Today we’d like to introduce you to Mashallah Ghouleh.
Mashallah, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In 2004 I started my career in the industry with working as a freelance makeup/hair and wardrobe stylist. I did that throughout collage while I was securing my associates degree, then I was hired by one of Chicago’s leading local boutiques AKIRA. There I was able to indulge in fashion and the business side of things for about 4 years. Having been a part of so many amazing things while working for AKIRA, my inspiration to nurture my own business grew drastically. I started MASHALLAH my accessory label in November of 2011. After many years of building my brand I decided to open a Flagship location in Pilsen.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. One of the most significant challenges I have faced was during the beginning stages of starting MASHALLAH. My first two years in business I did not have a firm grip on the direction my work/brand would take as everything was still new for me. Accepting that truth was key, the lesson that not having all the answers is ok was significant. During that time I was able to explore, research and put into action all the great things I was learning. This without a doubt is the reason why today I am open to shaking things up.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about MASHALLAH – what should we know?
It’s very important to me that my collections transcend “trends” I try my best to create collections that can be worn regularly by woman of all ages. Most of the metal we use is made from up-cycled electronic waste and is eco-friendly.
Having the opportunity to interact with so many beautiful individuals from all walks of life and all parts of the globe is what makes me happiest. Collectively this community that my company has helped me build allows myself and others to be in a constant space of encouragement, appreciation and inspiration. The shop has given my team and I the ability to amplify all of this!
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Dedication to our patrons.
- Everything we sell is handmade.
- None of our accessories are over $75.
- Eco-friendly and timeless aesthetic.
- Address: 1747 S. Halsted St. #1F
- Website: www.mashallah.us
- Phone: 3122919889
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MASHALLAH_US/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mashallahus/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/mashallah_us
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/mashallah-chicago