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  • On the trail of REAL JAMDANI

    “Paach khew jora hoise, teen khew barse” — the master weaver utters the ‘buli’, an oral tradition that has been handed down from one master to his apprentice for centuries. And this oral instruction is all that there is in creating the mesmerising intricacies that we see in a Jamdani sari.

  • Destination wedding hullabaloo

    Well, don’t get me wrong. Many people would skip in delight when they hear of an wedding arranged overseas, but to me, that only meant a lot of hassle — getting a week-long leave from the office, packing suitcases; and worst of all, worrying about the children and being split over which grandmother to stack them onto while I am away partying.

  • Beneath starry nights and OPEN SKIES

    Reading up to this part, you must be wondering that such weddings are only meant for the rich and the famous. Well, I shall disagree.

  • Shop to colour block

    If you have no idea what that is and have not yet adorned yourself in solid chunks of contrasting colours, then you are certainly way behind in acknowledging the ideation of fashion. And it’s about time you learn.

  • M for Modern Art

    With over many years of experience as a professional artist, Plamondon chose garments, mainly saris as the best canvas to portray her prowess as an artist. And this time she experiments with modern art and geometry to convey her thoughts.

  • Oasis under the grey clouds

    But of course, monsoon is not without its nuances — the gloom and melancholy, the clogged-up roads, and the unfortunate floods.

  • Nature’s rhapsody a story in six seasons

    “How do seasons change?” And on philosophical lines — “Why?”

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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?