Elle.com: Beauty Tell-all: A Visit With Dita Von Teese
The burlesque perfumer, dress and lingerie designer, name behind two fragrances, and all-around icon invited us over for a chat on a recent trip to New York City and revealed her favorite place to go incognito, how she always looks so done up, and her secret for having skin worth baring.
By Taylor Barringer
June 20, 2013
“I love perfumes of the past,” said Dita Von Teese, who released two fragrances of her own this spring. “Once upon a time, there were perfumes that didn’t smell like little girls and candy and sweetness and vanilla. I mean, Marlene Dietrich would not have worn a perfume that had vanilla in it. And so many celeb scents smell like stripper spray. I’m a stripper and I work in strip clubs, but I don’t want to douse myself in it and smell like one! Some of my favorite perfumes are Quelques Fleurs and Lancôme Magie Noire. Jean Paul Gaultier Classique is also so nice; it smells like makeup.”
E! Online: Dita Von Teese’s 3 Rules for Flaunting Retro Makeup
by Alexis L. Loinaz
Tue., Mar. 26, 2013
Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese knows a thing or two about retro beauty: The milky-skinned siren has conjured an entire persona by drawing on a vintage vibe that melds the sensuality of a Varga girl with the kittenish playfulness of Bettie Page.
We recently chatted with the sultry star at the launch of her new lingerie line and she shared her tips and tricks on how to pull off retro makeup with can-do flair—and nope, you don’t need your own supersize martini-glass bathtub to turn heads while doing it.
1. Rock a Red Lip: “I think red lipstick looks good on every woman,” Dita says about this retro-glam must-have. “She just has to find the right red lipstick. I’m a big fan of a matte red lip because it’s easier to wear, and it’s always classic and always elegant.”
2. Go for a Matte Skin: “I love like clear, beautiful, matte skin,” she shares. “It’s always an essential of retro-style makeup, I think. I like a powdered matte finish.”
3. Find Your Old-School Pop-Culture Inspiration: Not everything comes down to makeup and accessories: Dita says that a big part of her retro beauty secret is finding the right old-school inspiration to get her in the right mood. “I like to watch a lot of old movies. That always does it for me,” she says. “I always feel inspired by movies with beautiful, glamorous costumes. And I love musicals. I always go for those 1940s-era Technicolor films with big musical numbers.”
Gift of the Gab: Dita Von Teese Art Deco Collections Purchases & Review
Monday, December 17, 2012
All items purchased from TenderLovingSkincare.co.uk and BeautyBay.com
Dita’s “Golden Vintage” Candlelight Powder “Dita” is a finishing powder that I apply only after I have applied all of my makeup…my liquid foundation, mascara, and highlighter, then, and only then do I apply the Candlelight powder with a fluffy brush and a light hand all over my face for that subtle glow. I was so elated to find out that it is suitable for any skin tone. The packaging is gorgeous with a 40s Old Hollywood flair. The compact itself is not as heavy as I had hoped it would be since it is made of plastic. I own a vintage 1940s Elgin American compact (pictured below) that is made completely of high quality heavy metal that I only paid $50 for, while Dita’s compact is $48 alone. I would say that if you are looking for a great finishing powder this is your product, but if you are looking for a high quality compact for show, then look for better vintage options over the internet (Etsy in particular has great options). Continue…
NYTimes.com: The Branding of Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese is trying to widen her reach. More Photos »
By RUTH LA FERLA
November 23, 2012
Emily Berl for the New York Times
DITA VON TEESE doesn’t so much enter a room as materialize there. Before you have quite registered her presence, she is shaking your hand and offering tea, the moment like some deft conjurer’s trick.
“I’m a magician,” she murmurs as if on cue. “I make you see something that wasn’t there before.” That bit of apparent sorcery, she says, is “the very definition of power and glamour.” Continue…
A recap of recent developments…
THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW
Dita Von Teese is scheduled to appear on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, October 16.
DITA VON TEESE MUSE: LA LAUNCH
Previously only available in Australia, Dita’s collaboration with Lime Door Brands will launch in Los Angeles at Decades on September 19. The official launch, a VIP cocktail event, will be on October 18.
STRIP STRIP HOORAY!
The second leg of the Strip Strip Hooray! tour is about to kick off!
ARTDECO DITA VON TEESE FALL FAVORITES
Although already distributed in selected European markets, Dita’s Fall Favorites cosmetics range will be available online through tenderlovingskincare.co.uk next month. More details to follow. Thanks to Nicola for this information.
In case you missed it, Dita tweeted some photos of her upcoming perfume.
Dita Von Teese is on the cover of Irish Beauty magazine’s October 2012 issue, which is viewable online. Page 28 covers the Dita Von Teese Classics launch in Dublin, page 52-53 is an article on ArtDeco.
DITA VON TEESE CLASSICS LAUNCHES IN IRELAND
Dita’s ArtDeco cosmetics range is being released in Debenhams stores across Ireland. For dates and stores, view the flyer at dita.net.
Check Dita’s calendar for her appearance schedule. Dita will not be at any of these events.
DITA VON TEESE MUSE: LA LAUNCH
Previously only available in Australia, Dita’s collaboration with Lime Door Brands will launch in Los Angeles at Decades on September 19.
BRAVO’S TOP CHEF
Dita Von Teese will be a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef (USA) on Wednesday, August 29.
BUNNY YEAGER’S DARKROOM: PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY’S GOLDEN ERA
This book by Petra Mason, with introduction by Dita Von Teese, will be released September 25, 2012.
Dita Von Teese reveals her beauty secrets
New Idea Magazine
June 27, 2012
The queen of burlesque spills the beans on her beauty routine!
What are your beauty bag must-haves?
I use M.A.C Fluidline eyeliner in Blacktrack and Diorshow Mascara in Black, both $52, and I have about three different shades of red lipstick going at once including Dior’s Diorific lipstick in Dolce Vita Red, $50.
I collect vintage Estee Lauder powder compacts – I search for them on eBay! I have my things I like to splurge on for sure, but usually like to keep it simple.