Q&A with Brittany Kozerski Freeney

The swimwear designer and Palm Beach Gardens resident shares her must-haves

Trendsetter Brittany Kozerski FreeneyThanks to work experience at GQ, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle, former fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski Freeney knew the fashion world well before she launched JADE Swim, her line of sustainable suits. Originally from Bloomfield, Michigan, Freeney earned a BA from the University of Michigan, then lived in New York City for eight years and Los Angeles for one year prior to settling in Palm Beach Gardens with her husband, retired football player Dwight Freeney. “My husband and I relocated here together after getting married,” she shares. “He’s always dreamed of living here and I loved that idea.” In addition to their toy goldendoodle, Lucky, the pair recently welcomed a baby girl named Olivia to their family. Next up for Freeney’s burgeoning swimwear company is a collection of cover-ups and a body and skin care line.

Style icon: Bianca Jagger. She’s chic and minimal.

Coffee order: Matcha latte with oat milk

Dish worth every calorie: The crispy chicken sandwich and fries from Honor Bar

Signature accessories: I love minimal fine jewelry that layers well. I have three diamond/silver/gold bracelets I never take off: an initial bracelet I gave to all my bridesmaids, a tennis bracelet from our first anniversary, and a bracelet my first fashion boss gave me years ago, all from XIV Karats in LA and Phoenix Roze in NYC.

Product she can’t live without: Ilia mascara. I transitioned to all clean beauty during my pregnancy, and this mascara has been my new obsession.

Beach bag essentials: Elta MD Sunscreen, Chanel aviators, Nuxe dry oil, and Ilia highlighter

Beloved Palm Beach bite: The sweet corn agnolotti from Buccan

Go-to drink: Gin and soda with three limes

Shops local at: The Royal Poinciana Plaza. It makes me feel like I still live in NYC.

Binge watches: The Undoing on HBO

Last great read: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Favorite swimwear material: Nylon/spandex. It’s so versatile and easy to transition to bodysuit wear.

Fitness routine: Private Pilates sessions at Club Pilates with Tamara Soules

Next travel destinations: Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bali. My husband and I were going to go last year but look forward to rescheduling once travel resumes.

Favorite vista: I love sitting outside at 1000 North with the beautiful view of the water and lighthouse in the background.

Never flies without: Magazines. I know many people prefer to read content online, but I still love a paper magazine. I love fashion magazines but also business magazines like Fast Company.

Best advice she’s received: “It’s never as bad as it seems.” It holds true for personal and business issues.

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