Palestinian-origin Instagram stars Simi and Haze are doing NYFW in style

Vogue magazine even commented on the pair’s daring beauty look, describing their eye make-up as a ‘game-changing.’ (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Updated 11 February 2018
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Palestinian-origin Instagram stars Simi and Haze are doing NYFW in style

DUBAI: Born in Saudi Arabia and having grown up in Dubai, Simi and Haze Khadra, known around the world by their moniker “SimiHaze,” are taking New York Fashion Week by storm as they strut their stuff off the runways and straight into the best-dressed lists of international media outlets.
The sisters — who are regularly seen with the likes of Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez and the Hadid sisters — sat front row at Saturday night's Alexander Wang F/W 2018 show.
Vogue magazine even commented on the pair’s daring beauty look, describing their eye make-up as a “game-changing swipe of turquoise pigment across their lids.”
The pair regularly play DJ sets at parties and festivals and have even played for eager crowds at the Instagram-famous Coachella festival in the US.
The fashionable duo enjoyed an envelope-pushing show, in which the ex-creative director of Balenciaga gave an ode to power dressing and the working woman in his trademark black.
His models, including Kaia Gerber, powered out under strip lighting on an office-cubicle set — the kind of dull grey space that no one who can afford his clothes would ever get paid enough to work in.
For his final shebang before going off piste and showing in June and December, outside the traditional Fashion Week calendar, Wang’s woman is very much post-#MeToo and the sexual harassment watershed.
She is no nonsense, zipped up and dressed for business, predominately kitted out in leather, and a sprinkling of hot pink — the same color of the hats worn by women marching against the Trump administration.
Hair was swept back by banana clips, skirts short, tights black sheer and eyes hidden behind dark glasses. Silver studs covered backpacks and gloves, almost like armor.
There was little cleavage, but high necklines, sporty anoraks and digital bank account-style numbers printed onto leggings.
- With AFP


Know your Arab jewelry designers

Updated 15 August 2018
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Know your Arab jewelry designers

DUBAI: The Arab world is known for its love of jewelry. Here are some emerging and established home-grown brands.

Alia bin Omair

Born in the UAE, Alia bin Omair’s collection, Leaf, is based on the ever-present palm trees found in the region.

Nuun Jewels

Nuun Jewels was founded by Saudi Arabian Princess Nourah Al Faisal, who opened a boutique on the shopping avenue Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.

Mukhi Sisters

The Lebanese-Indian sisters Maya, Meena, and Zeenat Mukhi come from a long line of jewelers. Their line incorporates tradition with extravagant settings.

Bil Arabi

Lebanese designer Nadine Kanso launched her brand, Bil Arabi, in Dubai in 2006. It went on to quickly become one of the region’s hottest lines.

Jude Benhalim

Egyptian Jude Benhalim launched her jewelry brand when she was 17 in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since.

Azza Fahmy

The most well-known internationally, Egyptian Azza Fahmy began her trade in the 1960s when she became the first woman to serve an apprenticeship in Egypt’s jewelry district.