Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you grew up.
I was born in a small community of Veracruz, México. For that reason, I have a connection with the water, nature and find simplicity to be beautiful. As a person I can say I’m complex but it doesn’t take much to make me happy. I’m passionate about women studies and at the moment I’m into a mystical stuff.
Your Current state-of-mind?
Super stressed, but thankful for great opportunities in business
How did you get into Couture lingerie design?
Where I studied, Institute Marangoni in London. The lingerie culture influences my interest in lingerie. I was the only one that was interested in lingerie because the country, which connected with my existing interested in lingerie. So I studied lingerie and swimwear.
Describe the type of woman wearing your designs.
The woman that wears Marika Vera is ageless but it’s definitely confident, personal style and has a clear understanding of who she is inside and outside the bedroom.
Where can she wear your designs besides the bedroom?
Everywhere, on a date, a trip to a museum, a music festival, a brunch with the girlfriends on Sunday, hanging out with her children or even parents meets.
How would YOU wear your underwear as outerwear??
The pink Jackie with trousers, men shoes and a choker.
We love the Betty’s! What’s your favorite Marika Vera piece right now?
My signature favorite would be the catsuit.
What’s on your playlist right now?
- Jessie Ware
- Leonard Cohen
- Sigur Ros
Best advice someone has giving you that has kept you going and growing?
You can’t find peace by avoiding life.
Raymond, my whipped dog.
What gets you up for work every day?
Idea of happiness?
For the moment - not stressing about money. Being completely independent in all aspect of my life.
What can’t you live without?
I cant live without Ray, sex and my business partner.
What are some things viewers can look forward to seeing in Marika Vera for Spring/Summer 2014?
Viewers can expect to find new signature pieces with an extended assortment of signature styles that are for women on the go and girls on a budget.
Where can we find Marika Vera in the US? Do you ship to the US online?
Yes, you can find Marika Vera at Le Petite Coquette, Brooklyn Fox and Sugar Cookies. In 2014 we’ll have central distributions in Los Angeles.