She told Highsnobiety that she maintained her beauty routine during the height of the pandemic even when she was just running errands or taking Lea to school, saying, “You can’t leave your house with dirty nails and dirty hair—even though I really want to sometimes. But during lockdown, we had no red carpets. I was like, ‘I’ve got to make school runs fun.'”
And she knows that looking like herself attracts attention, but she and Cooper have had The Talk (about people wanting to take pictures of Mommy and Daddy, that is) with Lea.
“Sometimes my daughter is scared—she sees the paparazzi from miles away. She’s a KGB baby,” Shayk quipped, invoking the surveillance state in her native Russia. “We had to explain to her, like, ‘They’re just doing their job. By selling pictures, they make their living. You don’t have to be scared.'”
But she’s let it be known she isn’t going to aid in any efforts to make her daughter’s face famous. Despite her rare inclusion of a mysterious pal in a gorilla mask on Halloween, her Instagram primarily remains a fashion-only zone to show off what she’s working on (or wearing, or putting on her impossibly dewy skin, etc.).