Meet Zarish Mubarik!
Welcome back future dentists! We are excited to bring back our Member Monday posts where each week we highlight the hidden talents of the students at the UAB School of Dentistry. This week, we caught up with Zarish Mubarik, a fourth year student in the International Dentist Program. Zarish completed her dental training in Karachi, Pakistan and moved to Ft. Lauderdale Florida in 2017. She was accepted into UAB’s IDP program in 2018 and will graduate in the class of 2021. Besides being a talented dentist, Zarish has a huge passion for fashion! Take a read below and find out how you too could become a fashion blogger.
I’ve loved fashion and styling since I was very young. I remember sketching my own clothing line when I was in the 5th grade and dreaming about the different designs I wanted to create. What I really enjoy about fashion is experimenting with colors and prints and mixing different aesthetics to bring one look together. I’ve always used it as a creative outlet and to express my individuality.
With the discipline and hard work that goes into a career like dentistry, it’s important to find things that you enjoy that can help you unwind and stay in touch with the things that inspire you and ignite your passion. When I am in the middle of a busy and stressful week, what gets me through is having a day planned where I can get some looks together and do a fun photoshoot or styling video. It helps me have something to look forward to and power through the week. I set small goals for myself and it really helps me excel and do better in all aspects of my life.
During quarantine, with all the time that we suddenly had to ourselves, I was able to take my love for fashion to the next level and began a fashion brand with my talented mother in law. We design unique, one-of-a-kind, statement outfits hoping to contribute to the sustainable fashion movement and make a niche in that market.
For someone interested in fashion and wanting to start blogging about it, I would advise them to buy a few good quality key pieces and learn ways to restyle and repurpose them. I think fashion is taking a positive turn towards being more mindful and not following fading trends. Investing in some basics and allowing your creativity to take the lead and find inventive ways to re-wear pieces while remaining true and authentic to your own personal style!
Insta handle @zarumubaru
Fashion brand @virgocoutureofficial