These were sketched by Luma Rouge, live at Strip Strip Hooray!
Dita Von Teese
by Hayden Williams
Dita Von Teese Illustrations on Cardboard
As much as I love a man in make-up – and that’s almost as much as I love a man in a skirt – I draw the line at stupid ghoulish contact lenses. Take Marilyn Manson par example. I always thought wearing them was the height of dumb, until he dumped Dita Von Teese for Evan Rachel Wood, and I realised there were always greater heights to climb.
But somehow the gown worn by Dita in her moment of insanity has escaped my attention, until last week when I was researching interesting wedding dresses to draw for the first public launch of Bridal Sketches, at the I Do I Do Bendigo Bridal Fair. (Yes, I see the irony too.)
Not since (and I hate to name-drop) my uni-friend Megan Park designed my equally starring friend Tiff from Happy House’s royal purple wedding dress way back when, have I seen such a gown of magnificence.
With no plans of walking down any isles, I realise my chances of wearing such a frock are hugely diminished. Enter the brilliant idea of Dr Mary to take herself to a fabulous bridal store so I can photograph her and produce for her a Dr-Bridal Sketch. I think I may do like-wise. In fact maybe this is an even better idea than Bridal Sketches – “Never going to walk down that isle but want to be immortalised in the frock? Call Faux-Bridal-Sketches – we’ll put you in the picture“.
Either way, chances are it will outlast the marriage.
Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray! Tour Posters
Unfortunately, I can’t scan these because of their size. It’s a shame really because these photos don’t do the posters justice, especially the illustration.
The Fillmore (San Francisco, California) May 21 & 22, 2012
Artwork by Anne Faith Nicholls
13 x 19″
Aladdin Theater (Portland, Oregon) May 27 & 28, 2012
Photo by Neil Kendall
11 x 17″