HALLE BERRY has an intimate encounter with storied lingerie label Scandale Paris.
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When it comes to cultivating sizzle, some women (bonjour, France) have that je ne sais quoi. But you don’t need a passport to speak the language of French lingerie—just ask Halle Berry. The 49-year-old actress and former model recently revived high-end label Scandale Paris (originally founded in 1932) with a modern makeover and an affordable price tag. Berry, co-owner and creative director, discovered the timeless undergarment brand while visiting the City of Light a few years ago. Launching in Canada this August, exclusively at La Vie en Rose outlet stores and on lavieenrose.com, the collection includes classics like two-toned lace demi-cup bras and matching leopard print sets, as well as sportier options with a side of sexy, such as the navy lace racer-back bra. Bottoms leave little (thongs) or much (boy shorts) to the imagination, depending on personal preference, though Berry believes no lingerie collection is complete without a pair of lace-back panties. “They’re for what I call a good walkout,” she says.
As for bras, she likes to stay connected. “I was taught to wear one 24 hours a day, even while I slept,” she says. “It’s something I learned as an adolescent, that wearing a bra and keeping yourself supported would pay off as the years went by—I have to say, it certainly has.” (Expect Operation Ooh-La-Lift to commence tonight at 2300 hours in bedrooms across the country as women suit up to wage the war against gravity.) Berry’s go-to style is the seamless T-shirt bra, a mainstay in the collection fittingly named the Dream. “It’s almost as if you’re wearing nothing,” she says. Scandal, indeed.