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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.

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.”

 

Stylish Ways To Wear A Scarf

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Fall is here, and what can be more exciting than getting your scarves and boots out, and wearing them? Most women get really happy when fall is here because of the many styles they can use and wear when it arrives. Do you have many scarves but they are just hanging in the closet? Are you lost on how to style them and what to wear them with? Think no more, as we have gathered for you today, a bunch of tips and trick on how to wear a scarf with a style.

Make it the center of your outfit

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If you want your scarf to grab attention, do not wrap it around your neck; instead, let it

loose and tuck it under a slim skinny belt. This way, your scarf will make a statement. Moreover, wearing a scarf this way is ideal for cold days, business meetings, where you can wear a suit and still be warm.

                                                                                                       

When wearing black and white, add a bright white colored scarf

This way, not only you will look stylish, but you will make your favorite white scarf shine. A perfect look would be: a leather tight legging with a white shirt, a black jacket, and a white scarf. N.B.: Do not choose a shirt that is brighter than the scarf.

Wear it for the office

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In fact, this is the hardest way to wear a scarf, because once you get to the office, you will put it off, and if the outfit depended on it, it will be ruined. As a solution, try to build up your outfit without depending on the scarf, and then pick the one that mostly

goes with it.

Wear it with a blazer

 

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A scarf paired with a blazer, a pair of jeans, and a pair of rubber boots are considered to be the typical fall outfit. With this outfit choice, choose an oversized scarf to compliment the whole style.

 

How to Keep Your Shirt Tucked In

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In a world full of class, a man walking around with an untucked shirt or even a shirt that is half tucked can make him look like a rebellious schoolboy.

In fact, nowadays, menswear is about the fine and neat details, and a nice tucked shirt is a great way to show that you are a grown man, who takes care of his appearance and aims to look classy as well as neat. Here are some ways to keep your shirt tucked in.

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In fact, if you get an oversized shirt, you are going to deal with the problem of having an excess fabric that is going to hang over your trousers. This feature is called “muffin top”. Moreover, muffin top-ing is not a really nice think to look at and will not make you look good. Here comes the importance of having a shirt that fits you and by doing that, you will make it harder to untuck with small movements.

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Find The Ideal Length

Just like you need to fine one that fits you, you also need to find the right length. In general, casual shirts are typically made in a way to be shorter, however, dress shirts are typically made longer in length which makes them easier to be tucked in.

The General Tuck

This the simplest, easiest kind of tucks. All you need to do is unfasten your trousers and push the shirt into them. Moreover, try to tuck it evenly so that you avoid the clumps.

Carmencitta Magazine - How to Keep Your Shirt Tucked In 4The Military Tuck

This tuck is great if the shirt you have is a bit loose, or a size bigger than yours. This tuck is made so that you won’t have to take your shirt to the tailor. Once your trousers are unfastened, push the fabric to the back of the shirt. This way, the front will have no creases nor excess fabric. After that, create a crease to tuck in the excess fabric to the back of your trousers.

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.

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.

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.

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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Remove dark circles under men’s eyes

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We all know that the eyes are the window of the soul, and by staring into someone’s eyes, we can read how they are feeling. Moreover, keeping the eyes looking young and vibrant is a hard thing to do, especially for men. In fact, men tend to leave their appearance just as it is and not work on it, to make themselves appear fresher. This is why, we have gathered for you men, today, some tips on how to remove dark circles from under men’s eyes.

Carmencitta Magazine - Remove dark circles under men’s eyes 2Use Cucumber Slices

It’s a known that cucumber is very good for the eyes, because it has cooling and calming factors.   In fact, the high water content in cucumber is a good thing for the hydration of the skin around the eyes. Moreover, use it directly from the skin because the coolness will take off the puffiness as well. All you need to know is cut 2 slices, place them on the eyes, and lie still for 20 minutes.

Use Green teabags

Carmencitta Magazine - Remove dark circles under men’s eyes 3The effectiveness of this trick, depends on the type of tea you use.  In fact, chamomile is known to sooth as well as being the perfect remedy for tired eyes. Moreover, Green tea is one of the best remedies that can reduce dark circles and heal tired skin. In fact, green tea contains a big amount of the anti-oxidant Polyphenols, which have in them the compound EGCG; an effective anti-inflammatory. For this remedy, you will need two green tea bags. Place them in boiling water and then place them in the fridge until they are cooled.  After that, place one tea bag on each eye, and lie still with your head to the back.  Leave the tea bags on your eyes for 10 to 20 minutes. As a result, the tea bags will reduce puffiness, dark circles and will aid in treating damaged skin.

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.

 

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