Susan draws inspiration from her interests including traveling, art, and history. These also happen to be common themes in the books she reads. Susan is an avid reader, and Summer allows her more hours to indulge in the pastime. After a busy Spring of designing Fall Collections, and in between markets, you can find Susan enjoying a good read in her free time. This summer she has been diving into historical fiction with a fashion focus, many including elements of mystery and reality. Drawing inspiration from designers who came before her, Susan loves to polish up on the lives of noteable fashion figures. A busy-body at heart with a passion for style, Susan finds stories about designers and entrepeneurs to be fascinating and ecouraging.
Several of her recent reads are particularly relatable as they tell the stories of female entrepeneurs who built a business from the ground up. If you find yourself with some downtime this summer and need a read for the beach or the porch, here are Susan's recommendations: