The Interview — Suzanne Droese, Principal of Droese Public Relations
With more than twenty years of experience, Suzanne Droese leads her namesake firm Droese Public Relations. In five short years, she has grown her brand into a publicity powerhouse, with a client list from around the globe that reads like a who’s who of style. An admitted perfectionist through and through, Suzanne and her team have become known for creating dynamic opportunities for innovative exposure, original editorials and maximum impact—all designed with the most exacting detail. This has made DPR an invaluable source for editors, producers, bloggers, stylists and those who want to be in-the-know. Droese understands her clientele and the media. And, there’s no one better than matching up the two. Suzanne is married to celebrated architect, David Droese, and they have twin teenage boys. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
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What do you love most about your work?
I love how every day – and sometimes every hour – is different. The pace of moving between projects, photo shoots, parties, strategy meetings, along with working with an amazing array of clients is exciting to me. It keeps me on my toes!
One piece of advice you would give your 18-year old self:
Take a deep breath. It’s all going to work out like it’s supposed to. And, you’ll come to realize the world isn’t as black and white as you think it is now. There are many, many shades of grey!
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Your motto in life:
I want it all! In fact, I have this blazing in white neon on a large wall in my office. It’s not referring to the material things in life (although, those are nice!); it’s about going for what you want out of life, but still having balance.
At 9 am each day, you are:
Glued to my laptop – either at my desk or at the Dry Bar. I get some of my best work done there!
Nail color currently on your hands and feet:
Opi’s Guys and Galaxies. The silliest name for a color, but I swear the color works with everything. It’s been my “go to” color forever!
How do you decompress:
Wine. Red wine, which matches my nail polish.
Which of the 7 deadly sins are you guilty of:
Lust. I don’t think you can find one woman in a fashion-related field that isn’t guilty of lust, and maybe even a little envy. I’m always lusting after the next Gucci fur or the latest runway look.
Where does your credit card get the most use:
Hands down, I’d have to say Forty Five Ten.
Cocktail of choice:
Casa Dragones tequila, sparkling water and two limes. Super refreshing and super low-cal.
If you weren’t publicist, you’d be a [fill in the blank]:
If I weren’t a publicist, I’d be a magazine editor. I love writing and the organized chaos of deadlines.