Jessica Alba Vamps for Vogue Italia

Jessica Alba Vogue Italia April 2011

Photos courtesy of Vogue Italia

Lady in the dark: Jessica Alba dominates the April issue of Vogue Italia.

Hot mama coming through!

Though she's currently well into her second pregnancy, Jessica Alba looks more Anaïs Nin–esque femme fatale than doting mother in her sultry fashion spread for Vogue Italia's April issue.

Photographed by Michelangelo Di Battista, the actress rocks a severe Louise Brooks fringed bob, intense eyebrows, and near-black lipstick for the noir-style shoot, posing against dusty vintage cars in black-lace-heavy designs from Chanel, Moschino, and Dolce & Gabbana, with a colorful Prada fur stole thrown in for good measure.

But despite her vampy appearance and scantily clad performances in films like Sin City, Alba—seen holding black lace butterfly wings across her face—draws the line at going nude.

"I am basically conservative, and this is due to the education I received from my parents," she insists. "I know how this market works and I am prepared to play along. But to go naked does not interest me at all.

"I have always been very aware of my looks and I have worked hard to work on them and keep them. After the [first] pregnancy, I felt liberated. I learn[ed] how to accept my body and I give less importance to my appearance."

Alba also opens up about her personal style, opting for items with a bit more "mystery."

"My own style is probably a mixture of high and low," she says. "I'm definitely into sort of layering and I like mystery so I don't put it all out there. I play dress-up for a living—for photo shoots and for working and movies or whatnot—I sort of wear more revealing things that show my body. But in life I like things that have a little bit more mystery. I like things that are elegant and chic, but then a little rock and roll."

What could be more rock and roll than a black bodysuit and Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla bra?

For more Jessica Alba, visit Vogue Italia online and pick up the April issue, out now.

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