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

 

 

 

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

Style lessons to learn from Sonam Kapoor

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It is very difficult to make a fashionable mark in the Indian film industry where every other actress looks stunning. Everyone wants to stand out in the crowd and it is not only the celebrities we are talking about but women in general. We all want to look good for ourselves and for others. We all want to make a style statement and we all want to be make it look effortless and more of all, we all want to look up to someone as our style idol or icon.

Talking about style icon, Sonam Kapoor is considered as the front runner of fashion department in India. The style diva is often seen sizzling on the international red carpet events turning heads. Endorsing some of the biggest brands of the world, Sonam gives a personal touch to all her stunning outfits. So it is only fair to study her style quotient and learn from it right?

So here are style lessons to learn from the style maven –

1. Do not underestimate the power of saree.

2. Lehengas can be a modern wear. It depends on how you style it.

3. Being covered in an ethnic wear is as sexy as wearing a long dress with thigh high slit.

4. You can incorporate the Marathi “Kanta Bai” style in yours. It is totally cool!

5. Nerdy is sexy too

6. Be a minimalist with statement accessory

7. You should always represent your country on International Grounds

8. Sometimes getting your “Umrao Jaan” on while going for an event serves the best.

9. It’s good to sometimes experiment with accessories

10. But at the end of the day simplicity is the best style ever

Ahh… what is it? You are looking for stunning Indian wears like Sonam? Well look no more. Just visit our store and we will take care of it or visit http://store.soucika.com/

Hear it from our client – Dr.Sharda

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We have always believed in making our clients happy by giving them more than they ask for. Yes, we believe in quality over quantity and having a loyal customer base. Recently we had a chance to chat with Dr.Sharda who just happened to step into our store and has been visiting ever since. She took time out from her busy schedule to tell us how she feels about the brand.

  • How did you find out about the brand Soucika? – I stay in Indiranagar and I happened to spot the boutique when I was on my way to work, and I liked the clothes displayed on the mannequin so I decided to go in and explore.
  • Apart from the clothing, what do you think about the service of the brand? – Apart from clothing, I love their ambience and also their flexibility in delivering on time. I have never been let down on that.These people are my life savers for all my last minute shopping.
  • If I ask you to list down few things that you absolutely love about Soucika? – I absolutely love their exclusive collection, and also the custom made clothes fit to perfection. all the designers there are great in their work. and they give me exactly what i have in mind and I have always been satisfied with their work. and also they are affordable and not too expensive.
  • There are other bridal boutiques available in Bangalore then why Soucika? – yes I am getting married in the month of may… and I am looking forward to getting my clothes designed from here, as I trust and know that they will come up with something different and exclusive. And I feel they are compatible with my budget. and I don’t have to worry about getting my clothes on time. I’m sure they will make me look stunning.
  • Any particular style of garment which is your favorite?– I love their lehengas and sarees.and the ready made blouses.

We loved our little chat with Dr.Sharda. We are looking forward to make her wedding gown a dream come true for her.

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Where did the ring bearer come from?

Wedding season is on a full swing. Couples are busy planning their weddings and incorporating all the possible traditional elements to make it eventful. While we talk about traditions the first thing that pops in the head is “Something old something new something borrowed and something blue”, we might forget another very important and relevant tradition of a page boy carrying the “ring bearer” which is included without much thought to the history behind the custom.

So did you ever wonder: Where this term come from? How did this become a tradition and probably the history behind it?

We decided to take this upon ourselves and let you know. After much researching, we came to know that there is no proof where this tradition has originated from. Some sources say that this was born in Ancient Egypt where it was customary for treasured jewels to be carried on ornamental pillows during wedding ceremonies so others say that this came about during medieval times when the Northern Europeans started to charm their brides-to-be by presenting the ring on the tip of a sword. During some periods of history, rings were thought to be pagan and therefore they were not used to establish marriages whereas in other eras the mere absence of a ring exchange in a wedding ceremony was considered to be bad luck for the couple.

