EXCLUSIVE: Petra Nemcova On Being The New Face Of Ultimo

Check out the stunning Petra Nemcova as face of ULTIMO's new S/S15 lingerie collection!


by Grazia |

Move over Abbey Clancy, Petra Nemcova is here!

A few years after Petra survived the Boxing Day Tsunami, the uber sexy model and philanthropist resurfaces as the face (and body) of one of the UK's leading designer lingerie brands ULTIMO - and aren’t we glad! Petra's sleek blonde locks and enviable figure make her the perfect candidate for the underwear campaign, and there is no denying that every girl will want to get their hands on these gorgeous undies.

We took the chance to speak to Petra about the brand’s Spring Summer 2015 collection and how she feels confident in her pants...

Grazia Daily: What sets ULTIMO apart from other lingerie brands for you?

Petra Nemcova: I love the uniquely ULTIMO combination of comfort and wow effect from each design.

****Grazia Daily: How does it feel to follow in the footsteps of the other ladies who have fronted ULTIMO campaigns?

Petra Nemcova: It is honour to follow in the footsteps of these beautiful feminine women.

****Grazia Daily: Is it nerve-wracking doing lingerie shoots? How do you get your body ready for them?

Petra Nemcova: No, it’s not generally nerve wracking for me. To prepare, I do extra work outs, especially Physique 57 which gives my body a defined, sculpted look.

****Grazia Daily: What do you think makes the perfect bra?

Petra Nemcova: Firstly, a bra must feel great on my skin. Great fabric and cut play an important role too. Finally, it must include some fun or interesting element to enhance the look I'm going for.

****Grazia Daily: Do you have a favourite set from the collection?

Petra Nemcova: My favourite is the seductive and fun, Black Label Sophia.

Petra Nemcova - Black Label Sophia Lingerie
Petra Nemcova - Black Label Sophia Lingerie

****Grazia Daily: Do you have any tips for women to feel confident in their underwear?

Petra Nemcova: Remember to love and be grateful for your body, as it is a temple. Confidence will come if you get underwear that is comfortable and stylish.

****Grazia Daily: Why do you think women have such a love affair with lingerie?

Petra Nemcova: Lingerie is uniquely feminine, and allows us to express who we really are, and how we feel under our work clothes. Lingerie can become the secret behind our daily masks, and liberate us from the rules of society.

****Grazia Daily: How would you describe your style?

Petra Nemcova: I like simplicity with an interesting twist...

****Grazia Daily: Do you have any favourite looks or items in your wardrobe?

Petra Nemcova: I'm very much a jeans girl so I have plenty of those for everyday life. I love Diesel and I have some custom made by Chatty too. I love to pair them with classics such as Prada bags, Stuart Weitzman heels or Todd's flats. For my charity meetings, I love Tommy Hilfiger Suits or Dolce Gabbana dresses. For cocktails, Herve Leger dresses never disappoint, and for Red Carpets, I love Ralph and Russo, Ellie Saab and Zuhair Murad creations.

****Grazia Daily: What are your top three wardrobe staples? What’s your favourite fashion brand/label?

Petra Nemcova: Stuart Weitzman shoes, Prada bag and a Herve Leger dress, which is always fab and practical as it doesn't wrinkle, which is essential with the amount of travelling I do. And speaking of travelling, I can't live without Be The Light NY blanket and eyes mask as they keep me warm and rested on each flight.

****Grazia Daily: Are there any women who inspire or influence your style?

Petra Nemcova: Audrey Hepburn is a great inspiration - distinctly feminine and stylish.

Words by Maisie Bovingdon

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