My name is Zara and I have a fiery passion for designing handbags. I've always wanted to have a business of my own that allowed me to express my creative side so I initially started by making jewelry then transitioned to handbags.
Whenever I'd go shopping, if I didn't find anything that would fit me I could at least find a necklace or handbag or some accessory that I would fall in love with and take home. Accessories are one size fits all (for the most part) so purchasing them was a no brainer.
After browsing through my favorite accessories store multiple times a week to see what was new, I kept finding myself saying "Maaaan, I can make that" or "if it came in this fabric/color it'd be so bomb." Long story short I decided to start learning how to sew handbags. My mother is a seamstress and so was her mother (may she rest in peace) soI thought, how hard could this be?? Well, my mother has only sewn clothes so my first clutch was a challenge for the both of us.
Several months later of trial and error, YouTube tutorials and one on ones with my mom, I finally got the hang of sewing a basic clutch. This was so empowering for me and honestly, every woman should have this feeling at some point in their lives. I began to play with colors and textures and decided that basic was boring. Now don't get me wrong, I love a basic outfit but I usually pair it with a bag that stands out.
This is what I strive to bring you with every piece at ZARACHIOMA.
Stylist Dani Michelle says that our mood effects what we want to wear and how we want to present ourselves... I am a hug believer of this and I hope to continue delivering "a mood" that you crave in ZARACHIOMA.
2019: My goal is to have my pieces manufactured but until then it's me that's cranking out each bag at my sewing machine in my cute loft apartment in Houston.
2022 Update: My designs are now being manufactured! God is good.
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