Glamour’s Advocate (v. Fitted Dress)

Glamour’s Advocate (v. Fitted Dress)
Los Angeles, Calif.
April, 2015


NY Times: Dita Von Teese Brings Burlesque to a Desert Getaway

NY TIMES IN TRANSIT: Dita Von Teese Brings Burlesque to a Desert Getaway
by Sara Lieberman
April 16, 2015

NY Times: Dita Von Teese Brings Burlesque to a Desert Getaway

Dita Von Teese. PH: Jonathan Player for NY Times

For the past 36 years, Canyon Ranch in Arizona has had reputation as a desert getaway where guests enjoyed deep-tissue massages and seminars about “the power of possibility.”

Now, the resort in Tucson is taking a turn toward tassels.

For five days this summer, (June 8 to 12), the burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese will lead sultry sessions on empowerment—that may involve taking off one’s clothes.

“We’ve never done anything like this before,” said Sheryl Press, Canyon Ranch’s director of public relations and the co-creator of Sensuality and the Art of the Tease. “I’m confident it will be a huge success.”

The agenda will include activities like a FitStrip class, complete with tips on how to remove a garter and gloves, along with mastering the “Burlesque Strut”— “a classic confident walk,” said Ms. Von Teese.

Ms. Von Teese will be in charge, but she insists the attention won’t be on her.

“It really has nothing to do with my performance,” she said, “but more to do with sharing where my motivations and confidence come from, and trying to explain what it is about burlesque that’s become such a uniquely modern feminist movement.”

Along with a beauty workshop, where Ms. Von Teese will demonstrate her own make-up application routine like applying long lashes, participants will also hear a lecture on the history of American burlesque.

“I think it’s important to show people that burlesque in the ‘30s and ‘40s was geared toward men and there was more pomp and circumstance,” she said. “Now, it’s decidedly for females. When I step out on stage, 80 percent of the ticket holders are women. [These classes] will show them how to use the knowledge of modern burlesque in their real lives with confidence and for fun.”

A five-night stay at Canyon Ranch costs $5,460 a person, based on double occupancy. It includes accommodation, meals, airport transfers, $670 worth of spa treatments or medical appointments, gratuities and unlimited classes.

Inconvenient Interviews w/Risa: Pilates with Dita Von Teese

“Hi everybody! For Inconvenient Interviews w/Risa this week, I went down to Circuit Pilates to help train the one and only Dita Von Teese. See Dita multitask like a champ as she tells us about her style muses, dressing up (or down) for Halloween, safe words, and her cat, Aleister. All while looking flawless and maintaining perfect form.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Dita’s beauty book, scheduled for release this December. And if you happen to be in Hollywood and looking for a good workout, pop on over to Circuit Pilates on Franklin and Hollywood.”

Dita Von Teese attends MCM Pre-festival Style Studio Party

MCM Pre-festival Style Studio Party
Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood, Calif.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Just Jared

Dita Von Teese for Bello April 2015

Dita Von Teese for Bello April 2015
Photography Marc Cartwright
Words By Dio Anthony
Styling Laura Duncan
Makeup Gregory Arlt for MAC Cosmetics/Exclusive Artists Management
Hair John Blaine At Honey Artists for Vine Vie
Prop Stylist Andrew Thiels
Photo Assistant Baker Chase

Some behind the scenes snaps from Instagram.

Bespoke #9 October, 2014

Dita Von Teese for Bespoke magazine #9. Photographed at the Peninsula Hotel (Beverly Hills) by Matteo Rigamonti with styling by Michael Dye, Alessandro Jacobone, Enrica Lamonaca and Christopher A. Sandford. Article by Sara Noseda.

You may recall some previews of this from last year. Thanks to Tania for commenting with links to more from the issue.

Dita Von Teese by Ken Marcus (2000) (nsfw)

Dita Von Teese by Ken Marcus (2000) (nsfw)

Corset & Bondage Shoot (2000)
by Ken Marcus

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