On the Negative Underwear website it says, "We’re Negative – the first layer – closest to the skin, selectively exposed, undeniably intimate." We can get down with that, and this week we were lucky enough to get down with the GirlBosses behind the "less is more" lingerie line, Lauren Schwab and Marissa Vosper, and find out how they Get On Top.
I hail from…
Lauren: NYC by way of a small town in the Appalachian Mountains - Cumberland, MD.
Marissa: Boulder, CO
My digs are now…
Lauren: In Chelsea (NYC).
Marissa: Downtown NYC – Soho
What my LinkedIn says I do…
Lauren: Co-Founder of Negative (boom)
Marissa: Co-Founded this little underwear line we like to call Negative
What I say I do...
Lauren: Building an underwear empire.
Marissa: A few things very well, a million things mediocrely well – all part of the hustle to build an underwear empire.
My desk is…
Lauren: Always moving – sometimes at my apartment, sometimes in Marissa’s, sometimes in Medellin, Colombia – the life of an entrepreneur
Marissa: My dining room table. My phone. My head. Yea – starting a business basically means you’re at work 24/7
When we say ‘condom’ you say…
Lauren: Hey now!
Marissa: Prophylactic. It’s secretly one of my favorite lesser-known words.
What’s in my bag right now is…
Marissa: My vintage Ferragamo wallet (a gift from a dear friend who’s AMAZING at thrifting), my business cards (always), my black leather muji notebook, vitamins, Negative orders ready for the post office, Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream (classic), RMS luminizer (new favorite), Jimmy Choo blue-tinted avaiators and my A Peace Treaty silk scarf (the best).
The song that’s stuck in my head…
Lauren: ”Fancy” Iggy Azalea” – Cause I’m in the fast lane, from LA to Tokyo.
Marissa: Right now I’m stuck on Sam Smith – Money on my Mind, Latch, Nirvana – I love them all!
My mantra is….
Lauren: Wear less clothes.
Marissa: You can’t control your world, but you can control how you react to it… a lesson I’m always striving to remember. And duh – less is more – it’s our company mantra and increasingly influences me personally.
How do you get on top?
Lauren: With confidence.
Marissa: With my Negative on, naturally.