Catch up on all the latest Dita Von Teese news including her entrepreneurial ventures, dazzling interviews and glamorous fashion. Join us as we celeb stalk her rise to world domination.
The Latest Dita Von Teese News
This month Dita Von Teese has revealed her surprising past, re-opened her online store and given compelling interviews. She has been seen modelling some new specs and finally made it to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend stage. Here’s all the deets.
Dita Von Teese Style
Dita Von Teese is sharing more of her secrets. Speaking to Elle she was uncharacteristically outspoken about why she created her perfume.
Dita said, “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!” Meow!
She also spoke to StyleLikeU about what led to her career. She said, “I felt like I couldn’t relate to a lot of the modern standards of beauty.”
She also added classic Dita Von Teese quotes like, “What makes you different, makes you valuable to people.” Watch the whole Dita Von Teese interview:
Dita Von Teese Tour
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In the run-up to the Burlesque: Strip Strip Horray! performance Dita spoke to The Fillmore. She discussed how her audience has changed over the years.
Dita said, “I think a lot of women are looking for some kind of interesting spin on erotica and there are different kinds of role models for eroticism and sexuality that people are looking for other than what we’ve seen in the mainstream media.”
She added, “A lot of women tell me they want to be a burlesque dancer but they are paralysed about getting on stage—they shouldn’t be a burlesque dancer.
“There are lots of ways to enjoy the burlesque scene without having to go on stage. You can capture the spirit of burlesque and strip tease without having to be a professional dancer or having to go onstage in front of an audience. Here here!
British burlesque legend, Jo King, on learning burlesque.
Dita Von Teese Burlesque Shows
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Check out the Dita Von Teese Tour 2013 so far, in pictures.
Dita Von Teese Book
She also wrote, “Trying to put the final touches on my beauty book, but our guest editor is sitting in the manuscript.” The guest editor is her adorable cat. As long as the cat isn’t in the Strip Strip Horray audience for the latest burlesque act, it will probably all work out.
Check out the Dita Von Teese Beauty Book Coming Soon…
Dita Von Teese Fashion
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Dita Von Teese wowed at the Fragrance Foundation Awards this month. The event, otherwise known as the FiFi Awards, saw the LA burlesque dancer take to the red carpet in this stunning gown. The floor-length, champagne Maria Lucia Hohan dress stunned onlookers and we can see why.
Dita Von Teese Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend
(Image from Catherine D’Lish)
Last month saw the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas. Dita Von Teese made a unscheduled appearance to award bestie Catherine D’Lish one of the three Sassy Lassy awards.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, Dita Von Teese said, “In 1994, I finally had worked up the courage to compete in Miss Exotic World for the first time.” She added, “But when I found out Catherine D’Lish was competing, I chickened out.”
Dita Von Teese went on to describe Catherine D’Lish’s importance in the 90s burlesque revival. Catherine D’Lish said, “Being presented with an award by my bestie was an unexpected and heart-warming surprise!!!! We laughed, we cried…”
Catherine D’Lish’s amazing burlesque costumes have surpassed anything that has come before and set a new standard in the industry. She’s more than deserving of the award. Bravo!
(Image from Zimbio)
Read one of our favourite interviews, ever! Dita Von Teese and Catherine D’Lish.
(Image from Elle)
Dita Von Teese and tattoo artist Mark Mahoney (of Shamrock Social Club) are the new faces of the DITA sunglasses range AW13. The eyewear line is inspired by 50s and 60s style and we likey.
Dita Von Teese spoke about the campaign on her Facebook. She said, “Dita eyewear is not actually my own brand, but was named after me in the early 1990s by founder and my close friend John Juniper.
“I had been using the name “Dita” since around 1991, and in 1993, he asked me if his new eyewear name could be called “Dita”. The first prototypes were photographed on me by John, and now, all these years later, we are collaborating on our first collection.”
The range will be available on Dita.com from July, though it’s technically an AW13 collection. We’re not complaining.
Dita Von Teese Sweetshop
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Dita’s Sweetshop is back by popular demand. Fans can buy videos, photographs, calendars, books and even used stockings.
See Dita Von Teese taking them off as she shows a chat show host how it’s done. In case you missed the first viewing we shared, with her new Von Follies lingerie, here’s a second look:
Dita Von Teese Young
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At the end of last month Dita Von Teese tweeted another pic of herself in her younger years. If, like us, you’re a committed celeb stalker, you’d know that the LA burlesque beauty is a natural blonde. Gasp!
Found a box of photos of me from my freshman & sophomore year in high school… https://t.co/UYMhqLYJPr
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) 30 May 2013
Catch up with Dita Von Teese News May 2013 and watch our quick-fire answer to: what is burlesque?