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Anjan's spring
Bold cuts and vibrant colours are features of Anjan's new seasonal collection. Primarily based on prints, local fabrics like khadi and cotton had been extensively used. Yellow, green, white, red and orange has found new life through the creative designs of the reputed fashion house. With Valentine's Day just a few days away, a special selection of attires is also on offer. Available at all Anjan's outlets.
Contact: 93544722, 9115559, 8860650, 8357382, 8127164, 9669103.

Emprint Spring 09
A collage of hand block prints, beading and karchob embroidery on an array of hand woven cottons mixed with interesting materials creates the carefree nomadic charm for the Spring collection for Emprint woman. Themed 'The Ultra Feminine Nomads', the collection reveals the ultra feminine bohemian allure with each garment unfolding and inviting you to a celebration of style, beauty and joy! Emprint introduces a new size range keeping in mind the very young and stylish clientele.
Prices for tops, dresses and wrap skirts start from Tk 750 to Tk 1350. Angrakha and Empire line kurtis for Tk 850 to 1650; sets of kurta-churidaar and dupatta starting from Tk1850 to Tk 2650; cotton printed sarees for Tk 1400 to Tk 2650. Scarves and dupattas Tk 650 to Tk 1250. The collection will be available from the 10th of Feb at shop EMPRINT, Shop no. 17 A, Rupayan Golden Age Shopping Centre, Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka. Tel- 01730022002, visit us at www.myemprint.com

Adroit honours Ekushey
The glorious Ekushey is one of the most significant aspects of our national lives. It signifies freedom; it is homage to lives lost and blood spilt.
Adroit brings an array of designs on saris, panjabi, shalwar kameez, fatua, t-shirts and shirt. Extensive use of appliqué, embroidery and Bengali calligraphy done in checks or stripes have brought a new dimension to the designs. Their Valentines' collection is also worth taking a look. With vibrant use of spray, hand paint and tie and dye, the clothes are fit for any spring wardrobe. Reasonably priced, the collection is available at all Adroit outlets.

T-shirt fest
"Bangladesh T-shirt Fest 2009" will been arranged at Aziz Supermarket, a first of its kind, on 13 February 2009. Leading tee-shirt designers of the country will take part in the fest.
About 80 fashion house will showcase their products, from 10 am to 9 pm at the venue, where a concert and a fashion show will also be arranged.
All participating designers will offer a 20 percent discount on all products. Renowned painter Rafikun Nabi will inaugurate the event.

Sonargaon specials
Throughout this month, Pan Pacific Sonargaon will host special promotions targeting the foodies of Dhaka. From Seafood Specialties, to Italian Buffet Bonanza to chotpoti- Sonargaon has something on offer for all palates.
Up to 17 February 2009, enjoy delightful Seafood Specials at Jharna from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. If seafood does not suit your appetite try the sumptuous BBQ at the Pool Cafe every Friday from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Italian Food is extremely popular among Dhakaites. You can have the taste of real Italian cuisine at Ciao from 6 pm to 11 pm everyday, till the end of this month. For those who have a knack for grilled food, Jharna offers authentic Oriental grilled delights, everyday.
And there is spicy, scrumptious chotpoti at the Lobby Lounge from 2 pm to 9 pm, through out February.

For more information or to make reservation, please call 990-2-8111005.

Romancing in Casablanca
Make your Valentine's Day special with Casablanca's offer from 14 to 20 February 2009. The special buffet will feature an assortment of different cuisines. In addition there will be gift hampers and flowers for guests.
Contact: Casablanca, Hosna Centre, Level 1, 106 Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka. # 9894437, 9894434

Italian food festival @ Sarina
For connoisseurs, Hotel Sarina, Dhaka will be arranging an Italian Food Festival from 14 to 19 Feb. The event will be held in the fourth floor at The Risotto- The Italian Cuisine, with more than fifty varieties of authentic Italian dishes.
The festival will be open from 7 pm and continue till 11 pm each day, where guests will be treated with eye-catching entertainment, as well as scrumptious delights for the appetite.
The buffet dinner is Tk 1500++ per person. However, a booking for a group of 10 people and above will have a 10 percent discount. A raffle draw with attractive gifts will be held on the closing day, that is 19 Feb.

My name is Red

Aneela Haq has revamped red this February in a celebration of colour, power, love, and pain. The new "Red" comes with long jackets and tasteful scarves, shirts with crafty calligraphy and shoes. New jewellery and accessories are there to complete the ensemble. As Aneela herself says "if you look good, you feel good."
Model: Ruma
Photo: David Paul Barikdar

Valentine's with Shadakalo

Keeping with the demands of the clientele, Shadakalo presents a new collection for the up coming Valentine's Day. To spread the occasion among different age groups and sections of people, the fashion house has brought out designs paying tribute to the loving bond shared by father and son, mother and daughter, etc.
Contact: 9666233, 8361653, 8626282, 8961138, 8857414, 8831219.

On The Cover

Say farewell to winter greys and usher in a new season with some flower power. Spring to the centre, and we'll show you how.
Photo: Zahedul I Khan
Model: Iffat Nawaz
Hair and make-up: Farzana Shakil Hair and Makeover Salon

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Aarong's collection
It’s a season that calls for a celebration unrivalled throughout the year. And nothing epitomises a celebration better than an indulgent gift from the valentines "Love" collection at Aarong.
From the fiery red suede accessories inspired by the most famous love symbol of all times, the heart, this collection consists of key chains, wallets, lipstick and coin cases. For the hopeless romantic, candles in shades of pink and ruby red are just perfect to lighten up a jazzy romantic evening. Top it up with a bit of spark and shine- indulge your valentine with cute heart pendants and earrings in silver and gold. This new “precious love” collection comes embedded with zircons and rubies, and snazzy ornate filigree.
Hurry and pick your special gift from Aarong and seal your love this Valentine's Day.

Kuhu at Etc
Etc Fashion Exclusives, a premium retail outlet that showcases internationally renowned designer wear from across the globe, recently came up with an event- "Afternoon with Kuhu's Wearable Art"- at its Gulshan outlet. On 9 February, Kuhu's work was on display, which gave a rare opportunity for clients to witness how she conceptualises her work.
The renowned fashion icon Bibi Russel inaugurated the event.


Star Lifestyle Issue 34, Volume 8 dated February 3, 2009 featured "Design for Life" a review of the fashion show arranged by Joint United Nations Program on HIV and Aids and United Nations Women's Association of Bangladesh. Regretfully it mentioned "Banglar Mela" as the fourth queue, which would correctly be Emdad Haq's Collection. We regret any inconvenience caused.



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