House of Sheens hosted the second edition of their women empowerment event entitled #InspiringStrongWomen on the 18th of February. The event was organized in partnership with All that Jazz, Crib, Leila Rossi, Lustre Jewelery, Pennrzmg, Sing Bev, Vanilla Luxury and 8M.

The luxury lifestyle shopping event was the ultimate evening for shopping, conversations, cocktails, canapés and of course – women.

The event decors were conceptualized by Italian designer Leila Rossi. One of the highlights of the décor was a tree of quotes where attendees wrote down their favourite quotes and hung them on the tree of inspiration.

Guest mingled and interacted with music, cocktails and canapés as they shopped and went through the exhibit of House of Sheens’ latest collection and Lurata Lyon’s latest book “The Devil Couldn’t Break Me”.

The evening had officially begun when the moderator of the evening, Teodora Pavkovic called on stage Shireena Shroff Manchharam, founder of House of Sheens, to welcome all 250 guests to the event. Shireena also made mention on how women empowerment is a cause that is very much close to her heart as this is exactly what she needed when she began her journey as an entrepreneur.

A series of inspiring talks by powerful women are what followed. Tjin Lee, founder of Mercury Group and co-founder of co-working space – Crib and Asema Ahmed, founder of New York based Magnolias Linen started by sharing their story and their journey to success.

The event came to an end on an emotional note as everyone was moved to tears by the talk of  Lurata Lyon, author of “The Devil Couldn’t Break Me” as she discussed her very own journey of survival from battling war in former Yugoslavia.

In total, the event turned out to be a huge success with women walking out feeling inspired and motivated. They say it right after all – Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women. Thank you, House of Sheens for organizing this event.


Recently, House Of Sheens hosted the #inspiringstrongwomen Event. We heard so many inspiring success stories from our guest speakers and hopefully empowered so many woman from all walks of life. Lurata Lyon was one of our guest speakers. Lurata is a public speaker and coach who has come through her very own journey of survival. From battling through war in the former Yugoslavia to setting up her own fitness business and ultimately moving into the coaching circuit – she gives people an easy-to-access framework for achieving their goals.

At eighteen years of age, Lurata fled her family home on the Serbian Kosovo border at the height of the former Yugoslavian conflict. Having survived the ordeals that followed, Lurata’s journey is a powerful testament to the strength and character of women and how you can always achieve your goals if you commit to them.

She later ran her own personal training and rehabilitation business, where she was exposed to A List clients. She then trained in public speaking and pivoted her career into motivational speaking, which extended to coaching others to have better confidence in this area. She has worked alongside some of the most highly regarded coaches who are now her mentors.

Her recently published book, The Devil Couldn’t Break Me, is a story of courage and hope and the strength of her spirit.

We are so thrilled with the must-have color group trend for 2016. We have pick the top 3 retro shade that creates 70’s nostalgia with rich hues like coffee, chestnut and chocolate. We have designed modern seventies color-inspired clutches that will be on trend this year. First up would be our Ava Mano Clutch in Copper-tone. Copper-tone offers the richest shade of brown, Unfolding from lighter copper in recent seasons. Well combined with plum and dark chocolate colors. This season we designed our clutches in the most striking snakeskin leather and has soft suede leather interior.

First up would be our Ava Mano Clutch in Copper-tone. Copper-tone offers the richest shade of brown, Unfolding from lighter copper in recent seasons. Well combined with plum and dark chocolate colors.

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The second one is our Ava Fan Clutch in Dust grey. Dust Grey is one of the soft pastels. Soft Pastels are one of the most important groups of the season. Lead prominently by Blue Hydrangea. The other fashion pastels are the Lemon Chiffon, saturated hues of Lavender mist, and Sea Glass. It feels like futurism and edgy fashion have linked together this season.

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The last one would be our Ava Fan Clutch in two-toned Snorkel blue, it is one of the most popular blues of the season, set as a brighter summer substitute to Electric Blue. This has a happier and energetic vibe. This goes well with iced-coffee color, buttercup and Peach echo, which are also trending colors for the season. This color entices escapism and excitement.

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It has been almost a year, Our founder Shireena Manchharam. Represented India in Mrs Expat Singapore and won the Miss Brilliant Title. A full-time mother with two beautiful kids and a businesswoman, Head designer of House of Sheens. Here is a short interview on her secret on her youthful glow and truly blissful living…



How would you describe your own personality?

My personality is creative, passionate and friendly! I’m also extremely driven and determined to succeed and attain all my goals.

What is your diet? How do you keep yourself healthy and glowing?

I try to be as healthy as I can at home, but I’m such an insane foodie that when I eat out, which is pretty often, I go for all the rich and glorious food like uni, bone marrow and oysters! I am absolutely obsessed with eating and that’s why I go to the gym 5 days a week and practice yoga and tennis.

How do you de-stress? 

I de stress by reading, watching series and just being with my family. Time with my kids is the best thing in the world and makes every little shred of stress melt away.

What advice you can give to all the women out there? 

I would give advice – be yourself, be authentic and never try and be anyone else but who you are. I think women are constantly trying to reach unattainable levels of perfection and when we accept ourselves for who we are, and also for what we have, we would be a lot happier.

With Love, Shireena