sexy / confident / feminine
strong / comfortable / unapologetic
romantic / independent / flirty
beautiful / fierce / passionate
Suzanne Macbale has nearly 20 years in the lingerie industry under her belt (garter or otherwise). As an FIT grad, she kicked off her career at Calvin Klein, one of the most recognizable names in lingerie. While learning the ropes, she cultivated her eye for a great fit. Suze then moved on to lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret, where she spent over a decade focusing on developing new products that were as fun to wear as they were to create. From daily wear basics to super sexy and playful styles, she helped design many of the panty shapes that are used across the industry today. Her knack for identifying future trends, flawless fits, and what women crave in their lingerie drawer forms the foundation of LoveSuze.
A NOTE FROM SUZE
"Creativity Takes Courage"
Why courage? Because being a designer requires a certain degree of fearlessness. It’s intimidating to share your designs, especially in an industry as fiercely competitive as fashion. You don’t know how people will react. And sharing your work is like baring your soul in a way – I mean the creation of art is so personal, it can feel really vulnerable. And it takes a lot of courage to overcome that fear and to push forward despite that fear.
Reminding myself that “creativity takes courage” has helped me block out all of the noise. Whenever I was afraid of how people were going to respond to a concept that I designed, I thought of this quote and felt empowered. It motivated me when fear of rejection made me doubt myself.
It’s tempting to look at successful designers or artists and believe that they’re just better – more talented, bold, brave, disciplined or whatever it takes be successful. But that’s not the case – they just found the courage to try. What that quote ultimately made me realize is that creativity takes courage for everyone, no matter how talented she is, and that’s why it’s so motivating. Courage is the reason LoveSuze exists.
I hope you always embrace your creativity and confidence.