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  • Summer Dreams - The Laid-back Bash

    Now that we have settled on what to call our party, let's not forget Eid ul Azha is right around the corner, no matter how stress-free we want to be, that will ultimately not be so; still, let's try to meet friends and hold an intimate party and chill awhile.

  • Staying cool in a suit this Summer

    Here's a secret though. What if we told you that there is a way to don a suit, without having to worry about breaking a sweat regardless of the endless summer days of Bengal? Impossible, you say? Well, as that leading sporting brand once said, “Impossible, is nothing.”

  • In the world of midsummer fantasy

    Summer styling is meant to be passionate, unhinged and wild. The season demands both insanity and comfort to go hand in hand. The midsummer rays encourage our wild inner-self to showcase the fun and let go of all the gravity bothering from within.

  • All about that summer glow

    Farhana Chaity is the next makeup artist to keep an eye out for, who although is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she works as a makeup artist for Feminine Magazine, does travel back and forth to Dhaka for work purposes.

  • A Pearl For Every Occasion

    Our collective fascination for the oyster-borne jewel of the sea continues, transcending time, and borders, for their rarity, iridescence and sublime beauty. Jewellers and painters have long exploited their symbolic associations, from luxury, seductiveness, purity and charms of good luck. So it is now time for us to delve a little bit into our own exploitation of this thing of beauty, to make ourselves prettier, perhaps. No matter what kind of social interaction you are getting ready for, pearls can help amp up the ensemble.

  • A splash of the azure

    And in the sartorial world, blue has a place of power, pride and perpetuity. In ancient Egypt rare gemstones were crushed to obtain this hue and used to decorate pharaoh's tombs, making it extremely precious and regal. Its significance was high during Elizabethan England where only members of the royal family could wear it

  • The Chiffon Story

    It is without doubt that chiffon rules over summer! Thanks to the return of maxi dresses and flowy tunics, we can see an abundance of this luxurious fabric this season. Much appreciated for its light weight, chiffon is very popular amongst ladies who want to add some zing to their regular attire.

  • I am She - Amishe

    To be considered truly unique and stand out is ironically the most common desire that has taken hold of the fancies of people over the ages. That is no less true today, even though our expressions and attitudes have changed. Amishe-a play on words for I am she – is a tradition inspired and opulent take on the modern woman's desire for something truly unique.

  • Chic Panache

    Ask anybody who has been to her dainty little shop and they'd swear to have instantaneously fallen in love with the ever gorgeous pastel shades and the unique cuts of the shalwar kameezs.

  • Going chic with Silver

    Being one of the oldest metals to be used as jewellery, it's no surprise that silver jewellery is still highly sought after. Silver crafts are also often a proud representation of various peoples' cultural heritage and artisanship. The shimmery metal is versatile enough for both casual wear and evening parties, thus winning the hearts of accessory-lovers all over the world.

  • Fashion predictions for a midsummer Eid

    As we welcome a brand new Ramadan and Eid this summer, we also embrace an array of new styles, looks and combinations waiting to take over our old wardrobe. Some trends will go right out of the window, while few others will be greeted with open arms. With that in mind here are some fashion predictions for Eid-ul-Fitr, 2018 presented by Star Lifestyle.

  • Cool footwear for a hot summer

    Every woman will vouch for the fact that the first thing that they notice about a person are their shoes. Little do they know, the same goes for most people as well. So it is fair to say that to leave a lasting first impression, a little more attention should be given to what you don on your feet. With summer coming, upgrade your closet with shoes that are not only comfortable for the hot and humid weather, but also equally stylish.

  • The life cycle of Gamcha

    Even though the use of gamchas started many years ago, more uses have been added to the list of uses. More commonly, the material is used for decorating homes as the fabric is very eye catching and gives the house a true traditional essence.

  • Chunky is Back

    Chunky jewellery is back with vengeance, be it bib chunkies, collar chunkies or statement pieces. The best thing about chunky jewellery is that you do not have to fret too much on complementing; they match with almost everything – deshi, western, tribal — the list is an exhaustive one.

