Penélope Cruz

Sultry Academy Award-nominated actress Penelope Cruz not only knows how to wear clothes—she designs them too. Last year, Cruz and younger sister Monica introduced a 25-piece Urban and Evening wear collection. Designed for multinational Spanish fashion house Mango (MNG), the collection embraces everything from jeans to cocktail dresses to accessories.

No strangers to partnering together in business, the Cruz sisters have previously developed a handbag line for Japanese designer label Samantha Thavasa. Penelope’s store, Amarcord, carries the handbags and is located in the upscale Salamanca area of Madrid.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Cruz, 33, admits to being a perfectionist and notes she and her sister have always loved fashion. “This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Cruz says. “We’ve always loved clothes—we used to hide in the bathroom with fashion magazines and say, ‘I want that one.’ We’d get a pencil and mark the pictures, and show how we’d transform them at home.”

The Penelope and Monica Cruz Collection can be found in Mango stores across the United States (www.mngbymango.com), or by shopping online at www.mangoshop.com.

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