Fashion & Styling

Bangladeshi Aydha Mehnaz helps actress Zendaya break the internet

Recently, Dune actress Zendaya made headlines wearing a Mugler robot suit. With Star Lifestyle, Mehnaz shares the backstory of how this iconic robot suit made it to the premiere of Dune: Part Two (2024).

Summer chic: The essential summer jacket guide

Jackets for summer? What an oxymoron that is! In our part of the world where summer is sweltering hot, why on earth would one need jackets, one would ask. The jackets we are suggesting are not the heavy, woollen ones meant for colder climates. Rather, easy, breezy and beautiful — summer jackets are an absolute staple for your wardrobe and beyond!

Embrace the vibrant vibes of Falgun fashion

It's time to update our wardrobe with joyful colours and cosy fabrics as the winter chill gradually gives way to the warm spring breeze. The arrival of spring is marked by an abundance of colour and a feeling of rejuvenation. And what better way to honour Falgun fashion than to embrace this season of blossoming beauty!

Heritage textiles: Trends that transcend the test of time

The tapestry of Bangladesh’s textile legacy is woven with generational artistry and cultural significance.

AI and the future of fashion

Tech and fashion have long been intertwined, and with AI entering the scene, the possibilities are endless. McKinsey's analysis predicts a significant boost in profits for the fashion industry thanks to AI.

Elaf Al Dubai launched at Sheraton Dhaka

On 23 February, 2024, under the shimmering lights of Sheraton Dhaka at Banani, House of Ahmed, founded by the husband-and-wife duo of Ahmed Tuhin Reza and Tanzila Elma, launched its latest apparel collection Elaf Al Dubai, which promises to redefine modest fashion with its unique blend of elegance and tradition.

Faiza Ahmed’s artistic ode to women freedom fighters

Reputed designer and artist, Faiza Ahmed — proprietor and fashion designer of the clothing brand Manas — has decided to combine these mediums and feature them in her design collection.

Coco Chanel’s greatest inventions

Coco Chanel is an indomitable name in the world of fashion. Yet, the extent of her influence may surprise many, as numerous globally acclaimed fashion pieces stem from her original designs. Ranging from iconic handbags to timeless tweed coats, here's a comprehensive catalogue of Coco's innovative contributions to fashion.

Celebrating the colours of Falgun

Falgun is the time to feel your best. Everywhere around, flowers are blooming and people are more often than not, in jovial moods. The fashion game is also at its peak because the fashionistas have already stacked away their dull and dreary winter wear and stocking up on strikingly beautiful and equally bold fashion wear.

February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024

Mastering the ABCs of bra sizing for comfort and confidence!

The quest for the perfect bra size — a journey many of us embark upon with high hopes — only to be met with confusion in the lingerie aisle. We are about to unravel the mystery of selecting the right bra size, ensuring you are not only supported but also embracing comfort and confidence in every curve.

February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024

Katan: Reimagined, reinvented!

In every culture around the world wedding attires are held in the highest of regards. Made from the most exquisite materials, with care and love a sari, or the bridal gown in the West is treated with utmost respect. Katan saris intended for brides are woven with gold zari or thread, rendering the garment fit for a queen!

February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024

Spring, fresh blooms, and fashion

After a long hiatus, it became almost necessary for me to return. Begging winter to be over, I found an interesting way to do it. Force yourself to wear colourful clothes and bring out the vibes of spring — forceful maybe, but it works. Let’s cut out the confusion and dive straight into the fashion perspective.

February 4, 2024
February 4, 2024

Precious stones, precious meanings: Discover the stories behind gemstones

People wear gemstones for many reasons. For many, they hold special meanings — from devotion, and trust, to commitment. It is considered extremely romantic to receive or gift someone a precious stone with a special meaning attached to it. Here are some familiar stones and what they represent.

January 30, 2024
January 30, 2024

Fashion hits and misses at Filmfare Awards 2024

Young or old, the Filmfare award has wooed almost every actor and actress who has graced the silver screen. As one of the most coveted awards-function annually, celebrities look forward to bringing their most fashionable selves to the red carpet. The year 2024 was no different.

January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024

Glitz and grace: The best ways to dress in your sequins

As a fashion statement, sequins are magnificent. The versatility and fun factor make them ideal for any glitzy evening or dance floor. Amazing as it is though, this glittery material may leave you confused as to how to wear or style it. If you want to make your sequin outfit look even better, we are here to help!

January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024

Embracing tradition: Katan saris for today's woman

Katan saris are pieces of art that not only serve as a style statement but also stand as testaments to our cultural legacy. Over the years, the designs of katan saris have evolved, blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics.

January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024

Bringing back the magic of local fabric with Zarin Rashid

Founded four years ago by the young visionary Zarin Rashid, Kino is a movement towards sustainable fashion with a touch of tradition and culture. Rashid, the creator and driving force, had a plan for a venture that would create beautiful clothing while staying true to its roots.

January 28, 2024
January 28, 2024

Velvet dreams: A guide to styling velvet outfits

An incredibly versatile fabric, velvet can be anything you want it to be. Velvet saris are magnificent for this season and beyond. An iconic creation, velvet saris embellished with zardozi work, crystals and cutdana work look stunning as eveningwear. Worn with a brocade blouse it’s the perfect outfit for those glittery weddings and parties.

January 27, 2024
January 27, 2024

Elevate your party look

When it comes to traditional occasions, the fashion scene for deshi girls often revolves around the same party-wear styles. However, there's a treasure trove of options waiting to be explored. Embracing the richness of our cultural heritage while infusing modern aesthetics can result in looks that are not only fun but also incredibly stylish.

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