Jojo Zarur, the beautiful Mexican-Lebanese stylist on the rise from Miami, Florida – has been receiving much recognition this year from her years of work and newly appearances on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop Miami.
She got her big break in fashion back in 2011 after styling Young Thug and then signing as YMCMB’s first stylist. Her client list there after rapidly evolved to Birdman, Rich Homie Quan, London On the Track, Offset, Jim Jones, Young Scooter, Lucci, T pain, Ace Hood, Shyglizzy, Zoey Dollaz, Young Greatness, Brandon Marshall, Reggie Ragland, Kenyan Drake, Nerlens Noel, Alvin Kamara, Preston Smith, and many more.
In 2017, Jojo’s unique splash in fashion caught the eye of Monami Entertainment which led to her being selected for the Love & Hip-Hop season! She styles the hottest artists and athletes in the game while growing her business and opening her first boutique in Miami called Zarur Boutique.
Get to know more about her amazing story below in the exclusive interview & Photos by Molly Rose.
Q: What Sparked Off Your Initial Interest In Fashion?
A: “The way I got into fashion is a funny story, I would go shopping and never like anything in the stores. So I started to create my own clothes, I googled how to sew, and create clothes. I realized my passion for fashion so that’s how I got into it.”
Q: When Did You Officially Begin Your Career In Fashion And Who Were Some Of Your First Major Clients And Who Are Your Current?
A: “I started my career back in 2011 when Rich Gang was created. And Rich Gang is a label under YCMB. I worked with Young Thug first and I did his first video, ‘I’m a stoner’ which went viral. Then he eventually got recognition for his style which was by me. I then went onto styling all the artists under Rich Gang, and Birdman.”
Q: Where Do You Typically Get Inspiration From?
A: “My biggest inspirational person is Kanye West, I’ve always been a huge fan. I also look at art or other people’s trends and then I kinda just mix things. I look at Halloween costumes as well & I make pieces off of it.”
Q: Where Do You Plan To Take Your Career Next Overtime?
A: “It’s a lot of things I want to do with my career next. I just opened my clothing store as shown on an episode of Love & Hip-Hop so next I definitely want to open other stores, do collaborations with some of my clients in the fashion, and I look forward to staying on TV and and starting other projects regarding fashion and more.”
Q: Could You Share The Highlights Of Your Career So Far?
A: “I’d say to start off definitely being the first stylist to sign to a label like YMCMB because they never had a signed stylist before. Graduating from college was definitely a highlight too-I graduated with a criminal science and law degree. Also opening my own clothing store in Miami; being on Love & Hip-Hop and expanding my career to the sports industry were also some big highlights for me.”
Q: Can You Share Some Words Of Advice For Those Inspired By Your Journey?
A: “First of all you don’t have to go to school or get approved to do what you want to do. Nobody believed in what I had going on. I just kept going and did it by myself. This is to say that no one has to believe in you-you just gotta stay consistent and keep going.”
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