It runs in the family: Aleena Raza and Asad Kamal

Aleena Raza, creative head of Charme by So Kamal, and her brother Asad Kamal share their bond


March 05, 2017

Aleena Raza, creative head of the luxury prêt label, Charme by So Kamal, and her brother Asad Kamal, student at Northeastern University, share their bond. From sharing a room together as children to calling hotel security randomly in Paris, these siblings come clean about it all

What is your first memory of each other?

Aleena: When my parents brought my brother home for the first time and told me that I have to share my room with him.

Asad: Coming back from school as children and negotiating daily about “TV chaiye ya bed?”



What is the craziest thing you have done together?

Aleena: While we were in Paris, we called hotel security in the middle of the night for no reason.

Asad: Aleena called hotel security in Paris. To this day I don’t know why!

What did you get punished for the most as a child?

Aleena: I never got punished!

Asad: For always breaking stuff accidentally.

If you could only wear one piece of clothing for the rest of your life, from the others closet, what would it be?

Aleena: Asad’s favourite blue jacket.

Asad: Her Dolce & Gabbana track pants.



If you could swap places with each other, what’s the first thing you would do?

Aleena: Go have fun in Boston!

Asad: I would try to do Aleena’s signature pout.

What is the one thing you love about your sibling?

Aleena: I love that Asad is very caring.

Asad: Her patience.

If you are fighting with each other, how do you make up?

Aleena: After a while, I forget that I was ever fighting with him.

Asad: I have to go and make it up to her.

What is the one secret talent your sibling has, that you wish you had too?

Aleena: He speaks his mind.

Asad: Her commitment to everything that she does.

Describe your sibling in three words:

Aleena: Friendly, fun and strong.

Asad: Classy, beautiful and hardworking.



Which fictional character is your sibling most like?

Aleena: Simba from The Lion King.

Asad: Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl.

How are your personalities similar?

Aleena: They are not similar.

Asad: They aren’t similar at all!

I can’t live without my brother/sister because…

Aleena: Because I only have one brother and I love him dearly.

Asad: Because I only have one sister and I love her equally as much.

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