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The green of trees, pink and yellow of flowers, orange of fruits and blue of the clear sky summarise summer and that is precisely what is expressed in Cats Eye's new collection. The choice of the savvy and the classy, Cats Eye's designs and latest lines have always been much awaited events and immediately result in all the fashion mills springing to action. This year is certainly no exception to that rule.
The women's collections includes apparels and accessories that are currently all the rage. The women's shoes and bags give a flirty feel with pumps, flats and the in-again-after-almost-a-decade long strapped bags.
Stoned sandals which seem to be a much sought-after design by the women here are still a staple in their range but new pumps for the young-hearted have been included in floral prints and summer colours.
Clutches in various playful colours for the summer and the upcoming Eid are all stocked up in the stores. Thick and thin belts are also a part of the new line.
Jewellery has been designed keeping in mind objects that are difficult to come by here and mainly include chunky bracelets, earrings and bangles. Trendy hats in green and orange and scarves for both men and women are also part of the brigade. This is perhaps the biggest fashion statement that you can make, as Cats Eye expects its clientele too.
The men on the other hand are also not left behind. Berets and hats are added for the men and this may set the fashion scene alight, albeit for a short period. Sport one at a jaunty angle or be the Cool Cat as the berets epitomise, the headgear is certainly an attention grabber while being sophisticated at the same time. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, you can always opt for the cotton scarves and with winter not too far away, they will indeed be a useful addition to your collection.
Cats Eye also introduces a surprising new line of shoes and moves away from its traditionally elegant designs for something more flamboyant and bold. Whether casual leather shoes or the in-style pointed leather formal shoes, Cats Eye ensures you don't go wrong with your footwear. For those who like their wardrobes to pack more of a hard punch, check out the loud-coloured shoes available in colours of red, green, blue and beige.
Besides, there are panjabis and numerous other accessories. With 90% of all materials used being imported, Cats Eye ensures high quality and at affordable prices as well. Do check out their store.
Corporate Office: 54, New Elephant Road, Minita Plaza- 6th Floor, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh. Contact# 9665184
By Osama Rahman
Kloset Eid Collection 2012 has introduced a limited offer of shoes and bags for fashionistas of the city. Offered in three ranges, the collection embodies glam, fun and sophistication, whilst keeping it all in vogue.
Luster in Glam
If you dare to be different, then a splash of tangerine with these black-orange peeping toes and a bag to compliment the frenzy would taunt the onlookeers to turn heads.
That animal instinct of yours can be well emphaised with the burst of cherry red in these cheetah platforms, accompanied by a bag with a red sheen.
A touch of velvety maroon for the toes and a speck of yellow tone on the shoulders can give you that bold yet classy oomph.
Posh in Blush
Toned yet trendy, the colour beige reflected in this combination of platform shoe and arm clutched bag is the ultimate statement of sophistication.
Carry that staid mode with some colour chic by putting on the these orange velvety peeping toes and that that uber stylish bag to go with the theme.
Go urbane in brown with that leather bag bearing a large bow and a pair of white, wood soled heels.
Fun in Flash
Get that cowgirl look by adorning this rustic brown leather bag and a pair of glittering brown heels to top it with a twist.
That girly girl in you would definitely crave this charming bag in beige and tangerine and a funky pair of tangerine flats to top the look.
If blue is your colour, then snap the blue frenzy with this blueish green bag and a pair of blue-brownn beach flats.
Address: 2nd Floor, Otobi Centre, Gulshan, South Avenue, Gulshan-1 (Beside Efes)
Kolkata Kachchi Ghor
An enchanting fact about the old part of our town is that it never fails to amuse us; every alley and every corner is filled with vibrant colours and mesmerising flavours that make Old Dhaka so loved. Kolkata Kachchi Ghor, a biriyani house, is a recent addition to Old Dhaka's stirring culinary glory.
But what's so glorious about a restaurant selling biriyani? More or less, every street in Old Dhaka has at least one place where biriyani is sold. What distinguishes Kolkata Kachchi Ghor from all others is that the rice used in the former is basmati -- a rare choice when it comes to cooking kachchi biriyani in our country.
Finding kachchi biriyani made of basmati rice is almost impossible in our country. However, the unique taste and flavour basmati rice lends makes it a special ingredient for cooking kachchi biriyani. Basmati, when mixed with mutton and all the other right ingredients, is magic.
And yet you do not see any outlets that offer kachchi biriyani that uses basmati rice. The answer to this culinary paradox is simple: the cooking process of making kachchi using basmati rice is extremely difficult. A chef's tools are his instincts, a cool confidence and experience. The cooking of this kind of kachchi biriyani is so difficult that one slight mistake -- a little something that exceeds or falls short of a very tiny range can totally destroy the dish.
And maybe because of all the hard work, the final output -- if it comes out successfully -- is a kachchi with a delightful taste that goes beyond your imagination till you have actually tried it.
Apart from the special kachchi biriyani, the outlet also makes badamer shorbot -- a royal treat indeed.
Kolkata Kachchi Ghor is located at 14, Abul Hasnat Road (beside Ananda Confectionary on the street opposite Central Jail). For more information, call 01673138535 or visit www.kkacchi.info
By M H Haider
The latest fashion statement revolves around 'wearing' art. Donning jewellery crafted as pieces of art is the best way of marrying impeccable taste in art with an enviable wardrobe. This week Lifestyle looks at how you too can pull off the combination.
'Totem' them things
Fashioning a Flower
Pain in the Neck
A Little Leather
Rock the Block
For the Taboo You
Coin a Craze
All Products designed by Aadi.
Eid with Roddur
Keeping the ardent fashion followers in mind, Roddur is offering a wide array of options to choose from. Their collection includes variations in fabric like silk, half-silk, joy silk, jute cotton, gadowal, Jamdani and katan. Some saris display a mix of two materials, like endi and silk, or muslin and endi.
The mix and match of fabrics in the saris is the main attraction in their offerings this Eid.
The saris are adorned with hand work, embroidery, appliqué, block, screen print and much more. Free-sized fatua and kurti that boast an Afghani theme are in among the fusion wears. There are kaftans in various colours and patterns. Decorated laces, ribbons, piping, tassels and variations in cut are prominent in the pieces.
The latest additions in design include patchwork, variations in neckline, variations in sleeve and fitting. The materials and fabric have been chosen keeping the upcoming Eid and autumn season in mind. They offer both ready-to-wear and stitch-less kameez in their collection.
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