DUBAI: Camila Coelho seems to be a huge fan of Lebanese multi-hyphenate Karen Wazen. Shortly after she was spotted in Los Angeles wearing a pair of sunglasses from the influencer’s eponymous accessories line By Karen Wazen, the Brazilian blogger took to Instagram to show some support for her friend.
“Yay, I couldn’t wait to get my pieces from Karen’s collection, my habibi I miss you,” said the blogger-turned-entrepreneur in a video she shared on Instagram Stories of herself unwrapping a package sent from Wazen. In the package were two slinky dresses from the Lebanese blogger’s collaboration with Emirati ready-to-wear label Madiyah Al-Sharqi.
“The pieces look so good and so cool, I cannot wait to wear it. You will see me wearing it very soon,” Coelho said.
The 32-year-old was gifted a sleeveless, blue tie dye dress and a brown and white spaghetti strap dress that certainly look like something Coehlo would wear out in her hometown of Los Angeles, or at fashion weeks in Milan and Paris.
Wazen partnered with the Emirati ready-to-wear label to design a Spring 2021 capsule collection boasting 28 pieces that dropped in stores in January.
The nearly-30-piece collection features a lineup of separates — like bandeau tops, oversized jackets and high-waisted pants — alongside a variety of dresses. The color palette features soft earthy tones while the fabrics incorporated into the ultra-feminine collection include cotton and linen.
Of course, it’s not Wazen’s first foray into fashion design. Indeed, the mother of three is the founder of eyewear line By Karen Wazen and launched her debut collection of shades in December 2018.
Her designs have been sported by British singer Dua Lipa and reality television star Kourtney Kardashian, along with a number of regional influencers.
Less than a year after the official launch of her brand, her designs were picked up by major e-tailer Farfetch, which became the first online platform to offer her eponymous eyewear collection.
Meanwhile, with 8.8 million followers on Instagram and a combined following of 4.7 million subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Coelho is one of the most well-known social media influencers on the scene right now.