YourTango: Exclusive! Dita Von Teese: I Feel Sexier In My 40s Than 20s
by Joanna Rafael
“Joy and living a good life on your own terms is always sexy,” Dita tells us.
With her glamorously sexy looks, risqué burlesque shows, and lingerie and fragrance lines, Dita Von Teese is the epitome of erotica, so it’s no wonder she named her fourth and latest fragrance Erotique. “I was inspired by the erotic stories that I love to read, and the kind of fragrance the characters that I read about would have worn,” she says. “Perfume was very different in the past; it was very carnal, very animalistic. This fragrance has Bulgarian rose, coriander, patchouli, and leather. I love the idea of a perfume that smells like a gloved hand holding a bouquet of roses.”
She had more to say about the power of scent, as well as answers to your most burning questions, when we recently spoke with Dita at the launch party for her fragrance at Ron Robinson/Fred Segal in Los Angeles.
MyDaily.co.uk: Dita Von Teese Does Dramatic Black For Phantom Of The Opera
by Daisy Sitch
November 29, 2013
Dita Von Teese is all about performance and it’s no surprise that the 41-year-old looked stunning for last night’s premiere of Phantom of the Opera at the Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany.
Dita posed in a black velvet gown with sheer and black applique lace detailing on the back. The subtle train teamed with long black leather gloves created a striking, stunning silhouette.
The best thing about Dita is that she sticks to what she’s good at – her signature black style is always sultry and seriously sexy-making.
The Twenties hair (jet black with tight retro curls), the porcelain complexion, that beauty spot and the killer lipstick also adds definition. The lady is just smouldering.
The Daily Beast: My Friend Jean Paul Gaultier, By Dita Von Teese
by Dita Von Teese
Oct 24, 2013
A new exhibition celebrating Jean Paul Gaultier opens at the Brooklyn Museum this week. From couture shows in Paris to line-dancing in Texas, Dita Von Teese pays tribute to the legendary designer.
Dita Von Teese and Jean-Paul Gaultier. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty)
I met Jean Paul Gaultier in 2002 in Paris through my friend photographer Ali Mahdavi and legendary fashion muse Suzanne von Aichinger. When Jean Paul met me, he told me that he had pictures of me from my Playboy December 2002 magazine cover, which showcased all of my burlesque shows. At that time, I was well-known in the burlesque and pin-up world, but I wasn’t being invited to fashion shows, and I certainly wasn’t being dressed in haute couture for red carpets.
Norton of Morton: Smouldering sirens: Dita Von Teese
Saturday, 28 September 2013
In which G.M. Norton gets his monocle steamed up by the Queen of Burlesque.
Welcome to the third instalment of the ‘Smouldering sirens’ series run here at Norton of Morton, where I grant admittance to a rather lovely lady.
Today’s lady in question and joining the fabled ranks of Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe is none other than the Queen of Burlesque herself, Miss Dita Von Teese. By an enormous stroke of luck, today marks her forty-first year of stylish living.
Philly Mag: Lascivious Jane Chats with Dita Von Teese
By Lascivious Jane
October 8, 2013
This Wednesday, iconic burlesque diva Dita Von Teese will bring her critically acclaimed show “Burlesque: Strip, Strip Hooray” to the Tower Theater for her first-ever Philadelphia appearance. She’ll be performing some of her most spectacular numbers, with a fabulous lineup of global burlesque heavyweights.
929JackFM: Dita Von Teese Strips Down — Talks Burlesque & Her Love of ‘Escaping’ Clothing
By Linda Laban
October 10, 2013
It is unlikely that anyone has put as much thought and effort into getting undressed as Dita Von Teese, the undisputed queen of neo-burlesque. We caught up with Madame Von Teese at her home in Los Angeles, just before the Michigan native embarked on her fall ‘Burlesque: Strip, Strip Hooray!’ tour.
JaneMaxwell.com: 3 Dita Von Teese Poses That Inspire!
by Jane Maxwell
October 7th, 2013
Last night, a few friends and I went to the Dita Von Teese Burlesque Show aptly named ‘Strip, Strip, Hooray’. She is the fashion, stripper-diva who struts across the stage with such confidence it was jaw dropping. It was like being back in the pin-up 50′s. A sexy, beautiful, fantasy. What struck me most was that she was clearly not stripping for men as an object of desire. In fact, there were more women in the crowd than men. She was stripping for the pure fun of it. For the sensual pleasure. She is a woman in control and her power is the comfort she feels in her body (and the whoops and hollers she elicits) . Time to put Pin-Up Power back on my canvas’!
Charlotte Observer: Dita Von Teese: From go-go dancer to burlesque star
By Courtney Devores
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Burlesque is back in a big way with locals like Charlotte’s own Big Mamma and national touring troupes. You can thank the queen of modern burlesque, Dita Von Teese, for bringing the titillating and glamorous world of striptease to the mainstream.
Von Teese makes her Charlotte debut this weekend with Strip Strip Hooray at The Fillmore. The show features her dragon lady and cowgirl routines, as well as the new “Bird of Paradise” and her famous signature cocktail glass number.