for the noboborsho
Baishak is a once-a-year phenomenon that has a very special meaning
for us Bangalees. It is a day, which heralds another year of hopes
and promises of a rosy future ahead. Needless to say, we welcome this
advent with open arms and quite logically and naturally wanting to
look our best on this special day.
woman in us longs to look alive, be bright cheerful and need I stress
trick and need is to capture the festive mood. The look simple and
exquisite being the key, should say it all, hairstyling and make up
should be of the kind that meets the demands of your activities for
Baishakh always means an early morning start so greet the day with
a lot if flowers in your hair as many a song insists. Blow your hair
the night before if you want to let your hair down with a single flower
tucked rakishly into a billowing cloud of black adding just that hint
of sensuality. Or tie up your hair into not so severe a bun and let
the flowers do the rest. If are in the mood for braids, do go for
it, but don't be stingy with the flowers, lots and lots are needed
in this case.
should be subtle not loud at all, sophisticated but letting the natural
woman in you surface for all to admire. Do not use a foundation, rather
loose or cake power so that it stays longer in this hot weather. Use
light shades of blush on either peach or pink. Do not use cream blushers,
but a little brightened or shimmer powder.
have a prominent role to play because the eyes need to be focal point
of it all. Whether thick or thin, the eyeliner should stretch outwards
into a seductive curve. Kajol also makes your eyes look attractive
use lots of mascara or if you want to be creative use brown or blue
eyeliner. Lipstick should be light going well together with your eyes.
Since it is the festive mood lips could be red as well. Round off
the overall effect with a bindi.
clothes now take centre stage. Sarees, shalwar kameez, fatwas whatever
you fancy, colours, as dictated by tradition are red and white but
if you want to add variety to it then its best to stick to light pastel
shades or bright yellow and turquoise can also carry the day for fun.
boishakh collection for women
name of Aarong is not new to any Dhakaite. Yes, the largest craft
and fashion outlet in the city has brought out an exclusive line for
women. What sets this collection apart from what's on offer from all
other boutiques is the use of colour. This collection is as bold and
bright as the weather outside.
of the items to look for include the fuchsia pink embroidered kameez
with green striped pants worn with crushed dupatta and the grey and
yellow screen-printed crepe shalwar kameez and dupatta with sequins
and hand embroidery. The creative minds behind this collection have
not forgotten the traditional combination, and hence there is the
white and black screen-printed cotton saree with red border and mirror
work. Finally, keep your eyes peeled for a maroon crepe saree with
yellow, red and orange Nakshikantha work, embellished with sequins.
Be sure to stop at the jewellery section to pick up the perfect accessories
to go with your outfits.
are just a few teasers to give you an idea about what the collection
is like. Hurry over to the Aarong outlets to see for yourself the
rest of the dazzling collection.
fiesta at Mayasir
year 1411 on the Bengali calendar is almost upon us, and all the leading
names in the local fashion industry are abuzz with new collections
to kick off the year with. Leading the razzmatazz race, Mayasir is
also bringing out a new collection to help you make a splash this
arrangement for this year's Noboborsho is a little different. The
New Year line will be available at both their outlets, but the Dhanmondi
Mayasir boasts a special showing for the little princesses. Anyone
purchasing an item from the children's line there will walk away with
a special gift.
what can we expect from the main collection this season? Saris in
Tangail taat, jamdani, tosshor, baluchori, half silk, and soft silk.
The salwar kameezes are available in embroidered cotton and fine georgette,
and these are accompanied by very dressy dupattas. To complete the
look, Mayasir also has its exclusive silver jewellery, which is available
in both showrooms. There is also a punjabi collection for men. The
children's line consists of salwar kameez, ghagri, tops, skirts, etc.
Overall, they have a very comprehensive line-up for this season, and
each design boasts the creative talent of designer Maheen Khan.
saris range between Tk 540-14000, salwar kameezes between Tk 750-12500,
kids' outfits between Tk 150-850, and punjabis between Tk 350-1450.
exhibition will continue between April 5 to April 25. Mayasir is located
at 39, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, and Concord Arcadia Shopping
Mall, 3rd Floor, Road 4, Dhanmondi.
joins the boishakh bandwagon
Boishakh has all the fashion houses in a frenzy, dreaming and scheming
to start the Bengali New Year off with pizzazz. Pumsy Fashion House
is not to be left out, as it is also bringing out a special Boishakhee
designs this season are inspired by Jamini Ray and traditional Bengali
alpona. Florals and jewellery motifs, and hand-painted scenery are
also a big feature. The colours you can expect to see are red, black,
orange, yellow and purple, all on a background of white.
