Von Follies by Dita Von Teese
photography by Sheryl Nields
InStyle interviews Dita Von Teese
March 10, 2012
Dita Von Teese has landed! The burlesque beauty is on Australian shores to promote her Von Follies lingerie range for Target, at L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. She revealed to InStyle her love of undergarments, her thoughts on Australian style and the most precious pieces in her wardrobe…
The Von Follies range is inspired by the ‘pin-up girl’. What do you think makes ‘pin-up’ lingerie so feminine?
The ’40s and ’50s were eras when curves were very chic; lingerie then was made to enhance and exaggerate the feminine form. The designs of that time were beautifully constructed – I took inspiration from my vintage lingerie pieces, but also modified things to make them more wearable for a modern woman.
Sunday Herald Sun: Dita’s all-sizes collection wows crowd at LMFF
by Kim Wilson
March 11, 2012
BURLESQUE beauty Dita Von Teese made a raunchy debut on the runway last night in a custom-made black lace piece from her Von Follies collection at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.
She may have left the crowd waiting almost an hour, but they were not disappointed when the buxom beauty sauntered sexily down the catwalk.
In a theatrical, playful, glamorous display of her latest collection for Target, Von Teese wowed the crowd – leaving to a standing ovation.
Despite the presence of more risque accessories such as whips, leather and suspenders, the collection was surprisingly pretty and feminine.
Black lace dominated, but it was offset by shades of blue and pink.
The show featured an incredible array of vintage and vintage-inspired accessories, more than half of which were from Von Teese’s personal wardrobe and collection. Hats, veils, eye masks, gloves, lace and sequinned capelets topped off the lingerie looks.
An impressive 25 models of various shapes, sizes and ethnicities strutted the catwalk to a pumping music mix compiled by Von Teese from some of her favourite big-band songs and original music from her burlesque shows.
Sydney Morning Herald: Dita Von Fabulous
by Paula Joye
Saturday, March 10, 2012
|Red lips, lingerie and getting what you want
Dita tells how her enduring love of old Hollywood glamour continues to inspire and push boundaries.
Dita Von Teese does not disappoint.
Immaculate film star make-up, raven set hair and a body that is teeny, tiny curvy perfection. Not a strand out of place, not a line on the face and she walks with the grace of panther. She is utterly impossible to look away from but if you force yourself past the visual you’ll begin to notice more. Humour in the smile, wryness in her eyes and an eagerness to engage that sits just behind a carefully, thoughtfully honed image.
Dressed in an extraordinary electric purple Sonia Rykiel dress and black lace Louboutin pumps I ask how a girl from country Michigan stumbled into the world of Burlesque. “My mother loved antiques and old films so I was surrounded by that look – red lips, strong eyes – and I became addicted to that ideal. I started painting on my cat eyes at a really young age,” Von Teese muses. “That developed into an interest in pin-up art and I discovered through research that most of the women in the pictures were Burlesque dancers – so I set out to discover exactly what it was all about.”
The Age: Dita Von Teese meets her Melbourne fans
Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese launches her new lingerie line.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Editor’s Note: Courtney Gardener! You look amazing in your Showcase Dress!