With a new season, comes a new ‘Girl in Focus’. We’re so excited to welcome Nira Arora to our Coquitlam Centre family. Nira is a busy mom to 2 boys (ages 3 and 5) and an English Bulldog named BosKo, a wife, a radio and tv personality, and a blogger, who wakes up every day at 3:45am for work and somehow manages to stay pleasant and perky until nightfall.
From September to November, follow Nira as she explores her personal style and shows us why fall is her favourite fashion season!
CeeCee: What do you do for work?
Nira: I’m a morning show radio host on 94.5 Virgin radio- Jonny, Holly and Nira
CeeCee: I knew I recognized that voice! What an amazing job!
Nira: I love what I do – which makes me feel pretty lucky
CeeCee: What is your biggest strength?
Nira: I always have something to say – some may find it a bit annoying though! Haha
CeeCee: I would imagine that’s pretty important as a radio host! I know we’re more than halfway through the year but what were your goals for 2016?
Nira: To practice being ‘Present’ more often- it’s really hard to do!
CeeCee: I’ve been struggling with that for awhile myself. Sometimes it’s just so hard to turn everything off. What’s your next big life goal?
Nira: It’s a constant life goal – Being a good role model for my 2 boys – this goal never ends!
CeeCee: What a great way way to look at your life. It’s so important to be a good role model, kids are like little sponges. What are you most excited about these days?
Nira: Watching my two boys turn into little human beings – I can’t get enough! They are 3 and 5 years old – and turning into little real people – it’s mind blowing.
CeeCee: Awww, what great ages. What is the biggest thing you’ve learned about being a mom?
Nira: You are being watched at all times – and they will mimic you – so watch out!!
CeeCee: What’s the most important advice you can give to your kids?
Nira: What seems super intense right now will not matter tomorrow – don’t let what others say hurt you – use it to motivate you – I did!
CeeCee: I think that’s great advice, no matter hold old you are. What is the greatest thing you’ve learned from your children?
Nira: To chill out more and just ‘Be’ – they are amazing – family is the most important thing in the world.
CeeCee: I completely agree. What was the best thing that happened to you this summer or this year?
Nira: I was a guest host on ‘The Social’ the national show on CTV – that was a pretty rad experience – I loved it.
CeeCee: Amazing! Those ladies seem like a lot of fun. What is the best advice you’re ever received?
Nira: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss
CeeCee: Love it! Dr. Seuss is one of my favourites. What is the one vice you’ll never give up?
Nira: Red wine
CeeCee: I hear that! I definitely wouldn’t survive in a wine-free world. Ok, so guilty pleasure?
CeeCee: I keep telling myself it’s good for my health. In fact, I think I read an article to that effect once…What’s your spirit animal?
Nira: The Wolf
CeeCee: I can see that. Any secret talents?
Nira: I’m really good at arguing! I should have been a lawyer!
CeeCee: Not sure if that’s a secret?! I listen to your show haha.
CeeCee: How would you describe your style?
Nira: Chic street casual – with a touch of a glamour
CeeCee: Who is your style icon?
Nira: Jennifer Lopez mixed with Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor
CeeCee: She’ll always be J-Lo to me! Which star’s signature look has inspired yours?
Nira: Sarah Jessica Parker
CeeCee: What style trend are you excited to try this season?
Nira: The over the knee- tall black boots.
CeeCee: Me too! Obsessed! What’s your season must-have item?
Nira: A black mid-calf leather skirt.
CeeCee: Ohh mid-calf. I’m totally feeling mid-calf for this season. Who are you favourite Coquitlam Centre retailers?
Nira: Aritzia, H&M, Plenty, London Drugs.
CeeCee: What are your go-to accessories?
Nira: An oversized blanket scarf – I love layering. A good pair of sunglasses and few delicate necklaces for layering.
CeeCee: I am definitely a sunglasses girl. What would you never wear?
Nira: I would love to but I don’t think they fit my lifestyle anymore – Crop Tops!
CeeCee: Haha. I gave up on that look a loooong time ago. What is the best fashion secret you’ve ever learned?
Nira: If you are NOT comfortable wearing it – DON’T wear it!
CeeCee: Very wise! People should follow that advice when shopping too. If it’s not comfortable when you try it on, it’s not suddenly going to become comfortable. If you had to wear one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nira: My motorcycle leather jacket.
CeeCee: So versatile! dress it up, dress it down, it really is a must-have! What are your favourite beauty products?
Nira: Ilia tinted moisturizer, MAC Strobe Cream, NYX highlighter and Burt’s Bees Lip Tint
CeeCee: What’s your beauty trick for getting out the door fast and still looking great?
Nira: Sunglasses and lipstick.
CeeCee: Haha. What do you never leave home without?
Nira: My lip balm.
CeeCee: Me neither! I have one in every bag, one in the car, one at my desk, just in case…What product is your go-to skin saviour?
Nira: Vitamin E Eye Cube from The Body Shop.
CeeCee: What’s your signature scent.
Nira: It is super old school – ‘Ocean Dream’.
CeeCee: If it’s ain’t broke…What is your favourite book?
Nira: “Have you filled a bucket today?” It’s a children’s book and otherwise – anything that is from Stephen King – I’ve read them all!
CeeCee: Haha, such a mom answer! What is your favourite movie?
Nira: Lost Boys and Forrest Gump.
CeeCee: All-time favourite TV show?
Nira: Three’s Company.
CeeCee: I wasn’t expecting that! What’s your ideal night out?
Nira: Red wine and girlfriends – hardly ever have time for those anymore.
CeeCee: Favourite board game?
CeeCee: Ooh mine too! What is your favourite song right now?
Nira: Closer – by the Chainsmokers.
CeeCee: Who’s songs appear more in your playlist than any other singer?
Nira: Drake – pretty awesome – since he’s Canadian.
CeeCee: Ohh he’s here this weekend! Maybe he’s reading this haha! What band, past or present, would you be a groupie for?
Nira: Red Hot Chili Peppers.
CeeCee: Who is your favourite band of all time?
CeeCee: Imagine the kind of music they would have made if Kurt Cobain had lived. What are 3 things in your bag you can’t live without?
CeeCee: Lip tint, sunglasses, nail file and sanitizer. What country have you always wanted to visit?
CeeCee: Definitely on my list too. Favourite food?
CeeCee: What’s your least favourite food?
Nira: I love everything- I love food!
CeeCee: Me too! I don’t think I’ve met a cuisine I don’t like. Favourite dessert?
Nira: Chocolate lava cake.
CeeCee: You really do love your chocolate! What’s your favourite restaurant?
Nira: Sheila’s Bistro in South Surrey.
CeeCee: Who would you invite over for dinner (living or not)?
CeeCee: Do you have any pets?
Nira: An English Bulldog named BosKo.
CeeCee: I love bulldogs! What’s your favourite way to exercise?
Nira: Taking BosKo for a run/walk with some old school music
CeeCee: Best way to decompress?
Nira: Going to the beach – I need to hear the ocean.
CeeCee: I agree. There’s something so calming about listening to the ocean. I could never live inland.
CeeCee: What is your favourite thing to do with your kids?
Nira: Impromptu dance party!
CeeCee: Hahaha! Anything else you want us to know?
Nira: I love vampires! And Scary movies!
Follow Nira on social media! @NiraArora for twitter, Instagram, snapchat and facebook!
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