Bengali New Year starts off at the height of summer, when 'heat' and
'humidity' become common catchwords. Comfort is a major concern, and
so, cotton takes precedence in Pumsy's Boishakh collection. Other
than that, georgette silk, linen, and taat are also available. Designer
Pumeer has experimented with cuts and lines to bring you a collection
that blends the traditional with the modern.
saris cost between Tk 650-1600. The range for salwar kameez is Tk
800-1800, while fotuas are available for Tk 350-800. There is also
a punjabi line for Tk 550-1500.
exhibition will be held at the Drik Gallery, House 58, Road 15A (New),
Dhanmondi, from April 9 to April 14, everyday between 10 a.m., and
Kraft's boishakhee bonanza
Kraft started off the Bengali New Year with a special exhibition on
Friday, April 2 at 5 p.m., at their Baily Road outlet. The exhibition,
which continues right up to April 14, released the season's newest
designs at all their other outlets.
new collection features block prints on Tangail, Pabna, and thaan
sarees, tie-dyed thaan, a wide range of blouse pieces, all at a range
of Tk. 395- 1200.
white, black and orange are the colours that prevail over the new
collection. Salwar kameez, in shades of red, boasting a variety of
prints, patterns and cuts are also part of the collection, and the
price ranges between Tk 650-1250. Keeping in mind the heat of the
approaching summer, half-sleeve and sleeveless kameezes are predominant
in this season's line. There is also a collection of fotuas and tops
in block print, screen print, tie-dye, and sequin-embroidery. Again,
in keeping with the Boishakhee theme, the colours that prevail are
shades of red, white and black.
price ranges between Tk 250-450.
is also a men's line, which features short kurtis for men, at Tk 350-525.
exhibition is open everyday, between 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the collection
is available at all the Kay Kraft outlets at Kemal Ataturk Avenue,
Rangs Anam Plaza (Sobhanbagh), and Malibagh.
for baishakhi festival is on the way. All that is from the past is
forgotten through this festival. Rong, one of the renowned fashion
houses of today has garnished itself with lively baishakhi collection.
Bangladesh is a land of thousand villages, with picturesque scenery.
Origin of its vibrant beauty is vast greenery.
their baishakhi collection, Rong tried to portray some of it. Sarees
are decorated with birds and butterflies, with flowers, plants and
leaves. Block, spray, cut work, screen print gave them the joyful
look. Tangail taat, muslin, pahari silk, soft silk, raw silk, and
what not, all these are available at the price of tk270 to tk4500.
Rong has a special collection of dhakai jamdani. These will cost tk1,
500 to 10,000.
also has exclusive jamdani, cotton, crepe georgette, kotki three-piece
in their collection. Cotton, muslin, and georgette adorns the row
of ready-made women's wear. Their price ranges from tk400 to tk2000.
Trendy fatuas for girls will cost around tk350. Single dopattas are
also available at the price of tk120 to tk450.
collection, mainly comprise shirt, t-shirt, panjabi and fatuas all
splashed with dazzling colours and equal decoration like the women's
collection. Taat, khadi, addi, voile, kotki, silk, cotton, endi, is
the chosen fabric. Their price would start from tk250 and rise up
ornament collection, accessories like fashionable handbags are superb.
The fashion house also sells showpieces and gift items. All these
items are available in their outlets situated at Chashara, Naryangonj,
Sunrise Plaza, Lalmaita and at Twin Tower Concord Shopping Complex
of the month Chaitra is near. Preparation is on the way for the carnival
of colours. Fashion houses of Dhaka are spirited enough for the festive
mood. Their motto is to colour it up.
year Shatabdi mostly prepared saree and panjabi. Orange, yellow and
green are the preferred colours for sarees. Blue, grey and green prevail
in the panjabi collection. Sarees are embellished with block print
and hand paint. Their price ranges from tk750 to tk1500. Panjabis
will cost tk450 to tk1000.
is situated at the third floor of Ambala Complex. Their address is
house no 39, road no 2, Dhanmondi R/A.