How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Style Spot / Star Style
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
19-10-2012
  91
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
con...

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
 
19-10-2012
  92
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
con...

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
19-10-2012
  93
V.I.P.
 
Melly5525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New York
Gender: femme
Posts: 25,550
Love this look, so classic and retro and nobody does it like Dita, the gloves are the perfect finishing touch

__________________
Daria,Erin,Isabeli,Crystal,Karen,Lara,Querelle,Coc o,MariaCarla,Guinevere,Natasha,Karmen,Lindsey,Elis e
tFS 2012 Book Challenge- Reading: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- Completed: 08
  Reply With Quote
19-10-2012
  94
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: somewhere in time
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,163
Only Dita would look so good wearing a velvet dress.

  Reply With Quote
20-10-2012
  95
Spring of Córdoba
 
ParadEyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,107
can NOT get over how stunning she looked at her collection launch That rose-print dress is to die for! the clutch is also divine

celebrity-gossip

__________________
Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
  Reply With Quote
20-10-2012
  96
don't look down
 
tigerrouge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Béal Feirste
Gender: femme
Posts: 11,758
I look forward to seeing a full set of images from this event; perfection as always at Cameron Silver's Decades: A Century Of Fashion book party at Chateau Marmont's Bar Marmont, with Cameron and Kristen Davis (dailymail.co.uk):


__________________
You're perfect, yes, it's true. But without me, you're only you.
  Reply With Quote
22-10-2012
  97
trendsetter
 
Dego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sweden
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,230
How do her shoes not fall off her feet?

__________________

  Reply With Quote
22-10-2012
  98
rising star
 
M.Dietrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Gender: femme
Posts: 118
And i would like to know how the hell she walks in them, the way that she does, like she is gliding?!

  Reply With Quote
22-10-2012
  99
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
The Dita Von Teese Collection Launch
Decades, Los Angeles, Calif.

"Pics of displays @decadesinc in LA on Melrose. Some of my costumes, personal treasures+ the vintage pieces that inspir"

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
22-10-2012
  100
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
My Night With Dita: The Queen of Burlesque Shares Tips on How to Transform Yourself into a Sex Goddess
by Jill Di Donato

It’s not often that one gets to spend an evening with the “Queen of Burlesque,” Dita Von Teese, but the other night at La Maison Cointreau, a nineteenth-century townhouse in Greenwich Village that boasts French boudoirs, lavish libraries and a cocktail lab reminiscent of the apothecary of yesteryear, I had that very opportunity. From chatting demurely with the iconic sex goddess to watching her perform her signature feather fan dance, I scored some tips for the everyday woman to channel a little Dita, if she so chooses.


Known for her burlesque performances, diehard dedication to 1940s fashion and sex kitten persona, Dita is also a “savvy businesswoman” and mistress of her own domain… which is Dita. Before personalities became a dime a dozen, she rose to fame by creating an alter-ego, living out her fantasies with no apologies. In a world saturated by illusion, where we have the power to make and remake ourselves in various iterations — whether socially, at the workplace, or online — it’s easy to appreciate Dita’s mass appeal. She’s a tableau vivant, and has built an empire out of the art of performance. So how can the everyday woman connect with her inner Dita? “Embrace the spirit,” she tells me. “It might not be politically correct to lift sexual taboo, but just do it! Sexual fantasies are liberating!” (I’m no stranger to living out sexual fantasies, and agree wholeheartedly.)

On the subject of women, Dita admits that physically, we are “held to a different standard than men.” While the impossible beauty standards that define a brand of femininity our culture pushes on women can be infuriating, belittling and dangerous, it’s also important to remember that we are all agents of our own bodies and the identities we create through them. For Dita, to be feminine is “to enjoy everything about being a woman.” The vixen advises us that we have “all the tools within ourselves” to attract others, explaining that “seduction is about bringing someone into your world.” But what world is that, I must wonder? Is it all smoke and mirrors? If the answer is yes, what’s so wrong about that? Aren’t we all self-creations, anyway?

Before we get too cerebral, here are her final tips on how to be a seductress: “Lingerie is a must. Women have so many options, but it’s good to invest in a good set that should include a bra, panty or thong that should be worn OVER the garter belt. Every woman looks great in black. To get yourself in the mood, put on your favorite song and dance around in front of the mirror. I do it. And stay away from cigarettes and the sun to look amazing.”

