ZG CANT STOP! WONT STOP!
Straight out of college (EIU) December of 2012, I started working on my start up. I loved fashion, I loved dressing up but I knew for a fact I didnt want to be a fashion designer or a fashion stylist. When I was younger, I watched my mom run several businesses, she had a grocerry store at Alakija,(lagos), a salon in satellite town, and also did a whole lot of fabric buying and selling from home. Being a business woman have always been my thing, and fashion just happened to be my passion. combined together I registered my business and zurikgirl csme about in May of 2013.
3 years ago, First ZG shoot. shot by Toksvision
I was a reseller which meant, I can buy products from third parties for a wholesale price and resell them at my own retail price. As time went on, circulating the same products that can be found at any womens online store got boring and less and less profitable. Fast forward to 2015 I decided to tough it out, deal with rejection, and ride the roller coaster of being a fashion entrepreneur which also started the spark of Zurik-by-zurikgirl clothing. I had an idea of the route I wanted to go with ZG.
First Zurikby zurikgirl – 2015
We started manufacturing the majority of ZG limited-edition Zurik-by-zurikgirl Afropop collection in Lagos, Nigeria. We source one of a kind Ankara fabrics while incorporating morden contemporary shapes and styles throughout the designs, to make beautiful styles at a fraction of the price. I wanted ZG clothes easy-to-wear, fluently chic with a splash of personality and perfect for the contemporary woman with a big city mind on the go. I wanted to be abile to walk into a boutuque and find ankara styles in the rack.
After random walk in at boutiques, numerous phone calls, cancelled meetings and so many “No, not right now” ZG is/will be stocked in two independent boutiques here in Chicago.
Might not be a big deal to some but to me it is a stepping stone to bigger goals. I had a dream (day dream) cos I hardly dream lol…… anyways I had a dream I was at my first fashion tradeshow having the best conversation with one of the buyers for Macys and didn’t even know it till she pulled out her card and told me she would love to set a meeting with their team. (I spazzed out) then it hit me!!! I really can do this!!! On postive days like this I like to vent about ZG, I love the feeling of possiblities.
2016 Spring Zurik by zurikgirl
Sometimes I sit back and talk myself out of being great cause of fear, I question everything that can possibly go wrong and how I can easily Fail. Its hard when you dont have Daddys money, or investors money to actually carry out your plans and goals faster like you would like. I guess the process is the thrill, It might take longer to come but the reward will come. Whats for ZG will be for ZG. That day dream just made me realize that I need to work harder and prepare my production cite/team together, the vision is getting clearer!!! I want to be able to go to my first fashion tradeshow Spring of 2018. Hopefully by that time we will be stocking at Akira, and more local boutiques not justin chicago.
Summer 2016 Zurik by zurikgirl will be available in both stores and online. Pre-order online statrs July 5th 2016.
ZG “FEFE NE FE“ BLOUSE
Zurikgirl “Fefe ne fe top” as seen on fashion blogger Yawa of stilettos and pearls. sold out online… availbale in stockist location 2311 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60616
availbale in stockist location 2311 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60616
ZURIKGIRL “LADY” DRESS #ShakaraGirl
Take a walk in ZG “Lady” Dress we love everything about this look styled by Yawa Sarpong of Stilettos and Pearls
Enjoy 15% off your next order at zurikgirl.com usecode:”ZGYEAR3
Expires May 2nd 2016.
ZG “Lady” Dress styled by Yawa Sarpong
AFROPOP COLLECTION 2.0 #ShakaraGirl
Setting the vibe to our complete zurikgirl capsule #Afropop collection, all named after songs of our fav. Afro Artist Fela Kuti. With the main theme “SHAKARA” which to us means “Extra … Flaunting Or Doing the most cos you know your worth.
