Tabu's Fashion Den

Tabu's Fashion Den

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Various Styles of Skirts

Skirts are most suited for summer and have been in vogue since 100 years. The latest trend in skirts is the bohemian skirts and the sarongs. Petite girls can opt for the bohemian style and the plus size girls can opt for the wrap around or the sarongs. The other styles of skirts are the A line, Umbrella cut, Panel cut, Mermaid, 3 Tier, Flounce, Asymmetrical,Pencil, Tube and the Column style. If you are tall, you can wear the pencil style, tube style and the asymmetrical style. If you are short, you can wear the flounce and the 3 tier style but you can avoid wearing mermaid style skirt. If you are on the plus size, avoid wearing a mini skirt but a mermaid cut will suit your body shape. If you are thin, you can wear gathered or pleated style, umbrella style and the tube style. Avoid wearing a mermaid style.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Saravana's Querie Answered

Designers must have an eye for the esthetic - a strong eye for color and details, sense of balance and proportion and an appreciation for beauty. Fashion designers need an excellent communication skill. Despite an advancement of the computer aided design technology in fashion, sketching ability remains an added advantage. A good portfolio - a collection of your best work - is very important as it is often a deciding factor in getting a good job.

Since you have completed your diploma in fashion merchandising and also been an assistant merchandiser in a company, the next step to go further is to get promoted to be a merchandiser and from thereon to be the senior merchandiser. For this, you need not study further, you gain experience as you work. As you move up the ladder, you will find yourself being promoted from a technical function to a management role. At this stage you can set up your own mini business or join one or two other merchandisers.

In addition to creativity, you need to have pattern making skills. This will enable you to give proper instructions to your team as to how the garment needs to be constructed. You can join a course in sketching and pattern making to gain more knowledge. All the best.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Test Your Skin Tone

Material Test : Hold two pieces of cloth, one silver and one gold, against your face. Check in the mirror which one looks better. You will find that one of the colors brightens up your face. If silver does, you belong to cool skin tone and if gold does, you belong to warm skin tone. If both the shades look good on you then, you have a neutral skin tone.
Vein Test : If the veins on your wrist are green in color, you have a warm skin tone. If the veins on your wrist are blue in color, then you have a cool skin tone.
Ear Test : You need somebody to help you with this test. If the patch behind your ear is yellow, you have a warm skin tone. If the patch is pink in color, you have a cool skin tone.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Know Your Skin Tone

We find some colors attractive but when we put them on, we may not get the best of comments. The reason being that we actually have chosen a wrong color for our complexion. Our skin tone will reveal the color category to which we belong. We can mix and match colors according to our skin tone, that is, we may either belong to warm colors segment or cool colors segment. Hence it is very important to know our skin tone so that we can enhance our outer beauty.
There are three methods in which we can determine our skin tone. They are:-
*Material test *Vein test and the *Ear test
Make sure these tests are carried out in natural light rather than artificial lighting.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Style Meter

  • If you are fair skinned, avoid wearing pastel colors. You can wear bright colors like fuschia, electric blue and red.

  • If you are wheatish in complexion, choose radiant shades in bright, warm colors. Dark colors are not the best choice because they can make your skin look dull.

  • If you are dusky skinned, you can wear ivory and earth colors like rust, brown, orange and yellow. Pink is the most ideal shade for your skin tone.

  • If you are dark skinned, wear pastel colors. Colors like white, blue and earthy orange will suit. Colors like emerald and yellow also should be your favorite colors.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mridula's querie answered

Height makes a person feel conscious where they stand. But, it should not be the criteria for an inferiority complex. No one is perfect. Hence accept your short comings. With regard to the clothes, you can wear vertical striped clothes. This will create an illusion of being tall. Wear monochromatic colors and avoid wearing a break in color. Universe has solutions to all situations, wear heeled footwear, to the height you can manage and walk tall. Hope this has put a smile on your face.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Answers To Personality Test For Colors

  1. Red people are powerful leaders. They are independent individuals and are dominant thinkers. They are dynamic and enjoy a challenge and like to stay on top of things. It is difficult for them to be objective because they are self opinionated and impatient. Red people will listen to advice but in the end they will do as they like.

  2. Orange people will work tirelessly. they are full of enthusiasm and have a strong determination to succeed. They are good natured with unique ideas.

