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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.

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.

 

Write down those men’s fashion basics tips!

It can be really hard for men to really know and choose what colors and designs that suit them the best.

Let’s start with some men’s fashion basics tips:

When it comes suits: the jacket should be slim and cover your bottom. The trousers should not be skinny.

Now, note this very important tip among the men’s fashion basics tips: you have to opt for something in a solid navy or grey and then expand from there – burgundy, olive or even khaki. Black is not suitable for business or the day but it’s modern in the evening.

Moving on with some more men’s fashion basics tips concerning blazers/sport coats: it is the same fit as a suit jacket but you have to cut a little shorter in length.

Regarding the waistcoat, if you really want to wear it for a business meeting then look for 100% wool versions and choose neutral colors.
As for the tuxedo, note this useful tip among men’s fashion basics tips: Make sure the fit is razor sharp and go for one in a black wool or cotton with a grosgrain lapel and matching bow tie.

If you’re going to wear coats over a suit jacket you have to make sure there is a bit of extra room in the shoulders. Opt for a snug fit and length that ends a couple of inches above your knees.

What about formal shoes? Every man should own in his closet a pair of black cap toe shoes, a pair of brown Oxfords, burgundy penny loafers and tan brogues.

Hats, Scarves, Gloves – again, this comes as a very useful tip among men’s fashion basics tips seeing that it is a personal preference: if you tend to wear a lot of color in your everyday apparel then opt for neutral colored pieces to help anchor your look. However, if you are a more neutral person already then use these accessories to add some style to your wardrobe.

 

Finally, don’t forget to wear whatever outfit you choose with confidence – the key to pulling off even the most unusual look.

 

Tips: common grooming mistakes and fixing them

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As much as men try to maintain a handle on all things grooming, there are certain mistakes that are made on the regular. When it comes to grooming you shouldn’t be left in the dark. In other words, from your facial hairs to your perfume and more, there are a lot of wrong habits you are doing them. Don’t fear, here you are some common grooming mistakes and how to fix them.

Picking At Ingrown facial hairs

Ingrown hairs look like spots, which is why you pick at them. the more you irritate them, the more they’ll make you suffer.

Fix: 

First, stop touching your face.

Then, use skin peelers with glycolic acid, which stops skin growing over the hair.

You Don’t Use Sun Cream Always

The sun’s UVA and UVB rays cause around 80 per cent of ageing, from dark spots to wrinkles. Moreover, it might cause cancer.

Fix:

Use a high SPF moisturizer that can prevent what other products try to reverse.

You Still Wash Your Face With Soap

The imbalance between the acidic skin and alkaline soap saps moisture.

Fix:

Use gentle cleanser with lukewarm water. This will clean your skin without stripping it bare of all its natural oils.

You Still Treat Teenage Skin Like A Teenager

Most of men still sleep with hair products in which causes spots around the hairline. Laziness of washing your hair and neglect using decent cleanser might spark flare-ups. 

Fix:

Take a bedtime shower, use cleansing shampoos which clean up oil spills.

Your Showers Are Too Hot

If you like hot showers that mean that you are turning your skin to dry skin with a red rash. Furthermore, a red rash spreads across your face like acne.

Fix:

Only wash in lukewarm water. Use cleanser with a redness-reducing moisturizer that soothes sensitive skin

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.

The Crop Top Affair; how to chubby wear it

The Crop Top Affair; how to chubby wear it

Summer is here and let’s be honest! We all came across a crop top that we found really cute but not so cute when wearing it because you know! Food! If you are a chubby girl, and have secretly wanted to wear a crop top but didn’t know how to keep your belly fat from sticking out, keep on reading so we can tell you about our little secrets on how a food-lover girl can wear a crop top and look good in it.

Rule Number 1

Accept your body! Everyone is beautiful in a way and it doesn’t have to be your body. You have belly fat? So what! You can still wear the things you want and look good.

Rule Number 2

The Crop Top Affair; how to chubby wear it

Always wear your crop top with mid-waist pants. This way, the pants will suck in the belly fat for you.