Founded in May 2014, Zurik by zurikgirl is a US brand made in Lagos Nigeria and sold in stores (independent boutiques) and online in the United States. Our clothes celebrate the diversity of African prints by re-imagining these vibrant textiles in contemporary shapes and styles. Our clothes are easy-to-wear, fluently chic with a splash of personality. They are perfect for the contemporary woman with a big city mind.
The end goal of zurikgirl is to be one of the few African fashion distributors in the United States. One day I want young girls to be able to walk into stores like H&M, Forever 21… Etc. and be able to purchase Afro inspired clothing.
Available to show now at zurikgirl
ZG Stockist : Ms Catwalk clothing store
2311 S Michigan Av, Chicago IL 60616
One of our designs for Zurik by zurikgirl #AfroPopCollection 2016
High Waist Peplum skirt with a side split in front. Perfect for any occasion
ZurikGirl Brand Personality
Stylish | Contemporary | Modern | Fresh | Approachable | Elegant |
Our ZG HangTags for our garment
“A dream written down with a date
Becomes a goal.
A goal broken down into steps
Becomes a plan.
A plan backed by actions
Makes your dreams come true.”
ZurikGirl Brand Personality
Stylish | Contemporary | Modern | Fresh | Approachable | Elegant |
Available April 1st 2016
ZurikGirl goes to Lagos.
Our #ZGAfroPopCollection is sourced and produced in Lagos Nigeria.
Here is a BTS look on how we go into production, from fabric sourcing to the making of the garment.
Available for Purchase April 1st 2016
SPARKLE AND SHINE NOVEMBER
BECAUSE IT WAS AFRICAN FASHION WEEK
zurikgirl.com were proud sponsors at this years African Fashion Week. AFWCHICAGO is a multi-day event that bring buyers, media and the general public in contact with African designs displayed through a series of fashion show. Still going right now is our treat to all AFWCHI VIP guest. Enjoy 30% off your entire order with the cose “ZGAFW” at checkout.
TREND ALERT!! – “THE POM POM”
“Every runway season, a (shoe) star is born. It hits the catwalk, obsession ensues, and for months to come, we see iterations of it on red carpets, on street stylers, and even in the fashion blogger circuit. This time around, we suspect Gucci’s pom-pom heels are going to own this role. Not only have they made their way into some serious fashion insiders’ ensembles, but also, we’re seeing other versions beginning to pop up everywhere.” – WHOWHATWEAR
ZGs we are obbssed and cant wait to make a DIY statment out of pom poms.
AND JUST LIKE THAT!!! WINTER IS COMING
SUMMER JUMPSUIT MUST HAVE
SHOP THE LOOK HERE AT OFF JUMPSUIT
SPOTTED ZG – GIRL
ZG GARDEN WINE PARTY
In celebration of ZurikGirl 2nd Annversary we broke out the warm-weather clothes. The happy colours and patterns, the shoes that can be worn without socks, everything lightweight , floral and pastels. Ladies and Gents, who have supported ZG in any form, big, small, public or in private came out to shop, sip, relax and mingle with us.
ZG SUMMER LOOKBOOK
SHOP ALL OUR SUMMER LOOK HERE AT ZURIKGIRL.COM
ZG TOP 3 MUST HAVE SUMMER 2015 TREND
1. WHITE SHIRT DRESS: We’re suckers for a timeless dress and admittedly the shirt dress is one of our all-time favorites. Aside from the fact that it’s a regular amongst tastemakers like Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad and Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller, it’s warm-weather friendly and works for every body type making it a true closet keeper.
Shop similar here at ZG
2. BOLD FLORAL SET: As usual floral always seems to be “in,” the blooming print is reborn practically every spring and summer on the runways. This season, it’s popping up as a bold and even more playful, with designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors pushing the print from head-to-toe. We’re ready to live in an all-floral uniform as sunnier skies!!
