Soucika at May Queen’16 Indiranagar Club

‘Paragons of love’ are the women dressed in Soucika’s bridal collection! Check out the exclusive Bridal wear collection from Soucika by Kamal Raj for May Queen Contest at Indira Nagar Club!
Thanks to TJ Photography & Design Studio for capturing the beautiful wedding show!

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Show Choreography: M.S. Sreedhar

Make Up: Robert & Team

Show Stopper: Neha Shetty, Former Miss Mangalore and Sandal Wood Actress.

Courtesy: Indiranagar Club, Bangalore

 

 

 

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CFDA Awards 2016 best looks

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HHHOne of the most important fashion events of the year was held last night in New York: the CFDA Awards, which celebrate the American designers who have achieved great results during this year. The 2016edition winners count prestigious names, from Marc Jacobs to Donna Karan, to the special prizes winners: one in memory of David Bowie, the best foreign designer which saw Alessandro Michele from Gucci as a winner and the Fashion Icon Award, which went ? needless to say ? to Beyoncé. But in addition to the prizes, the red carpet shocked us with wonderful clothes worn by the most beautiful and coolest women of the moment, from Karlie Kloss to Jourdan Dunn, to the always beautiful Naomi Campbell. Which was the most beautiful dress of ?em all? Now the choice is yours!

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Soucika at India Beach Fashion Week 2016

IBFW – Voted as one of the most stylish & experiential destination fashion week with an
international edge, attended by the most stylish people from across the country on a 3 day
mix of the most innovative shows, networking arenas, music stages, conclaves, experiential lounges & exotic after parties.
India Beach Fashion Week in last 2 seasons has emerged as Asia’s largest B2B & B2C
consortium of designers under the category of destination-resort clothing. In the last 2
seasons, India Beach Fashion Week has showcased over 100 designers in both fresh &
established categories with the prominent names like Wendell Rodricks, Falguni & Shane
Peacock, James Ferreira, Rock S, Priya Kataria Puri, Manoviraj Khosla, Mayur Girotra, Asmita Marwah, Anupama Dayal, Nachiket Bharve, Rakesh Agarwal, Urvashi Kaur, Dev R Nil, KenFerns, Babita Malkani among others.
Soucika by Kamal Raj Manickath showcased the collection ‘Head Full of Dreams’, on
Day 2 of the India Beach Fashion Week.

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Collection Description
                                                   Head Full of Dreams
Any living soul is obliged to own the liberty of spreading happiness, infinite happiness. In
India, we custom the festival Holi just to persuade the act of extending joy. Hand full of colors are strewn at each other to strip off the evil for the revelation of divine happiness hidden within and thereby forgiving one another with just the existence of love. One form of art which holds this as a cause is doodling. Doodle art originated as a Black and white portrait with miniature detailing which later allowed people to color the portrait the way they wish in infinite possible way, making them the creator! The same relates to happiness.
Our collection ‘Head full of dreams’, is about transforming a dream to a reality of spreadinghappiness among people like diffusing color smoke into air.
The collection ‘Head full of dreams’ is an enigma that could be fathomed in a countless aspectby the viewing individual. This collection is provoked from a divine mind Kamal Raj Manickath anticipating an inevitable world full of colors.

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The collection holds 4 lehengas and 8 evening gowns presented in fabrics like lace, tulle, lasercutfabrics, chiffon and georgette with a palette purely obtained from the festival Holi. Thecollection is a specimen of colorful doodle art with fractal detailing in a wide color combo.

 

 

 

 

Amit Pandya has worn our outfits for couple of events and we have always loved the way he flaunts our outfit. Thereby Soucika wanted to make Amit as our showstopper for India Beach Fashion Week and he truly set the ramp on fire with a wonderful show!

