Tabu's Fashion Den

Tabu's Fashion Den

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tip of the Day

Petite women should try to stick with styles and cuts that elongate their bodies, making them look taller and more proportionate. Plus size women must pick clothes that are tailored and have structure without being too embellished. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tip of the Day

Sunning fabrics before the monsoon is the key to preventing mildew.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tip of the Day

Sequins are every designer's favourite element as they add drama to any dull looking attire and perk it up instantly. Glamorous gowns or casual clothes, none can escape the vitality of these miniature stars.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tip of the Day

Abstract fashion is back with a bang! Indulge yourself with some gorgeous prints and get high on style.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tip of the Day

Pep up your mood this rainy season by using colourful handbags like totes, clutches, satchels and box bags in shades of pink, green, blue, yellow and orange.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tip of the Day

Look ultra feminine and elegant as you rock your pleats, the season's hot fashion trend.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tip of the Day

Colour looks different on each one of us. What looks good on you might not look good on someone else. Be smart in analysing a shade when it is not meant for you.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tip of the Day

It is best to avoid heavy looking footwear if you are a petite delicately built person. Also, if you are tall and willowy, it is best to avoid footwear which will make you look like a giraffe in a sari.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tip of the Day

Fabrics like tissue, organza and organdie are stiff and can be avoided by people who are on the plus side. If you are thin, use your thinness to your advantage by wearing clothes that flatter your figure.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tip of the Day

As far as possible, never copy, though imitation is the highest form of praise. Be a trend setter.



Colorfully embroidered kafthan worn by model Pradhayini in the La Princesse Fashion Show held at Dublin, Hotel Park Sheraton was an instant hit with many queries pouring in for same. A kafthan is a loose garment that is worn easily and suits all body shapes. It is one of the most most comfortable and versatile garment. 


Indumathy and Gayathri are friends who were shopping for a similar kind of dress. They visited my store on a friend's recommendation and were happy to find something that was similar at the same time different from the regular stuff available in the markets. They opted to choose kalamkari print dress and the pattern was made according to their body structures. Kalamkari is painting with a pen on a plain dyed fabric and is very time consuming but the result is ethnic and very pleasant. 

Congratulations to both of you! As a thanksgiving, La Princesse would like to present you with a gift voucher. Kindly check your email for more details on same.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tip of the Day

Lace is a multipurpose fabric. You can make an old dress appear stunningly new by simply attaching it to the outfit.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tip of the Day

A sari is a fashion garment that appeals to the aesthetic sense of women as there is no dress that could be more feminine and modest. It has  become the most seductive garment with limitless possibilities for the future.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tip of the Day

White is a colour that seems to weather time and is always just a comfortable reach away in your wardrobe. You buy it for what it lets you be : yourself.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tip of the Day

Leather handbags stand the test of time, are great value for money and are classics.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tip of the Day

Choose the right look for an occasion.. It is a disastrous idea to wear jeans for a formal event.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tip of the Day

Nothing wears out quicker than fashion. As the season changes the fashion scenario also changes, bringing in new ideas, designs and fabrics.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tip of the Day

Silk is considered the most desirable and sensuous natural fabrics in existence.. The qualities of silk are unrivalled by any other fabric.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tip of the Day

Get creative and add colour to liven up your surroundings and your wardrobe.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Privileged Customer For This Week - Niveditha Dhanush

Niveditha is a regular client at my store and has modelled for my article in Daily Thanthi newspaper. She is tall and graceful and a very patient client who gives me ample time to design her clothes. For all her mix and match clothing, she keeps taking my suggestions. She relies on me completely to give her the best and I feel obliged for the trust such clients have on me.

In the first picture, she is seen wearing a mermaid Ghagra sari in a bright combination of fuschia and red worked intricately on the pleats. The velvet embroidery on the upper front of the sari adds elegance to this attire. She is wearing an aqua green and red combination sari in the next picture. This concept is based on Half and Half, meaning two different textures are joined to form one whole sari. In the next one she is seen sporting an OMS  which is the short form for one minute sari. It is in a combination of violet and lime green designed  in trend with the latest colours.

Congratulations Niveditha! La Princesse would like to present you with a gift voucher as a thanksgiving for your continued patronage. For further details, kindly check your email.

Tip of the Day

Try experimenting colours with different accessories and get opinion of people who are close to you. Mothers are the best friends, goes an age old saying.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tip of the Day

If you want to make a dramatic style, wear outfits with asymmetrical patterns. Abstract and geometric designs will suit. Bold accessories will match this style.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tip of the Day

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.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Tip of the Day

Though most of us have a couple of favourite sandals, it is a good idea to rotate our footwear. Make it a point to use the other pairs at least once a week for variety and also give the favourite pair a much needed rest.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tip of the Day

Shop for who you are and not for who you will be after five years from now.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tip of the Day

If you want to appear taller than you are, wear a similar coloured top and bottom. A break in colour always stunts the look.

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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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