What do you love most about your work?
Marissa: I love knowing that our brand makes women feel powerful/confident every morning and beautiful/comfortable every evening. I love knowing that we’re making a real difference in the lives of the women who wear Negative – that we’re not just another disposable fast fashion purchase.
Lauren: I love being part of a company that focuses on connecting with, supporting and empowering women. I love that we’ve created a brand that encourages women to feel good about their bodies.
Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:
Lauren: I still cringe a little bit when I think about it! I bought these expensive platform, super high, red patent leather shoes to wear with a specific dress. I knew when I bought them they weren’t me at all, but I needed something for my holiday party dress and took a risk. I was impossibly uncomfortable the entire night I wore them, and literally haven’t put them on since.
Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:
Lauren:Francis Mallman - He has such an incredibly romantic way of cooking and has totally changed my perspective on how to achieve true crispness...low and prolonged heat vs. high heat.
Your dream dinner party guest:
Lauren: Esther Perel - I heard Esther speak at a conference two weeks ago and she was unbelievably captivating and helped reframe the way I think about my expectations of relationships. I have so many questions to ask her!
A secret talent we should know about:
Marissa: Public speaking and debate. It’s a total nerd skill when you’re young but has proven SO valuable in life. My future children are absolutely joining the debate club – mandatory family requirement.
Favorite Instagram account to follow:
Marissa: I’m obsessed with @alwayssssleep - partly for the gorgeous bed inspo, but mainly for the hilarious captions.
You decompress each day by:
Lauren: At some point every evening, I stop by my cousin’s apartment who lives in my building. We cook dinner, semi-watch some TV show (Friday Night Lights is happening right now), and pretty much laugh the entire time. It’s the perfect way to end my day.
Your favorite restaurant for brunch and your go-to order:
Your current Netflix addiction:
Lauren:Narcos - I travel to Medellin regularly to visit our factories. The show slightly terrifies me and is pretty gruesome, but I love learning about the Pablo Escobar years. I end up not being able to sleep while I’m there, but I think it’s worth it.
The trend you hope never goes out of style:
Lauren: Oversized fur/faux fur coats. I love them!