I would gather on the stairs to watch Dita try on dresses, too! Stunning!
L.A. Frock Stars, a six-episode series, is produced by NHNZ, Smithsonian Channel and BBC Worldwide, and will premiere on Smithsonian Channel on March 7 at 8 p.m.
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) February 14, 2013
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!’”
The New Ricki Lake Show: Dita Von Teese and Cameron Silver
Aired Tuesday, October 30
Before taping a vintage-themed episode, Ricki Lake headed to Hollywood to shop with “King of Vintage” Cameron Silver and burlesque icon Dita Von Teese at Decades.
Dita Von Teese Debuts Retro Capsule Collection at Decades
by Natalie Alcala
Friday, October 19, 2012
Dita Von Teese shops at Vintage Fashion Expo
Santa Monica, Calif.
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.”