Christmas time is always a special season filled with an overwhelming air of goodness. Yet we have to admit- It’s also the time of the year where some of us feel slightly lonelier than usual. If you’ve just gotten over a breakup, made a big move, or are reconsidering various facets of your life, Christmas can be quite sobering. In times like these, we love to call on the powers of retail therapy. When was the last time you bought yourself a present?
Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Women are nothing but machines for producing children.” And we cannot disagree more. All it takes is a look at these amazing 5 #SheensWomen to be quickly reminded that we’re an amazing species to be celebrated.
There’s something beautiful about Christmas season, and we’d like to attribute a considerable part of that to a wondrous (also, inescapable) spirit of giving that seems to descend upon us ever so gently this time each year. We think that there’s something about gift-giving that makes us better people. Don’t you?
And what better person to bless with a trinket than the one who gave you the universe’s two greatest gifts of all: Life, and love. That’s right- Here are some House of Sheens accessories we think your Mom would absolutely adore.
#1 – Burgundy Python Leather Cuff ($50) For Edgy Mom
These Python cuffs are great for fashionistas of all ages. Trust us, we’ve had a ton of our wiser #SheensWomen first say these cuffs wouldn’t be suitable for someone their age, but then immediately change their minds after trying one on.
#2 – Black Python Leather Cardholder ($45) For Career Mom
If your momma is the type who loves a good challenge at work, and never backs down when it comes to pursuing her dreams, this gorgeous cardholder is a classic gift that is sure to make her smile.
#3 – Bee WoW Mini Copper ($360) For quirky mom
If your mom loves prints, colours, or has a low key case of Magpie Syndrome, this playful Bee WoW Mini in copper bag is for her. The bag’s iridescent texture is sure to have her eyes sparkling with joy.
#4 – Ava festive clutch ($250) For cultural mom
If mom is the sort who still follows tradition closely, and keeps long-lasting practices deep in her heart, this clutch may just become the newest part of her wardrobe-culture. This one goes perfectly with a simple black dress, and classic diamond earrings. Classy.
#5- Impavido clutch ($450)
For daredevil mom
Impavido means ‘fearless’ in Italian. Does your mom like pushing boundaries, setting new limits, and making a splash wherever she goes? This is the clutch for her. Plus, you’ll be paying her a subtle, yet huge compliment passing her this gift.
#6 – Athena sandals in beige ($99) For carefree mom
If mom has a laid back attitude when it comes to life, loves long walks, and almost always cools the room down with her breezy character, our Athena sandals would definitely help her to continue walking gracefully for a long time.
#7 – Travel tote in Brown ($650) For globetrotter mom
If mom is a jet setter who never compromises on style, this bag will definitely become one of her staples in no time. Durable, lightweight, and functional to a fault, this bag will contain everything she needs on hand quickly.
There we go! It’s time to get cracking and get mom the Christmas gift she deserves. After all, she has done countless beautiful things for you that cannot ever truly be repaid. Shop for mom today on our site.
Almost one month ago, Singapore Fashion Week held its 2017 affair of glam outfits, crazy designs, and fresh styles. We’d like to do a little #throwback and fawn over our favourite looks one more time. After all, good fashion needs constant inspiration, right?
You may have some questions about the lovely model who keeps appearing on our Instagram feed. She’s none other than our beautiful Jamie WuQian Qian. If you’re wondering how her makeup looks totally #onpoint, well, Ms. Gayathri Menon is responsible for that. We grabbed these two amazing ladies for a cosy little sit-down and chat. Enjoy!
Hi Qian Qian! What inspired you to be part of our shoot?
I’ve always admired women entrepreneurs, especially those who are mothers. It takes a lot of dedication and commitment. I owned my own business a while ago without kids, and I know how big of a take-on it is. I love to offer help in any way to women who have made that brave choice.
What do you love about House of Sheens?
Its originality and uniqueness, the amount of work that goes into the products being hand made and a touch of femininity while maintaining the contemporary spirit.
What did you want to portray on the shoot?
A modern woman who knows what she wants, who’s sophisticated and worldly, not afraid to be herself, and maybe just a little wild.
How was your experience on the House of Sheens photoshoot?
I love collaboration. I especially love when a team of creative people came together and brought an idea of imagination into realisation. We all had fun.
Thank you, Qian Qian! You can follow her on Instagram.
Hi Gayathri! What are your top makeup tips for those living in SG?
Great skin is always the best route to good makeup. Less is more in a hot and humid weather. Keep your face matte, as it will get oily. Also, use waterproof products when necessary.
What would you like to say to aspiring make up artists?
Have a good attitude. You’ll meet all kinds of people. Be helpful. And don’t put down other artists. We are all a part of the same industry. Training and experience go a long way, so keep learning.
Gayathri, what inspired you to be a makeup artist?
I love how looking good is such a simple act, and can add volumes of confidence to a woman. I love to see the expression on my client’s face after a makeover session, and hearing them say they never thought they could look so good. I believe every woman can look beautiful.
Awesome. Tell us about your journey to becoming a makeup artist.
It was a natural transition. I went from Fashion Styling, to Wardrobe Styling, and then to Makeup and Hair. Basically, I think I’ve gone the whole cycle in learning how to complete the whole image of a woman, and some men (laughs).
How do you think makeup brings out a woman’s confidence?
Looking good, however simple it is, always adds a feeling of confidence to every woman. It’s simple- A bright lipstick can immediately make someone feel like a million bucks, and a soft nude lip colour can instantly make someone feel put together.
How was your experience working with other #SheensWomen on the recent photoshoots?
Every woman is special in her own way. I loved seeing confident women supporting and helping other women.
Thank you, Gayathri! You can see more of Gayathri’s work here, or follow her on Instagram.
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