Being sexy isn’t necessarily an exercise in attracting a partner. To this, I raise my cocktail glass and take a cue from Dita: “If you are having fun,” she tells me, “You’re sexy.” In that case, I say there’s nothing wrong with cultivating fantasy as long as you’re doing it in good faith and, above all, for yourself, whoever you want that to be. I invite you all to enter the fun house. Let’s play.

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
22-10-2012
  101
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
Dita Von Teese Will Be Answering Your Questions At oxJane.com
If you’re not familiar with xoJane, take a look. I follow Deputy Editor Mandy Stadtmiller on my personal twitter account, so I’m already a visitor there and I think it’s fantastic that Dita has agreed to become a columnist!

“I’m just obviously obsessed with Dita von Teese. I mean, look at me — it’s like wondering if the dude with the wallet chain and the pompadour is into Morrissey. She’s like my patron saint. She has Lady Gaga-levels of commitment to her signature look — you will never open up US Weekly to a shot of her in Ugg boots and a hoodie. I imagine she is unable to go camping. But despite her high-maintenance appearance, she seems remarkably down-to-earth.

FOR INSTANCE, I’ve read she does her own makeup, dyes her own hair and doesn’t employ a stylist, ever since one suggested a pair of her 1940s shoes would look “really cute with jeans.” I also love all the quotes I’ve read about her where she talks about the transformative power of glamour, always stressing that she’s not the prettiest or the youngest or the best dancer, and isn’t it great that she doesn’t have to be?

“The truth is that I’m a very ordinary blonde girl from Michigan,” she’s been quoted as saying. And also, “I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute.”

I love all that ****!

So I am creaming my garters over the fact that she has agreed to be our newest xoJane advice columnist, answering your questions about how to incorporate glamour into your everyday life — from styling tips, clothing, lingerie, body image, confidence and loving yourself. Just leave your questions for Dita in the comments or email them to askdita@xojane.com and she will answer her favorites. And when I say she’ll answer them, I mean with her very own half-moon manicured fingers, because Dita does not do ghostwriting — she made that very clear.”

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
22-10-2012
  102
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
Dita Von Teese Debuts Retro Capsule Collection at Decades
by Natalie Alcala

Both fashion royalty and real royalty graced Melrose vintage haven Decades last night to fête the launch of Dita Von Teese’s limited-edition capsule. The five-piece collection features four dresses and one trench coat inspired by the burlesque queen’s enthusiasm for all things retro.

To ensure that Ms. Von Teese felt right at home, Decades co-owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos transformed their boutique into a wonderland filled with items from the dancer’s personal archive. Installations featured everything from a Marc Jacobs-gifted Louis Vuitton hat case to diamond bespoke shoes by Christian Louboutin, which both HRH Princess of Saxony Marie-Luise Von Sachsen and British footwear designer Charlotte Olympia fawned over.

As for the capsule, which is available at Decades in-store and online now, each piece ranges from $595 to $995 and is offered in sizes 4 through 16. Von Teese explained that it was important to include a range of sizes because, in her findings, vintage dresses are usually limited to petite frames.

Speaking of vintage, the LA resident also revealed to us that she’s looking forward to doing some damage at the Santa Monica Vintage Expo this weekend, so stop by to see her in action.

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
22-10-2012
  103
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
Refinery29: Dita Von Teese On Her New Line, “Man-Catching Uniform,” & Beauty Tips
By Brenna Egan

Try this on for size: Did you know that Dita Von Teese’s waist is 22 itsy-bitsy inches, but can contract down to 16.5 with the yank of a corset’s rope? And that’s hardly the most impressive asset the badass of burlesque’s got to flaunt. The martini-glass and powder-compact acts rev you up, turn you on … and the impeccable costuming practically hurls you to scratch that vintage-shopping itch. Well, DVT’s proved over the years that she’s got a mind that spins as fast as those tassels (leaving Marilyn Manson may have been the first evidence!), and she’s capitalized on her now-renowned retro flair with a limited-edition line of finery that anyone can wear.


