You Should Know: Marissa Thieriot

by guestofaguest · October 21, 2015

Marissa Thieriot

To say that we are envious of Marissa Thieriot's chic meets cozy love child of a sweater is an understatement. Add to that the fact that said cable knit dream is a piece of her own design, and move over Gwyneth Paltrow, we've a new life role model.After ten years working for brands like Gap and Levi's, Thieriot started up her own knitwear line. Completely made in the U.S., each piece in her Tempest + Bentley collection is a beyond brilliant meeting of heritage and contemporary.


Designer/Founder Tempest + Bentley

Place of birth:

Portland, Oregon


@TempestBentley, @TempestBentley

Marissa Thieriot

Marissa Thieriot

What do you actually do all day?

Sweater designer by day, wife and step-mother by day and night

Favorite song growing up?

Anything by The Grateful Dead. Also I love 70's rock

My biggest secret is…

I wish it was a secret, I bite my nails!

Why do you live in San Francisco?

The urban hikes. The food! The balance of city and beach life.

Uber, Taxi, BART or Bike?

Walk or taxi.

My motto is…

Stay nice, and be open minded.

My alter ego is…

If I wasn't scared of deep dark water..

The last drink I had was…

Green tea

My secret crush is…

Andy Garcia

What was your first job?

Passed hors d'oeuvres at a tennis club.

If you had one day left to live in SF, what would you do?

Head to Gaspare's for pizza and pasta. Then to Ocean Beach for a bonfire.

Coming from? Going to?

My work studio

What is your favorite work of art?

East-Coast - motion digital by Clo Harvey. West-Coast - motion works by Daniella Manning

Who should we know?

Emily Holt, entrepreneur and writer by day (weekday), Richmond Beach babe the rest of the time.