We are excited to kick off our Meet the Makers series by introducing you to Oakland-based clothing designer, Margarette Laizure. Margarette creates unique women's tops, dresses, skirts and jackets that work for many different occasions, body shapes and styles. "I like to make the clothes I myself would love to have," she says.
Learn more about this versatile designer below.
Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?
Themed events and costume parties. Sustainability and a “no-waste” approach to design often inspires me. People who think outside the box inspire me because they have new ideas.
If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?
Indian! Samosa cholle and chai.
What do you like most about the maker community?
I like being part of the maker community and how we all support each other. It feels cooperative, but also competitive (in a good way) to push the design aspect and quality of product.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
Anywhere where there are mountains, lakes and good food!
What do you want for your next birthday?
My next birthday is coming up...I'd love to go to a winery with my husband and one or two other couples. Somewhere like Domaine Chandon!