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  • The Bride’s Sidekick

    This a glorious time, when the fabulously well-heeled fashionistas of Dhaka city turn out in their festive best, and sprinkle their heady stardust wherever they go.


    The sherwani is a classic. The evolution has been so dramatic that it is now irrelevant to search for its roots to claim it as one of our own. A sharp-cut piece is as fashionable today as it was two hundred years ago at the durbars of nawabs and maharajas.

  • Nawabs, Maharajas Valiant men

    Weddings are a celebration of life, and a chance for the bride and the groom to share the flair on stage, as they embark on a journey together, hand in hand.

  • Curls of wisdom

    Take a good hard look at the mirror, at that lifeless, uncooperative mop on your head that has been through a decade’s worth of chemical products, treatments, heating tools, and resulted in frizzy, dry, brittle, and lacklustre locks.

  • A wind of change in fashion industry

    Our hope with the campaign has been to encourage reliance on local products, boosting productivity, economic development, and creativity, while encouraging the concept of conscious living — which promotes the understanding that we are all in this together and for a better world.

  • Twinkle Twinkle little Trinkets

    Do not think that this is isolated to just women, as more and more men are accessorising their outfits with different trinkets to highlight their style.


    Eclectic styling is not meant for everyone! This is only for those who prefer unconventional fashion over the mundane, and a progressive lifestyle over the regular. Since fashion is a great way to reveal the uniqueness of a personality; an eclectic woman usually tends to show everyone around her that she is bold and confident, with countless colourful stories to share.

  • Tales of shidur khela

    This is my first “shidur khela,” a ritual strictly for women, I see no reason as to why I have to go through this alone, while the amazing, tall, dark, smart partner gets to witness a different kind of red wedding in the making.

  • Woman Thou Art Divine

    The three worlds trembled – a deity was created with celestial powers. With all her blessings, she transformed into this beautiful form, and marched against the demons, on her mount. Unsurpassed in beauty; she is eternal. She is the protector of the realm, and a clear manifestation of energy. She is all women, in their truest form. She is Durga, the life-like expression of divine energy.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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