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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.

Carmencitta Magazine Tommy Hilfiger 3First Entrepreneurial Venture

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.

Carmencitta Magazine Tommy HilfigerGetting things better

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”.

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.

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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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.

Carmencitta MAgazine - Styling a Maxi 101.4For outings and occasions

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.”

 

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