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  • Bangladeshi Popular Actress Ishita

    Reinventing Ishita

    Rafi: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today we have with us the actor Ishita who has been away from the media scene for a while now. Ishita, tell us about your hiatus from the media.

  • All the Marvels of Beauty

    … seems to be the most common stanza that worries us ladies when we stand in front of the mirror. And we post-haste go back to

  • Simply blanc

    It is time to walk down the white bricked road of elegance, for this week is all about jewels, and not just any kind! Channel your inner Marie Antoinette in jewels in the one eternal shade of royalty—white! From the must-have diamonds, pearls, crystals and moonstones,

  • Invaluable Whites!

    The sparkle and lustre of precious gems teasingly playing with the rays of light, especially white ones, is undeniably eye-catching. There’s nothing like a statement piece, let that be in the form of a ring, necklace or even a bracelet studded with white gems that can

  • Quid pro quo: Not just skin deep

    Imagine a situation where you have put on that perfect little black dress, sparkling white diamonds, paired with a sequinned clutch and that flawless stiletto that you have been eyeing for the longest time, and you stand before the mirror, only to find out there’s an

  • How to Get Perfect Skin

    The perfect skin prep

    The first step to having a clean, smooth skin is exfoliation. Exfoliate at least twice a week to scrub out all the dirt and impurities clogging your pores. There are so many exfoliators to choose from depending on your skin type; be careful to pick one that’s gentle

  • Caring for the mane

    Only we ladies know the hard work that goes behind a ‘good hair day.’ Especially before any special occasion, having our hair look perfect round the clock is one of the toughest tasks! However, with a little more care, you can make sure your hair behaves like a dream.

  • Bags for life!

    Oh! Trustee. Humble friend. What would life be without you by my side (literally)? You have undeniably always been the one to safe keep valuables without which I could never get out of my house. My berry fragrant chapstick will eternally be grateful for always keeping it in one piece.

  • panache bags

    Bag on the panache

    All bags are amazing, and as a young budding fashionista, the eternal obsession with bags for this one bloomed at a very young age and that fire still burns.

  • Helping yourself GLOW in summer

    Metallic eyeshadows are in but remember to practice restraint. Just the tiniest of metallic sheen is all you need. Finish the eye off with minimal or brown liner and maximum mascara. A personal favourite is pairing a light coloured eye-shadow with a different coloured mascara

  • Eid fashion in Dhaka

    Embracing your earthy-self

    Ah! A summer Eid in Dhaka. Bright mornings that begin with warm greetings, and delicious, lavish breakfasts are reminiscent of childhood and happiness. Sunny afternoons that are redolent with silvery smiles and rustle of crisp new muslin saris perfumed sweet from the cardamom and rosewater.

  • Let’s talk shoes: Let’s talk Bata

    What is new in men’s fashion, especially casual foot wear?

  • BEING The ethical CONSUMER

    For that, she works day in and day out, catering to orders placed by various fashion stores from the capital; ones that seem to utilise her strengths during their times of need, peak seasons like Baishakh and Eid, and cuts her off for the rest of the year, when she needs them.

  • Fighting against the norm

    Beauty cannot merely be defined by long hair, pointed nose or a perfect figure. Beauty means comfort, and it definitely comes in all sizes, shapes and age,” said Humaira Khan, one of the most prominent fashion designers of Bangladesh, presenting her revolutionary new collection — ANIKINI by Humaira Khan

  • ANIKINI humaira khan

    ANIKINI by Humaira Khan

    Many may ponder how a clothing brand can be a way to fight discrimination. On the completion of her 30 years in the fashion industry, Humaira Khan decided that it was about time she took a step towards improving some of the negative outlook that exists in our society — body shaming.

  • The elephant in the Room

    An animal in all its grandiosity, yet so calm and gentle. They travel in herds and exhibit incredible intelligence; they say elephants never forget, from which, the phrase “elephant’s memory” was coined.

  • Far from the madding crowd

    The traffic around the city worries everyone a bit more than what should be normal. It exhausts you, plays havoc with your nerves, and sucks all the energy that you are left with. Might sound like the rant of a typical out-of-towner, but think about it a bit deeply.

  • There is something special about this Summer

    The season is almost here, and based on this thought, there is so much going on around us. The seasonal favourites, including fruits and flowers would soon ripen and bloom.

  • Bangladeshi Fashion

    Glad tidings of the cuckoo

    As you gaze through, you realise that everything looks attractive and your consciousness wants to be a part of it all.

  • The curious case of Pahela Baishakh

    Two weeks to go till the day-long Pahela Baishakh celebrations, and we are busy setting the menu, wishing it to be slightly different from the previous years. We are also worried about what to wear on D-day. Fashionistas will say red and white is overdone, and some variation of it is necessary to make things as remarkable and fascinating as

  • The six yard love

    Sari styles change every calendar year — undergoing major experimentation with fabrics, patterns, weaves and drapes.

  • Deshi Fruits Galore

    Since its inception, Star Lifestyle has been promoting deshi products diligently. Based on this thought, this year, we have promised to make it big and widespread. We want our readers and patrons to believe in our efforts, and support towards all things Bangladeshi. For this week, we present to you an offbeat photo shoot, based on deshi fruits, and shaped a story designed to make you nostalgic about rural Bangladesh and its age-old attachment to fruits.

  • Bejewelled, Debonair

    As we gear up for the next trail of weddings to come, it is time to shine some of that light on men's wedding accessories. There is no doubt that South Asian weddings are all about the bride, but that does not mean grooms cannot be a part of that fun, right?

  • International Women's Day 2019

    The revolution begins with us

    She is an all through professional, fighting head-on in a grossly male dominated industry. With a tough 'deshi' twang balanced perfectly with a down to earth attitude, she certainly conveys a sense of self-assurance.

  • Dots I Love

    One would only think that perhaps that is where I draw the line, but astonishingly, it was just the beginning as I had tons of other inspiration, including the stunning Elizabeth Taylor, and her beautiful polka dot gowns that only amplify my love affair with the dots.

  • Monocrome Elegance

    As pastel shades rage on into this year's fashion scene, take a step back to channel that inner Bangali elegance in a beautiful piece from Humaira Khan's latest collection, 'Black and White,' which focuses on local fabric such as raw silk and muslin with fusion accents done in her signature cuts and flair.

  • Women's Comfortable Clothing

    Stunning in Skirts

    Just like any other clothing, the type of fabric used for a skirt plays a key role for truly 'rocking it.' You cannot expect flowy georgette to stay in place, nor can you expect a heavy plaid skirt to give off the breezy vibe. Other than that, when picking cotton or mixed fabric skirts, understanding texture and weave go a long way for the final cut.

  • A Pale Blue Dot

    He imagined the creation, with chaos, and the gods bringing order to what they had shaped.


    The history of the scarf goes way back. But in modern times, scarves are carried in a number of ways, and for a number of different purposes. Typically, scarves are worn around the neck.

  • Girly and fun

    Gone are the days of boring hairstyles; it's time to try something new. Stay on top of the trend-game with these super cute hair-dos. Easy and fun — you can thank us later!