Tanya Arguelles is a personal style, beauty, and natural hair blogger currently residing in Downtown Los Angeles with her husband, Felix and their two dogs, Ammo and Merci. Iluvette, (pronounced “i-love-it”) is derived from Tanya’s love for fashion, from designing, styling, blogging and photography. She spends her days working at home and managing their event space and gallery in the South park neighborhood of Downtown. Her blog and Youtube channel features content on personal style, fashion,natural hair, and beauty tricks for everyday life.
By day, Tanya works as a Gallery and Event Director at Allies Worldwide, helping creative ideas come to life by creating a blank canvas for other to plan their dream event and create a community of creativity. In her spare time, she creates with her husband, spends too much time on Apple TV and serves at her local community of faith, Mosaic. In the press, she has been featured in Elle Magazine SA and Glamour SA (full list here), and designed clothes for Nastygal, Comune and Ecko Unltd.
Where is your accent from?
I was born in Tanzania and raised in South Africa from 6 years old. I have been blessed to travel a lot over the years so it’s a bit of a melting pot, but these days I mostly sound like an english South African expat!
When did you move to the States?
I moved to Los Angeles in December 2011 to pursue a career in the fashion industry and never left!
What kind of camera do you use?
I used to have a Canon 550d with a 50mm 1.4 lens, but recently purchased a Sony A5100 for snapping daily photography and couldn’t be happier about my decision. It’s amazing!
Who takes your photos?
For the most part, most of my photos are shot by either my friend and photographer Delaney of Lettuce Photography, my tripod and self timer or other blogger friends!
Are you a full-time blogger?
Not currently, but being a business owner and having a flexible schedule keeps me very involved with the blogging community.
What size do you wear in clothing and shoes?
I usually wear a S-M on top and US size 6 on the bottom, and a US 7 shoe size!
WANT TO WORK WITH ME?
Awesome, because I want to work with you too! I love bringing clients dreams to life, doing product reviews, collabs and styling great content that will serve YOU. If you’re ready to get started, then head over to my contact page and introduce yourself. I can’t wait to meet you!