Sunday, January 6, 2008

Dita Von Teese

"Not since Bettie Page has a fetish model inspired such passion as covergirl Dita Von Teese." - Playboy Magazine

I am totally in love with superhot Dita Von Teese and her vintage look.

Born Heather Sweet in West Branch, Michigan, Dita grew up fascinated by Technicolor musicals, pin-up imagery, and vintage lingerie. One of the faces of the MAC Viva Glam VI campaign, Dita Von Teese is the undisputed International Queen of Burlesque. In demand as a performer all over the world, Dita brings classic pin-up imagery to life. Following in the tradition of legends like Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Gypsy Rose Lee, she is well-known for her retro looks and style as well as her ornate sets and elaborate performance costumes adorned in hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals.

This "Burlesque Superheroine" (Vanity Fair) is also renowned for her other shows including her traditional feather fan dance, her boudoir/bathtub show, her powder compact show, and one of her new shows: The Bird of Paradise, which she debuted in the states at the Tag Heuer/UNICEF event during New York fashion week as well as in Europe at the Zac Posen/Vakko event in Istanbul. Dita also debuted her new MAC Viva Glam "Lipteese" show at Art Basel Miami, which the New York Times called "the highlight of the week." Featuring her as a Burlesque Cowgirl with a custom hat by Stephen Jones and boots by Christian Louboutin, Dita straddles a giant lipstick that spins and bucks like a mechanic bull. She has performed the show in Antwerp, Seoul, London, and in France at the star-studded AmFar event at the Cannes film festival.

In addition to her live performances, Dita is a fashion icon who has topped several international best dressed lists and recently walked in the Gaultier Couture Show in Paris this past January. Other projects for Dita include her best- selling book, Burlesque/Fetish and The Art of the Teese, a two-sided book featuring photographs by the likes of Steven Klein, Ellen Von Unwerth, Wayne Maser, and more. In addition, Dita also has her own collection of Full- Fashioned Seamed Stockings with Secrets In Lace, which are available through their catalog and her website.

Dita is the new ambassador for Cointreau, and is also the face of the Holiday 2007 catalog for Frederick’s of Hollywood, the first time the historic lingerie company has featured a celebrity!!

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