'The Body' has return to Ireland down to a tea
"I'll have a pot of tea - builder's tea."
Supermodel-turned-businesswoman Elle Macpherson is straight talking and very down to earth. She likes her Irish tea served in a mug, and drank lots of it yesterday as she officially launched her new lingerie brand, Elle Macpherson Body, at Brown Thomas, Grafton Street.
The former 'Sports Illustrated' model - Elle has a record-breaking five covers to her name - turned 50 two years ago with attitude and entrepreneurial zeal. Inspired by her two teenage stepdaughters, Elle invested in her new lingerie range and had a special eye for detail, hardware and fit.
"I don't ever forfeit fit for fashion," Elle, who explained how she was inspired to design for the back as well as the front, said.
Women tend to turn around when they undress, so Elle wanted her bras to look great from all angles.
Her straps, in contrasting satin colours, are angled inwards from the shoulders to create the illusion of making your waist look narrow and your shoulders look wider.