  • Travels of a Bengali foodie

    Bangladesh — irrespective of its size as a nation, has always been important due to its geographical position. Over the millennia, migratory patterns have brought people to this lush delta from all regions, not only of the subcontinent, but also across the oceans.

  • Pahela Baishakh new dress collection

    The Bengali belle's ultimate guide to Baishakhi beauty!

    Without a doubt, Baishakh is the most awaited season in the Bengali calendar. What could be more uplifting than the warm sun filtering through the windows and clear blue skies?

  • The curious case of the lungi

    Summer is knocking and maximum comfort is the only style you need to look forward to. The tubular garb a.k.a. lungi is no longer just a summer essential for men. This week at Star Lifestyle, we are looking into the myriad fusion possibilities with this versatile wear — be it donning the wrap with a pleated knot, to making trendy western wear for women, we have it all! So gentlemen and ladies, do not let the heat and humidity rule you; be bold this summer and reach out to the lungi for your seasonal statement in fashion!

  • Memoirs of 1971

    Memoirs of '71

    She was the first woman in her village Boro Tajpur to have completed matriculation and move to Kolkata for pursuing higher education. When the everyday commute to the heart of Kolkata and got too difficult, her family a decided to send her to Dhaka to stay with her brother Abdul Bari and continue her college education. A decision that changed her life, forever!

  • Impressive in prints

    While Pinterest and Instragram already have us gazing in awe over the Spring 2018 fashion trends, prints are making their own headlines and creating buzz on social media. And rightfully so!

  • A SKIN-DEEP ISSUE

    it goes without saying that our country is diversified when it comes to physical features such as skin complexion. Although our skin tone can be broadly termed as "brown" by the rest of the world, one cannot be oblivious to the countless shades of brown that exists. So, why is that despite being so diversified, we still tend to constrain the word "beautiful" to only specific features? why is it the case that even now, being "fair" only is considered perfection instead of what we are born with?

  • Colour Game

    The Colour Game

    It is not uncommon for people to create and fall into personal comfort zones, especially when it comes to style and clothes; as spending time everyday pondering over what to wear is often a luxury ill afforded. To add a new dimension without breaking the bank, one need not fret; simply, learn to remix and add a bit of twist with contrasts when pairing the elements of your outfit-- a new combination every week!

  • terracotta jewellery design ideas

    Terracotta jewellery

    With terracotta art of the Indus Valley civilisation dating back as early as 3000 BC, one can easily say that this art form is an ideal

  • Wearing neon

    The arrival of spring brings with it a fresh splash of colours as the seasonal flora takes over the otherwise monotonous winter

  • Fluorescent shades in your wardrobe

    Fashion disasters associated with fluorescent shades are far too many. Just imagine wearing a neon green pantsuit. Not only will the

  • Chilling in a container

    Chilling in a container

    ‘River & Rain’ architect Kazi Fida said, “The client wanted us to build a temporary home instead, which he could visit during the weekends to spend time with his friends and family, and worked as something

  • Singling out singledom

    There is something that rubs an entire segment of people the wrong way when a thirty-something single person is concerned. Push the age to forty-something and you would think the social structure as you know it is crumbling.

  • The Bangla Appayon

    Let us make this clearer. Although we hated being ruled by the British, some of us did become ardent fans of their lifestyle and upbringing. Hence the emergence of the many garden parties a.k.a tea parties in our subcontinent, today! But do these tea parties have to be an exact copy of the British? Not necessarily so!

  • Winter work wear

    Winter work wear

    When you think of an office outfit, you have to make sure it is simple yet formal enough to make your 9 to 5 day more comfortable. With the temperatures dropping rapidly outside, sometimes it can be a pain in the neck to come up with the best outfit combinations for the fashion conscious working women.

  • A new year’s state of mind

    Party on My Mind

    Common sense suggests that if you are planning to dance your way into the New Year, then you should opt for jeans or flowy gowns that do not restrict your movement.

  • Christmas food

    Christmas for Bengalis and expatriates

    Alfred, a 20-something law student in Dhaka, spoke of Christmas to me, but it was not what I had expected to be associated with the

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