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!















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!
The collection holds three categories of women’s wear, in which we specialize, them being Bridal Gowns, Lehengas and Evening gowns. 
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. 


 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’.









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!


Please give your feedback on the collection!





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 Source Blog

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.

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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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

4 Things Every Maid of Honour freaks out about

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Feeling privileged? Are you donning your first ever maid-of-honor hat? Well in that case you must be getting jitters in your stomach thinking of whether or not the bouquet will fall in your hands but hey before you get there, we are sure there are other things that are occupying your mind. Are we right?

Weddings are intense occasion and with bride and groom to be, there are others who get nervous as well and that includes the “Maid of Honour: Now, it’s only fair for them to feel like it’s there big day too, after all, they will be walking on the isle before the bride arrives and there will be audience gawking, making them feel awkward and wondering if there dress is ripped from somewhere. Don’t worry because that’s how it is suppose to be. Making memory was never easy. So to comfort you a bit more we decided that we would curate things every Maid of Honour thinks about at a wedding.

Throwing a perfect bachelorette party for your friend – Yes we understand you want to make it perfect for your friend and also prove that you are her BFF but do not let this feeling overwhelm you. A bachelorette party does not have to be extravagant and expensive. All you need is a private place, few good friends, music, food and some drinks and rest will happen.

Your bridesmaid dress and your expectation – It’s human to expect more than one should. It is quite normal for a girl to keep her hopes high when it comes to her bridesmaid dress. After all, she will be the third person who will get the attention after the bride and the groom and she would want to look perfect to be able to handle that rite?

Fear of tripping and falling – Well, we’d be lying if we say that it won’t happen. No one knows the next second of life so even if that happens stand up again, laugh along with the people who you catch laughing at you and carry on. The best thing to do is to keep the front length of your dress short enough for you to be able to move you feet freely.

Fear of raising the toast – So what you are not a natural speech giver, you do not have to talk to dozens of people present at the venue. You only have to talk to one person. So focus on her and let the audience listen. – So what you are not a natural speech giver, you do not have to talk to dozens of people present at the venue. You only have to talk to one person. So focus on her and let the audience listen.

Having said all that, below are few of the bridesmaid dress for you to get inspired from so take a look and be a head turner at the wedding.

Looking for a bridesmaid dress? Look no more because Soucika is the place for you to go. Visit – for more information.

Four fast fixes to wedding day wardrobe disasters that brides freak out about

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So it’s your wedding day. You are getting butterflies in your stomach. You are excited and nervous at the same time. You are hungry but do not feel like eating, you want to laugh and cry at the same time. You are losing patience and looking zonked for no apparent reason. We understand. It’s your big day and you want everything to be perfect including your man.

Well, we do not want to be a party pooper but it’s only fair for someone to give you a heads up. When the final countdown begins, the bride goes on cloud nine and nothing can destroy that faster than a wardrobe malfunction. Here we have described commonly found malfunctions that brides face and how to quickly fix them.


Malfunction no 1 – Zipper getting stuck : One of the most commonly occurring problems on wedding days. While we understand that you get over excited to put on your wedding dress, please make sure that you handle the zipper delicately. Make sure to check you’re not accidently dragging any fabric in it while zipping. Always keep a wax stick or a desi candle with you to apply on the zipper in such situations as it will smoothen the movement. And worst comes to worst – If the zipper breaks down, your safety pins or needle and thread will come in handy.

Malfunction no 2 – Staining your white dress disaster : The last thing you want to see is one small spot on your wedding gown. So if you happen to spill some red wine on your dress, pour some white wine on top, it will pull out the stain. If you are too scared to try this new technique then keep a white chalk handy and cover the stain with the chalk dust. This would help even if you spill things like tea or coffee on your dress.

Malfunction no 3 – Lint problem : You are about to walk the aisle and you find lints and your cat fur all over the train of your dress (God help your love for animals). Keep a lint roller handy and roll it over your dress twice or three times.

Malfunction no 4 – Heel fix : Nothing can be more embarrassing for a bride than trip over broken heels rite before she walks towards her man. For avoiding such situation or to fix such situation a quick fix glue would be a great idea. While you cannot stop a wedding, you can definitely get another pair of shoes while the ceremony is going on and change later. How about that ha?

So what we are trying to suggest here is that – While planning a perfect wedding is very much achievable, unseen disasters are also likely to happen. So it is always advisable to stay well equipped and hey , you do not need much to do that you know .

