Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Local Featured Seller: RocketBetty

Who are you? I am Margo Scott of Rocket Betty Designs.

Where are you located? I have a home studio in Durham, NC.

Black Cherry Signature Swing Dress by Rocket Betty DesignsWhat do you create? I create sassy retro styled clothing designed to showcase a woman’s beauty. The lines are classic mid-century while the fabrics are unexpectedly modern and fun.

What is your favorite place to visit in the "triangle?" I love the Raleigh Flea Market at the State Fairgrounds. Every time I go, it's like a mini treasure hunt for gorgeous relics of the past.

When did you start creating? I made my first real sewing project as a freshman in high school. From there it blossomed into a degree in Costume Design and a life long love affair.

Why did you choose your medium? Mostly I work with cotton and cotton/lycra blends as they lend themselves to the crisp clean lines of the mid-century designs and the bright modern colors and prints I love.

What inspires you? I collect classic (mid-century) pin-up art, pulp art, vintage magazines, catalogs, and ads. The lines are clean and the women are curvy.

Why did you choose your shop/company name? Rocket Betty has been my online name for years so I just moved it into a business name because it works perfectly with the retro & rockabilly culture.

What do you do when you are not creating? Often you can find me in downtown Durham catching up with friends over cocktails, taking in a great live music show, or hunting for vintage treasures at the thrift shops.

So after you've checked out Rocket Betty Designs on etsy, don't forget to like her facebook page and follow her on Twitter @RocketBetty.

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1 comment:

  1. I love these glamorous dresses with their beautiful lines and stunning primary colors! Great feature!