Model and face of Intimissimi Irina Shayk

Model Irina Shayk talks us through her underwear drawer

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  • We caught up with the model, face of Intimissimi and girlfriend of Bradley Cooper to talk all things lingerie

    She’s been the face of Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi for nearly a decade, so it’s safe to say Irina Shayk knows a thing or two about underwear. We asked her to give us some of her rules (and no, she doesn’t always match). 

    Irina Shayk on the front row in Paris

    Irina Shayk on the front row of the Givenchy show in Paris

    Mixing it up
    ‘I don’t think you should always match. Just have fun with it, you know? I love to mix black and white or grey and white, or throw in a bit of bright green lace under a top.’

    My everyday set
    ‘The basic Intimissimi black bra and panties is a very comfortable set to travel in. It’s so light you literally feel like you’re wearing no bra.’

    My motivational underwear
    ‘Sometimes when I wake up and go to the gym I put on the sexiest thong and I feel more motivated to go and work out.’

    For off days…
    ‘I like to put on a black lace bra and a G-string – it makes me feel very sexy.’

    For extra support…
    ‘I wear high-waisted panties which are so comfortable, and they pull my stomach in after having pasta for lunch.’

    Irina Shayk modelling Intimissimi

    Irina Shayk at the Intimissimi On Ice event in Verona

    For a big red carpet event…
    ‘If I’m wearing a black dress I’ll put on something lacy with a little bit of detail that keeps everything in place. Sometimes for the red carpet I have to use tape but if I can I’ll alwayw wear a bra.’

    For a trip…
    ‘I’ll pack five sets – black, white, grey, dark blue and nude. That would include a push-up bra in case I do a bit of red carpet and maybe one extra red bra for a little fun!’

    Irina Shayk on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper

    Irina Shayk on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper

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