  3. Yellow people are full of spirit. They are friendly individuals who spread cheer and sunshine. They are positive thinkers, creative and artistic.

  4. Green people are often seen in self control. They are often appreciated for their balanced judgement. They make loyal friends or partners. They are intelligent and conservative. They are sincere and compassionate.

  5. Blue people are steady and enduring. They are also sensitive to the needs of others and strive hard to be perfectionists. These people aspire to serenity, patience, perseverance and peace.

  6. Indigo people like contentment and a balanced existence. They do not like to attract attention to themselves. They are good listeners, mature, calm and relaxed. They are practical people willing to work hard.

  7. Purple is a color often preferred by artists. These people have good observation, sensitivity and are generous and charming. They are easy to live with difficult to get to know.

  8. Silver people are very compatible with all other color personalities. Their gentle diplomacy gathers them friends and has a calming influence on others. They are patient and down to earth leaders. They are considerate and thoughtful.

  9. Pink people are soft, innocent and feminine with a tender and gentle personality.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Know Your Birth Color

We are all blessed with a color personality. It reflects our natural attitude, behavior and the way in which we express ourselves. To calculate the birth color, all you have to do is add your birthdate to its lower digit number.
For eg. if your birthdate is 13.9.1986, 1+3+9+1+9+8+6 =10 (1+0) = 1.
The color chart is as follows: 1. Red 2.Orange 3.Yellow 4.Green 5.Blue 6.Indigo 7.Purple 8.Silver 9.Pink
Go ahead and know the color you belong to. It is fun. Furtheron, will write about the color personalities in details so that you can gain an insight into your personality in relation to color.

CAFD -Computer Aided Fashion Design

At La Princesse, we offer a special service to our clients which is the Computer Aided Fashion Design (CAFD) Consultancy. Through this service a person can become aware of the colors that will suit her complexion and the silhouettes that will suit her body shape. One can also know their face shape and which shape of eye frame will suit them. Necklines that will suit and those that can be avoided. Sleeve styles that will match your clothes. Which fabric textures will suit your body shape. Jewelry that will suit your face and the style of handbags and footwear that can be worn or avoided. Which hairstyle will suit your face and a make up tip. All this is done at a very affordable price. You can get the details emailed personally to you or collect a printed data on your consultancy at the store.

Summer Fashion

As the mercury is soaring up, we need to bring out all our crisp cotton clothes. Pastel shades are best worn in this heat. Frosty colors like powder blue, baby pink, misty lavender, sea green and sunshine yellow are pleasant to be worn in this season. Cool and breezy is how our clothes should feel. Cotton absorbs moisture from the body and keeps the skin feeling cool and fresh. We must make sure that we are armed with the right clothes and accessories before venturing out in the heat.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Accessories That Are Always In Fashion

  1. Your smile

  2. Your best friend

  3. Your charm

  4. Your handkerchief

  5. Your clean fingernails

Friday, May 6, 2011

Appearance is a powerful thing.

People generally may not remember what you have spoken at times. But they can tell you what exactly you were wearing. That is the power of visuals and colors. It is necessary to dress up but of course in a manner that is comfortable to you. It is not essential to wear a particular type of dress to please somebody else. You have to feel happy wearing what you are wearing. Your clothes set your mood by the color you choose to wear. Hence, by the choice of your color, one can say what mood you are in at the moment. Colors speak a language. For example the color red denotes dynamic. Yellow denotes cheerfulness. Orange denotes relaxed attitude. Green denotes loyalty, white denotes peace and so on.

Have you ever felt this effect? Kindly suggest your views.

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Tips on Preserving Expensive Clothes

Wrap the clothes in white cotton or muslin before storing. This will help in preserving the color and the sheen on the dress.
If you do not plan to wear these clothes for a few months, do not iron it before storing. It is better to iron it just before wearing it.
It is a good idea to air the clothes, away from direct sunlight, twice a year.
Never use napthalene balls along with heavy clothes with zari work on it, as they will get tarnished.
Avoid spraying perfume directly on the zari embroidery of such clothes.
If clothes have perspiration smell, dry clean them before storing them away and remember to give them only to a trusted launderer.
If the clothes have got stained while usage, never pack them inside before getting rid of them. They may turn out to be a stubborn stain.
Fabrics should not be over exposed to sunlight.

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