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The Name Behind the Bra: Interviewing Suzanne

Posted on August 24 2015

WHAT DOES YOUR NAME MEAN?

My name has taken on different meanings to me over the course of my life. In my younger years, I was embarrassed when the teachers called roll because my name was unique: there were many Susans but only one Suzanne.

Within my immediate and extended family, I was known as Suzie which was just fine for me even though it seemed a bit cutesy for an adult. So, when I went off to college I had my friends call me Sue and that’s the name I still go by today.

I now recognize that Suzanne is a very pretty name, perhaps I should go back to it.  The funny thing is, I now work with a young woman named Suzanne—and she doesn’t go by any nicknames—I guess she’s always been content with her name!

 

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT HAVING A BRA NAMED AFTER YOU?

I’m very proud of what Laura and Sophia are doing with Trusst Lingerie so being even a small part of their business, by lending my name, makes me very happy. Besides, whenever I mention Trusst and that one of the bras is named after me to one of my friends, they think it is really wonderful that Laura and Sophia choose their mom’s names.

DO YOU REMEMBER BUYING YOUR FIRST BRA? WHAT WAS IT LIKE?

I actually don’t remember buying my first bra but I do remember drooling over the white cotton bras in the thin cardboard boxes size 28 AA. I couldn’t wait until I could take one of those boxes home with me!

DO YOU REMEMBER BUYING YOUR DAUGHTER HER FIRST BRA?

This is probably an event that Laura will remember more so than me. I was just there to pay for it!

WERE THERE ANY SIGNS WHEN YOUR DAUGHTER WAS YOUNGER THAT LED YOU TO BELIEVE SHE WOULD BE RUNNING A COMPANY TODAY?

As Laura talked about in her blog, she has always been a strong-willed individual and set the pace for her own life—even at age 2. She has been doing crafts since she could hold a crayon and use scissors. We’ve always attributed her early start in “making things” to Granny, an elderly woman who watched her when she was young. Granny loved crafts and exposed Laura to crafts until Laura grew to love them herself. There hasn’t been one craft that Laura hasn’t done… from origami, knitting, woodworking, cooking, pottery and then sketching and painting when she had to prepare her portfolio for Carnegie Mellon.

 

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL?

I really didn’t have a role model because none of the women in my family worked outside the home when they were raising children. My Aunt Beth probably comes closest to being a role model for me because she was a fashion model while she was raising her 3 boys.

ANY FUNNY BOOB/BRA STORIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

The only funny boob story I have is more of a warning…If you decide to go topless like the others on the French Riviera, use lots of sunscreen!

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TRUSST?

It’s about time that women redesigned the bra to eliminate the underwire! When I talk with my friends about what Trusst is doing, they say, “I can’t wait to buy a Trusst bra!”

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