More than just a fashion line of extremely cool, cute leggings and performance-wear Zara Terez is building an empire of connection and self-expression. “The best part of my day,” says Zara, “is when I get an email from someone or they come up to me in a store and take the time to engage with the brand outside of just a business context. They understand what we’re doing goes beyond a certain style.” As part of that philosophy, Zara is teaming up with us to create a gorgeous, special edition I AM THAT GIRL for Zara Terez "HELLO I AM" leggings!
A percentage of the proceeds associated with the sale of this collaboration will be donated to IATG by Zara Terez to help launch IATG Local Chapters around the world. These are more than just super rad leggings; this is style with substance, fashion with a mission, a way for us to empower each other to LOVE, BE, and EXPRESS who we really are! Head on over to the Zara Terez store to start shopping! Join our movement, rock these leggings, and BE THAT GIRL!
Now read on and meet the outstanding visionary behind this growing fashion empire!
Photo by Eddie Collins
If you could describe yourself in one hashtag, what would it be?
Tell us about a girl in your life who rocks.
My best friend and business partner Amanda. We are always on the same page yet have completely different views if that makes any sense? She is motivated, balanced, adventurous, and still gets everything done that she needs to. She rocks because she is my rock as corny as that sounds.
What are your dreams/goals/ambitions?
I want to empower girls and women to think outside of the box and enjoy every second of every day.
What are you most proud of?
Having the same friends since I was 10 years old.
What piece of advice changed your life?
If you get nervous about something, it just means you care.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I wish I knew, but hopefully a mom.
What is the number one item on your bucket list?
It’s hard because I don’t have one, but I think right up there would be to have a family.
Who has been the biggest female influence in your life and why?
Who has been the biggest female influence in your life and why? My mother. She has been by my side everyday of my life and if I can be half the woman she is - my life would be complete.
What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken and what did you learn from it?
Leaving my corporate job at the age of 22 and starting Zara Terez. If you work your ass off and stay focused and dedicated, it will pay off. Patience and tenacity are everything.
Why are you THAT GIRL?
I know what I want and I go for it.
*Interview conducted and compiled by Sheila Moeschen, IATG Senior Editor