Lifestyle

Complete your outfits with winter jackets

People get quite confused about whether they should invest in a proper coat, jacket, or blazer for the brief winter in Bangladesh. Our suggestion is: like any apparel essential, one needs to have at least one or two trendy coats hanging in their closet, otherwise a wardrobe is never complete.

Wedding Season 101: What to Wear

The wedding season has arrived and it is essential to start thinking about what attire to choose for the various events you will be attending. From formal black-tie affairs to more casual outdoor celebrations, there are a few key factors to consider when selecting your wedding attire.

Wedding bells and the confessions of an outfit repeater

It is near impossible to manage a new set of clothes every day. It is neither justifiable, workable, ecologically efficient, financially viable, nor intelligent. But then there’s social media and society’s deep-rooted judgement against misfits like a tacky outfit repeater. How do we manage both – or do we?

Evolution of jewellery through the ages

It all began at the dawn of time when man first set foot on Earth. The jewellery made back then was not identical to the ornaments made today. Feathers, bones, shells, and colourful stones were among the materials used in ancient jewellery. These gemstone-like stones were jewels, and gems have long been treasured for their beauty and durability in adornments. Diamonds were only widely used once humans discovered how to cut them to show off their brilliance, which began around 1300 A.D. in Europe. Many contemporary jewellery designs started off as useful things.

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.

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022

Wedding attire for millennials

When it comes to wedding attire, millennials may choose to break away from traditional norms and opt for something that reflects their personal style.

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

The charm of gold jewellery

Jewellery, especially the ones given at weddings, hold special meanings in their intricate designs. Each piece has its own story to tell. The olden ‘tikli’ (the forehead pendant that had the star and moon designs carved up in red rubies and whitish yellow ‘pukhraj’ or yellow sapphire stones) promotes prosperity, wealth, and marital bliss. The lover’s knot or ‘prem fash’ designed chain holds its meaning in the name. ‘Prem’ in Bengali is love, and ‘fash’ means a grip, so as the name suggests, it is a lover’s grip, a treasured design construed in a bangle or chain given to the beloved as a wedding-night gift.

December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022

Evolution of jewellery through the ages

It all began at the dawn of time when man first set foot on Earth. The jewellery made back then was not identical to the ornaments made today. Feathers, bones, shells, and colourful stones were among the materials used in ancient jewellery. These gemstone-like stones were jewels, and gems have long been treasured for their beauty and durability in adornments. Diamonds were only widely used once humans discovered how to cut them to show off their brilliance, which began around 1300 A.D. in Europe. Many contemporary jewellery designs started off as useful things.

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.