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21 Questions with… La Perla CEO Suzy Biszantz

Suzy Biszantz; La Perla Pre-Collection Spring/Summer 2014

Suzy Biszantz; La Perla Pre-Collection Spring/Summer 2014

We ask Suzy Biszantz, CEO of La Perla North America, our 21 questions.

  1. When I get up in the morning I think… about which one of my three children is awake or needs something.

  2. The item of clothing I'm currently wearing most is… Giuseppe Zanotti flats.

  3. My day-to-day wardrobe essentials include… different variations of the ‘little black dress’, the watch my husband gave me and of course La Perla.

  4. The one luxury item I'm dying to splurge on is… owning a thoroughbred horse running in the Kentucky Derby; I try to go every year – that would be a dream!

  5. The key to being a successful leader is… listening and thinking of others.

  6. The qualities I most look for in people I hire… positive attitude, energy and motivation to excel.

  7. My biggest fashion pet peeve is… amazing shoes that I can’t wear because they make me 6’5”, drawback to being tall!

  8. My beauty essentials is… Jo Malone's Orange Blossom fragrance.

  9. I would never travel without… my iPad so I can Facetime my kids.

  10. The best advice I ever got… you get out of life what you put in it.

  11. The last thing I Googled was… Vail Ski School for our family holiday trip.

  12. My guilty pleasure is… a day at the spa.

  13. If my days had one extra hour I'd… slow down my morning routine, read at night or probably work another hour!

  14. I would never leave my home without… my iPhone.

  15. Great lingerie… should improve the way you feel in clothes and of course make you feel beautiful.

  16. When it comes to lingerie, every woman should own… something that makes them feel happy and at least one silk robe.

  17. When shopping for lingerie and swimwear, it's important to remember… to try a variety of styles and silhouettes.

  18. When I'm stressed I… exercise — Core Fusion at Exhale is the best.

  19. My favorite place to shop is… Bergdorf Goodman.

  20. When I'm looking to relax I… head for Palmetto Bluff.

  21. The one thing I know now that I wish I had known when I started my career… keep in touch with all connections you have made along the way. You never know when you may have the opportunity to work together again.