Before she joined the “Real Housewives” cast in 2016, she worked fashion as a marketer and as a swimwear designer. Kemsley, 44, studied marketing design and communications at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and spent time abroad at the University of Florence in Italy. It was after college that a career in swimwear took off.
“I took a job in an international marketing position for a very successful swimwear company, and they brought me on board to expand their sales internationally,” she tells Insider.
The job was supposed to last just six months, but she ended up staying in the industry for 10 years. After that, she came back to New York and launched her own swim and resort wear collection, Dorit International, in 2009. She ran that company for about four years, then started a family after meeting her husband Paul. In 2017, after she joined the “Real Housewives” franchise and Paul encouraged her to reenter the design world, she launched the swim and resortwear brand Beverly Beach.