Trendz…now in Banani
After making a splash in Bashundhara City, the fashion outlet Trendz opened their second outlet in the lively and upbeat Banani Road 11.
A concern of the Babylon Group, which has had a wide experience in the export and manufacture of readymade garments since 1986, Trendz was a natural development in the Babylon journey. Having kept a close eye on the demands of the consumers both here and abroad (both in terms of styles and fabrics), and having observed the ups and downs of their local competitors, this newcomer in the ready-to-wear couture industry promises quality products that look good and feel great.
The new outlet was opened to the public in a simple launching ceremony on Friday, September 23, which was inaugurated by Bibi Russel.
The Trendz label features casual wear, and has an exclusive executive line. The casual wear features fatuas, jeans, shirts, skirts and capris, which essentially follow the western designs, but are inspired by traditional trends. The beauty of these products lies in their clean, simple lines, with emphasis on the fit, and of course the quality of the finishing. The talented designer duo of Shamim and Shadhin explain their work as being 'uncomplicated, comfortable, and versatile'.
So if you want something trendy and comfortable, don't forget to give Trendz a try.
The new Banani outlet is located in Hakam Tower, House 98, Road 11, Block C, Dhaka.
Cats Eye launches Eid & Winter collection
Cats Eye held a "Collection Launch" at Bangladesh-China Friendship Convention Center at Agargaon on Friday, 23 September. Known for their unique style, Cats Eye designed and displayed their collection to its customers in style through a fashion show. This new collection highlighted the designer wear and displayed techniques at the venue.
The clothes on display were specially created to be environment-friendly and occasion-worthy. Starting from the first week of Ramadan, the Cats Eye collection items of "Monsoon Rain" and "Unlimited" will be showcased at all the outlets of Cats Eye.
Also, Cats Eye made an inspired choice by appointing renowned singer and teenage heartthrob Habib of the "Krishno" fame, as their brand ambassador.
Their Eid line, which included panjabis with turbans and an innovative Winter collection will have most fashion enthusiasts looking forward to some extensive shopping in the months ahead.
Rupahali centre at Gulshan
Amidst a lot of fun and festivity Rupahali Centre started its stylish journey in Dhaka. Their grand and tastefully decorated showroom in Rangs Arcade 153/A, Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-2 became the centre of lot of attraction. With the official start of the festival season, Rupahali aptly grabbed the buyer's attention. So for your Puja or Eid shopping don't forget to stop at their showroom.
Diary of a Food Obsessed Person
BY Sam Q
Guess what I am doing right now (apart from writing to you)? I am treating myself to some Belgian truffles which my friends got for my hubby dear while at the same time watching a sauna belt ad, which is showing some miraculous changes in the abdomen area. I am mentally getting sucked into thinking, "okay from tomorrow…" God!!
I have lost count of how many tomorrows have come and gone by……
Know something diary? I was born to be…big. Unless a magical belt like that envelopes my whole body like Aladdin's magic carpet, there is no hope for me. And by the way, the belt uses Velcro to keep it fastened. Well! Velcro fasteners never really worked for me. How do I know? Because, I do check my blood pressure once in a while. That's how. The sound of r-r-i-i-p-p-p-i-i-ng Velcro is euphonious to my ears.
Anyway diary, I believe, that there is a plan for every individual even before he or she is born. The plan for me, from up there, was to be a happy, disease free (so far mashallah), stress free, diva-like big person. But somehow, family, friends and society beg to differ. I am the lone dissenter when it comes to thinking that big is beautiful.
But have you noticed diary, one will reach for the biggest fruit in the basket, eat the biggest slice of pizza, choose the biggest rose to give, the biggest house to live in, the biggest hummer to drive, but no…you can't be big. And then again a fat gurgling baby is cute, a fat dribbling puppy is loveable, a fat juicy lychee is worth dying for, but no…you can't be fat. What hypocrisy!! I have seen and read about racism, but we Bangalees are the biggest racists when it comes to big…ism.
Actually if you want the honest truth diary…I hate big people too. If my better half puts on a mere 2-3 pounds I will immediately get on his case to lose the extra flab. My sister watched and listened with amazement at my tirade against his weight gain. My only comment to that look of shock and awe was, "I can't see me, but I have to see him." So hence, he has to lose weight. And if he has a problem looking at me, all he has to do is…maybe…ask.
Well he has a better plan for me. He has promised me a BIGGER house and a BIG holiday if I come down to the size Asif has suggested.
So diary what do you think? Should I make some BIG plans? Should I try to make some BIG lifestyle changes? Should I try to lose my BIG, FAT clothes and fulfill my BIG dreams?
So diary, wait with bated breath and wait, till time says to exhale.
So, try to have a good day the Sam Q. way.
A healthy start recipe for today
Quick Fusion stir-fry
Hands-on time:10 min
Cooking time: 10 min, plus marinating; serves 2.
2tbsp peanut butter
2tbsp soy sauce
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 clove garlic; peeled and crushed
1 inch fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
225g (8oz) lean beef of lamb steaks cut into 2 inch strips.
2tsp sesame or sunflower oil
1 green capsicum deseeded and roughly chopped
1 small bunch spring onions, cut into short lengths
100g baby sweet corn, cut in half in lengthways
100g bean sprouts
1. In a shallow bowl, mix together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime zest and juice, garlic, ginger, coriander and 4tbsp water.
2. Add the meat to the marinade, stir, cover and chill for 30 min.
3. Heat the oil in a non-stick or a frying pan. Remove the meat from the marinade and fry for 3-4min stirring frequently.
4. Add the capsicum, spring onions and baby sweet corn to the pan, and stir fry 2-3 min.
5. Add the bean sprouts and the marinade also stir-fry for a further 1-2 min.
6. Serve with noodles or fragrant rice and drizzle with soy sauce to taste.