It adds up that the pieces are supreme — she’s got more sewing street cred than any other star we’ve seen. As a former lingerie buyer and armed with a college degree in costume design, it’s no wonder we swooned over a floor-length floral number, form-fitting LBD with a peekaboo bra, and voluminous trench. With the launch at Decades just yesterday (it’s all sold exclusively there), we can confirm this collection is certainly no tease (and don’t worry, there aren’t any organ-injuring corsets in the mix!). While we ogled every thread, we managed a chat with the porcelain figurine, and discovered some super-interesting tidbits about what makes her tick. Read on below to find out how she manages to go head-to-toe retro and not look gauche, where she sweats to maintain that unreal bod, and a few of the 40-year-old’s sneaky beauty secrets.

The collection looks fantastic! How did the idea spark for the collaboration?
“I started working on the collection about two years ago with Lime Door Brands in Australia. The dress collection is comprised of pieces that are all based on the things in my vintage collection that I believe are timeless. I wanted to keep it very simple for each season, so I can stay focused and make sure each piece is perfect. Some of the dresses are based on favorite vintage pieces that I’ve worn over and over for 12 years, and that’s a testament to a dress that transcends trends. I’ve also made them more wearable by changing little things like necklines, hemlines, etcetera, and making them out of the best quality fabrics so they are made to last, both physically and style-wise. We’re doing them in plus sizes, too. This isn’t a retro clothing line — it’s really about classic glamour that doesn’t fade with time.”

What was the process like when combing through your massive vintage wardrobe to pick the particular pieces you wanted to recreate?
“I just thought about which dresses I’ve worn over and over different ways, year after year, and which things I got the most compliments on, and a few of the pieces were based on things that I had wanted to modify to make them more wearable. I also designed the Showcase Dress to show off my pretty bras, and as the perfect date dress.”

Did you and the Decades dudes have a closet-cleaning party?
“Ahh, I’m a total pack rat, I never get rid of anything! The times I have parted with my good vintage pieces, I’ve mostly regretted it.”

What’s your favorite piece in the collection, and why?
“I love them all, of course, but I find that I wear the Showcase Dress and the VIP Trench the most. A lot of people don’t go for the fomer because you have to try it on to see its beauty. The black silk velvet is just about the most sensual dress I’ve ever worn — I just love really plush silk velvet — there’s nothing more glamorous and nothing sexier. It’s my man-catching uniform, works like a charm!”

What’s your key piece of advice to wearing retro garb when you don’t necessarily want to look costume-y?
“You have to look for things that have a timeless feel, and that’s hard to explain, but that’s exactly what each of these dresses I’ve made have.”

Do you have any diet or sneaky health secrets?
“I follow the regime of Kimberly Snyder’s book, The Beauty Detox Solution. I have green smoothies in the morning, a light vegan lunch, and my heaviest meal at dinner. I never eat fruit with meals. I obey her food combining rules, and that helps keep my stomach nice and flat!”

Do you have any favorite fitness classes in town?
“I do pilates and take ballet classes, but I’m a purist about my workouts. Mari Winsor has a great butt workout. I think she has a DVD devoted just to toning the butt and legs. Her place is right next door to Decades!”

What’s your favorite tune right now to get you grooving?
“I love Monarchy’s album, Around the Sun . I just did a song and a video with the band — I love them so much!”

What’s your most prized vintage possession, where did you find it, and why is it so special to you?
“It’s a 1954 Christian Dior Paris haute couture New Look-era suit with the label inside, which bears the red-stamped serial numbers and season. It’s the real deal, extremely rare, and extremely valuable. It belongs in a museum, but I wear it! It’s grey tweed, three pieces, with that famous Dior full skirt, a tweed blouse, and a coat. It’s the Holy Grail of ’50s clothing. I found it in San Francisco, at the bargain price of around $4,000. As a perfect example of the New Look Era, it’s worth far, far more!”

What’s your most recent vintage purchase that you’re over the moon for?
“A big black 1940 La Salle convertible.”

MAC’s Gregory Arlt does your makeup. What are your top three products he uses to achieve your look?
“MAC Mineralize Skinfinish powder, Fluidline eyeliner in Blacktrack, and Eye Shadow in Vapour. He also loves my own ARTDECO makeup collection, which has 6 incredible, velvety-red shades. It’s not available in the US yet, but hopefully will be soon!”

