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Silk saris you need before the year ends

Statement silk saris promise to take you back to the ‘60s and help mimic your favourite Bollywood heroine. Decades ago, this very silk sari conjured images of eye-catching young women from elite society but today, that image has somehow faded because of the scarcity of the authentic fabric and the existence of cheaper alternatives that actually look nothing close or exclusive as its predecessors.

5 most stylish footballers playing at the World Cup 2022

The game of football is a class apart, and so are some of the players — not just in terms of their athletic prowess while playing the game, but also in their fashion game — they stand apart. Some have a formal style, some prefer casual, and some straight up flamboyant.

Nobo: A craft centre of excellence

Silmat Chisti of Nobo Dhaka, knows her way around the traditional weaves of Bangladesh. Jamdani, Silk, Tangail — you name it. She can continue a well-informed conversation for hours. After launching Nobo Dhaka in 2019 along with her friend, Mitia Saleh, the entrepreneur worked hard to source, produce and promote anything and everything that was a part of the heritage of Bangladesh. At least that was the primary thought behind initiating the brand. Part of the reason why she aims to make Nobo, an authentic traditional brand is to revive and restore the heritages of Bangladesh, ones that we are almost on the verge of losing.

Adapting to fashion trends: Wearing high heel

The fashion world has seen a major shift in consumer mindset post lockdown, forcing many companies to reconsider their product offerings, and doing their best to adapt to newer consumer outlooks on comfort over style. One such shift can be seen in the popularity of heels. In some instances, the comfort of being in home sandals or socks has completely waylaid the occasional heel-wearer and had them writing triumphant obituaries for the fashion accessory, and then there are those that still believe that the reign of the mighty heel is on its way back, slowly, but surely. Which side will finally succeed in tipping the scales?

The Bengali rickshaw bride: Fashion designer Tasmit Afiyat Arny shattering bridal stereotypes

Being a part of the fashion industry and being deeply rooted in her rich Bengali culture and heritage, Arny has always been passionate about loudly displaying things that narrate her culture. You may recall the time when Shirin Akter Shila walked the ramp in Miss Universe 2019 stunning the audience sporting a red jamdani, green rickshaw hood, and Bengali alphabets for jewellery — a costume that was designed by Arny.

The ultimate guide to styling oversized ‘boyfriend’ shirts

How often have you been stuck in one of those moments where you want to wear something casual yet cool? A piece of clothing that’s easy, breezy, and stylish too? Well, look no further than the epitome of nonchalant chic — the boyfriend shirt! You are welcome to raid your significant other’s closet and choose his Friday best! But in reality, it’s the lived-in, soft-as-cotton candy variety we are lusting after!

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Silk saris you need before the year ends

Statement silk saris promise to take you back to the ‘60s and help mimic your favourite Bollywood heroine. Decades ago, this very silk sari conjured images of eye-catching young women from elite society but today, that image has somehow faded because of the scarcity of the authentic fabric and the existence of cheaper alternatives that actually look nothing close or exclusive as its predecessors.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

5 most stylish footballers playing at the World Cup 2022

The game of football is a class apart, and so are some of the players — not just in terms of their athletic prowess while playing the game, but also in their fashion game — they stand apart. Some have a formal style, some prefer casual, and some straight up flamboyant.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Nobo: A craft centre of excellence

Silmat Chisti of Nobo Dhaka, knows her way around the traditional weaves of Bangladesh. Jamdani, Silk, Tangail — you name it. She can continue a well-informed conversation for hours. After launching Nobo Dhaka in 2019 along with her friend, Mitia Saleh, the entrepreneur worked hard to source, produce and promote anything and everything that was a part of the heritage of Bangladesh. At least that was the primary thought behind initiating the brand. Part of the reason why she aims to make Nobo, an authentic traditional brand is to revive and restore the heritages of Bangladesh, ones that we are almost on the verge of losing.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Types of leather to look out for in jackets

The best leather jackets start with high-quality leather. Among the many kinds of animal skins used to create leather are deerskin, lambskin, goatskin, calfskin, and cowhide. There are five standard types of leather used for apparel.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

5 leather jackets to have

Leather jackets have their roots in traditional utilitarianism, even though they are frequently associated with stylish bad guys. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, leather jackets were mainly used as practical apparel. Motorcycle jackets were initially designed as safety gear as they would protect the wearer from road accidents in the case of collisions and offer insulation and warmth while riding. However, a few styles have dominated the leather jacket market for years.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Nibir Adnan wins an award as Best International Male Model

The renowned Bangladeshi model, Nibir Adnan Nahid has recently won the Model of The Year International (Male) award at the British Bangladesh Fashion & Lifestyle Award 2022 ceremony held on 3 December 2022 at The Tower Hotel in London. The event was organised by the British Bangladeshi Fashion Council (BBFC), an award-winning, social enterprise that aims to support individuals who want to pursue careers in the fashion and creative industries, in association with the London Tea Exchange.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

The timeless midi skirts

Back from the 90s when it almost monopolised the party fashion scene, the midi skirt is trending again in celebrity wardrobes. Recently, Akshata Murthy wore it and we say, if it’s good for the Prime Minister’s home, it’s good for us. But the question is, how do we style it? Despite its popularity, the average fashion savvy woman still has a hard time styling this timeless piece. Fortunately, fashion experts and experienced stylists have some tried and tested tips.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Top 5 fashionable shoes for men this winter

The right shoe tells a story. It reveals a person's personality and conveys his personality to others. Additionally, appropriate shoes are a must-have for any ensemble. In fact, selecting the right shoe for a man's suit is harder than finding the right clothing. This is because there are more categories and possibilities for shoes than there are for men's clothing. Do not worry if you ever feel like you do not know enough about men's shoes or need ideas for a new wardrobe; this article is ideal for you.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Pregnancy and motherhood: Confessions of a ‘not-so-perfect’ mother

Dreams relating to motherhood began quite early in my life. It was mostly inspired by pregnancy photoshoots with celebrities like Brooke Shields, Kirsten Dunst, and Demi Moore. These ladies made pregnancy look like a piece of cake. With their long and thick hair resting on their shoulders, and finely manicured hands cradling their perfectly shaped bellies – everything looked handpicked, as if from a favourite fairy-tale.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Rules for wearing plaid pants!

Plaid pants have been around for a while and have a reputation for making the wearer look smart and preppy. These tartan-patterned trousers bring an edge to your look whether you opt for a funky colourful get-up or rather stick to a subdued, retro look.