When Adrea Garza watched the 2021 Grammy Awards, she was inspired and immediately thought about how she could translate those red-carpet looks into playtime with her twin girls.
Garza, 36, of Edmond, Oklahoma, took screenshots of some of the celebrities and showed them to her 4-year-olds, Haven and Koti, the next day. The kids, who both love dressing up, chose the outfits they wanted to create, selecting the styles of Noah Cyrus and Taylor Swift. The twins, who are TikTok stars in their own right, with nearly one million followers, are also “girly fashionistas,” according to their mom.
It only took an hour to re-create the looks, and afterward, the little ones asked their mom: “Who’s next?” The girls spent the day re-creating six outfits, worn by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion and Swift for Koti, and Harry Styles, Lizzo and Cyrus for Haven. Garza used pieces from her own closet to dress up the twins.
“They were so into it,” Garza said. “They loved getting to wear my clothes and my jewelry.”
The two girls’ personalities shined as they worked. Garza described daughter Haven as very artistic with a strong attention to detail. “She made sure she had the correct number of rings on,” the proud mom said about Haven, before adding: “And she also studied the pictures to make sure she had the exact pose and smile.”
Once Garza posted the looks to TikTok and Instagram, the outfits quickly went viral, racking up over 1 million views. The girls have seen this kind of fame before, when they dressed up for Halloween as 2020 presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Garza only started posting videos of her life with the twins last year. The posts started about a month into the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic when Garza was looking for a way to entertain Haven and Koti. Watching and posting TikTok videos became part of the family's daily routine, and the account took off.
“Our mission is to create smiles and spread joy,” Garza said. “If we’re impacting even one life, then mission accomplished.”