Tabu's Fashion Den

Tabu's Fashion Den

Monday, December 31, 2012

Tip,of the Day

Challenge your personal style with the current fashion trends.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tip of the Day

Create the perfect party look by adding a futuristic glint to your ensemble.

Friday, December 28, 2012


Shalini is one of my old clients who has been getting her clothes made with me for more than a decade now. She has an apple body structure and each time the silhouette has to be made in a manner that camouflages her lower half  of the body.

She is seen wearing a red striped dress worked with thread embroidery. In the next picture, she is seen wearing a sunny yellow salwar suit which is worked with flowers in multi coloured hues. The third picture shows her wearing a maroon kora silk dress with scattered stones.

Tip of the Day

Embrace this new year with gorgeous ruffles, lace and a dash of shimmer and a flurry of peplum. Keep it simple, glamorous and celebratory.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tip of the Day

Lace is surely the flavour of the season. It adds a feminine appeal and can be worn for formal parties too.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tip of the Day

Festive priorities call for a touch of sheen and colour, so choose rich fabrics, colours and fit.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tip of the Day

Sizzle in the electric energy of the fiery hue. Go Red, this season.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tip of the Day

Spruce up your wardrobe with cocoon silhouettes and fruity colours. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tip of the Day

If colour is your forte, go alcoholic literally from pale champagne to rich Bordeaux, spirited hues are in vogue this season

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tip of the Day

Keep clothes neutral, so clothes and jewellery don't scream for attention.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tip of the Day

Use of bold colours, graphic prints and contrasting textures form some of the main elements that add excitement and pizzaz to a silhouette.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Monalisa is a new customer who came to me on recommendation of her family friend. She wanted to design her first sari with me. Hence I suggested that she make a one minute sari for herself as it would not only look ethnic but also easy to drape. It simply has to be wrapped around the body rather than set the pleats.

A combination of blood red, olive green and gold, the fabrics used are Benares georgette, crushed bandhej silk and tissue. An ethnic mirror work border has been attached along with a thin velvet border to enhance the dramatic effect of the sari.

The blouse has been designed in a traditional manner to contrast the contemporary look of the sari. A red and green combination velvet border has been used to enhance the colour base of the blouse along with pearls hangings at the edge of the back neck.

She is also wearing an Anarkali set in the next picture which is in a combination of black and blue in net fabric. The sleeves are set in sheer. The extra length was used to cut and attach as cuff for sleeves.

Tip of the Day

The versatility of an oversized cardigan is amazing. It works with almost all looks.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tip of the Day

Go quintessentially traditional with ethnic buys that spell festive glamour.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tip of the Day

Pick up a dress in a single solid colour to wear with one piece of statement jewellery.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tip of the Day

Black and white is a classic combination. Although it can get very safe and boring, you can give it an interesting twist by playing with textures and prints.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tip of the Day

Palazzo pants suit most body types as they almost look like a maxi skirt and they are not fitted anywhere else except the waist.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tip of the Day

A flowy dress is a great way to add some volume while still keeping the look dainty and feminine.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tip of the Day

 If you are petite or need to add a few inches to your frame, dresses that end just above or below the knee will suit you best.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tip of the Day

Adorning a white attire with an assortment of lace, ruffles, geometrical patterns, metal, glass and pearls depict human emotions and desires.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tip of the Day

Stretch your style envelope by looking for fashion inspiration outside of your comfort zone. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

To All My Well Wishers from Fashion Tabu

I thank you all for your love and affection. I was terribly sick and hence could not post on my blog for some time but your phone calls and messages enlivened me. I feel blessed to have you all as my extended family. Thanks to my family, friends and all my extended friends from the bottom of my heart and I wish to share and reciprocate this love with all of you. Love you all. Thanks for putting me back on my feet.

Also to all those queries I received that they do not know my facebook page, kindly make a note that on the right side of my blog is the facebook badge as 'Tabassum Rahamathullah(Fashion Tabu). You need to click onto this and you will be able to see my Timeline Page. I also have a business service page by name of La Princesse and an open group also in name of La Princesse. You are all welcome to join and follow my blog. On the blog page, there is an icon 'Follow''. You can enter your email id and register. This will keep you connected with me every day as you will be receiving my updates directly in your email inbox.

Get Involved 
*Follow me on Twitter
 *Become a fan on Facebook   
*Connect with me on LinkedIn  
*Watch me on YouTube   
*Check out my Blog

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tip of the Day

Skinny pants, palazzo pants, sheer pants, cowl pants and embellished pants - there is every kind of pant out there, find the look that suits you and stride out in the perfect pair.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Christina, Gifta and Sheeba came to me for getting bridesmaid clothes done. Each had a pattern and style. I just helped them with the outcome of the styles they had in mind. Each of them chose well according to their body shape.

They are wearing a gown made out of rich satin in garnet colour and Christina has a shimmer net over the satin with a shrug. While Gifta and Sheeba used a lot of rouching over their dress to enhance the body shape. They all were extremely happy with the result.

 In fact, they recommended another client to me who came to get sari blouse designed in my store.
As a thanksgiving, La Princesse would like to present you with a gift voucher. Kindly check your email for further details.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tip of the Day

A pop of neon colour will draw attention away from your lower half, most suitable for a pear shaped body.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tip of the Day

 Don't buy anything thinking that it will be "just right" if you gain or lose weight. Live in the moment and look good now. If the size of the tag bothers you, cut it off or black it out with a marker. 

Follow on Twitter

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.

Popular Posts