Tabu's Fashion Den

Tabu's Fashion Den

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tip of the Day

Difference between Fashion and Style is Quality!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Tip of the Day

Fashion trend recommends the simple natural look where the jewellery blends with the outfit.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tip of the Day

Do not change your lifestyle to be a fashionista,  you can be a trend setter by just being yourself.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tip of the Day

Keep repeating your personal style statement until it becomes your personal signature.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tip of the Day

Long earrings are great to accentuate a long slim neck while stud earrings are good for a casual wear look. It is important to choose the appropriate size of jewellery to match your features.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tip of the Day

Clothes talk even when we don't. They speak volumes about us. So make sure that you and your clothes speak the same language.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tip of the Day

Appearance is a powerful thing. Sometimes people cannot remember a word you have said but can tell you exactly what you were wearing.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tip of the Day

Fashion is an interpretation of yourself. It is an extension of one's lifestyle. It reflects your entire personality and is all about the style choices you make and how they complement you.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tip of the Day

Clothes should not overpower the wearer, instead it should empower her with absolute dignity and style everlasting.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tip of the Day

As long as you are wearing a nose, you will need a handkerchief! It is indeed for all sorts of emergencies, from constant attacks of sentiments to waving to your changing fashions and has a certain traditional charm about it. It is true in certain circles modern accessories like tissue paper have caught on but most trees are unhappy about this development:-(

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tip of the Day

Always wear your clothes with an attitude. When you wear them with the right attitude there is no way it won't work for you.


I know Samantha from her school days as she happens to be my daughter's friend. She wanted me to design her wedding gown. She had a set pattern in mind, which I slightly improvised to suit her body shape.
Voila! She looks gorgeous in her wedding attire. I made a few salwar sets for her trousseau and of course designer sari blouses. Here is wishing her a very happy married life.

Candy, Cheryl and Jezira were the bridesmaids and it was fun designing for them. Their dresses were made in soft mint green and gold  color to match the theme of the wedding. Though I had some last minute work to be done on Cheryl's dress especially as she was coming from UK, just a week ahead of the wedding, it was very satisfying to see them smile and say they loved it. 

Magan and Trinity, the two lovely girls who had also come from UK were so excited to see their outfits that were once again designed at the last moment. They were too happy to model for me. 

Samantha is wearing a classic greenish beige salwar set that has a lovely dupatta. The beauty of the dress lies in the dupatta that has been made with waves designed in bright jewel tones to set a contrast to the outfit.

Dear Samantha, Candy, Cheryl, Jezira, Magan and Trinity,
Congratulations! As a thanksgiving, La Princesse would like to present you with a gift voucher. Kindly check your email for more details.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tip of the Day

How you feel when you dress up is always reflected by what you wear. If you are feeling down, even the most glamourous outfit will not lift up your spirits. Try and make yourself feel good and use clothes as your pep pill.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tip of the Day

Clothes impart a sense of unison to your body. If all the dress lines work together in harmony, they create an attractive visual effect.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tip of the Day

Fashions come and go as to length and colour of those finger nails, a la mode. But this squeaky clean is one classic feature appropriate, to remain constant even in the space age. After all what is the point of ultra cool dressing if the remains of last month's varnish or the remains of last night's dinner can be seen on your nails......yuck!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tip of the Day

Never shy away from trying something. Mix and match your outfit with accessories. Wear a look that has never been worn before. Soon you could be the trend setter.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tip of the Day

Your smile is an accessory that other people will appreciate the most. Even the most chic of ensembles will lack a little something if you have not worn a smile. So make sure to always have one intact. The best thing about a smile is, it looks equally good if you are wearing torn jeans and your oldest T shirt or a luscious silk sari and your entire jewelry collection. The price tags great too, it's absolutely free.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tip of the Day

Your charm can transform the bluntest of outfits. When you wear your charm, people are so dazzled about it that it does not matter if you are dressed in the latest outfit from a high shod designer or an old sack. Charm is ego friendly, maintenance free and compact enough to carry around with you everywhere.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tip of the Day

The rarest and best occasion of all, is time for yourself. Dress to make yourself happy and you will find yourself well dressed most of the time.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

An interesting story on how zardozi embroidery began

Once a mosquito found entrance to a king's head. The fluttering of this mosquito caused the king severe headache. Every kind of treatment had failed. Finally a sage advised the head hakim in his dream that the king would be cured if he is hit by a shoe in the area of pain. The hakim narrated his dream to his associates. They executed a plan. A shoe decorated with pure gold and silver threads was ordered to be made for the purpose. The king was hit with the shoe on his head. This killed the mosquito curing the king of his ailment. The king in turn appreciated the artistic outlay on the shoe and desired to patronise the work. Other emperors and nobles followed him. That is how zardozi embroidery came into being.

