Capitol Icon: Dita Von Teese
by Capitol Couture
The Va-va-voom vixen talks about her latest style addictions.
Fashion philosophy: “Trying to be ‘of the moment’ isn’t chic. Anyone can buy clothes. Beautifully maintaining a signature style is the ultimate achievement.”
Go-to outfit: “My Second Look dress for endless reasons: it showcases jewelry so well, can be dressed up or down according to the accessories, and reveals the silhouette without being too revealing. Oh and it travels beautifully too.”
Favorite high drama accessory: “Can I choose two? Black leather opera-length gloves and my Von Follies Madame X bra.”
Soundtrack for getting dressed up: “I love a soundtrack for bathing, doing my makeup and certainly dressing for the evening. Among my standout favorites are Aquellos Ojos Verdes by Nat King Cole because it’s so glamorous, Teach Me Tonight by Jo Stafford because it’s so sexy, and 36-22-36 by Bobby Blue Bland for being so inspiring.”
Growing up, I wore the hell out of: “My special occasion dresses. I hated my casual school clothes and wanted to wear my dressy clothes. I couldn’t understand why I had to save them for special events. It was a constant argument with my parents.”
Sunglasses du jour: “I have an entire wardrobe of sunglasses. But I’m particularly fond right now of my round black and white tortoise with ombré lenses and a gold wire temple by Miu Miu.”
Current edible obsession: “Organic avocado on toasted millet bread with smoked sea salt.”
Home remedy for a Champagne hangover: “Every other glass is water. I never have hangovers!”
– As told to Rose Apodaca
– Photographer: Ali Mahdavi
Style Bistro: How to Wear Black and Not Look Boring
By Tanya Leigh Washington
August 5, 2013
Dita Von Teese has taught us a lot about being glamorous. And what better teacher? The lady lives and breathes retro glamour with every step she takes.
This weekend, the raven haired beauty attended the Rachel Pally fall collection celebration wearing a long black gown. Sure, black is the safe and often forgettable choice, but the burlesque queen showed us precisely how to make it truly memorable. Her trick? Loads of gold jewelry and a see-from-across-the-room red lipstick. Seriously, try it out! For your next night out, stack on some bangles and saturated gloss with your LBD or elegant maxi. You can’t fail, we promise.
Watch and learn.
Anne Fontaine Party during Cannes 2013
Parisian club “Le Baron”
May 20, 2013
by Cedric Canezza
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.”
Bwatt Magazine #3, photography by Anya Poulsen, Interview by Line Givskov, Makeup by Kathy Jueng, Hair by Danilo, Styling by Jessicaandkelly, Smashbox Studios Culver LA
Copies can be purchased through bwattmagazine.com.
Gotta love those thigh high boots!
Luxuriant: Dita Von Teese
March 2013 | Issue #30
Luxuriant is a free cultural, fashion, art, music and travel magazine available in Luxembourg. Dita is on the cover for issue #30. This is the English translation of the interview, available on the Luxuriant website. I will post scans once I find a copy.
News.am Style: My grandmother was half Armenian – exclusive interview with Dita Von Teese
By Marina Adulyan and Anna Ghazaryan
February 5, 2013
A dancer, a model, an actress… the queen of burlesque Dita Von Teese reveals different talents. But, this is not enough. She continues surprising everyone and making people admire her. Besides, Dita appeared to have Armenian roots, she said in an exclusive interview with NEWS.am STYLE.