Candace Reels is an activist who founded The Female Collective. She’s based in Los Angeles where she has a deep practice of self love that helped her find her own worth and her strength to fight for others. Here are a few things she’s learned while fighting for representation.
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We’ve been wanting to do a lingerie story at the Atelier for awhile now.
Nothing seems more French to us than lingerie. Even the etymology of the word, lingerie, is owned by the French as the word is taken directly from the French language, “lingerie” meaning undergarments.
French undergarments (or lingerie) were so superior to the American version that we began using lingerie to describe an elevated, sophisticated, more luxurious undergarment than what was found under our everyday clothes. To the French, this elevated elegance is simply the standard.
So you can imagine how thrilled we were to partner with Lingerie Française, an association who knows all to well about the unique and rich cultural heritage of French lingeries as they represent fourteen different brands of French lingerie! Obviously we had to try on all fourteen flavors ;)
And we couldn’t do a lingerie story without involving our French, patron saint, Garance. She gamely answered a few of my naive American questions all in the hopes that one day I can master the French allure of lingerie.