Do you have a fountain of youth product you swear by?
“Sunscreen. The best is MDSolarSciences’ SPF 40 Mineral Screen Lotion. It has a matte finish and silky texture that’s downright sensual! It’s a life-changing product for those of us that are smart enough to protect our skin.”

Where in L.A. do you like to shop for non-vintage clothes?
“I rarely go shopping unless I know a certain designer is doing clothes that are my style. The last modern thing I bought was a McQueen cape and belt. I collect ’40s-era capes, and I’ve been working on recreating one of my favorites to add to my line.”

What’s your favorite place to indulge in town?
“Red Medicine restaurant on Wilshire.”

What’s the proudest moment of your career thus far?
“When I was the first guest star in the history of The Crazy Horse Paris, and producing and selling out my full-length revue, Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!“

What’s your best piece of advice to aspiring artists?
“Don’t be afraid to ruffle some feathers … if you don’t incite both accolades and criticism, what you are doing is most likely mediocre, and that’s the kiss of death.”

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
22-10-2012
  104
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
The New York Observer: Q&A: Dita von Teese, Burlesque Star and Fetish-er Extraordinaire, Talks About Her New York Fantasy

On Monday night, America’s classiest stripper, Dita von Teese, left little to the imagination at an intimate party hosted at La Maison Cointreau in the West Village. Later in the week she spoke to The Observer about her dreams of swapping Hollywood for New York City, and how she handles the burden of her international sex symbol status.

You’re credited with bringing burlesque back into the spotlight. How does that feel?

It feels pretty good! Not just to say it happened because of me, but because when I started making these funny little shows 20 years ago, I could never have imagined it would see this kind of resurgence. I’ve watched the way my fanbase shifted from being local people coming to see me in an underground strip club to something that is now mostly watched by women, which is amazing.

The black curls and red lipstick combo has become your trademark—do you ever ditch the beauty routine and hang out in sweats?

I really feel better when I’m wearing my red lipstick, just like some people do when they wear their favourite jeans, or have their hair the way they like it. It’s an easy thing, and it makes me feel better, so I always do it before I leave the house.

What does it feel like to be seen as a sex symbol?

I don’t think about it very often because most of my fanbase is female, but I think a lot of my fans want to emulate me because my look is very attainable. A lot of women can be like me and wear high heels and stockings, and paint their nails red to feel glamorous where maybe they didn’t before.

You had a modest upbringing—how does your family react to your Hollywood lifestyle?

My mother is really supportive and sees a lot of my shows, but my dad has a tendency to believe what he reads. Occasionally he’ll call me up asking about some inaccurate “news” article—and I’m just like “Dad, you can’t believe this stuff.” People can say anything on the internet, so I’m constantly having to tell my him: “no, that did not happen.”

Your marriage to Marilyn Manson took up a lot of column inches. How did you deal with that?

I was happy to step out in public with my husband and we were happy to talk about each other, but it’s a little bit weird now because you don’t want that attention when you’re trying to date someone.

You split your time between Paris and LA—can you ever see yourself moving to New York?

I have this big fantasy about having a second residence in New York, but I don’t know it very well, so I feel like it would be nice to start a real relationship with the city. I hardly know what counts as being uptown or downtown, so I’d need to study it first!

You’ve made a lot of money since you hit the big time, but when did you first find yourself in the spotlight?

It was after I was on the cover of American Playboy – it was at a time when it was still a really big deal to be on the cover, Drew Barrymore had just been on it, Naomi Campbell… it was a time before reality stars made the front of the magazine. It was a very striking look for Playboy and thrust me into the spotlight, and it was a big moment when people wanted to see more of me and what I was doing.

How do you look back on your time in soft core porn and fetish clubs?

I have more respect for people who go there than the people who pretend to go there. Putting on a black wig with bangs doesn’t make you have what Bettie Page had. Everything you do shapes you and makes you interesting for people to watch, and I have no regrets.

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
23-10-2012
  105
V.I.P.
 
LittleMsSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: εїз Between Here, There & Everywhere εїз
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,895
Dita Von Teese at Cameron Silver’s ‘Decades: A Century Of Fashion’ Book Party

pocketvenus.wordpress.com

__________________
"You look sad when you think he can’t see you"
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
dita, teese, von
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:54 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.