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Amit Pandya
With 8 years of experience in Fashion and Jewellery industry Amit handles Jewllery styling/ Choreography/ Visual Merchandising for C.Krishniah Chetty and Sons – a renowned jeweler since decades and carries the legacy of 145 years. He has also privileged to be the head Jewelry stylist for Mysore Fashion Week season 1 & 2 and have also handled styling for India International Jewelry week and other fashion weeks like Bangalore Fashion Week/ Karnataka Fashion Week.
He has also worked with the renowned Choreographers Like Prasad Bidappa/Achla Sachdeva/ MS sreedhar/Sheetal Sharma and Designers like Bibhu Mohapatra/ Tarun Tahiliani/Suneet Verma/ Ramesh Dembla/ Aslam Khan/Jyayanthi Ballal/ Sagar Denali and Amit has also handled styling for celebrities like Soha Ali khan/ Tapsee panu/Gauhar Khan/ Mugdha/ Parul Agarwal during Fashion weeks.He has handled styling for Filmfare Awards South by styling celebrities like Shruti Hassaan/Richa Gangopadhyay/ Sanjana Galrani/Sharmila Mandre. Amit holds the credit of doing calendar shoots/ NDTV brand legacy shoot for CKC and handled styling for magazines and Fashion shoots.

P.C : Shekhar Photography and Gitanjali Photography

Video Courtesy: India Beach Fashion Week

Soucika by Kamal Raj Manickath at Bangalore Fashion Week Summer Online 14th Edition

The Collection Named ‘Chaya’

The word Chaya is derived from the Sanskrit origin meaning, “Shades of colors”. Just as the title goes, the collection is purely about how colors define fashion.

Seizing inspiration from one of the interesting form of arts called Dot Painting, which uses color as a chief factor, the garments are designed in an inimitable way that it takes Dot Art to a whole new level in fashion!

A not so ancient art form, Dot Painting, having its history from Australia is a sacred art of rendering one’s identity onto the canvas in the form of colorful dots.

The collection ‘CHAYA’ is one of the kind which genuinely depicts the distinctiveness of a woman!
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The collection holds three categories of women’s wear, in which we specialize, them being Bridal Gowns, Lehengas and Evening gowns. 
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The collection has 10 – 11 garments in each category. The bridal gowns and evening gowns are fabricated with the most delicate fabrics and adorned with inimitable manner of embroidery. 
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 Speaking about the lehengas, they are crafted with beautiful Indian hand embroidery in subtle and bright colors drawing inspiration from one of the finest arts called ‘Dot Painting’.

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Famous Model and Upcoming Film Actress Neha Shetty as Show stopper for the Show!

Special Thanks to Mr. Sandeep Kumar from ‘Divum Studio Works’ for the amazing clicks!

 

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The only three leg workout routines you need to know to get those sexy legs!

February is almost here. The month of Love as they call it brings more than just red roses to you. It brings the season of Spring, pleasant air to breathe and lot of sunshine. Spring breakers at this time plan beach parties, pool parties, lunches and brunches and fashion brands showcase their Spring/Summer collection and women get ready to flaunt some skin as they work out before investing in the new designer collections.

So as you prepare to wear the slits, minis, and mirco minis, we decided to help you a bit in getting those perfect legs without having to go through much. These tried and tested workout routines can be done at home without you having to lift anything.

1. Basic squat and kicks – This particular exercise does not only workout your lower body but it also is a full body workout. 4 sets of 15 repetitions will do wonders for you. Start with keeping your body straight, your stomach sucked in and tight, end in squat position, rise up and kick your leg sideways up till your hip level, return to basics afterwards and do the same thing with the other leg.

2. Plie heel raise – You may not be a ballerina, trust us, you do not have to be but you still can do this exercise using a chair at home. If you do this exercise strictly without taking break then 4 sets of 10 repetition each will leave you gasping for breath. What you got to do is – Get on your toes while keeping your feet wide apart, start lowering down into a plie squat position keeping your heel up and toes firm on the ground. Keep your arms extended and do not rest your heels on the ground. Take support using a chair if you are unable to balance yourself. Breath in and out while doing this. You will see this difference in your legs and derriere (must we say) in no time.

3. Squat and jump – Another intense workout routine which helps the entire body burn fat. Start from the basic squat position, bend down then throw yourself up reaching for the ceiling, land safely on your toe bending your knee like a spring. Do this for 30 to 40 seconds without giving break to see best results.

