Local Fashion Brand Inspires Women to Be Fearless
On the 2nd of June, House of Sheens released their latest Impavido collection of bags and accessories at their #InspiringFearlessWomen event, which was held in an upcoming district in Tanjong Pagar.
Image Credits: Anne Valluy Photography
In partnership with CRIB, Diva Universal, Singapore Women’s Network, Vanilla Luxury, BottlesXO, Gourmand Kitchen, Anne your French Photographer and Wildflower, the event saw over 200 people attend to view the brand’s latest collection and hear a panel discussion by guest speakers. As soon as doors opened, guests were welcomed to a beautifully decked out space that was conceptualised by duo, Hakiko & Stephanie from Wildflower, who managed to decorate the venue with hints of greenery, bringing the entire inspiration to life.
DJ Red from Altra Management soon took over the decks that set the mood for the evening, while guests mingled and interacted with one another over canapés by Gourmand Kitchen and prosecco and wine by BottlesXO.
The latest Impavido collection of bags and cuffs, which featured gold enamel spiders were first unveiled to the guests at the event to browse through and purchase. Shireena Shroff Manchharam, founder of House of Sheens said, “Spiders normally have a negative connotation but these spiders were beautifully crafted and that’s when the concept of ‘fearless’ came to mind. It is amazing how something that is considered to be ugly and scary can be so beautiful."
Together with the moderator for the evening, Teodora Pavokic, the panel discussion kicked off with Shireena Shroff Mancharram saying a few words, followed by a series of inspiring talks.
From Anita Kapoor (famous TV personality) to Amanda Blum (humanist and storyteller) and Jodie Strecker (songwriter and singer), the ladies individually shared stories of how they have personally overcome fear in their lives.
For one, Jodie Strecker shared a very real and honest piece which goes as, “I certainly faced my share of challenges growing up, and was on my own at 15. It was music that inspired me to want to dream big and build a strong life for myself as an independent woman. I became successful in marketing to support myself initially and returned to music at the first opportunity.
My biggest fear has been failure, but failure is now like rocket fuel to me. It propels me to dig in and learn what I need to do. My first EP wasn’t so successful, so when we moved to Singapore I set of goal of 10,000 hours or mindful music practice and development. Consistent effort is what transformed my abilities, and now my second album is being met with critical acclaim. We’ve just finished shooting the first music video which will come out this summer. Today I know that my life is happening in this moment. It’s not some future accomplishment. I’ve found joy in appreciating and fully living each day.”
To wrap up the event, guests were treated to a surprise performance by singer Jodie Strecker, who sang a few tracks such as Who you Gonna Be Tonight, ending the evening on a beautiful note.
“House of Sheens was thrilled with the turnout for the event, and the positive reaction from press and guests over the Impavido Collection. Guests were treated to a real insight into the journey and lives of 3 extraordinary women and a performance from the talented Jodie Strecker. #InspiringFearlessWomen is about challenging mindset, breaking barriers and enjoying an evening of fashion, fun and inspiration” said Shireena.
“Vanilla Luxury is honoured to be part of such an event which inspires women to pursue their dreams.. When I first started my company, I had my personal reservations but women like Shireena, the founder of House of Sheens, was supportive. Every once in awhile, all of could use a little inspiration in our lives,” said Gursheel Dhillon, Director.
Shop the House of Sheens Impavido collection here.