#ootd Suchita’s Stylista Red Bandhani Dress

I was at the Numaish Winter Show last Saturday, and spent a good deal of time (and money!) on the colourful designer items up for sale. Have a browse through the Numaish gallery to see some highlights from the event by clicking here.

A number of upcoming designers had stalls at the Numish Winter Show, many of whom had come down from overseas.

However, Suchita Pandey from the Suchita’s Stylista brand is a UAE resident! This is great news for us UAE dwellers as you can choose from her extensive range of Indian and Indo-Western outfits, and have them tailored to your individual size and tastes, and local delivery ensures you get your parcel super fast 🙂

It was lovely catching up with Suchita at the Numaish Winter Show. Suchita grew up in the colourful Indian state of Jaipur, and many of her creations highlight the beautiful tie-die ‘bandhani’ work the state is so famous for.

Bandhani is a type of tie-dye textile decorated primarily by plucking the cloth with the fingernails into many tiny bindings that form a figurative design. The term bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit word banda (“to tie”). – Wikipedia.

Here is a video showcasing the tedious love affair of creating the much coveted bandhani design:

What sets Suchita’s pieces apart is her ability to mix and match Indian silhouettes with the clean, simplistic styles of the West.

Suchita generously presented me with this gorgeous red number. It is a two-piece set consisting of a red strappy maxi-dress over which I am wearing the matching coat.

It is made of 100% pure, breathable cotton. Suchita gets her fabrics imported from artisans in India, and employs a local tailor to create her styles.

My red dress is as comfy as it is eye-catching. I love its contrasting colour combination of bright red and white, and I wore it to a friend’s Christmas party where the dress code was ‘Santa red’. Santa red with a touch of ethnic glam I’d say 🙂

Do check out Suchita’s Stylista on their Facebook page. They are also working on upgrading their current website into an e-commerce that will be up and running in early 2016.