Good evening LECHERY Ladies! It seems like it’s been such a while since we did our last interview! And, it truly has been! We have been working on so many projects behind the scenes and can’t wait to share them with you in the near future! With that being said, we do have an interview we would like to share with you and that’s featuring @vanessa_ball90. Vanessa is a lingerie model who walked and been booked by multiple brands such as Zoggs, Gossard, Panache, Lepel, Charnos, and Pour Moi, to name a few. Over the years, Vanessa has been able to earn an amazing reputation in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. In this interview with Vanessa, we talk about her favorite lingerie brands, how she first started modeling, how she feels when she wears lingerie, and her advice to you ladies out there on lingerie. To learn more about this gorgeous and stunning model, continue on.
Interview with the stunning @vanessa_ball90
LECHERY: First of all, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to interview you! It is such a pleasure to have you here with us (virtually) of course haha! You're such a confident and inspiring woman! Let’s first start off by telling us a little bit more about yourself. What do you do?
VANESSA: I have worked as a model for 9 years, my first ever client was Zoggs swimwear! Most of my clients are lingerie brands but I also get booked for bridal, fashion, fitness, family and commercial lifestyle work. Over the years I've worked in the UK, throughout Europe and the US.
LECHERY: We see that you enjoy modeling and also lingerie modeling. When did you start getting into it and how did you feel at first?
VANESSA: From what I can remember my first lingerie client was Panache lingerie, but can't be 100% on that. I'm going to guess it was about 6 or 7 years ago and they are still loyal clients today. I think my first booking was a presentation at their head office. They are a lovely family owned company based in Sheffield, England. I instantly felt very welcomed and loved the super friendly relaxed energy of the office. Over the years I have done photoshoots, catwalk shows, trade shows, design meetings and sales conferences so I feel lucky to have an insight into different areas of the industry. I am proud to have also worked for many other amazing brands over the years such as Gossard, Lepel, Charnos, Pour Moi, Miss Mandalay, Curvy Kate, Fantasie, Freya, and Berlei.
LECHERY: What does lingerie mean to you? Does it give you confidence? Or is it just something you wear to give an added extra sex appeal? How do you feel when wearing lingerie?
VANESSA: I feel very passionately about great fitting lingerie and swimwear! Wearing a good quality bra with an amazing fit can really transform the way you look and feel!
LECHERY: What is the perfect set of lingerie for you? And which brands would you recommend?
VANESSA: I'm a 30ff and my favourite brands have to be Panache, Cleo, Gossard and Freya swimwear! Panache designs the most amazing fitting comfortable bras for such a vast array of sizes; great for me as I'm a small back size with a large cup size! I love the Cleo range by Panache as it is fashion forward and the fit is always amazing!
I would also be lost without the amazing Panache sports bra! It truly is incredible! Any ladies with a larger chest need this in their lives! The support is unbelievable, especially with the straps set to the racer back position, really great for high impact sports such as running or dance classes. They also make an amazing non-wired version which is great for yoga or pilates! My go to for a holiday bikini has to be Panache swim or Freya swim. Both brands design beautiful, great fitted swimwear in amazing fashion forward prints and shapes. Also great for me, as they cater for small back sizes with large cup sizes!
LECHERY: What is your main advice to women with regards to lingerie?
VANESSA: One thing I can't preach enough to my girlfriends, is to ensure they are wearing a properly fitted bra! 80% of women are wearing the wrong size, so get yourselves fitted girls!
LECHERY: What is one lingerie piece that every girl should have in their closet?
VANESSA: A Panache bra, specifically the Porcelain Elan t-shirt bra. It is super soft with padded straps and provides a great shape for everyday use! I've got it in black and nude! It is now a favourite with many of my model friends!
LECHERY: What is one thing you would always wear that would make you feel much more confident and sexy?
VANESSA: For special occassion or lingerie "worn to be seen,” my go to is always Gossard. Their lingerie is so luxurious, it makes me feel empowered and ready to take on the world!
LECHERY: Describe lingerie to you in three words:
VANESSA: The 3 words I would use to describe lingerie would be empowering, fitted, and comfortable!