The saree, the quintessential Indian garment featuring nine
yards of pure grace, is worn in a wide variety of drapes across the Indian
subcontinent. From young to the very old, stick thin to well-endowed, the saree
enhances every woman who adorns it.
I absolutely adore the saree, but sadly I really lack the
skills required to drape it gracefully. When I wear one, it is armored with a battalion
of safety-pins, toilet stops get postponed and I find myself walking ever so
cautiously lest I trip and unravel all my pleats.
I am a big fan of Suchita Stylista, the Indo-Western fashion label created by locally based German-Indian designer Suchita Pandey. With roots in the heart of Rajasthan, the collection is inspired by the folklore of cultural fabrics and hand-dyed traditions yet recreated for the silhouette of the modern woman.
When Suchita asked me to showcase some of her latest designs, I turned to my very talented photographer friend Nervijo Photography for inspiration on a mood board that will be apt for the Suchita Stylista story.
When I think ‘jute’ I usually envision a sack… the quintessentially rustic earthy brown woven sack often used for storing my favorite root vegetable, the humble potato.
Jute bags have always been prized for their rugged sturdiness, and over the years have even managed to become a fashion statement. But who would have thought this humble fabric would weave its way into wearable fashion?
Numaish, by far my favorite fashion exhibition in Dubai, never fails to impress the shopaholic in me looking for quirky Indo-Western finds that are anything but run of the mill. Numaish carefully curates India’s best upcoming fashion talents under one easy shopping roof, and this month you really need to save up to splurge at their AM:PM Fashion Trunk Show!
AM:PM is the brainchild of fashion design couple Ankur and Priyanka Modi (such a clever take on their names, don’t you think?). Their unique take on Indian fashion has won them a number of accolades over the years including the Elle Style Awards for two consecutive years (2011 and 12), and the title of ‘Most Popular Designer’ at the prestigious India Fashion Forum in 2016.
Eid Mubarak all! I hope you had a wonderful time with your loved ones, and feasted like kings. Here is my little one, decked up in her Eid finery from Fayon.
I first came across Fayon at a Numaish exhibition last year. This Indian label specializing in children’s wear caught my attention for its gorgeous attention to detailing. From traditional Indian to a fusion of Western silhouettes, Fayon really knows how to dress up little ones and it is therefore no wonder that the designer behind this beautiful Delhi-based brand is a mother herself.
Today I am introducing you to the very talented Preeti Jatia, an interior designer who turned her talents into fashion once her two beautiful young daughters came along.
I too am a mother to a little 6 year-old, and Fayon was kind enough to send her this gorgeous silk lehenga last Eid. It’s her favorite outfit till date, and she has been nagging me to get her more!
Great news fashionistas, the Numaish Winter Show is set to take place on Saturday 10th December. If you are a big a fan of Indo-Western silhouettes like me, you really have to visit Rajat Tangri’s stall at Numaish! With a special penchant for the quirky and effortlessly blending East with West, his styles are for women of confidence and panache. I had the pleasure of chatting with him right before the show. Read on to see what he has in store for us…
Are you ready for the Numaish Festive Show tomorrow?! I for one have a very lengthy wishlist at hand, and am super excited about visiting the stalls of prominent and upcoming fashion designers from India. Absolutely love Indian fashion, especially Indo-Western silhouettes!
Today I’m introducing you to Pratik and Priyanka, the duo behind the funky label I am Design. And yes, they are going to be selling their wares at the Numaish Festive Show this Friday and Saturday at Hotel Conrad Dubai!
How gorgeous is this bright chirpy red clutch featuring Indian calligraphy?! This is just one of the many quirky fashion accessories created by the very talented SSD Preet. Visit their stand at the Numaish Festive Fair, scheduled to take place this Friday and Saturday at Conrad Hotel (Dubai) from 11 am to 9 pm (entry and valet parking is free).
But right now, I am giving one lucky winner the chance to win this gorgeous clutch! Here is what you have to do:
Numaish Exhibitions is back once again with a brand new lineup of exquisite new-season trends from India’s the hottest upcoming designers. The Numaish Festive Fair is going to take place in the weekend of 23rd and 24th September in Conrad Hotel, Dubai and is open to the public inclusive of free valet service.
I have been associated with the Numaish fair for 3 seasons now, and being a huge fan of boho and Indo-Western silhouettes, I always look forward to visiting the stalls. At Numaish, you are sure to find something extraordinarily different.
One of the designers who has been a regular at Numaish ever since I got associated with it is Suchita Pandey. Hailing from Jaipur, arguably the cultural capital of Indian textiles, Suchita turned her love for fashion into a very successful career with the launch of her label Suchita’s Stylista.
I am a scarf hoarder, and can’t resist picking up pieces with particularly eye-catching prints and colour combinations. A scarf is a versatile summer wardrobe must-have, and I just wanted to do a recap on how I manage to wear one of my favorites in three totally different styles:
As a scarf.
As a Bolero.
As a Halterneck Dress.
We are in the age of advocating recycling, and here I am recycling an old post you might have missed 🙂 I bought this scarf from Zara about a year ago, and love its funky leopard print and gorgeous turquoise hue. So fresh and summery without being a cliche floral I’d say!