Being a Fashionista is kind of like a full time job, you have got be updated as to what’s trending & keep a track of who is wearing what. But wherever passion drives you a ‘Job seems less like a Job’. Anyway, this time around though I decided to take you on a virtual tour of ‘A Day in the Life of a Fashionista’ at a Mall! Big thank you to Nitesh HUB for letting me do this whole post at their mall in Koregaon Park.
The reason I chose Nitesh HUB is because it is considerably more central a mall. Also, three of my favorite stores are located there! Pune’s only ‘The Collective’ store is at Nitesh HUB.. It is spread over 1 million square feet, and is one of the most admired, cherished and most sought after shopping and entertainment destinations spread over 6 acres in the heart of Pune at Koregaon Park.
For Makeup & Skin care also the mall has great brands like MAC, Clinique & Colorbar They also have Forest Essentials for the skincare segment. Very soon organic harvest is coming to Nitesh HUB.
I especially chose November to do this post so that I could also show you guys the Autumn/Winter collections at stores.
Nitesh HUB has the latest collection at Forever New, it is called ‘Bolshoi Belle’. This time, we can indulge in classic femininity with a stunning October story from Forever New. The collection is all about classic feminine shapes in luxurious fabrications with a modern twist. Billowing Blouses in soft sheers are worn with drapey viscose pleat pants while oversized cocoon coats wrap around neat, structured shift dresses. Embellished accessories compliment the collection.’
I created two looks from their latest collection! Take a look
Being on the ground floor itself I always end up going to Wills Lifestyle in Nitesh HUB! Wills Lifestyle was one of the first few big Retail brands that came up in India. Especially for their formal they are a hit! Just last year itself I had bought a beautifully fit pencil dress with padded shoulders! Yet I have people rave about the fit of that dress.
I am dress crazy so, Basically if you are looking for well fitted dresses or a one stop shop for Power dressing then Wills Lifestyle it is.
Wills Lifestyle’s latest collection is all about glamour, innovation & grace in chic vibrant styles! Wills Lifestyle presents a wardrobe for the new generation of young thinkers and achievers with their Adventurist range. The Adventurist features the ‘city meets country’ collection of modern classics with a fresh appeal, dominated by plaids and tweeds.
Men don’t be upset because the latest collection has a lot of sexy additions for your wardrobe too.
So, every time I’ve been to Nitesh HUB I always cross Zarmina International & keep staring at the beautiful designer outfits & wondering when I will get a chance to buy one of these scintillating pieces. Now with Diwali around the corner,it was just an excuse to go try out the Zarmina drapes.
Zarmina is an alternate Universe for Ethnic Couture. The Collection of Designer Anarkalis, Lehengas & Sarees is a Luxe Affair of hand embroidered pearls, sequins and diamantes.Here, only the best International construction techniques are used for special 3 D printing on pure crepe and georgette.
What I loved about the collection was its shimmering yet subtle & the stylised Anarkalis are dramatic yet sharp!
The first time I ever saw Kazo was in Mumbai & to have it come to Pune was great because we atleast had something apart from the usual brands. Nitesh HUB has a Kazo retail outlet so you know why I visit this mall often ☺
Kazo’s Autumn Winter Collection was on point with Marsala, Olive green, Lace & of course knit & leather. I was love struck with their long coat.
Some very cool looking clutches is what I spotted to! Party season is here ladies. Talking about party, check out this sequin & animal print dress. I don’t know how they managed to make the sequins look muted but it’s one hell of a dress for all u party ‘animal’ 😉
The opening of The Collective was a huge deal for Pune city! Finally we had a destination where you could buy all your luxury brands in Pune! Nitesh HUB is the only destination where The Collective has its store. So now all you fashion addicts can shop your heart out at The Collective’s exclusive outlet at Nitesh HUB Pune and get your swag on.
For all of you who don’t know-
The Collective is India’s largest luxury retail chain. A first-of-its-kind retail concept, The Collective has a host of international apparel and accessory brands making a foray into the country for the first time.
For all of you who are denim lovers and love wearing only High-end denims you will be happy to know that Collective stocks- D Squared2, Jacob Cohen, True Religion, Versace Jeans, Adriano Goldschmied, 7 For All Mankind, Armani Jeans, Nudie & many more.
So, The Collective is not just a store but I would rather call it an experience. They even have made-to-measure services of many international brands like Armani Collezioni, Hackett London, Santoni & Eton shirts.
Now coming to my favourite part of the store! You all know I am a sucker for accessories so the Luxe Bags, Sunglasses, Watches & Accessories are my favs! My MK watch for that matter is from The Collective at Nitesh HUB itself. But now over the years I am so glad to see Collective increase their collection of Bags, Watches & Accessories by atleast three times. Couldn’t get better for me 😉
FYI these are all the brands that you can choose from- Love Moschino, Coccinelle, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Simon Carter, Tateossian, Versace Collection, Ted Baker & Armani.
Here are my favourites from the store. My friend here though was super excited to explore the store with me so she had to model for me too 😉
Generally mall shopping means pick everything you want under one roof! So just when I happened to look at Crossword I remembered how I really wanted to read up Twinkle Khanna’s new book Mrs. Funnybones (if you are wondering, Yes I am old school & I love reading out of a book rather than a kindle! I use gadgets all the time that I need my dose of reality with the feel of paper). This Crossword at Nitesh HUB is quite huge & I was pleasantly surprised to even spot someone sitting at the store comfortably on a chair & just reading! Needless to say there was a huge range of books!
Sad, that I stay far but lucky for all the people who stay close to Koregaon Park, they literally have a ton of books, quick gifts, toys for kids or even movie Dvds to choose from!
To go to a mall & not be pulled in by the aroma from the Forest Essential store is impossible! This time my prime focus at the store were all the travel packaging because you so know how much I love traveling. Also my all time favourite product is the Light hydrating facial gel. I absolutely love the aromatic feel to the products & the fact that it is Ayurvedic based definitely leaves me knowing that my skin is going to be well looked after & that too naturally.
For all of you who didn’t know- Forest Essentials has revived traditional ingredients which have been used in many old Ayurvedic recipes. One such product is Kokum Butter made from the Kokum tree. Kokum butter is milder creamier and richer in texture than Cocoa butter. It has the highest proportion of essential fatty acids vital for the metabolism of healthy skin. Vitamin A, C & E are present as natural antioxidants.
So I finally ended my day by catching a movie at PVR! A recliner & a tub of popcorn (which I’m sure you saw on my snapchat) absolutely did it for me after the hectic day 🙂
Hope you guys had a good tour and now you can already have an idea of what your next buys are! You are welcome 😉 Also I am sure I don’t need to tell you all the address for Nitesh HUB as that’s the only mall in Koregaon Park
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Be Yourself & Shine On ❤