Sultry Italian siren Monica Bellucci will be launching a new lip line for her one of her homeland's most famous houses, Dolce & Gabbana, and will star in the Spring-Summer 2012 campaign, together with a host of Italian faces. The limited edition Monica Lipstick Collection, available in six luscious shades and created in conjunction with the release of the Spring-Summer ads, will be out in stores in May this year.
The 47-year-old actress, beloved for her acting chops and celebrated pout, said of the partnership with D&G: “I’m delighted to be collaborating with Domenico and Stefano on Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up. I have always adored the aesthetic of Dolce & Gabbana and it’s so exciting to be involved with their creative process.”
Meanwhile, D&G's Spring-Summer 2012 campaign sees Bellucci vamping it up as part of a boisterous Italian family. Shot by Giampaolo Sgura in a sun-drenched seaside village off Portofino, the spread also stars Italian model Bianca Balti as Monica's younger, more colorful counterpart.
"We love Monica and have worked with her many times over the past 20 years. Her beauty is timeless," said Domenico Dolce, whose business partner, Stefano Gabbana added: "She expresses perfectly the Dolce & Gabbana woman. She is ravishing - a true Italian icon."
Check out the gorgeous floral print and black lace-accented pieces in the promo pictures below.