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Carolyn Murphy on why lingerie matters

Carolyn Murphy on why lingerie matters

Carolyn Murphy is obsessed with lingerie since launching her first collection.

The 41-year-old model has just unveiled her debut line of underwear in collaboration with CheekFrills which will be available on Net-a-Porter from Friday. Carolyn is already planning her next range and cannot wait to get started.

“Now I’m obsessed,” she confessed to “I’m taking pictures to use as references and am thinking about vintage lace and satins that feel really beautiful on the body… It's a saturated market, just like everything these days. But there’s no reason not to play with it a little.”

Carolyn has put a lot of thought into her designs, choosing natural materials and opting to avoid bras with wires after they were linked to breast cancer in some studies.

The star also models her creations in her debut collection, wearing a cute pale lavender and white lace playsuit in one shot and a pale blue vest top with a cut out back and matching knickers in another.

For Carolyn, it wasn’t about creating a sexy, provocative line but a sensual one.

“I think lingerie is almost as important as using the right creams. It’s how you work up into your day and get ready,” she explained. “It should be personal. I really wanted to focus on comfort, but also on that subtle femininity and not having it be so overtly sexual. Sensuality is so personal, and it should be quite delicate.”

Her latest venture is a world away from her early career as a model, when she hated lingerie and swimwear shoots with a passion.

“I did the swimsuit cover of Sports Illustrated in 2005 and absolutely loathed it,” she laughed. “I was like, ‘I’m not this kind of model!’ But that’s why lingerie is an exciting venture for me.”

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