Rule Number 3

If you have big breasts, it is considered a plus since the size will make your belly look smaller. On the other hand, if you have small breasts, try to find a crop top that is loose and big rather than wearing a tight one.

Rule Number 4

Look for dark colors such as black, brown, navy, etc.  These colors will help the shape look slimmer.

Rule Number 5

For a body shape -belly fat with big breasts- crop tops with a tie at the bottom don’t fit this kind of bodies so you should always look for ones that are not too tight and not too loose and try to pair them with mid-waist pants. This way, belly fat gets inside and you will also feel comfortable wearing a crop top.

Rule Number 6

ALWAYS remember to love yourself, and your body shape. Nobody needs to have the perfect body in order to be a good looking person. Moreover, complete the whole look with a smile!

Giorgio Armani

Childhood & Early Life

Giorgio Armani was born on July 11, 1934 in the Italian town of Piacenza. His father was a shipping manager and he grew up in a humble background.

After high school, he enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan, but left after three years to join the army in 1953.

Career

He found a job as a window dresser in a departmental store. After that, as a salesman in the menswear department, so he learned about fashion designing and marketing. He joined the Nino Cerutti company in the mid-1960’s as a designer for menswear. At the same time, he also sent his designs to various other garments manufacturers.

During the late 1960’s he met Sergio Galeotti, who inspired him to open his own office in 1973.
All through the early 1970’s, Armani freelanced for a number of better known fashion houses like Allegri, Hilton, Gibo, etc.
His success let him create his own label. Along with Galeotti, he formed the Giorgio Armani S.p.A in Milan in 1975. He presented a range of ready-to-wear collection for both men and women in1976.
In 1979, he founded the Giorgio Armani Corporation. He introduced several product lines under his Giorgio Armani brand: Le Collezioni, Underwear and Swimwear, and accessories.
In the 1980’s, the company introduced Armani Junior, Armani Jeans, and Emporio Armani lines.
Armani also developed a close relationship with Hollywood over time by designing costumes for over 100 films.

Major Works

His first biggest achievement was the founding of his company Giorgio Armani.
He opened the U.S branch, Giorgio Armani Corporation in New York.
He also found great success as a fashion designer for movie stars.

Awards & Achievements

The Neiman Marcus Award in 1979.
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 1987.

Personal Life & Legacy

Armani was so busy with his career that he did not have time for women. He is very close to his siblings and their children.

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.

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.

Want Slimmer Looking Legs?

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Some women were born having the perfect body. However, most of us will get extra 10 pounds just by smelling pizza. Moreover, it becomes hard for us to get dressed with the things that we like. In fact, there are some tricks that we can use in order to make our legs look taller and slimmer, hence a better looking body shape. If you are one of the women who are thick at the bottom part of their bodies, keep on reading this article as we guide you through the best tricks on how to get slimmer legs.

Carmencitta Magazine - Want Slimmer Looking Legs 2Wear Nude Shoes

There are multiple nude colors that belong to the spectrum. In fact, wearing nude shoes will make your legs look longer, and as a result, they will look slimmer. Try to find a nude color that is close to your skin tone so that your legs can look more extended. Moreover, when you want to wear nude shoes, they should be worn with a skirt or cropped pants.

Carmencitta Magazine - Want Slimmer Looking Legs 3Invest In Some High Waist Pants

What most people fail to realize is that pants, shorts, skirts, and leggings give the illusion that your legs start at a higher point. In fact, it is the best thing to invest in high waist bottoms because they are trendy as well as good looking.

One Color from Head to Toe

A monochromatic look is able to make you appear taller and having a slimmer looking body. In fact, black is the best color of them all when it comes to wearing one color from your head to your toes. Moreover, black will make you look taller, slimmer, and more radiant.

Carmencitta Magazine - Want Slimmer Looking Legs 4Go For Pants with Vertical Lines

In fact, when you wear vertical lines clothes, especially pants, makes the eyes look up and down which makes them as a result see you taller and slimmer.

 

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