyler, the daughter, in 2011 showed the entire world that she and Perry are blood related when the girl released a beautiful collection that consisted of 13 handmade fashion handbags. In an interview, Tyler said “He was about work, and a perfectionist, and I feel like I know him” .

Designer of the day: Roy Halston

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Roy Halston Frowick, as known as Halston, was known to be an iconic outfit designer of the 1970s. Moreover, his design known to be sexy, yet elegant when it comes to dresses were a major staple in American discos.

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In the 1970s, Halston became an iconic clothing designer. Moreover, this designer was born on April 23, 1932, in Des Moines, Iowa. In fact, his first trial in designing was in hats designing. However, the things that made him famous, were his dresses. In fact, the dresses he designed were sexy as well as streamlined, and appropriate to be worn to high-strung nights on a disco floor. However, after spending two decades of dressing the jet-set, the designer was diagnosed with AIDS, and he passed away in 1990.

Professional Career

Carmencitta MAgazine - Designer of the day Roy Halston.3Halston’s hat designs were the reason for him to be brought to whimsy. In fact, he used everything to decorate coifs, hoods, and bonnets such as jewels, flowers and fringe. Moreover, it took him one year to be hired in order to serve as head milliner for a luxury retailer called Bergdorf Goodman. Furthermore, the one who made him famous was Jacqueline Kennedy, who wore a pillbox hat of his design to her husband’s presidential inauguration in 1961. As a result, his clients became ones of the well-known people in that time such as: Rita Hayworth, Liza Minnelli, Marlene Dietrich and Diana Vreeland.

Women Wear Designing

Carmencitta MAgazine - Designer of the day Roy Halston. 1In fact, he began designing women’s wear in 196. Halston offered a perfect look for the famous women of his era. Moreover, His works of design were known to be for sexy, yet elegant. Additionally, in 1972, Halston introduced a simple shirtwaist dress that was made from a fabric that was durable as well as washable called “Ultra suede,” for the fall season. In fact, it was only two years later that he offered the world his most famous dress that was his trademark, “The Halter Dress”.

How to style grey

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Grey has always been one of the trendiest colors in men’s fashion. However, it is quickly becoming the most used color on runways, with designers, and in local brand shops. In fact, there are too many men who like to wear this color, but do not know how to. This is why, we have gathered a little bit of tips and trick about this color, and how to wear it.

Grey Color in Suits

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Suits are an inevitable item in a man’s closet. Weather he is a business man who’s obliged to wear suits every day, or a man who only wear them on occasions, suits are necessary. Moreover, grey suits are so trendy this year because they look classy and fancy. The perfect grey for a suit is the solid grey. In addition, when choosing a shirt, go for white or light blue.

Grey Color in Knits

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As we all know, knitted shirts never get out of fashion. They are an essential part of your winter closet. Grey knits are a must have for this season and can be worn with light jeans or dark ones. In addition, grey knits can also be worn with colored pants, with classic beige pants, and underneath a black coat (as long as it is a thin knitted shirt).

 

 

Grey Color in Accessories

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Accessories are also becoming trendy when it comes to them having this color. For example: a grey knitted hat is a must add item to your grey collection this year. Pair the hat with a white shirt, a nice pair of blue jeans, a converse, and a pair of sunglasses, to get the full trendy look for this year.

Grey all the way

Even though grey is trendy, do not go all-grey! Try to implement it in one item of your whole look, or maximum two.

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!

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.

 

Paloma Picasso

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Some of you, probably had no idea that Pablo Picasso had a daughter. Yes, he has one, and her name is Paloma Picasso, the well known for her signature lipstick, and the designer of many jewelry items for both Yves Saint Laurent and Tiffany and Co. In addition, an owner of a jewelry line she designed herself.

Synopsis

Paloma, the daughter of the well-known artist, Pablo Picasso, was born on April 19, 1949, in Vallauris, France. Moreover, in the year 1986, she was working on her own, being a costume and accessory designer. Soon after, the jewelry she designed, caught the attention of some fashion critics, who said that they were exceptional and well made. Moreover, this reputation, got her a new job: a jewelry designer for Zolotas, Yves Saint Laurent and Tiffany and Co. after a while, Paloma released her own line, making perfume, and accessories for designers.

Early Life

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Paloma is the daughter of Pablo Picasso and his artist and writer lover Franoise Gilot. This girl was surrounded by artist from the moment she was born. Her name “Paloma”, in Spanish means “dove”, and she was named like that because of the famous symbol her father designed for the International Peace Conference in Paris the year Paloma was born. Additionally, Paloma Picasso is seen in many of her father’s works such as: Paloma with an Orange and Paloma in Blue.

Career

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Her career started in 1986, when she started designing jewelry for Tiffany and Co. after that, she decided to go on her own, and launched her brand, Paloma Picasso. In her brand, she created perfumes and jewelry for fashion designers including an eponymous scent and Mon Rouge, a dramatic scarlet lipstick that became her trademark.

Personal Life

At first she was married to Argentinean businessman Rafael Lopez-Cambil for 21 years. However, soon after their divorce, she got married to French doctor Eric Thevenet.

Wear Your Leather Jacket on Every Occasion

Wear Your Leather Jacket on Every Occasion

Brunch

Wear Your Leather Jacket on Every OccasionBrunch is the perfect time for you to add some color to your outfit. In fact, a leather jacket will look really beautiful with you colored snickers and a white dress.

Cocktails

 

Wear Your Leather Jacket on Every OccasionCocktails are perfect for you to bring out your little black dress and your heels. In fact, a leather jacket layered on your shoulders will act as the perfect topper for your dress. Moreover, if you choose to wear a tight dress or skirt, consider adding a leather jacket that is a bit oversized because it will be a nice contrast and keep you looking cool (and feeling warm).

Date Night

 

Wear Your Leather Jacket on Every OccasionWhen you wear a leather jacket on a date, you will send a subliminal message to the guy sitting in front of you. In fact, it will make you look, and feel confident as well as cool. However, you need to pay attention to the size and the shape so that you do not look like a bag of chips.

Formal

If you are one of the women who are not very comfortable in formal attire, the leather jacket is perfect for you. In fact, you can wear it in order to break off the edginess, and still look classy at the same time. Moreover, the perfect one will be a cropped style so that it will not overwhelm the entire dress. Furthermore, if you were able to find a jacket that is close to the color family you are wearing, you should go for it.

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.

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