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 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.

See the video here
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!

 

Please give your feedback on the collection!

 

 

 

 

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

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.

Source: http://www.soucika.com/for-those-who-are-not-familiar-with-the-beautiful-indian-wedding-tradition.php