So these three workout routine should be enough for you to be able to flaunt those legs and get the men crazy for you and hey if you are looking for the perfect dress to showcase your long and well toned legs then we have the solution for you. Checkout our collection below and visit http://www.soucika.com

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Confused about resort wear?

Trust us, you are not the only ones who are confused about resort wear and trust us one more time as we say this – Resort wear is not only about bikinis, monokinis and hot pants. It is much more than that. Would you ever consider wearing a resort wear to a date? To an evening party? Or your friend’s wedding or your own wedding? Sounds intriguing rite?

Resort wear was started as a fashion trend only for the elite, the upscale and affluent customers who preferred spending their post Christmas weeks in exotic locations. Very recently the trend has been accepted as a year round fashion clothing style and is being accepted widely on the runway around the world.

Resort wear is usually made of soft and high quality fabrics like cotton, silk, georgette or poplins. Something which is very easy to wear, breathable and quick to pack.

We live in a country which is in a fashionably developing stage, hence the knowledge of resort wear is still on a growing step. People forget the fact that beaches are not only about skimpy swim wears, hats and giant sunglasses. So in this post we will learn about the segregation of resort wear.

Did you know that resort wear can be divided into three styles? Resort formal, resort semi formal and resort casual? We bet your jaws are touching your office table right now. We don’t blame you.

1. Resort formal – Something exquisite, something chic and elegant, something which accentuates your lady like features. A resort formal wear could be a long maxi dress, a flowy skirt or a body hugging tunic. Anything that would be perfect for a date night at the beach, to attend a formal family function or to go for a little sophisticated social evening.

2. Resort semi formal – Something that would go from brunch till dinner date. Something which can be worn with flats and high heels as well. Like a sun dress, knee length skirt and crop top.

3. Casual resort wear – Baggy georgette or silk pants, paired with strapless top, match it with a flat or wedges. Casual resort wear is perfect to go for shopping with your friends, take an evening stroll around the beach, or go just any other random activity.

When it comes to creating your own style, there is no end to innovation so you can mix and match and make you resort ensemble even more interesting by adding accessories to it.

We hope this post will help you get ready for Spring 2016 and should you need any assistance then feel free to get in touch with us and if you want to invest in some fabulous resort wear then drop by our store or visit our website http://www.soucika.com Source Blog

Health benefits of eating dark chocolate

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Sounds good rite? Well we recently found out that dark chocolate can do you more than just mending your broken heart.

Yes, it is considered the ultimate comfort food, a medium of consolation when you feel low, mood stabiliser/enhancer and romance inducer.

But wait… does this mean that dark chocolate is healthy enough to be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Ladies… do not get happy thoughts. Excess of anything is bad for health but for now let’s just look at the bright side of eating “Dark Chocolate”.

Shall we?

Studies have shown that dark chocolate has some serious health benefits. So what makes it a super food? What is that one ingredient that works like magic?

It’s called the “CACAO” or “COCO”. What looks like a little bean can cure what may seem otherwise incurable. It is filled with flavonoids and theobromine which has disease fighting agents.

Mary Engler, Ph.D professor of physiological nursing at the University of California at San Francisco says – Stick to healthy chocolate with at least 70% cacao. Limit yourself to 7 ounces, about four dark chocolate bars a week to gain best results.

A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% coco contains – 11grams of fiber, 67% of the RDA for iron, 58% of the RDA for magnesium, 89% of the RDA for copper, 98% of the RDA for manganese.

Now let’s talk about the kind of benefits –

1. Healthy heart – It reduces the risk of heart failure. Hence cardiovascular benefits.

2. Maintains bloody sugar – It helps in keeping the blood vessels healthy ad circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 diabetes.

3. Reduces weight – Alarmed? Studies have shown that dark chocolate reduces craving for food because it is very filling.

4. Stress buster – Ask any woman who is stressed. Her first choice of releasing her stress would be dark chocolate. Especially when you are heartbroken. (wink)

5. Sun block – Dark chocolate contains flavonoids which helps your skin in resisting sun rays.

So there you go. Now you have all the reasons to invest and indulge in dark chocolate fantasies.

You can thank us later.

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