Get similar look her in our Flower power set and Fuchia top skirt at ZG
3. FRINGE: fringe is one of the biggest trend this SS 2015. Not limited to the token ’70s-style leather jackets, this season, it’s hanging off the hemlines of pencil skirts, it’s showing up as a print-like embellishment on sweaters, and it’s completely covering dresses. We love it and we’ve got it here at ZG
Get our Fringe skirt at zurikgirl.com
Our Fav ZG Afro-Pop-Collection sketched by @indahirawan21
We are so excited about this little project collaboration with fashion illustrator Indah IG: @indahirawan21 and our ZG AfroPopCollection. Each illustration was drawn with love and stylem amazing to see your brand appreciated by another artist. We love the different hairstyles incorporated in each illustration and our Afro pop collection looks amazing on paper and in real life. SHOP the collection at zurikgirl
ZURIK GIRL -Met Gala 2015: The Best Dressed Celebrities on the Red Carpet
Cara!! Cara!! Cara!!! Cara delevingne in a Stella McCartney Jumpsuit. We love a good jumpsuit and stella always delivers. the tattoo sleeves gives it an edge rock look!!
PICTURE SOURCE : VOUGE.COM
Happy 2nd Birthday/Anniversary
In celebration of ZurikGirl 2nd Annversary we are Breaking out the warm-weather clothes. The happy colours and patterns, the shoes that can be worn without socks, everything lightweight , floral and pastels. Ladies and Gents, If you have supported ZG in any form, big, small, public or in private please we want you to come relax and mingle with us. All you have to do is dress the part and bring a bottle of wine (all type accepted) with you.
Ladies: sun dresses, palazzo pants, fancy maxis, sandals, gladiator, wedges. (come fashionable)
Gents: Think comfortable but nice to look at; polos, button up, stripes, pastel tees, graphic cool tees…
OUR AFRO–POP–COLLECTION IS FINALLY HERE
SHOP EVERYTHING AT ZURIKGIRL.COM
6TH ANNUAL ROCK THE RED FASHION SHOW #RED PUMP PROJECT
On Saturday March 21st 2015 ZurikGirl showcased our ZurikByZurikgirl AfroPop Collection at the 6th Annual Rock the RED Fashion Show powered by the The Red Pump Project . We were more than excited to be a part of the show. The Red Pump Project® raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, using the red shoe as a symbol of empowerment. The Red Pump Project does work on the ground and online to ensure that women are empowered with knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the issues surrounding it. The event was filled with fashion, Fun, philanthropy and an overall great networking evironment.
IT WAS A GREAT SHOW!!!!!
#BTS ZURIK GIRL SPRING PHOTOSHOOT
Behind the scene from Our ZG Spring Photoshoot.
ZURIKGIRL is a women’s wear brand catering to young, fashionable and fearless women. We introduced our own collection ZurikByZurikGirl in the summer of 2014. Our AfroPop Collection is our recent brand design, produced and manufactured in Lagos Nigeria. This collection has a mix of bold colors and interactive chic prints designed for the contemporary urban woman with a big-city mind. The collection will be available for purchase April 1st 2015 at zurikgirl.com
Model 1 : @dj_paaaaaris
Model 2: @lulabolkianyin
Hair and MakeUp: @yayy_day
Photoshot Creative Director: @4rari & @chichi_nneka
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Zurikgirl did a private sample showcase for @AFWchicago with our #WhatsYourAfricanDream ZurikByZUrikgirl collection. All Production for the collection was done in Lagos, Nigeria, This is also our first trial adding African Print with zurikgirl, we all have a little AFROpop in us!
Beverly top from @828collection with our AfroFlare Zurikgirl Skirt.
Come April 1st, everything and more will be available for purchase At zurikgirl.com. #Zurikgirl #OurOwnBrand #Support #LimitedStock #PredictSoldOut #AfricanInspired #ZurikGirl
We had the opportunity to guest blog for the prestigious African Fashion Week Chicago. You can read our highlight on our top three houshold name designer who showcased at this years MBFW(New York). Read it here
The 3rd Annual Black Women Rock will take place February 20-21, 2015, a two day inter-generational experience comprised of a Resource and Vendor Fair on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10am – 4pm in the Hall of Governors State University and Awards Show on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:30pm in Center for Performing Arts.
