Can you believe that, upon entering the modeling world, Bianca Balti was initially told that she was too common and average-looking?! Balti, with her olive skin, plush lips, brunette tresses and piercing blue eyes, is anything but average-looking.
Hailing from the northern region of Lombardy in Italy, brunette beauty Balti has been featured on numerous highly esteemed magazine covers and graced the runways of established and praised fashion houses like Chanel, Valentino and Christian Dior.
Adding to her impressive roster of career successes is the latest Spring/Summer 2010 campaign for Italian brand Intimissimi. Surrounded by pastel, floral wallpaper, worn-in books and antique, distressed furniture, a natural and beautifully styled Balti poses languidly in the romantic setting.
The collection features matching lingerie sets, with feminine details like lace, ruffles and whimsical prints. The fresh Sofia lace balconettte (top photo) with matching lace brazilian thong is a must-have for me, while I also like the style in a fun, floral print with ruffle culotte. Also featured is a line of fresh, cotton sleepwear/loungewear that consists of tanks, chemises, sleep shorts and pants.
Unfortunately, as Intimissimi is no longer carried at Victoria’s Secret (and they have yet to inform consumers as to where it will be sold), I guess we’ll just have to sit tight with anticipation! At least we have a beautifully shot campaign, not to mention gorgeous model, to admire.
You can learn more about the 2010 Intimissimi collection by clicking on the photos above and below. For more styles, visit intimissimi.it.