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


Karen Wazen stars in flirty, fun fragrance campaign

Updated 19 January 2019
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Karen Wazen stars in flirty, fun fragrance campaign

DUBAI: Lebanese influencer Karen B. Wazen took to Instagram over the weekend to share her latest advert campaign with British perfume brand Jo Malone.
The stylish blogger shared the video with her 858,000 followers and was quickly inundated with overwhelmingly positive comments on the social media platform.
“So happy to share with you my campaign with @jomalonelondon — ‘You and I together and nothing else matters… Combining nature and love ... Combining two scents... combining two souls’,” she captioned the video.
Directed by Dubai-based influencer and designer Ahmed El-Sayed, who goes by the name @Twistedcurlz on Instagram, the short clip sees Wazen posing for the camera in a park while holding two bottles of the new fragrance.
Wazen shows off biker chic style in the new campaign video, wearing a black leather beret and oversized, boxy leather jacket covered in silver studs.
She draws a heart in the sand, throws fallen leaves at the camera and mouths “I love you” in the flirty, fun clip.

“I loved working on this with you guys,” Wazen added in her caption.
Dubbed a “Cologne Intense,” the new fragrance that Wazen shows off in the video is called “Bronze Wood & Leather” and is described by the brand as a “sultry leather (fragrance) encased in a medley of woods… A rich, enveloping new scent.”
It’s been a busy week for Wazen, who took to Instagram to get involved in the viral #10YearChallenge with a series of snaps.
The blogger shared two side-by-side photos — the first of which was a photo of her posing with her husband, Elias Bakhazi, 10 years ago alongside a more recent shot. “It started when we were young,” she captioned the photographs.
The challenge saw celebrities around the world share decade-old snaps of themselves alongside recent photos to show just how much — and is some cases, how little — they have changed.
However, Wazen isn’t one to just sit back and follow international trends and viral crazes. In December, the successful style star launched her very own range of edgy eyewear featuring 15 designs in a range of retro-to-futuristic styles and colors that are available on karenwazen.com.