12:00 AM, August 21, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 21, 2018

Style Council

The teen saga

Eid is just a day away, and what better time to decide upon the look or style for the day? And one of the trickiest age group to do styling for are teens and pre-teens, as the parents of these groups would surely concur! Often it is beyond comprehension on what's in or out to suit their needs.

Nowadays as social media rules and overrules all forms of communication, teens are pretty much influenced by what Kim Kardashian is wearing or the styling of Nick Jonas! It becomes a challenging task to make them wear anything their idols are not endorsing.

Chondona Dewan, the head designer and owner at Chondon's agrees with us on this note. “I personally know how difficult it is for mothers to get the perfect clothing for their teens, that's both culturally appropriate and stylish. This very predicament encouraged me to develop a special fusion line called Chondon Forwad, with styles incorporating the traditional deshi image blending finely with the western silhouette.”

The latest line developed at Chondon's is superbly comfortable, considering materials such as cotton, khadi and linen; fit to be worn at every occasion including get-togethersand getaways.

That was Chondon's for the teens, this Eid. But let us take it a notch-up, discussing the styling for the trendy wearer.

If you decide on going the deshi-way this Eid, lock on the impression with colourful accessories including tassels and ribbons for the locks. Please don't imagine, for even a second, that we are encouraging anything past its expiration date! K Pop odyssey has already made it popular.Surely you knew about that already?

Speaking of which, please refrain yourself from going all blonde this summer or stylising the school uniform, it is EID not Halloween! Plus, blonde simply doesn't suit our skin tone.

Next comes the shoes-- you can pair hip athletic shoes with fusion clothing, which is all the rage right now. Whoever said traditional fashion wasn't fun, surely didn't know what they were talking about!

Let's discuss other accessories such as bags, belts and earrings. Thin belts look super stylish with kurtis and thick ones look best with tops and skirts. You can go for cross body bags, Hobo bags and Hippie bags. I am sure you are already thinking about all those possibilities!

Teens don't wear too much makeup; at least we don't encourage anyone to paint their face out of proportion. The charm of unblemished youth gets lost that way.

To look sharp and chic on Eid, just dab on a bit of liquid lipstick in the shades of nude, put on a bit of kajol and perhaps a little bit of BB cream to cover skin issues if any.

Did we skip out on anything? Yes! The earrings – hippie danglers, sterling silver, bird feathers, even crochet earrings pair fantastically well with deshi fusion.

So, it's all sorted out for the week. Enjoy Eid and remain super stylish all the way through.

Eid Mubarak!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Models: Ariyana and Nidhi

Wardrobe: Chondon Forward

Make-up: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha