A beautifully crafted coffee table book on Self Love was launched by Page 3, the luxury unisex salon chain, on March 8 to mark Women’s Day.
Part of a unique initiative to celebrate and immortalise women who have made a mark, the book features quotes by 23 extraordinary women from various walks of life on what Self Love means to them, accompanied by their monochrome portraits shot and crafted by team Amar Ramesh from Studio A.
The special guests for the launch were Ma Foi Foundation co-founders K Pandiarajan and Latha Pandiarajan, who had a brief panel discussion with the co-founders of Naturals and Page 3 Salons, Veena and CK Kumaravel, on the importance of self-love before formally releasing the book.
The 23 women showcased in the book include Aarti Samuel Boaz, Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Manivannan, Akriti Sachdev, Archana Kalpathi, Darshana Balagopal, Gayatri Nair, Harini Sarathy, Mansi Gandhi, Paloma Rao, Pavithra Lakshmi, Rati Shetty, Sahithya Jagannathan, Shilpa Reddy, Shrita Baskar, Subhiksha Venkat, Sunayna Kuruvilla, Swarnamugi Raghupathy , Tanvi Bokaria , Veena Kumaravel, Vimmi Deepak, Vino Supraja and Yakshi Chouhan.
Veena Kumaravel, who also features in the book, said that for her, this book “was a true labour of love. Not just self-love, but love and support for all the women who have struggled, and continue to struggle, to prove that they are as good as, if not better than, anybody else on this planet.”
“For me, this book is a very small token of respect and admiration for all the women who have challenged the odds to make a mark for themselves, and proved that one cannot love someone unless they love themselves first,” said CK Kumaravel, adding that this was just one of a series of initiatives Page 3 had planned to celebrate women and self-love.