STYLE COUNCIL | The Daily Star
  • Decoding Red

    The impression of red in our prehistoric psyche is conceivably what we carry today. No child is born with a blank slate, or a palette. What we see, what we observe, and differentiate are based on footprints on our cells through thousands of years of evolution from a bestial existence to an intelligent form.

  • Durga Puja 2018

    The must-have fashion planner for Durga Puja

    When we think of October, besides the obvious never-ending heat and unforgiving bouts of rain, there is also Durga Puja to look forward to. The preparations start a month earlier with the changing architecture of the city, not just around the temples but everywhere else with mandaps (dias/stages) being erected and a festive feel sealing the air.

  • Colour combinations you should be wearing already!

    Green and magenta is an unconventional combination that is honestly much easier to pull off than it looks. This combo may sound scary, but trust us when we say that it'll add the 'runway essence' to your outfit while maintaining a touch of sophistication.

  • Micro Sunglasses: The new cool

    The trend surfaced sometime last year when the Kar-Jenner as well as the Hadid sisters started wearing different shapes of 'micro sunglasses.' Thanks to their social media posts, the internet was quick to catch on and soon enough, pictures of our favourite social icons started popping up all over the internet.

  • 'Sunnies, Sun and all the Fun'

    We have seen all our favourite actresses don them! We have immaculately tried to duplicate their look, with micro sunglasses to metallic shades. But is this provision that we talk about only used for vanity?

  • Let the eyes do all the talking!

    What are things that we notice about people when we first meet them? Is it how their hair falls on their face? No it's the eyes…whether they shine, sparkle, smile, glimmer or maybe hiding behind some kind of grim. Either way, it's always the eyes!

  • Sequin's back again!

    Excited enough already? We bet you are! With limitless evening-ready looks coming into mind, it is definitely a tough task to manoeuvre to the ones you surely want. And that is exactly why we are here for.

  • The teen saga

    Nowadays as social media rules and overrules all forms of communication, teens are pretty much influenced by what Kim Kardashian is wearing or the styling of Nick Jonas! It becomes a challenging task to make them wear anything their idols are not endorsing.

  • Esquire Style

    When it's Eid, the tension intensifies because one must look their best self, as this is the occasion when they get to meet friends, family and professional acquaintances, all in a day.

  • The jet-set woman

    Keep in mind that festivities shall fall in the cruel days of summer and naturally this call for something new and something different, well clear of your spring wardrobe.

  • Style tips for the warm toned gentlemen

    Your skin colour is not as important as your physique. The key to pulling off almost any outfit is having a good physique. Your apparel will fit nicely and neatly on your body, giving you a nice silhouette, and making you look dapper, unless you go overboard with colours.

  • All About Masks

    There are so many steps to a good skincare regime. Among them, one of the most instant and effective steps undoubtedly, is using facemasks! Masks are easy to use, show instant results and hold therapeutic significance.

  • The true hues of monsoon

    The end of summer has passed, and grey clouds are coming and going in their own rhythm. While global warming has made the weather more unpredictable than usual, the presence of the rainy season has not changed. Are you planning to go with a particular shade of the clear summer skies to overthrow the rainy gloom? Think again, for blue is really not the only shade of monsoon!

  • Code Blue

    You've probably heard it numerous times; so much so that it runs in your veins and has been embedded in your mind. You've watched Lana Del Rey be completely smitten by its aura, Paul Mauriat declaring his unabated love for it, and Creedence Clearwater Revival feel it within them since 1969. Artists, celebrities, influencers, they have all paid allegiance to it, and slowly yet steadily, so have we. Blue has dominated our wardrobes and has been labelled as a must have, must wear, must rock at all times. What is this sorcery? It seems as though everybody has been affected by a spell making them go B-L-U-E every time they hear, “What colours should I wear?”

  • Summer feast Heirlooms of Tomorrow

    The primarily summer collection highlighting Jamdani, Rajshahi silk, Benarasi katan and indigenous fabrics displayed to the world the true meaning of being 'in-vogue'.

  • Dainty Chic

    Dainty Chic

    Gorgeous with Amana Rahman's Bespoke Makeup Artistry- If you ever wondered about the amount of imagination a single person could exhibit, then Amana Rahman could be set as the perfect example! Helping her sister with designing at Sahar Rahman's didn't take up all her energy or her willingness to venture into other creative fields like makeup artistry.

  • GentleMen's Gazette 2018

    All of us keep up with the changing fashion scenario. It's normal to realise that what was up-to-the-minute chic last year wouldn't be trending this year! That's generally, a more conservative view; what actually happens is that styles even change with the season. As summer is fast approaching in Bangladesh; regardless of the gloomy weather forecast, new styles are constantly emerging for men, and you best keep up!

  • The panjabi for Shab-e-barat

    Initially worn by both men and women, especially in the region of Punjab, it sparked interest with the flow of time, and the Panjabi travelled beyond boundaries and came to this region. Whatever the historical narrative maybe, our signature panjabis are so distinct from all other regional variants that we can easily call it our very own.

  • Swinging to a Baishakhi euphoria --the days and the nights

    Planning on visiting the Ramna batamul, listening to accomplished Chhayanaut singers embracing the dawn of a new year with renditions of Tagore, Nazrul and others? We bet you are!

  • 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!

  • Of braids, Flowers and Satins

    You might have seen your grandma in upturn braids while browsing through old photographs. We know you found the style amazing...

  • Ponytail express

    Tilt your head over to the front or back, scoop a handful of hair and tie it up a knot at the top of your head. Do not forget to fluff up the hair. Here you go you have an instant glam look that will also elongate you face, drawing more attention to your cheekbones.

  • Mughal jewellery galore

    Rise and shine people! Not quite feeling bright and beautiful? Don't worry, before the winter blues set in permanently, let's discuss something as fascinating as jewellery.

  • Post Halloween locks

    The end of October should see most of you dressed up as ghouls and wicked witches. While we understand that it incorporates hours of intense makeup and hairdo sessions, we also realise the aftermath of the rigorous procedure.

  • Forever in love with white

    When we think of the colour white, the first thing that pops in mind is 'purity'. No wonder people from the Middle Eastern and those of the far West prefer to wear it on their special day.

  • The easiest way to own the Bohemian Look

    Fabrics must be free and flowy.

  • Androgynous Fashion Statement 2017

    If you thought there was no variation to androgynous fashion you were absolutely wrong. Like any other popular style, androgyny has also been keeping up with the change in time.

  • With pride; flaunt an image that's godsend

    Girls, even in their early teens tend to follow strict diets. Even though there's nothing wrong with it and everything is a personal choice.

  • In the eyes of Nazrul and Tagore

    Rabindranath and Nazrul saw in their muse; divine beauty, resembling the mysteries of the celestial world.

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