People with artistic mind, will ultimately find their destination in life around it. So is Ratikha Venugopal, who as a child has been fascinated by arts and creatives. Her love for the same lead her into the wide palette of business verticals she has established purely driven by passion be it a culminated Indian and western wearable fashion or makeup artistry ,
Ratikha is a self-made prodigy who paved her own path into lateral arenas of fashion as a Model, Celebrity Stylist, Master Makeup Artist and Bridal Consultant. Over a gradual transformation from hardcore Crisis Management in Bio Engineering corporate house to entrepreneurship after an MBA from the Purdue University, USA, she chose to be an independent young entrepreneur in 2010. Going an extra mile and loving what she does, being her superlative virtues, she has been translating her earned experience effectively to establish the Labels FlauntbyRatikha and BrideUp, her heart-laid twin destinations.
Excellence of a year’s training in New York School of fashion Makeup Styling, and the add- on of the workshop conducted by Sam Fine of Fashion Fair USA And Billy B, world known makeup artists in Hollywood, coupled with her intimate inspirations are embodied in every bit of her artistry, in every genre she takes up. Through her journey in the fashion space Ratikha has magnetized prospects across classy avenues to showcase her proficiency in multiple fore-fronts. Contesting and winning in Beauty Pageants Miss Chennai, Miss South India and Miss Asia Pacific Fitness, other mentionable pageant titles, and being the National Comic Con India Cosplay contest winner, are loud endorsements of her skill in interpreting inspirations as attire and attitude, the seamless way.
The perfect blend of her natural sense of aesthetics and her business administration agility substantiates/her laurels. Ratikha is based out of Chennai, India, nevertheless works with no limitation of borders, hence her clientele for various genre is spread pan India and overseas especially South Asia and UAE.
Her presence in the media takes a notable space as a Model for print Ads and T V Advertisements and as a Celebrity stylist for popular Indian models, South Indian Actors Oviya, Sakshi Agarwal, Aishwarya Rajesh, Pearle Manny, Jothika, HansikaMotwani, Harish Kalyan and many other Kollywood actors.
The zeal for pioneering an innovative business line propelled her into the most pulsating world of culminating fashion styling, makeup and customizing garments for all life’s occasions and personal wardrobe and corporate styling. Her first stepping stone to climb the ladder of fashion world was her pop-up garment store for stylish western wear for women, ‘FlauntbyRatikha’ in 2010, with the patronage of her mother’s garment making unit, a bridalwear and bridal sari designing specialty, a landmark that redefined monotonous bridal garment trends to fabulously balanced traditional and contemporary bridal styles, over the past 2 decades. This strong base has eventually served as the key factor behind her lasting success in fashion styling for celebrities, Ad films and TVCs. Her commendable existence of 6 years in bridal couture, makeup and hairstyling has proven the need to diversify wide range of services under segmented labels, aiming at exclusivity & precision. Hence forth FlauntbyRatikha would exclusively venture into Celebrity Styling, Fashion styling and garment customization. And BrideUp is initiated in June 2018 to focus entirely on creating a mark in the Bride’s and the Groom’s bridal journey.
Donning multiple hats with the ‘settle with nothing less’ attitude, the compelling need for Bride Up is to conglomerate Ratikha’s passion for fashion, expertise acquired through FlauntbyRatikha and professionalism imbibed from her career exposure, channelized towards exclusive bridal consulting effected by a strong team of experts. Implanting the 6 years of bridal expertise of working with over multicultural Brides across borders, Bride up is taking off towards exclusivity and precision. Ratikha’s foresight as the Founder & CEO of Bride Up is to be the hand-picked choice of Brides and Grooms to offer them the ‘look good’ and ‘feel good’ experience through their wedding journey. She aspires Bride Up to carve the niche in the domain very soon by means of personalized, customized and innovative end-to-end bridal consultation with an extensive, wholesome scope of services that will be everything that a Bride would need for a memorable experience for life.
The day every girl has wondered how beautiful she would have to be, is the day that she is adorned as a “Bride ”, The “what do I do to get prepared OMG? How do I go about sequencing the entire plan? Where do I start? Is my diet perfect for the skin? Is my hair healthy ? When do I start my planning for clothes ? What about my jewellery ? Makeup and Hairstyling ? And so on….
Men are not far away these days, the realization and their expectation to be a perfect groom is not forgotten with “ BrideUp”. We see the whole picture of the couples looking and feeling the best together. Putting us in the Groom’s shoes we have your back for all your preparations way ahead, recommending the best suited routines for a healthy skin/ hair , suggesting the best health/ fitness studios with personal trainers balancing your schedules, the wardrobe planning for every occasion including the wedding garments, accessories to pair with and taking off the stress from your mind, we ensure you look perfectly complimenting your Bride on your special day. Stretching further, we help you plan small little surprises that you may want to “wow” your future bride now and then when she least expects, be it on your engagement day or on the day of the wedding or at your honeymoon location, we will ensure that this will be carved in your diary.
Bride Up envisages through your eyes, bringing you a fabulous experience to be a perfect Bride and Groom that you want to be. Carefully planning your every step with our expertise in the field, enabling you to make sure shot decisions for your big day and relieve you off the pressure of styling , not just how you look but also how you feel through your journey towards your special day. We are geared up to sculpt this for you nothing lesser, as the day is entirely about you, let’s Bride you up!!!
With a perfect blend of tradition, culture and a modern renaissance, our bench mark is to excel your expectations and with absolutely no-compromise, we hand hold you throughout the journey. Our specific category of services is curated to prepare you to look the best and feel the best, by carefully analyzing your need and catering to your requirements, from petty to unique. BrideUp’s vow is to be your “best friend” that has come in your life at the right juncture, when you utter “I am getting married soon”! the friend you can trust, share and believe who will double up the excitement and make it a dream come true experience tastefully researching, planning and executing the complete Bridal experience for the once in life-time occasion for you along with your Groom. Scattering the Fairy Dust all around, Let’s BrideUp !!