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Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio has been blessed with the kinds of things worthy of Angel wings. On top of being the face of a sexy lingerie brand, great genetics and a bikini body tend to invite a wealth of other opportunities—like the chance to move your well-toned derrière from the modeling chair to the designer chair. Given that the LA-based model has already professed her love for Planet Blue, it's no surprise that she chose the boho retailer to launch her long-awaited lifestyle brand, ále by Alessandra.
Inspired by the brunette beauty's Malibu model-off-duty vibes, the collection ($60 to $260) includes maxi dresses, ruffle skirts, billowy peasant blouses, and much more Coachella-ready goodness, set to land in stores and online March 17th. "I like to be casual and comfortable, but always sexy," Ambrosio tells us. "I come from Brazil, which is such a beautiful country, where we like to show our sensuality. So while the silhouettes from my collection are simple, they are always cut to highlight that sensuality."
The hippie boutique chain gave us an exclusive sneak peek into their skin-baring desert photo shoot, which naturally involved the model-turned-designer prancing in a skirt and floppy hat (and only a skirt and floppy hat) among some lucky cacti. See it all, plus a glimpse of the line's spring lookbook, after the jump.
· Planet Blue [Official Site]
· Ále by Alessandra [Official Site]
· VS Angel Alessandra Ambrosio Loves SoulCycle, Planet Blue [Racked]
· Alessandra Ambrosio's Lifestyle Brand is Inspired by Malibu [Racked]