Friends, Fashion & A Day In The Sun

RITZ shares an afternoon with Chennai’s loveliest BFFs styled by Funky Fish

Every woman needs a partner in crime, someone she can share advice with, someone who can make her laugh. South India’s largest lifestyle magazine RITZ shares an afternoon with some of Chennai’s loveliest BFFs styled by the Funky Fish duo, Pavithra Sagar and Nikita Kapoor Bajaj, who host fashion pop-ups in the city. On the sidelines of the shoot, the ladies share their dearest memories of each other with us.

Group

Photographs: Ganesh Toasty

Hair & Make-up: Page3 Luxury Salon, Knk Road, Nungambakkam

Location: Hyatt Regency

Archana Kalpathi Jumpsuit: Roshni Chopra Body Harness: Malleka Shoes: Valentino “I’ve shared some lovely moments with the entire gang. One of my favourite memories is with Farah. There was this one time we decided to go on a midnight drive to a friend’s place, just for tea and a chat. That has probably been one of the most fun things I have done with a friend.”

Archana Kalpathi

Jumpsuit: Roshni Chopra

Body Harness: Malleka

Shoes: Valentino

“I’ve shared some lovely moments with the entire gang. One of my favourite memories is with Farah. There was this one time we decided to go on a midnight drive to a friend’s place, just for tea and a chat. That has probably been one of the most fun things I have done with a friend.”

Aru Nayar Mani Crop top & draped skirt: Roshni Chopra Earrings: Outhouse Shoes: Charles & Keith “I have known Nirupama for a good 15 years now. We studied in the same college and I got close to her while modelling. She is such a fun loving person and is always there when you need her...in a few words, good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget!”

Aru Nayar Mani

Crop top & draped skirt: Roshni Chopra

Earrings: Outhouse

Shoes: Charles & Keith

“I have known Nirupama for a good 15 years now. We studied in the same college and I got close to her while modelling. She is such a fun loving person and is always there when you need her…in a few words, good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget!”

Nikita Kapoor Bajaj Dress: Nay-ked Neck piece: Outhouse Shoes: Valentino “Being friends with Aru is never having to hear no for an answer. She is the sweetest, nicest and most helpful friend. Her moves to lungi dance can give any Bollywood actress a run for their money.”

Nikita Kapoor Bajaj

Dress: Nay-ked

Neck piece: Outhouse

Shoes: Valentino

“Being friends with Aru is never having to hear no for an answer. She is the sweetest, nicest and most helpful friend. Her moves to lungi dance can give any Bollywood actress a run for their money.”

Samyukta Kanwar Dress: Whim Jacket: Ezra Neckpiece: Valliyan Shoes: Sergio Rossi "Archana is one of the most unassuming and humble people I have met. Super hard working, a stickler for time, she has finally figured out that when we say lunch at 1 pm we mean 2 pm!"

Samyukta Kanwar

Dress: Whim

Jacket: Ezra

Neckpiece: Valliyan

Shoes: Sergio Rossi

“Archana is one of the most unassuming and humble people I have met. Super hard working, a stickler for time, she has finally figured out that when we say lunch at 1 pm we mean 2 pm!”

Farah Agarwal Dress: Bobo Calcutta Shoes: Louis Vuitton "Samyukta is one of the warmest, most honest, and genuine people I know. Popularly known as 'The Devil's Advocate' she is one of my closest friends and one of my main pillars of support, being there for me everytime without a question, sharing in my happiest moments and genuinely feeling the same as well always. Never a dull moment with her around. We've made a million memories together where we have laughed till we cried and still laugh every single time!"

Farah Agarwal

Dress: Bobo Calcutta

Shoes: Louis Vuitton

“Samyukta is one of the warmest, most honest, and genuine people I know. Popularly known as ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ she is one of my closest friends and one of my main pillars of support, being there for me everytime without a question, sharing in my happiest moments and genuinely feeling the same as well always. Never a dull moment with her around. We’ve made a million memories together where we have laughed till we cried and still laugh every single time!”

Nirupama Natrarajan Dress: Ezra Earrings: Outhouse Shoes: Christian Louboutin "I’ve known Pavithra for 15 years now, as we used to model together. Fitness and Pavi go hand in hand. She is so dedicated and careful about it. There have been times where she has even tried to push me, but that hasn't happened. We've worked together, we've also traveled a lot and made some amazing memories through those trips. The time I spend with Pavi is always a great time filled with laughter."

Nirupama Natrarajan

Dress: Ezra

Earrings: Outhouse

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

“I’ve known Pavithra for 15 years now, as we used to model together. Fitness and Pavi go hand in hand. She is so dedicated and careful about it. There have been times where she has even tried to push me, but that hasn’t happened. We’ve worked together, we’ve also traveled a lot and made some amazing memories through those trips. The time I spend with Pavi is always a great time filled with laughter.”

Shayana Reddy Jumpsuit: Vidhi Wadhwani Earrings: Valliyan Shoes: Alexander McQueen "Nikita is one of the sweetest, smartest, wittiest, and most genuine people I have come across. Whenever we hang out we have a great time together."

Shayana Reddy  

Jumpsuit: Vidhi Wadhwani

Earrings: Valliyan

Shoes: Alexander McQueen

“Nikita is one of the sweetest, smartest, wittiest, and most genuine people I have come across. Whenever we hang out we have a great time together.”

Pavithra Sagar Top: Turquoise & Gold Skirt: Circus Earrings: Outhouse Shoes: Manolo Blahnik "I've known Shayana for more than 15 years now. She's been a very sought after model and has done several ad campaigns, but is still extremely grounded and friendly. She looks out for her friends and always goes the extra mile to help them in whatever way she can. A perfect friend and a hands-on mother, Shayana Reddy is also extremely stylish and sticks to classic understated styles that still stand out on her gorgeous self!"

Pavithra Sagar

Top: Turquoise & Gold

Skirt: Circus

Earrings: Outhouse

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

“I’ve known Shayana for more than 15 years now. She’s been a very sought after model and has done several ad campaigns, but is still extremely grounded and friendly. She looks out for her friends and always goes the extra mile to help them in whatever way she can. A perfect friend and a hands-on mother, Shayana Reddy is also extremely stylish and sticks to classic understated styles that still stand out on her gorgeous self!”