Pocket Venus houses a list of my (Meg, 20’s, Australian) Dita Von Teese collectibles. Predominately magazines. It has been created for inventory purposes. If you are a collector, perhaps this resource will be useful to you. I also post Dita related news from time to time, depending on time constraints.
Information available on Pocket Venus has been researched by myself. I make every attempt to be as thorough as possible. In saying that, I welcome corrections and additional information! Special thanks must be given to George Bone (of silvercanvas), Dita’s webmaster. Where I felt it appropriate, and could not find information elsewhere, I have checked with him. He has been extremely helpful in identifying almost anything I throw at him.
Pocket Venus is an unofficial fan site. This site’s intent is to provide fans and collectors content related to Dita Von Teese. Pocket Venus ‘tags’ are added to scans which have originated here, and are in no way a claim to copyright. No infringement is intended. All copyrighted material on this site is the property of the respective copyright holder.
Pocket Venus has no affiliations with Dita Von Teese; this site is not authorized by her or her representatives. This is a non-profit website and all materials are for entertainment and reference purposes only.
If you have any questions regarding Pocket Venus site practices, please email.
If you’d like contribute to pocket venus by translating some of the articles posted here, please email me. I’d like to stress that volunteering to do so does not mean you have to work to a schedule or that you have to translate every article available here. You can do as many as you like or as few as you like and at your own pace. You can translate articles into and from any language you like. Full credit will, of course, be given.
Harper’s Bazaar (Russia) December, 2009 (Russian to English) by Irenetrix (Ukrainian)
Be Cointreauversial, São Paulo (English & Brazilian Portuguese) by Marina (19, Brazilian)
Cointreaupolitan Party, Sweden (Swedish to English) by Jenny
WHY ‘POCKET VENUS?’
I thought Pocket Venus would be a great name after reading this:
“…the entrancing pocket venus Dita Von Teese, the queen of the burlesque revival, she of the Vargas Girl looks and the Gibson-girl figure. Dita’s old-fashioned act conjures images of Gypsy Rose Lee, another legendary stripteaser known for dressing up beautifully as she was for undressing.”
– Vogue Magazine, USA (Mar 2006)
In 2007, it came up again in reference to Dita Von Teese, in Australian Harper’s Bazaar:
“I’ve definitely been practicing what I preach in regards to safe sex,” the 5’4″ pocket Venus giggles bashfully.
– Harper’s Bazaar, AU (June/July 2007)
Some general definitions and examples of Pocket Venus:
“a petite, voluptuous woman”
– What does “Pocket Venus” mean?
“I love the term “pocket Venus”. I’m glad romance writers are keeping the term alive! #BeautifulShortGirl”
– Lana Brooks
“1869 S. R. Hole Bk. about Roses viii. 125 The lovely little Banksian
Rose..this pocket, or rather button-hole, Venus.
1921 W. de la Mare Memoirs of Midget xxxiii. 229 Aunt Alice calls you her
‘pocket Venus’, and she means it, too, in her own sly way.
1969 H. K. Fleming Day they kidnapped Queen Victoria vi. 106 Four years had
gone by, since, as the ‘Pocket Venus’, she had been the rage and toast of
1979 ‘P. O’Connor’ Into Strong City ii. xxvii. 98 Nancy was dark and
petite, perfectly formed—the proverbial pocket venus.”
– Simon Cauchi, Origin of phrase “small, but perfectly formed”