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Visit Rangta this Ramadan where Shahnaz Khan is bringing you a variety of saris, three pieces, fatuas, shirts and panjabis made from local materials in a range of prints and embroidery.

Rangta, Orchard Point, Dhanmondi, Taj Mahal Road, Mohammedpur, #01199873560

Beam me up

Aneela Haque has launched her new Eid Collection focusing on various moods called "Beam Me Up". It includes morning, afternoon and evening wear in solid red, black, white, blue, turquoise, olive green and brown shades. The materials are mainly cotton and jamdani keeping the hot, humid and damp weather in mind. Each and every piece can be used in multiple ways. For example, the jamdani sari's red trendy blouse can be worn with a skirt or jeans. Even the long jackets used for evening wear with saris are worn with jeans as western attire. So, all the pieces are designed to create a unique wardrobe for various moods.

The collection has a variety of jamdani saris in contrasting colours with tops, graphical print, cotton saris in geometric weave and trendy botua bags. Beaded silver jewellery are there to match the attires. The shalwar kameez collection has a new look with long kameezes and kallidar kameezes from the Mughal era fused with churidar and western capris. Long dupatta is in focus as well. Aneela always carried long ethnic kameezes with trendy western trousers, yet this time she has brought a twist by mixing Mughal trends with modern chic cuts.

Single blouse pieces are there in bright solid colours with Aneela's signature print to give a mode twist to your cotton saris. There is a line of party wear for Eid evenings that includes flared pleated pants with graphical tops and jackets. Same goes for children.

The men's collection is focused on sherwani cut styles in black, red, white, brown, turquoise and green. Loads of long scarves are there to top up with regular shirts and jeans that produce a very trendy look with closed leather shoes.

They also offer three-piece, mix-and-match-unstitched, shalwar kameez sets, with which you can easily make two fatuas if you don't want to make shalwar suits.

-- LS Desk


Farzana Shakil's Makeover Salon

Along with the old services that has brought fame to the salon, Farzana Shakil's now offers a range of services, the most exciting of which will be available at the new Thai Massage section called Sabai spa, at their newest outlet. The ambience of this zone, with its Thai touch to the decorations and the delicate hands of Thai massagers, trained by Thai experts, will give you the feeling of stepping into a spa in some foreign land!

Each massage room is well equipped with its own shower and sauna bath.

As Eid is almost here, the haircut is something that is on every lady's mind. The salon is bringing for its customers new techniques of highlighting and a range of new haircuts thanks to Lata Khanchandani, the salon's trainer for the hair-cutting section.

Lata who has been affiliated with the salon since its inception visits the country now and then to train the beauticians at Farzana Shakil's Makeover Salon. Lata, who is a cosmetologist, has been the owner of Lata Hair and Beauty Salon and Lata Hair and Beauty Academy, in Bombay, since 1990 and is an expert in the field.

This time around Lata has taught the hair stylists 16 different ways of cutting fringes. So if you are up for getting fringes for the first time or restyling your current ones, you will have 16 different options! The salon now has a collection of albums for haircuts and styles, compiled by Lata, from which you can choose your favourite.

“ When deciding what to teach I have considered the fact that Bangladeshi women have long hair so I have taught hair cuts that do not compromise much of the hair length and instead are more concentrated on the front and upper portion of the hair” says Lata.

Among the new hair cuts are the transient length, the transient cut and disconnected hair cut. Apart from these the salon is offering the new keratin treatment service for hair repair.

Eid offer
Take your mind off the cruel summer heat and the inevitable Ramadan price hikes and take advantage of discounts of up to Tk4000 at Farzana Shakil's. The first special seasonal package includes hair rebonding and conditioning at an unbeatable price of Tk9999 (down from Tk14000), while other offers include a combination of oil massage, manicure, pedicure, threading and shampoo at just Tk999.
This Ramadan, beat the heat at Farzana Shakil's!

By Karishma Ameen


Eid Collection by Freeland

Keeping Eid in mind, fashion house Freeland displays a distinct look and unique design throughout the ranges put on display. Apart from formal shirts, trousers, casual shirts, jeans, cargo and twill pants etc, Freeland also showcases a gamut of tees, polo shirts, ladies' western wear, shalwar kameez sets, childrens' clothing and so on.

Located at, Bashundhara City (Level 1 and Level 7) and RAK Tower, Uttara, Freeland offers an eye-catching interior and cozy ambience for its customers.


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