HAJAR & AISYAH YUSOF The fashion-conscious twins on all things chic. By Sharmita Summugam.
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favourite Mawi ne possesses a charming over-the-top personality while the other is positively mellow. Aisyah and Hajar, both 27 but born eight minutes apart, are polar opposites in character and fashion sense, and all about expressing themselves through fashion. The scene was set; at home with the sisters in an artful chaotic mess of their entire wardrobe strewn all over the quirky décor. As we comb through each look for this BAZAAR shoot, it becomes apparent the sisters are nothing alike. Aisyah is marketing manager of Kate Spade Malaysia, while Hajar is a social media manager. Though their stream of thought and self-expression may differ, both agree on one thing: statement pieces over a timeless collection any day.
“Anyone can own a timeless collection but identifying great statement pieces, that takes taste!” says Hajar. “It’s all about personal choices. I believe statement pieces represent phases of my life. Accumulatively one day, these pieces will narrate fabulous stories,” adds Aisyah. What do you admire about each other? Aisyah: Hajar would always say, “Mismatch is the new match!” It is a valuable lesson for me – the size and cost of your wardrobe does not determine your ability to be stylish. Hajar: I like how Aisyah dresses for herself and no one else. Your most outrageous purchase? H: A vintage Chanel Bucket bag. Describe one another’s sense of style. A: She is creative and street-savvy. H: Eccentric and loud, a bit like her personality! Season you love dressing for? A: Autumn/Winter because I love layering textures and fabrics. In my vantage fashion perspective: faux fur, leather, and suede are all acceptable in a singular look.
Hajar and Aisyah Yusof at home