A ring bearer has always been carried to the alter by a page boy who is of the age 4 to 10 , way back page boys used to be servants who originally carried the bride’s train and a prayer book along side with the rings. The tradition has continued into modern times. The pillow signified wealth and good fortune for the couple. The rings were tied onto the pillow for the page boy to deliver to the altar for exchange. Back then, they used to wear a white lace collar and sash but with time that trend is done and dusted. Today a page boy sports a dapper tuxedo just like the groomsmen and the groom.

The wedding ring symbolizes the new bond between the couple, the commitment to each other and trust. They are the most precious gift that the couple exchange on the day of their wedding and make a promise of a lifetime so it is only fair that rings are treated with care. Hence the “Ring Bearer” serves the purpose!

Soucika has introduced your nuptial essentials so if you are looking for one then visit our stores in Indiranagar, Koramangla or Commercial Street or visit our website www.souckia.comfor more information.

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Stand out in the crowd this holiday season

Let’s face it ladies. Every woman likes to get noticed whether married or single, young or adult. But then, who doesn’t? It’s only human to feel good when people notice you. Isn’t it?

Holiday season has begun and we are just few days away from a brand new year which means, lots of weddings to attend and parties to go to.

It’s that time of the year when you should make heads turn. Let the men out there know that you are a personification of true Indian elegance. A woman who not only is intelligent but is also highly aware of her personal style.

For a change, let them all know that to party hard and to look sexy you do not always have to wear shorts skirts and mini dresses. There is so much more to explore.

If you know your personal style well and are good at mixing prints then you are mastering the game already.

Good for you that Bangalore weather allows to try out multiple things, expands the horizon of styling by letting you layering. The moderate climate condition always gives more styling options.

Having said all that – If you are in a confused state of mind, constantly juggling between what to wear for a western themed party and what to wear for an Indian themed party, then we will break it down for you. Consider Soucika’s brand new collection as your sartorial answer.

Accentuate your Indian elegance or show your elegantly wild side by selecting from the wide range of Anarkalies and indo western resorty party wears. Perfect for multiple occasions. Whether it is a brunch date or a late night dinner, social gathering with family or a dance party with friends, sangeeth or the wedding. Our newest collection of party gowns are the choicest range you would not want to miss. And like they say “Let them boys know you are a cool catch”. (wink)

What else?
Don’t you want to find out for yourself?
Visit our store in Koramangla, Commercial street or Indiranagar.

Visit our website www.souckia.com for more information.

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Days before your big day – 4 things a bride must do!

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After getting engaged if there is one thing that haunts every bride to be day and night, it is the thought of looking and feeling perfect on her big day. Her dream of being the Cinderella in a castle dancing with her Prince with her perfect smile, flawless skin, long and luscious hair. Sighh… well it’s natural to feel that way but are you planning to do anything about it or just dream about it? We hope not. That is why we are here to help you. This article will tell you the what are the things you should be doing weeks before your big day. .

  • Skin care – Let’s face it. A bride is all about being beautiful inside out and having a flawless skin is a must. Even though cosmetic inventions have taken quite a bunch of load off our shoulders, if you take care of your skin, you will have that extra glow making you look radiant. We would suggest start the treatment at least a month before your big day. Try out home remedy and go for a facial at least a week before the wedding. Go and see a dermatologist if you are suffering pigmentation and other skin conditions.
  • Stay fit – We advice this not only so that you can look great and fit into your wedding dress but also so that you have a healthy life. Involve yourself in some kind of sports activity and if you have access to the gym then spend sometime in the treadmill. It is not only good for toning up your body but also for a good cardiovascular conditioning.
  • Eat healthy – One of the key factors to be taken into consideration as what you eat will not only affect your body but also your skin and hair. So make sure you are eating appropriate and on time. Not to forget, drinking lots of water will help.
  • Manicure and pedicure – Manicure because he will be putting a ring on it (wink) and pedicure because… well just because you do not want an un-kept feet and you may be wearing an open toe shoes.

So while you are dealing with the jitters in the stomach and occasional mood swings, make sure that you take good care of yourself and yes take good sleep as well because we all want to see brides happy and beautiful.

Did we miss anything? Feel free to drop us a line in the comment section below and visit our website for more informationwww.souckia.com