Monday, June 11, 2012


This designer saree is in an English pink rose color in net fabric. The pleats portion has been styled in such a manner that it looks like a lehenga. It can be worn as a normal sari or as a ghagra to suit the occasion. The blouse and skirt are provided with shimmer fabric to highlight to the glamour quotient in this saree.


Sobithaa is a software engineer who has been a regular client with me for more than a decade now. She has a very consistent style ever since her school days. She wears clothes with collared necklines always. She has created a signature style for herself. She has been along with me giving testimonials for my store in some of the TV channels shoots too. She is very talented and has inherited her mother's genes in creativity as she plays piano and has been to several concerts abroad. Her mother is a piano teacher, no wonder that Sobi is performing so well and has even won an award for same.

She is seen wearing a printed green salwar set that is apt for casual wear and appropriate for office wear. She belongs to the Elegant Style of Fashion. In the next picture, she is seen wearing a khadi kurtha embroidered with phulkari embroidery that is synonymous of Punjab. Her style is consistent with a collar and straight cut look that gives a neat well turned out appearance.

Dear Sobithaa, Congratulations! As a thanksgiving, La Princesse presents you with a gift coupon. Kindly check your email for further details.

Bridal Dress designed for Farisha Patel at La Princesse

Check out this video on YouTube: Sent from my IPad La Princesse

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tip of the Day

The sari has retained its beauty over centuries. This attire has retained its innocence through its original form but it has evolved in tremendous variety. A more feminine dress has never been seen anywhere.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tip of the Day

Dressing up is the quickest way to reveal aspects of our personality. Finding a style that suits us is a process that takes confidence and experimentation.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tip of the Day

While looking good should be part of our everyday lives, we want to look even better for special occasions.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tip of the Day

Certain clothes lend an air of authority to the person wearing them. If you would like to enhance your authority on the jobs, consider wearing quality clothes.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tip of the Day

Nothing looks better than a neat well turned out appearance which exudes confidence and natural charm.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tip of the Day

There are moments when we throw up our handS and shake our heads in defeat. These times often occur while we leaf through fashion magazines full of perfect bodies in perfect clothes. We know these women are air brushed but somehow that does not make us feel any better. Then again, there are other times when we catch a glimpse of ourselves looking splendid. We are amazed. Others comment on our radiance. And chances are, we are wearing something that makes sense for our body. Consciously or unconsciously, we have enhanced the spots to be highlighted in our body and that is what makes the difference.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Privileged Customer For This Week

Designer Sari in pristine white and blue combination now available at La Princesse on order. Chiffon sari is worked with silver stones and zari worked border with blue sequins and a blue rouching frill attached to the sari for that ethnic look. Cool and Classy for this summer. The blouse is a tube top style and can be made in a normal style too as per the requirement.

Nisha is a college girl who gets her clothes designed with me for a specific occasion. She is a petite young girl who is soft spoken. In the first picture, she is seen wearing a casual printed cotton kurthi that is sleeveless and is made in an empire cut style.Her slim waist is highlighted using a velvet border that is also used as an edging for the dress flare. A very cool look that is apt for summer wear. In the next picture, she is seen wearing a black and wine combination anarkali dress. The sleeves are designed in sheer net with a velvet edging. The same fabric has been used for the bodice of her dress. This dress is just right for evening wear.

Dear Nisha,
Congratulations! As a thanksgiving, La Princesse would like to present you with a gift coupon. Kindly check your email for details.

The Shoe Case Pouch is available on order and it is priced at Rs.175/- (Minimum order 1 dozen will be taken) For bulk orders, you may contact on 9884130694

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tip of the day

The one thing constant about Fashion is change.Ring out the old and ring in the new has always been the credo of fashion.

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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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