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  • Working from Home in Style

    Rain, shine, work from home or not — you must always be in your best possible appearance! Not only because it is pleasing to others, but because it keeps your mood uplifted and your mind fresh.

  • MIXING UP with scarves

    But this article is not about despondency; fashion and styling can never be about anything but excitement! We need to learn to enjoy our time, wherever it maybe. So, we say, let’s not stop keeping ourselves from being trendy and hip, even if we are staying at home and staying safe.

  • When East meets West

    Halter necks, spaghetti straps or a lovely sheath dress — any one of these words can conjure a vivid image of a fun night-out with that special someone. Coco Chanel iconised the little black dress, while Christian Dior mainstreamed leopard prints and silk chiffons.

  • Let's Imagine

    This Eid, let things go back to the old flow, and that is with a splurge on peach and pastels. For the evening homely events, we can always opt for the darker shades like brown, navy blue, black, olive green, and greys.

  • Hair goals 2020

    Gone are the days when one had to overload their hair with products to look glammed up! In fact, 2020 hair goals are all about that messy, effortlessly flawless, just-woke-up kind of hair.

  • The colours of Baishakh

    Let’s imagine a situation where a lady is wearing an ivory, tone on tone sari, paired with eggshell white blouse and bright makeup. Let’s say, she has ruby lips, cherry cheeks and a brick eye shadow put on. Would she look attractive?

  • Grecian gowns and gorgeousness

    All apparels are artfully arranged, every piece of clothing is carefully pinned and belted in position. The flow of the long robes and gowns are theatrical, with every pattern embellishing the garment in a perfect composition — almost like poetry. This very styling has trickled down from the land of the demi-gods and seeped into the fashion culture of the mortals.

  • Flirty Skirts

    Call us impatient, but here at Star Lifestyle, we always try to stay one step ahead in the game of styling. So, when the rest of the country is still dealing with the woes of winter, we march ahead, already pondering over the attires for coming spring.

  • A suit for every occasion!

    It is a universally acknowledged fact that the right suit will instantly uplift your persona. It can provide a major boost of confidence, put a spring in your step, and make you look sharp and smart.

  • Tales of tradition

    The classic Bengali belle looks incomplete without the sari and the quintessential ‘khopa.’ Delving into traditions, one will find that perhaps no other hairstyle pairs as well with the sari as the centre-parting and chignon, with a single flower, preferably a rose, neatly tucked into the latter.

  • Fashion in the outskirts

    The next thing to figure out is which outfit works best for these kinds of outings, especially considering there’s going to be a lot of nature, greenery, earth, and open skies to deal with.


    Smooth as silk is not just a saying, especially when you hold a Rajshahi silk sari against your skin. Yet, if we do not put forward our resources and policy support to the struggling industry in Bangladesh, this famed local fabric might go the same way as the Muslin, long lost in the pages of history.

  • Create that ‘air of mystery’

    The appeal of masquerades is universal. And now, even the Dhaka socialites have jumped on the bandwagon.

  • Sporting it up

    The trend of wearing gym clothes in a fashionable way is what athleisure is all about. Although the trend has been around for a while, it was not until 2014 when the world decided that leggings and hoodies can be parts of a fashion statement.

  • Of Aztec prints and more

    The latest trend on the global fashion scene is all about geometric prints inspired by indigenous motifs. When it comes to these edgy patterns it is best to pair them with a simple, or monochrome look or you may risk looking like the inside of a bioscope, and also be the reason for seizure attacks and mild headaches of passersby.

  • Checkmate!

    When it comes to fashion, the easiest way to go about is to keep it casual. Team a chequered shirt with a good pair of jeans, roll up the sleeves and add a watch/bracelet. Tuck in, layer with a sweatshirt and add a pair of glasses for a smart, but serious attitude.

  • Just like animals

    “It is a lovely thing we have, the animal instinct,” went the popular song from the ‘90s by The Cranberries.

  • Speaking of Collars

    Mastering the right collar for yourself involves understanding the geometry of your face and neck. If you have an oval face, you would want to balance the shape out by wearing a ‘spread out’ collar. Wearing a collar which is long and pointed down would give the impression of an elongated face.

  • Essentials for elegance!

    You know that moment of sheer panic in the morning, the shrill alarm jolts you out of your sweet slumber, you wake up and instantly,

  • Fashion trends to keep

    Whenever someone discusses fashion, they mostly mention the ladies. But fashion is as much a man’s claim as it is of a woman’s. So, here we will speak about what’s IN at the moment for our menfolk.

  • Styling this teenage year

    Teenage years are probably the one time in your life when you can get away with even supposed fashion suicide. So, instead of trying to fit in with social crowds, be the trendsetter paving the way for others to follow.

  • Return of the clips

    You want to keep a lot of things out of your hair, but what happens when you want the hair to be out of your face? No matter what hair spray/mousse/mineral you use, combating unexpectedly breezy afternoons and fighting frizzy hair days have one go-to: the hair clip!

  • Those wonderful Ballerinas!

    Sophistication, ease and simplicity – are these the qualities you desire in your ideal footwear? You will discover them all in abundance, packaged into what exist as ballerina flats.

  • Shine every day, everywhere!

    Although gold has its own timeless place in terms of its value and grandiosity; when it comes to everyday wear, it is easier to accessorise with silver pieces as it is understated and less flashy.

  • A belle’s love for bangles

    What is there to not like about a wristful of gently clinking glass bangles? Nothing!

  • Hair for the Baishakhi

    For your hair to look perfect on a specific date, you should start preparing beforehand. We vouch for walking the extra mile to take care of your mane regularly.

  • The Mirth of Skirts

    Skirts- they come in all shapes, colours and sizes! But what makes skirts so ah-mazing is how they make you look great, while giving you all the comfort in the world! A bit of an exaggeration? Maybe. But skirts really are one of the few fashion pieces that prioritises your comfort, while keeping you trendy! Let's talk about all the hottest skirt-styles we need to have a look at the moment. Trust us, you don't want to miss out!

  • Terracotta Jewellery

    With earthy colour palettes taking the fashion world by storm, what better time could there be to add a bit of traditional touch to your outfits?

  • Love me - Love my scarf

    If there is one thing to look forward to in Dhaka's winter, it is that you can finally dust out your best scarves without worrying about getting sweat stains on them. Style wise, you can never go wrong with scarves, unless you end up looking like a Russian Grandma fighting the elements! From the airiest silk scarves to the heavier cashmeres that can double up as warmers, you have a whole array of wrappings and knots right at your fingertips.

  • Witching Hour - Hairstyles to slay the night!

    To pick up on this electrifying look, make one massive braid, above your ears and sweep it back into a knotted bun. Pull out the layers for that next level touch and feel!