Its been a fun year with my company Bound By The Crown Couture #BBTC . We have had some amazing write-ups , fashion shows and who can forget NYFW! I feel so blessed to have come this far but what I love most is seeing all our clients post photos in the brand. In the next few weeks I will be posting some up coming highlights as well as a new blog story I have been working on …Stay tuned..:)

Here are some highlights from NYFW and our 2015 season , I cant wait till 2016 …

Happy Holidays

Susanna Paliotta



25. February 2015 · Comments Off on Pageant tips by Susanna · Categories: Uncategorized



07. August 2014 · Comments Off on Getting in shape with Lori Ann Marchese · Categories: Home

Ok I am 40 and have a 21 year old and a 8 year old. I have never really trained or did a fitness program in my life. Flash back to 3 months ago when it finally hit me as I was reading through my Mrs. RI United States paperwork for Nationals. “A bathing suit shoot by the pool at Nationals…Susanna BarrettOMG!?.. a stage competition in bathing suit … BATHING SUIT!”. Needless to say panic sunk in as I thought of the day light beaming down on my butt and legs or the horrible thought of stage lighting as it lit up my thighs and stomach from 3 feet below!

That’s right, the audience and judges sitting 3 feet below the stage looking up!! So I called the best person I knew fitness guru Lori Ann Marchese she will make me feel better … Right? If you want to know what you really look like ladies in a swimsuit go outside in your bikini in full sun and hold the camera 3 feet below and snap after all that’s what the judges would be seeing !!!

In the words of Lori Ann Hummm no !?! we have a lot of work to do!

Three things I quickly learned!

  1. You can diet and exercise all you want but if your not putting the correct protein and supplements in your body you will only get little results with a lot of wasted effort.
  2. Thinking ahead in fitness is key, you know your going to be hungry during the day so pre-making your food is key in a successful eating plan.
  3. Consistency is key!! Don’t over commit when i sign up for the gym I was like ya” I will be here 5 times a week humm “no you wouldn’t Susanna” but I did commit to 3 x and usually made it more.

No Results?

So I’am drinking my protein, going to the gym, eating healthy and I’am just not seeing huge results so I call Lori Ann to come train to see what I was doing wrong. The answer? …muscle exhaustion.

Note to self, if you still look cute leaving the gym than you didn’t work out !! You can’t just lift 20 pound weights 20 times you need to do burpees (see example) and squats and crawl on the floor till you can’t stand up!!

It was amazing my body began to change instantly; Lori Ann is the Shawn T of the female fitness world. She tells you how it is and not what you want to hear.

Lori Ann Marchese’s Advice:

Susanna had all the elements of a good client: She had a goal, she was motivated but she realistic. When I first came down to Rhode Island for a fitness consultation with Susanna, I first asked Susanna tell what your fitness routine is? She said, “ya I usually do a little bit of this machine a little bit of that” I was like um okay! How about show me how you squat? Susanna showed me how she squatted and it was quarter squat! SoLori Ann Marchese Susanna gives me a look! I said listen, we have a lot of work to do! I am not a trainer that will sugar coat anything! I tell like it is and my main goal as a trainer is to make my client get the best results they can ever dream of.

Fitness Exercises need to have the correct form for best results and when you leave the gym you can’t look pretty! I want to see sweat! I want to see mascara dripping down your face! Sweat! Burn and Build!

I put Susanna through a workout, she was complaining but pushing hard! I saw a go better in her! I saw the eye of the tiger! Made me proud to see her motivation! She knew she had work to do and didn’t stop her from continuing on to be the best of the best! Then I put her on my supplement regimen that consisted of:

  • 2 Body Construct Protein Shakes with small piece of fruit for her 2 daily snack times
  • Pre Workout- 2 scoops of Body Construct Pregame blend
  • Post Workout- within 30 minutes after each workout
  • 1 scoop Body Construct Protein
  • 2 Scoops Bcaa With a Banana ( shop products)

I couldn’t be anymore proud  to see her walk across that stage at Mrs United States with rock solid legs, tight tummy and beautiful arms! Her hard work paid off and made me a proud trainer!

Body Construct

31. July 2014 · Comments Off on Mrs United States Nationals 2014 · Categories: Mrs USA

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21. June 2014 · Comments Off on Newest Swimwear Collection last week at SWIM New York · Categories: Uncategorized
Co-Founder of Bound by The Crown Couture Susanna Paliotta showed her newest Swimwear Collection last week at SWIM New York to rave reviews. This mix of a woman’s traditional ready wear suit mixed with Mrs Paliotta’s signature “MORE BLING” school of thought proved to be a good move. 
The collection is Channel meets Victoria’s Secret and while you can’t actually swim in the collection you will diffidently make a splash in the cabana .

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28. May 2014 · Comments Off on #4 – A hero in our family · Categories: 5 things you don't know about me

911 was one of the worse day in US History and I think each one of us has our own personal story of connection to that tragic day. 

For our family it was our Cousin Amy who was a flight attendant on United Airlines Flight 175 , the second plane to hit the towers.

It is hard to believe so much time has past yet if I close my eyes it feels like yesterday . 

“A hero is usually born in a moment of greatness not in a life time of trying to be great “


28. May 2014 · Comments Off on #3 – Celebrity Branding & Manufacturing · Categories: 5 things you don't know about me

For the past 6 years I have mostly done celebrity branding and manufacturing. I have worked with clients like Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards,Chloe Lukasiak and Maddie Ziegler stars of the hit TV Show Dance moms,Kim’D from the House Wives Of New Jersey, and many other corporate brand names. Our brands and product lines range from Jewelry, Leather goods, clothing, and promotional products that can be distributed worldwide.

  • Custom Charms with Logo
  • Custom Tee shirts for Clubs and Associations
  • Full production of Jewelry lines
  • Leather goods

You dream it we can make it!

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28. May 2014 · Comments Off on #2 – Puppy Store · Categories: 5 things you don't know about me

One of my most successful businesses was Park Avenue Puppys nestled in the heart of Providence Rhode Island .Park Avenue Puppy’s grew to become on of the largest premiere Pet Boutiques on the east coast with over 4,000sf of shopping and spa facility’s. Some of the amazing opportunities this brought was running a portion of the Rhode Island Convention Center Pet Expo each year for a mass 30,000 plus people. I was honored enough to win the Woman in Business award and became the Director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association even hosted a cable access show called Puppies on the Hill. Two of my most favorite accomplishments were being on TLC’s “While you were out” building Rhode Islands first Pet Cafe, and publishing a pet friendly children’s book called “Isabella Goes To The City”


28. May 2014 · Comments Off on #1 – Flying · Categories: 5 things you don't know about me

I have always had a passion for flying since I was a little girl and remembering traveling constantly while growing up. In my early 20’s I started flying at Horizon Aviation and also worked there for a short period of time. The first plane I every qualified on was a Cessna 152 called Tweetybird. It was bright yellow two seater prop plane that looked like it belonged more in an air show than a passenger plane. Today I still love to fly anytime I can and with TF Green Airport so close its a nice way to fly up to Newport or Block Island. My older daughter hates to fly and has never been up with me but Isabella on the other hand well you can see from the pictures she has her sights on something bigger than a prop plane.

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08. April 2014 · Comments Off on Mrs Nation 2012 · Categories: Mrs Nation

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