Journalist, entrepreneur and women’s advocate Kathryn Kemp-Griffin has been living in Paris and working in the lingerie industry since 1990. At ease with initiating and coordinating high-impact programs and staging publicity events, she started her own lingerie company, Soyelle, which specialized in accessories and beauty products, before founding Paris Lingerie Tours — the ultimate luxury rendezvous for helping women fulfill their lingerie dreams. It has now expanded to include classes and workshops.
After a routine mammogram detected early-stage breast cancer in 2009, Kathryn founded Pink Bra Bazaar, a charitable organization dedicated to breast health education and supporting women with breast cancer. Its highly visible awareness programs use the power of the bra as a symbol for breast health and a catalyst for change. In 2015 she published l’Atelier Créatif des soutifs (Larousse) featuring a selection of decorated bras and DIY projects created during Pink Bra Ateliers. All proceeds from the book are donated to Pink Bra Bazaar.
From 2011 to 2015, Kathryn managed a diverse program of fiction and non-fiction classes as Creative Writing Program Director for WICE, an Anglophone association offering cultural classes and activities in Paris.
In 2012 she was appointed Associate Editor, France, for The Lingerie Journal, the number one online trade magazine for lingerie in the United States and continues to (un)-cover the lingerie news in the City of Light.
Born in Canada, she lives in a restored millhouse outside of Paris with her husband, five children, and assorted pets.
Kathryn Kemp-Griffin has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Princeton.
Paris Undressed : The Secrets of French Lingerie will be released as follows : November 12, 2016 (Canada), February 2, 2017 (UK). Release dates to be confirmed for Australia, Czech Republic, Japan, Poland.
An essential guide to every woman who wants to bring a little lace and a whole lot of Ooh La La! into her life. (Jamie Cat Callan, Author of French Women Don’t Sleep Alone)
The book is a surprisingly fun take on the ‘us versus them’ Paris expat experience, and demonstrates that good lingerie ― don’t ever call it underwear ― is part of the cultivation of the sensual that is essential to the French art of living. (Elle Canada)
In the book, Kemp-Griffin essentially offers a mindfulness guide to wearing lingerie the French way. She tells readers how to take a Marie Kondo-like approach to their underwear drawer (though Step 1 is to call it lingerie, not underwear). (Toronto Star)
Pink Bra Bazaar is a charitable organisation dedicated to
breast health and supporting women
with breast cancer.
Paris Lingerie Tours is the ultimate luxury and an unusual alternative to regular tourist attractions. Discover the lingerie temples of Paris, feel the difference between a corbeille or balconnet bra, and learn why French women wear garter belts as well as a few other seduction secrets.