Do you often dream to travel the world wearing designer clothes and attempting festivals and djing all night ? Well, me too. But, this dream is reality for it-girls Sama and Haya Khadra, also known as SimiHaze (@SimiHaze on instagram).
Sama and Haya were born on March, 31, 1993 in Dubaï, United Arab Emirates. Daughters of Rula Abu Khadra, founder of the chic The Art of Living lifestyle boutique in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the girls are of Palestinian heritage, but were raised in London. They began generating buzz when they started scouting for their mom’s store by themselves at international fashion weeks in 2008 at the tender age of 15. In 2011, the twins move from Dubaï to LA in order to attend the University of Southern California and study together, both majoring in film production & fine art. The twins graduated in the top two-percent of their class, wearing Chanel combat boots under their gowns, of course.
At the age of 15, they were spotted at fashion week for their matching street style looks. Perhaps the youngest buyers ever, the girls stand out for their buoyant auburn locks and creative style choices, combining daring designer choices (their favorite is Hussein Chalayan) with colorful vintage picks—and then there’s the fact that they’re a mirror image of one another. However, since moving to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California last year, the Abu Khadras have learned to appreciate the more laid-back vibe of American collegiate fashion, but their favorite designers remain Chanel, YSL, and Jil Sander, and they refer to their style, collectively, as “more dressed-up.”
As the girls were attending fashions shows in Paris, Milan, New York and more, we can wonder how did they juggle their personal and professional life with their studies.
Haya said for Magazine : « We’ve been doing it since we were 15, so we’re quite used to it. We just take our work wherever we go and do it on the plane, in hotels, or even on shoots, etc. Obviously, some teachers were more understanding and lenient than others, but you just have to make it work. We rarely ever let school stop us from doing real-life work because although school is important, I’ve learned so much from being involved in work outside of school. »
After graduating, the girls started performing as Dj’s and, let me tell you, their first performance was one of a kind. At only 21 years old, they attend Coachella Festival to headline major Dj gigs and first stop was deejaying the Paper magazine party with Kylie Jenner.
Since their 16 years old, Sama and Haya are seen everywhere :
Michael Kors :
Harper Bazaar :
The twins are my biggest fashion inso. Although I cannot wear their style for class, I still try to dress like them when I can (for festivals, events etc..) Their looks include formal suits which they wear in a cool, informal way, with a touch of masculine, goth and punk, without forgetting their love for anything vintage: shirts with prints from the Nineties, sleek, colored sunglasses, and a nice complement of Gucci and Louis Vuitton logos. But they also have a pop side, which makes everything more fun, easy and cool: we fell head over heels for their full pink outfits, bunny-shaped bags, brightly-colored hair, and the coolest Sailor-Moon-inspired outfits one could wear for a Chanel fashion show!