Arieta Mujay will be participating on our Inspirational YOU – Get ahead in fashion panel on Tuesday 25th February 2014 at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in South East London.
Arieta Mujay is an experienced fashion creative that has been working in fashion at various capacities for 15 years across the UK and Africa
Starting out as a window dresser for GAP which allowed her access to seeing how looks are pulled together as worldwide GAP is applauded or their fabulous and consistent windows, while working as a window dresser for GAP in Brighton she started to get involved in styling.
Getting back to London she started to assist veteran stylists like Didi Danso and Karen Klarkson and PR Guru Sarah Walter on a weekly basis working on fashion stories for the UK’s Daily Mirror and Glamour Magazine. She also got work experience at fashion magazines like RED, Just 19, Sneak and smash hits where she met Henry Holland the renowned fashion designer.
She then moved on to fashion PR and worked as press officer for New look on the UK high street but still styled part time, Arieta rose to the position of PR Manager before leaving the company for another High street Brand River Island. She is also Fashion Editor of the River Island In store Magazine as well as shoot director and stylist for all the online content
Arieta has styled a host of celebrities from Boy bands to TV presenters like Myleen Klass, June Sarpong, and supermodels Oluchi, Agyness den, Liya Kadebe, Tyson Beckford, Georgie Badiel etc. Celebrity clients and jobs include, styling Kelis as face of Graduate Fashion Week UK , Kelly Rowland, Aleesha Dixon, Pixie Lott and LILY ALLEN.
She has styled Look books for Renowned African designers Deola Sagoes Spring/Summer 2007 look book ,Tiffany Amber Spring Summer 12 look book as well as acting as Brand advisor for both. Arieta also styled and worked on the 1st Arise Magazine fashion show in the UK in 2008, worked as stylist for Deola Sagoe’s collection at AFI International fashion week in Johannesburg 2010 during the world cup as well as stylist and event PR for Tiffany Amber’s presentation at London Fashion Week in Sept 2011.
Arieta was selected to go on the 777 Tour with Rihanna and as such became an integral part of the team working closely with Rihanna to design her Rihanna for River Island collection, the London fashion week show and all the subsequent noise on the launch. she is currently working closely on all the other subsequent collections in this collaboration.
A Veteran stylist of the Arise Shows since 2008, Arieta styled over 75 collections at the ARISE SHOW In Lagos to date. Arieta has styled shows for the best and most sought after designers across Africa including, Maki Oh, Christie Brown, Duaba Serwa, Amine Benidourich, Okunore Twins etc.
She is a consultant and Muse for BSIDEBYWALE and was HEAD of PR at River Island. In August 2012, Arieta embarked on a solo trip across Africa to understand the business of fashion, visiting 9 countries over 4 weeks. The outcome of this trip is currently being documented in a book to be released soon.
Currently heralded by the international fashion press as one of Africa’s 6 stylists/ Creatives to know, Arieta lives and breathes all faucets of Fashion with a massive passion for promoting all things African Culture and style http://www.heritage1960.com/blogs/inspire/6461304-6-african-stylists-we-love