Valletta first met Monrow's designers Michelle Wenke and Megan George through mutual friends. Now the trio has put together the "Amber Valleta for Monrow" collection which will debut with tissue-thin layering tees and tanks, day dresses, a romper, tailored blazers and a fringed cape in a navy, cream, black, light gray and pale blush palette, WWD reports.
Despite admitting that she "never thought about designing at all," Valletta says, "I'm not interested in making clothes that are not accessible ... I really believe that the more expensive things should be gems that you keep in your closet, not trends," the source cites.
Currently only wholesale prices are available: the entire collection ranges from $65 to $80 with the occasional special luxury piece or two (priced around $600 wholesale) thrown in. Monrow and the model designer has already started work on the second collection, adds WWD.
Models-turned-designers is no new thing and, and, in fact, seems to be a natural (and savvy) career move. There is Kate Moss' line for Topshop, Elle Macpherson's lingerie brand and Angela Lindvall recently collaborated with Yoox.com.
But don't expect Valletta to drop her actress hyphenate any time soon! She'll hit theaters in January 2010 with her latest film, "The Spy Next Door" with Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus and George Lopez.