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The millennial mermaid

She left everything she had even known; the lil’ mermaid gave up all for love. As she comes up for air in a quest to find her lover, she takes one last deep breath — deciding to leave the waters, and come into the realms of humans! And thank the heavens for that. Pretty sure she was a mermaid in her last life too. So let’s try human for a change, and turn some heads. BY MANNAN MASHHUR ZARIF PHOTO: SAZZAD IBNE SAYED STYLING: SONIA YEASMIN ISHA MAKE-UP: FARZANA SHAKIL MAKEOVER SALON LOCATION: INTERCONTINENTAL DHAKA MODELS: TANGIA ZAMAN METHILA (JEWELLERY) AND EFA (SARI) WARDROBE AND JEWELLERY: STAR LIFESTYLE

Cool Jewel

Who ever thought tank tops and exotic metal chunks go hand in hand? Not only does this raise the fashion quotient, but also radiates inexplicable oomph factors, which no woman, or man can deny. And those magical eyes! Everything is picture perfect —her persona in sync; perfection that complements the setting — the pool she floats on. BY MANNAN MASHHUR ZARIF PHOTO: SAZZAD IBNE SAYED STYLING: SONIA YEASMIN ISHA MAKE-UP: FARZANA SHAKIL MAKEOVER SALON LOCATION: INTERCONTINENTAL DHAKA MODELS: TANGIA ZAMAN METHILA (JEWELLERY) AND EFA (SARI) WARDROBE AND JEWELLERY: STAR LIFESTYLE

The Persian slayer

Heavy headdresses, chunky chokers and even heavier necklaces — you have all the basics clear for that Persian look. True, the dress may seem out of order. But is it? Persian traditions span over several millennia. If you thought Iranian fashion was conservative, Google for Queen Farah Pahlavi. This is our Persian queen, indulging in a plunge on a hot summer day — in all her grace! BY MANNAN MASHHUR ZARIF PHOTO: SAZZAD IBNE SAYED STYLING: SONIA YEASMIN ISHA MAKE-UP: FARZANA SHAKIL MAKEOVER SALON LOCATION: INTERCONTINENTAL DHAKA MODELS: TANGIA ZAMAN METHILA (JEWELLERY) AND EFA (SARI) WARDROBE AND JEWELLERY: STAR LIFESTYLE

You rock girl!

Summer sirens calling for a cool dip — we have found our favourite way to beat the heat, and we take it upon ourselves to spread the word. For this pool session, we chose a pink-red combo for an off shoulder dress, and went wild with the accessory. The nonchalance, heavy bracelet, and of course, the cool summer shades — do we hear your heart crackling, shattering into pieces already? BY MANNAN MASHHUR ZARIF PHOTO: SAZZAD IBNE SAYED STYLING: SONIA YEASMIN ISHA MAKE-UP: FARZANA SHAKIL MAKEOVER SALON LOCATION: INTERCONTINENTAL DHAKA MODELS: TANGIA ZAMAN METHILA (JEWELLERY) AND EFA (SARI) WARDROBE AND JEWELLERY: STAR LIFESTYLE

Tamed wild prints

If you are one of those naysayers screaming sari has seen its pinnacle and foresee only a downward tumble, we have news for you. Our love affair has been for eons, and it shall stay that way! Go wild with vivacious prints and sport it with a tank top of subdued green. Wrap the six yards around the body and take the anchal for a three-sixty degree turn around the neck. Just might give the scarf a run for its life. And those glasses...just adds a touch of panache. BY MANNAN MASHHUR ZARIF PHOTO: SAZZAD IBNE SAYED STYLING: SONIA YEASMIN ISHA MAKE-UP: FARZANA SHAKIL MAKEOVER SALON LOCATION: INTERCONTINENTAL DHAKA MODELS: TANGIA ZAMAN METHILA (JEWELLERY) AND EFA (SARI) WARDROBE AND JEWELLERY: STAR LIFESTYLE

Iconoclast, no?

Forget design, forget embellishments. The charm of it is here for all to appreciate — a brick red monochrome; taking it a notch higher with the black paar; not to mention that savvy contrast blouse. The key — simplicity! Let the jewellery stay in the locker. You need no bling to pull off this classic! BY MANNAN MASHHUR ZARIF PHOTO: SAZZAD IBNE SAYED STYLING: SONIA YEASMIN ISHA MAKE-UP: FARZANA SHAKIL MAKEOVER SALON LOCATION: INTERCONTINENTAL DHAKA MODELS: TANGIA ZAMAN METHILA (JEWELLERY) AND EFA (SARI) WARDROBE AND JEWELLERY: STAR LIFESTYLE

Breezy Knots

No fuss; as good as it gets. Mix-match a hybrid of a blouse with a tunic; the anchal held in place only to do justice to the curves. A belt, or an off-shoot of the cummerbund. If you ever wondered how fashion moves here and there, know that the waist knot had moved from the ancient Persians, to the Westerners, and are now having a comeback in the global scene. BY MANNAN MASHHUR ZARIF PHOTO: SAZZAD IBNE SAYED STYLING: SONIA YEASMIN ISHA MAKE-UP: FARZANA SHAKIL MAKEOVER SALON LOCATION: INTERCONTINENTAL DHAKA MODELS: TANGIA ZAMAN METHILA (JEWELLERY) AND EFA (SARI) WARDROBE AND JEWELLERY: STAR LIFESTYLE

Canary ‘ello’

Flamboyance is the name of the new game. Think convention, and then do everything opposite. Comfy on a couch — at ease in the yellow of the brightest shade, and a top that simply outshines the fiery fire of the sari. And the shades and the shoes scream — come hither! BY MANNAN MASHHUR ZARIF PHOTO: SAZZAD IBNE SAYED STYLING: SONIA YEASMIN ISHA MAKE-UP: FARZANA SHAKIL MAKEOVER SALON LOCATION: INTERCONTINENTAL DHAKA MODELS: TANGIA ZAMAN METHILA (JEWELLERY) AND EFA (SARI) WARDROBE AND JEWELLERY: STAR LIFESTYLE

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