Arieta has been working in fashion at various capacities for over 10 years in the UK. – She started as a window dresser for GAP Worldwide in Brighton, which allowed her access to seeing how looks were pulled together for their fabulous and consistent windows. This was how she got into styling.
Getting back to London she started to assist veteran stylists like Didi Danso and Karen Klarkson on a weekly basis, she also got work experience at fashion magazines like RED, Just 19, Sneak and smash hits where she met Henry Holland. She then moved on to fashion PR and worked as press officer for a popular brand on the high street, but still styled part time.
She has styled a variety of people from Boy bands like Tripple 8 ad Blue to TV presenters like Myleen Klass, June Sarpong, zezi, supermodel Agyness denn and LILY ALLEN. She also styled Deola Sagoe’s Spring/Summer 2007 on line look book and did the same for other up and coming African designers in the UK like, ZED EYE which she is also a creative director.
She ran an online website called www.ethnicky.com with a friend which is about interior decorating in African fabrics and 6 months after the launch of the site, they were invited by the Mayor of London’s office to makeover his offices to mark AFRICA DAY.
She is currently the PR manager for River Island retailers ltd which is a fashion brand in the UK with over 200 stores in the UK.