We had the good fortune of connecting with Nick Lovin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nick, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to provide women with more creative options when it comes to underwear. I seen many different panties and bras that all looked the exact same and no type of creativity to them. The ones that had the creativity to them I noticed were pretty expensive, for such a small amount of fabric. I decided to create a logo and design that was catered to the modern woman that was busy with life’s duties but still wanted to look and feel like she did when she was free from the realities of day to day requirements, that’s when Intimates By French Kiss was born.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Intimates By French Kiss is a set alone standard all unto itself. I personally hand pick my fabrics for the designs that are manufactured right here in Dallas TX. The thought process to come up with new artwork and creative styles is 100% influenced thru the DFW sights and landmarks. I try to capture the essence of the environment that inspires me to be creative, then transfer that energy into my designs. I’m very proud to see my designs on happy customers but the most rewarding aspect is when they leave an honest review of the materials. If they respond positively to how the fabric feels against their bodies, that’s what brings excitement to me. Its having conformation that what I suspected would be great for a customer, actually fits that need. My efforts to bring my business to the forefront was strictly dedication and persistence. It has been many companies that I have reached out to via email and social media that just simply never responded, intentionally. I never took that too personal, but just slightly personal. I did not allow that overt rejection to stop me from continuing my journey. I had too many customers who asked me for the next new design pattern or the next best fabric of my choosing via social media so I just decided to go to where my customers were already at and make myself know on social media. I am still not anywhere close to my desired goal with Intimates By French Kiss but I’m more closer today than I was yesterday. I learned how to enjoy the journey and to be grateful for what I’m learning while I’m enjoying my work. Social media has helped tremendously because you can network with the exact person(s) that you want directly. No more “have your people call my people”, if they like what you’re doing they will respond themselves. Now they may respond with “have your people call my people” but they did respond to you personally. Now that would be up to you on how you capitalize on that. I would like for Intimated By French Kiss to be seen as the new and improved way to style Athleisure Apparel and the go-to choice for that spontaneous outfit choice when you want to feel good while also looking good.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When we entertain friends that are out of town, we love to show them the Downtown sight of the DFW. Whether it be the stockyards of Ft. Worth or the Arts District in Dallas, it’s always a pleasure to show out of town tourists the city’s heartbeat and whats to offer when they come to visit. Many visitors love to eat so a suggestion depending on their diets ranges from Texas De Brazil all the way to any local coffee shop nearby. Now far as activities go, it’s endless options to choose from. You could go horseback riding in Mansfield TX all the way to utilizing a day pass at the NYLO hotel and enjoy the view of the downtown Dallas skyline from the rooftop. As stated before, the DFW has endless options to choose from.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife and best friend Latisha Qualls-Kelly deserve all the credit in motivating me to continue to strive and create better designs and outfits. She is my biggest fan and most trusted advisor. She informs me how to create things from a woman’s needs and desires, other than from just a man’s point of view. Tisha allows me to explore my creative side with mock-ups of potential designs and she critiques them accordingly to my goals and structured pathway that I have designed for French Kiss & Down Under. She makes sure I don’t lean to far-right or too far left with my creativity and provides just the right amount of balance for me to be the best designer and creative that I could be.

Website: https://frenchkissintimates.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frenchkissintimates/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/frenchkisspanty
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrenchKissIntimates
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Lm4muoux_rXYFkEStl3eg?view_as=subscriber
Other: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/FrenchKissIntimates/

Image Credits
veliveikko.elomaa visions by ken intimates by french kiss

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