InStyle: Dita Von Teese’s Advice for Shopping Vintage
b Kwala Mandel
January 16, 2013
No one wears vintage clothing quite like burlesque star Dita Von Teese, who has been collecting pieces for more than 25 years. “I started wearing vintage because I couldn’t even afford designer jeans,” Von Teese (in a blue velvet dress from the 1930s) told InStyle.com at Dior Beauty’s dinner celebrating Hollywood glamour. “I couldn’t keep up with my friends in high school so I bought vintage clothes that were cheaper.” So there’s no better person to ask for tips on how to shop for standout items! “Choose things that look modern,” Von Teese told InStyle.com. “Notice, in modern clothes, where the references are in vintage. Look for the parallels between [modern designers] like Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier and vintage clothing.” And that’s not all. “Also, go for things that are fairly simplistic and have a nice shape,” Von Teese said. ”I know I’m successful at shopping for vintage when people say, ‘Is that Galliano, Dior, Westwood, or Prada?’ And I say, ‘No, I bought it on eBay for $40!’”
InStyle: Dita Von Teese’s Vintage-Inspired Collection: Available Now
August 27, 2012
Seductress Dita Von Teese is bringing a little sex appeal to vintage wear! The burlesque star teamed up with Los Angeles designer vintage shop Decades to create the Dita Von Teese Collection, a line of all-black designs (sizes 4 to 16) mined from her own vintage finds. The full-skirted trench ($899) is one of our favorites. “Throw it on with a scarf or a jeweled pin,” she told InStyle of the classic silhouette. “Or add just a garter belt underneath and use it as a tool of seduction!” Ooh la la! Click through the gallery below to see the rest of the pieces, and scoop up your own at shopdecadesinc.com—InStyle readers get 20% off! Just enter “InStyle” at checkout. Plus, see the collection featured on page 170 of our September issue, available on newsstands and for your tablet now.
— Meghan Blalock
Interia (Germany) Autumn / Winter, 2011
Photography by Douglas Friedman
Hair by John Blaine
Makeup by Gregory Arlt
Prop Styling by Brian Andriola
Interia is a German interior design magazine. This issue features content which originally appeared in the February, 2011 issue of US InStyle. Dita gave InStyle a tour of her LA home, decorated by herself and interior designer Stacia Dunnam. Dita’s home was also featured in the UK edition.
The Ellements of Personal Style features a similar spread.
InStyle (UK) May, 2011
Photography: Douglas Friedman
Written by: George Epaminondas
Hair: John Blaine
Makeup: Gregory Arlt
Prop Styling: Brian Andriola
Details & Extras
Dita takes InStyle magazine through her LA home, decorated by herself and interior designer Stacia Dunnam. The Ellements of Personal Style features a similar spread.
The original article appeared in US InStyle. It will likely continue to syndicate internationally.
Scans by Storemags.