The Resource and Vendor Fair will provide an opportunity for local business and agencies to sell products and showcase their services for women and the general campus community. The Resource and Vendor Fair is also serving as an African American marketplace for Black History Month.
Zurikgirl will be live on campus tell a friend to tell a friend!!! we hope to see you all there!
We have a new marketing initiative for the surrounding Illinois campus called #ZgCampusTour.The goal is to partner with school organizations involved in the fashion, arts, and entrepreneurship field. ZurikGirl will participate/partner on campus events such as, fashion shows, Art display forum, Networking events e.t.c.
Friday February 6th 2015, we had the pleasure of attending Illinois State University to kick off our first ever ZGCampusTour. Hosted by the Event Planning and Promotional RSO on the ISU campus College Experience . The evening filled with creative and fashion forward clothing inspired by scene directors, designers and clothing stores.
Back stage madness!!!
Overall a great experience and Exposure for Zurikgirl. Being able to showcase and sell to a huge crowd of over thousands of students. Thank you ISU for extending an invite to us and accommodating all our needs.
Zurikgirl is one of the official wardrobe sponsor for Miss Black Illnois USA. (@DestinyLee) and we have the first styling look on the beauty. The reigning Queen attened Western Illinois University, to coordinate the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. District Miss Alpha Illinois Pageant. She kept it classy and cute in our ZG Black Out Dress , detailed in Embossed rose imprint scuba fabric, With Open cut out details front and back. The definition of sexy and classy right in front of simplicity, like they say you can never go wrong in black.
visit our blog again for official pictuers from the pagent.
The 2015 Grammy Awards definitely did not disappoint in the style department!
Many celebrities brought their A-game. some celebrities we expected to Stop the WORLD in a banging lucious gown came a little short. We saw alot of black and deep plunge clevage on the carpet; we can say the clevage is forever a go to sexy look.
We would just love to drop this picture here to gosh over how perfect that haircut looks, Not a major can of the color strip dress, but she looks good!!
Another ZG hair crush was Katy Perry. The short purple hair was very easy on the eyes and made that not so pretty dress she had on a little more bearable.
Today Feb 6th 2015 Zurikgirl will be on campus at Illinios State University . The “In the Mix Fashion Show” hosted by College Experience, will give students a look at new hot trends for the Spring/Summer 2015. Get a chance to see our hot trends down the runway, shop, and network with us at the event.
Interested in haviing ZG at your schools fashion event? We are partening with Apparel Merchandise and Design Association (AMDA), Greek Organizations, and Registered Student Organizations. For more info contact us at email@example.com
5 PRODUCTS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN GLOWING THIS WINTER
Hey Divas, we have a little fashion beauty tip for you. As the weather outside gets more dreadful, during this holiday season; it can also make you look dreadful. Between the icy dry air and strong blowing wind outdoors; without proper care you can easily end up with flaky skin, chapped lips, raw hands, and more. Here’s our ZG affordable remedy to eliminate dryness and keep hydrated, but also to preserve that once sun-kissed summer healthy glow. From lips, skin and body these are the products in our ZG winter-proof glow routine.
- Biore Self Heating Mask: This one minute mask gives you purified pores in just 1 minute. The unique formula heats on contact with water and skin to open pores and draw out pore-clogging dirt and oil, then cools leaving skin tightly smooth and refreshed. With Natural Charcoal, known for its ability to draw out impurities and trap them. Use up to 2-3 times a week for deeply cleaned, healthy-looking skin starting with your pores.
- EOS Soft Lip Balm: Pretty to look at and enriched with natural conditioning oils, moisturizing shea-butter and antioxidant vitamins C & E, nourishes for immediately softer, more beautiful lips. Divas, you may want to keep one in your pocket, one in your desk and one in your car.
- Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub: Personally one of my favorite items on the list this body scrub lifts away dead skin cells, helps stimulate skin surface, and leaves skin feeling softer and smoother.
- Superfriut Conditioner: dry unhealthy hair comes with winter; shea moisture superfriut conditioner contains powerful antioxidant properties that support and protect dry hair and other environmental aggressors. Nourishing oils hydrate and smooth coarse hair.
- Juicy Deluxe Mini: When people say “you smell like outside” doesn’t that make you feel embarrassed? This mini juicy deluxe comes with four different scents are pocket size and perfect for your handbag, or car; keep you smelling great throughout the day.
TRENDY. CUTE. AFFORDABLE. DRESSES.
ZURIKGIRL HOSTED THEIR FIRST EVER SIP-N-SHOP (POP UP SHOP)
The Prestigious Fashion event was held on Saturday July 19th 2014. Located: at Fleetwood Chicago: 2333 South Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60616. Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
The event offered a variety of trendy, unique and affordable clothes to our guest and public. Our guest also had the pleasure of shopping from other vendors such as Jewels from Primal Vintagem, and casuals from Ocean 5 boutique. Light appetizers, variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic cocktails, free samples, amazing specials, prize drawings, mix and mingle, just to list a few fun activities our customers got to enjoy.
ZURIKGIRL SUMMER PHOTOSHOOT: INTRODUCING ZURIK-BY-ZURIKGIRL
SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY AT ZURIKGIRL DRESSES STARTING AS LOW AS $25 PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON ALL US ORDER.
ZURIKGIRL IS, YOUNG, FUN, FRESH, AGGRESSIVE, EDUCATED, SEXY, CLASSY, MODEST, VIBRANT, STRONG, SASSY……. I CAN KEEP GOING BUT YOU GET MY POINT.
ZURIK-BY-ZURIKGIRL, STARTED WITH 9 DESIGNS SKETCHED OUT; THEN IT DROPPED TO 6, THEN THERE WAS ONE LONELY ONE. NOT EVERY IDEA GOES AS PLANNED SO I WORKED WITH THE LITTLE RESOURCES I HAD AND OUT OF ONE PRE PLANNED ZGbyZurikGirl MORE THAN TWO WAS PRODUCED. MY GOAL IS TO BUILD ZG AS A BRAND; I LOOK UP TO STORES SUCH AS, H&M, ZARA, ALDO, F21…..THESE ARE BRANDS THAT STARTED OFF WITH WHOLESALE RETAILING AND EXCEEDED INTO ADDING THEIR OWN BRAND PRODUCTION. ZURIK-BY-ZURIKGIRL IS JUST A TASTE OF WHAT ZG WILL BE ABOUT IN THE NEXT 2-3 YEARS. FIRST LET ME BUILD A NAME PEOPLE CAN REMEMBER, DRESSES EVERY GIRL WOULD LOVE TO WEAR AND MORE RETURNING CUSTOMERS BECAUSE I KNOW THE RIGHT INVESTORS WILL SOON COME KNOCKING AT MY DOOR. (OYA SAY AMEN WITH ME!!) AMEN!!!!!! THE LOVE I HAVE FOR ZG IS RELENTLESS, ITS SO EASY YET SO HARD! I LOVE IT.
ENJOY A QUICK SNIPET OF OUR RECENT ZG MODELS, HAVING FUN IN THEIR ZG STATEMENT TEE. GET THE LOOK HERE.
ON MAY 1ST ZURIKGIRL TURNED ONE!! ONE YEAR IN BUSINESS, MAY WE CONTINUE TO PROSPER AND ALWAYS BE IN BUSINESS
FIRST LAUNCH MAY 1ST 2013
FALL 2013 COMMERCIAL “THE ESSENCE OF A WOMAN”
YOUTUBE VIXEN “ENIBABY” FOR ZURIKGIRL
YOUTUBE VIXEN “IRONYOFASH” FOR ZURIKGIRL