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For those in search of the ultimate exclusives, when it comes to fashion wear, Etcetera Bangladesh has very recently introduced their newest venture, ETC- Fashion Exclusives. The store, which was launched on 10 May 2008 at Gulshan, can be called a veritable shopper's paradise, where one can find products from some of the world's most glamorous designers and brand names; all brought together under one roof.
Etc Fashion Exclusives, a concern of Ascent Group and the first of its kind in Bangladesh, brings a whole new store environment with contemporary retail presentation, open walkways, chic displays and vibrant lighting, creating a cosy ambience that enhances the overall experience of the shopper. On entering the store, the simple, yet undeniably chic and elegant interiors, gives one the feeling of comfort and luxury, both at the same time, even while being surrounded by such glamour. Each corner has been dedicating to brand names that personify the creme of the fashion world. Among the products on display, are creations from some of India's best; names the likes of Ritu Kumar, Satyapaul, Rohit Bal, Colours of India and Orly. The store also houses creations from some of our own top designers, such as Shahrukh Amin and Samuel H, to name a few. The clothes on display include everything from saris and panjabis to tops, blouses and scarves. Also on display were scintillating designer clutches and shoes, set ablaze with heavy sequins and zari work, to match the exquisiteness of the outfits. Each designer has his or her own signature fabric and mode of design, such as muslin, chiffon, crepe, etc., thus creating something truly spectacular. And the price range, which starts from around Tk 11000 to Tk 48000, although, may seem a bit upscale, is nevertheless well worth it.
Apart from the clothes line, there is also a jewellery section that constitutes of a collection of fabulous earrings, necklaces and rings in semi precious stones, as well as a selection of exquisite diamond jewellery from Jagirdar; a collection that will truly take your breath away!
There is also a small but nonetheless, very significant Jamdani section, displaying some of the most intricate details in some of the most luscious colours!
With Etc Fashion Exclusives, one no longer has to go abroad in search for brand names when it comes to fashion, because they make it a point to bring it all to you! Etc Fashion exclusives is all about sophisticated shopping that guarantees the ultimate in satisfaction!
So, if you want to indulge yourself in something trendy, eye-catching and glamorous, all at the same time, be sure to drop by ETC Fashion Exclusives at Hosna Centre, 106 Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka-1212. Tel# 8852344.
By Farina Noireet
Hot tips for a cool summer
The pages of the calendar seem to have turned a little too quickly on their own, and summer is here once again, pompously announcing its arrival with the scorching heat and the rising humidity. While summertime in the Western hemisphere may be a much awaited and grandly celebrated part of the year, for us, it means struggling to keep our cool in the blazing sun and at the same time sweating uncontrollably and often falling ill.
Although there had been times when we used to be ecstatic about the season, but nowadays it has almost become a survival factor. This time around you will be more fatigued, annoyed and impatient, blaming and cursing nature's conspiracies. It has also been predicted already that there are possibilities of temperature rise during the middle of May that can even persist till June. But do not get alarmed by this thought, all you need to do is maintain some basic requirements to outsmart nature.
Saline contents of your body are normally lost through sweating, so you should also drink at least a glass of saline every day. Make sure you carry a bottle of chilled water with you at all times whenever you plan to step outside.
At the end of the day, do try to sip on some glucose rich fluids to avoiding the chances of becoming hypoglycemic.
Surviving a tan
Try to avoid direct sunlight from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on summer days, when the sun is at its blazing best. Sunscreen lotions with SPF of 15 or higher are 'can't-do-without' products during summer. Always remember to slather on some sunscreen to all your exposed body parts before you step out in the sun. Do splash your face with cold water every couple of hours and reapply sunscreen. You can also make use of wet tissues widely available in the market to get rid of the sweat and grime on your face and neck and give you a fresh and cool feeling.
Some are even allergic to the ultra violet rays. They should wear clothes to cover them up. Some people opt to use lotions to keep the skin supple. You may also wash your face with ice cold water once your home from outside.
Keep it loose
Baseball caps can provide shade from the sun and add style to any man's signature. The good old dupatta can also be of help. Remember to protect your eyes from the glaring sun with quality, fashion sunglasses.
Surviving load shedding
Managing heat stroke
Be content and do not let the harsh elements of summer make you feel miserable. Remember a few of these useful tips and you will breeze through summer before you know it. The days will pass and pleasant days will be here in no time. So go ahead and beat the heat…in style!
By Wasia Mehnaz and Yamin Tauseef Jahangir
On The Cover
The ramps have been heating up this past week. Catch the action on page 4, and check out the newest clothing store in town on page 1.
Every year, students from all over the country flock to Dhaka for their tertiary education. So finding a place to live in is essential. If you don't have any close relatives, you can always opt for renting a house and sharing with roommates.
A shrewd advice
Don't mess up
Try to accommodate, because in the long run, you'll be more content if you have a nice roommate to share your home with.
Work things out
By M.H. Haider
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