All you need is a candle stick, bottle of white wine, a white chalk stick, lint roller and a quick fix glue. (wink) Happy wedding and remember if you are looking for a wedding couture destination then Soucika is the place to go. We will take care of your needs. For more information visit –

From the Director’s Desk – 5 Questions with the man himself

Hello there ladies,
Soucika as you already know takes pride in creating immaculate pieces of clothing and if there is one more thing that we are proud of – is our relationship with our clients. Yes, we do not believe in just selling garments but how happy we can make our customers by giving them what they desire. Soucika has a vision, mission and goal and with hard work and determination, we are all set to make a difference in the fashion world.

Last week we got a chance to chit chat with the man behind the brand. Our creative director Mr.Kamal Manickath, whose love for fashion and design lead him to creating a bespoke brand. So here is an exclusive short but sweet interview for the very first time in our blog –

1. Tell us a bit about the Philosophy of Soucika?
People in Bangalore are from various walks of life, who have various demands, in terms of price, when it comes to clothing. The philosophy behind Soucika is to provide impeccable bespoke fashion service to Bangaloreans. When Soucika was started in Bangalore, there wasn’t much option for bespoke designer clothes in reasonable price and that was the main objective of us – To provide perfect fit, on time delivery, customized fashion.

2. What excites you most in fashion now?
Fashion is unpredictable, it is fresh each day! Every day is exciting for me !

3. What do you have to say about the Contemporary styles in India?
Indian fashion has been drastically changed in terms of silhouettes and colors. Fashion like katori blouses have vanished, and people prefer more of crop tops now. Red and golden which was found predominantly in fashion has now decreased to more of subtle yet vibrant colors.

4. Tell us about Soucika’s Vision?
To be the best fashion brand in both retail and bespoke service, internationally. We are soon to launch our virtual dress designer, which gives the users the liberty of designing their dream dress with just few clicks away from anywhere they are connected to the web.

5. What according to you are two Bridal essentials?
THE must have bridal essentials are amazing lingerie, fine and trendy jewelleries to go with the dress.


For those who are not familiar with the beautiful “Indian Wedding Tradition”

An Indian wedding is all about colors, rich culture, customs and festivities that has been bestowed on us by our ancestors and have existed for hundreds of years. The rituals are so strong that we still follow them in India. Let’s begin. Shall we?

  • The Holy Date also known as the “Shubh Muhurat” – Most people struggle to decided when will their wedding be. Spring wedding or summer wedding, wedding on the beach or in a resort? But here in India couples let the stars and planets decided when and where. This ofcourse is done with the help of a spiritual guru who looks at the couple’s zodiac signs to find out the perfect time and place to ensure a prosperous marriage.
  • The wedding attire – Unlike most of the countries, our Indian brides trade their “Something White” for “Something Red”. Yes, the Indian tradition calls for a bright colour sari or lehenga embellished with gold and silver details which symbolises spirituality and fertility.
  • Mehendi also known as Henna – It has beautified Indian women for thousands of years. It does not only have the cosmetic value but also herbal and medicinal value to it. In this part of the wedding ceremony women come together and prepare powdered henna mixed with lemon and water to make a fine paste which is then applied on the hands and feet of the bride to create paisley and floral patterns. It is believed that the darker the brides mehendi, the stronger her marriage will be.
  • Haldi Ceremony – It’s a symbol of good luck where a day before the wedding relatives come together and apply turmeric paste on the grooms and brides body. Of course in two respective venues as the couple is not allowed to see each other. Apart from cleansing the skin, the paste is believed to ward off evil spirit and provide healing properties.
  • Mandap – Finally the wait gets over the and the bride and groom see each other at the holy madap which stands firm on four pillars which represents strength of the holy matrimony and the blessings of their parents.
  • Holy Fire also know as Agni – The couple then has to take seven rounds around the holy agni and recite the pledge of marriage. Agni is suppose to be the witness to the ceremony.
  • Mangalsutra – Heard of the term “Tying the knot”? Well in Indian tradition it means what it means. The groom ties a holy thread made of beeds around his brides neck to claim the marriage and the bride continues to wear it throughout her life to show her marital status.
  • Vidaai/ Bidding farewell – An emotional moment where the bride has to say goodbye to her family and friends to start a new life with her husband. While leaving she takes a handful of rice and throws it backwards over her head to show thanks and pay homage to her parents.