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  • War and museums

    The saga of the Victory of Bangladesh in 1971 involves numerous revolutions, and of course, the War. And the glorious road to Victory will be cherished by its people forever. Hence, rightfully so, Dhaka boasts plenty of museums on the subject. They collectively beartestament to the struggles of the Bengalis.

  • The case for a frugal wedding

    They are meant to be grand, romantic, if not dreamy affairs, and of course a social occasion that not only ties two people, but also two families. As far as Bangladeshi weddings are concerned, there is however one big problem — keeping up with the Joneses!

  • My big fat deshi wedding

    They can be an exhibition, especially the 'Big Fat Deshi Wedding' types, where one spends tonnes of money on creating memories, sprinkled over a few fleeting days.

  • Magic in Monochrome

    Weddings are often symbolised as a flurry of colours, and sometimes, we want to escape such chaos. Many of us may just want a simple affair rather than worrying about tons of petty things such as the trousseau, ensembles ---all the glitz and glamour.

  • Stunning in silver

    For several decades, gold jewellery has remained the revered czar of the jewellery scene in Bangladesh. Starting from the proposal token, to the ring and the final wedding ornaments, gold has been the preferred pick for almost all social classes.

  • My Mother in the mirror!

    What is your earliest memory? Chances are that it is of your mum, smiling and singing a lullaby — such a fleeting moment, but one frozen in time, simply because of its nuances and sweetness. You remember her enchanting smile, the way the corner of her eyes creased, the scent of her skin and her fragrant hair as it touched your face. And that vision, for in your eyes she's nothing short of it, is forever etched in your mind; it's your core memory.

  • The whole six yards

    Freud's psychoanalysis on collecting and collectors is nothing short of bizarre. But that is Sigmud!


    As uncanny as the name may sound, it is a favourite! These informal pants can be easily paired off with anything from comfort tees to crop tops. You may wear it to the stores if you wish, given the fact that you are comfortable travelling back through time, pulling off the teenage look.

  • Florals, feminism and romance

    Roses were extremely popular back then, since it was considered the most romantic flower, often used by men to woo their lady love. And so it was adopted as patterns on dresses, coats, purses and everything else one could think of.

  • Blessings of Durga

    For this week, as Mahalaya is upon us and Durga has descended on this mortal plane on a horse, Star Lifestyle presents to you a quintessential fashion planner for the most festive four days of the puja.

  • Bring the Bahamas home

    With the end of the year coming in a rush; we can't help but imagine palm trees, long stretches of sandy beaches, cyan-blue ocean, waves and sipping on mocktails endlessly while relaxing on comfy plantation sofas!

  • Memories of my mom's katan

    Almost every Bangladeshi girl has the same story to tell; one of their precious inheritances from their mother; typically a sari.

  • 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!