June 18th, 2013| News|
Dita Von Teese has paid tribute to fellow burlesque performer Sparkly Devil after she was killed in a car crash in California on Sunday (26May13).
The 36 year old, real name Sarah Klein, died in Burlingame after the vehicle she was driving in collided with a party bus, leaving 10 people injured, including her husband, Raul Padilla, who remains hospitalised in critical condition.
Jim Sweeney, owner of Hubba Hubba Revue, where Klein was set to perform on Thursday (30May13), tells the San Francisco Chronicle, “She was probably one of the greatest comedic burlesque performers I’ve ever seen, but she could also transition into classic burlesque (and) become this other glamorous person. She was by far one of the most respected and beloved people in our community.”
And now Von Teese has taken to Twitter.com to pay her respects to the tragic star, writing, “Condolences to the family & many friends of much loved burlesque performer @sparklydevil.”
Source: Contact Music
June 18th, 2013| News|
The pinup starlet has teamed up with luxury eyewear label Dita for a new campaign which also features tattoo artist Mark Mahoney.
Shot by Dita Eyewear co-founder and creative director John Juniper and French snapper Lionel Deluy, the new ‘Legends’ campaign dropped this week.
“We’ve always been fortunate enough to tap into our network of friends who happen to have a unique look,” Dita’s other cofounder Jeff Solorio told WWD. “Mark Mahoney, proprietor of Shamrock Social Club in Hollywood, and Dita Von Teese both epitomize sartorial elegance and evoke a time lost when people paid attention to every detail, especially their eyewear,” he explained.
The brand has recently unveiled the Lancier luxury-sport range (set to retail from $800 to $2,000), which feature interchangable sea, land and air lenses for different sporting activities.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1995, Dita Eyewear also design and produce glasses for the Thom Browne fashion label.
Source: The New Age
June 18th, 2013| News|
Dita Von Teese describes her signature fragrance as voluptuously floral.
The burlesque star has created three perfumes, the Dita Von Teese Signature and Rouge which both launched in April, with her third, Fleur Teese, out in the US this summer.
Making fragrances has been an activity she’s thoroughly enjoyed.
“It was a dream come true for me to be able to create my own perfume,” she gushed to lifestylemirror.com. “My signature scent is just my namesake. It’s a very elegant and sophisticated, voluptuous floral. That’s something I was really adamant about – making a really grown up, womanly fragrance.”
Dita has also made a success of her clothing and lingerie lines. The businesswoman hopes to expand these in the future to be more accessible to every woman, no matter what their budget is.
“Glamour is something you can do yourself,” she explained. “I’ve always enjoyed the art of self-creation and that’s what I’m selling with my perfumes and my lingerie. You don’t have to be rich, you don’t have to be a celebrity to get glamour. That’s what my entire career is based on.”
The 40-year-old is known for her individual look and love of vintage styling. She believes the classic old Hollywood glamour look she sports is a true reflection of herself.
“I don’t have a persona I put on. People responded to me well and enjoyed watching me perform when I was being myself, and not trying to be sexy or trying to be somebody that I wasn’t,” she continued.
“When I’m 90 years old, I will be wearing this red lipstick. I’m not trying to please anyone else.”
The brunette beauty has been tapped by Dita Eyewear to star in their Fall 2013 Legends campaign with Mark Mahoney, the proprietor of the Shamrock Social Club in Hollywood. The pair pose in a variety of classic styles from the latest collection of shades. Dita Eyewear founder Jeff Solorio explained more about the casting choice to fashiongonerogue.com.
“Mark and Dita individually epitomise sartorial elegance and evoke a time lost when people were more stylised and paid attention to every detail – especially their eyewear,” he gushed.
Source: Belfast Telegraph
June 18th, 2013| News|
As a burlesque showgirl it’s not a surprise that Dita Von Teese isn’t a fan of the all natural look, but the high maintenance star recently admitted that the number of beauty products that she uses regularly goes in to the hundreds.
The dancer, born Heather Renée Sweet in Rochester, Michigan, has admitted she is such a beauty junkie that she couldn’t live without any of the multiple cosmetics and haircare products which she uses to achieve her glamorous retro look.
Asked what her three must-have items are, she giggled: ‘Three? Oh my god, it’s more like 300! If you only knew, I have a lot of things that I absolutely can’t do without.
‘Even for my shows, I do everything by myself, from make-up to choosing my own outfits.
However, the sultry star believes make-up can only go so far and the only way to exude sex appeal is to have confidence in yourself.
Dita explained: ‘For me, sex appeal is a very individual thing, it’s about finding yourself above all and mostly about having self-confidence. We have to find what suits us and makes us feel good.
‘It’s all about being sexy, it’s nothing to do with what people think – on the contrary. It’s completely psychological.
‘I love the process of getting ready, both in terms of hair as well as make-up. With only three things, I’d have a lot of trouble getting ready!’
Two years ago she told the New York Times Style magazine that she uses Just For Men hair dye to achieve raven eyebrows, and also that perfect skin hasn’t come easy.
She spoke about how she visited several doctors in a bit to cure her rosacea, revealing: ‘I was told by a big name dermatologist, ‘this is your life now’, because he couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it.
‘A million creams later, I went to a real skin doctor in Orange County. He prescribed a pill and one lotion, and boom, it was gone.’
Creme de la Mer is her choice of face cream – ‘it’s pricey, but so worth it’.
Her favourite beauty products include Dior Capture Totale foundation, MAC Mineralize face powder, Dior Dolce Vita lipstick, Guerlain Divinora liquid eyeliner and Dior Show mascara.
The raven-haired beauty’s top tip for feeling good is adorning herself in a tasteful amount of jewels, and she especially loves rubies because they are so ‘sensual’.
Dita explained in an interview with French fashion website Pure Trend: ‘It’s true that I like jewellery, but I wear just the right amount to emphasise the statement piece I choose. I like diamonds but my real favourite has always been rubies.
‘At the moment for instance, I’m wearing ruby earrings. I love touching them, playing with them, it’s a very sensual stone.’
The burlesque dancer has also said she relies on pink lights and a dimmer switch to banish cellulite, citing ‘it’s the only thing that works’.
Dita’s top five tips for vintage make-up
1. Alabaster skin is the perfect base for a vintage look. I’d never dream of getting a tan – I always wear sunscreen and put on a hat when I’m out in the sun.
2. Classic red lipstick is the most chic beauty statement a women can make. Matte lips are like luscious rose petals. Add just a touch of gloss to the centre.
3. In the Thirties and Forties, leaving the half-moon at the bottom of your nail was the epitome of elegance. It has now become modern and chic again.
4. For a dramatic look, I start with a neutral lid, define a line of black shadow in the crease. Finish with a sparkling white on your brow bone and eyelid.
5. I always powder my nose using pressed powder in an exquisite, jewelled compact. They are hard to find, but try eBay.
Source: Daily Mail
June 18th, 2013| Photos|
Dita recently attended the Fragrance Foundation Awards. I’ve added some photos in the gallery! Click on the thumbnails above to view full size images.
May 11th, 2013| Photos|
Hey guys, I’ve added new images of Dita from the LA Britweek Christopher Guy Showcase Party. She was looking gorgeous wearing a black dress. She was also seen leaving a McCadden Space Studio and Axe Restaurant. Enjoy the images!
May 11th, 2013| Videos|
Thirty Seconds to Mars are teasing their new video and short film for their single “Up in the Air” with a set of previews throughout this week. In this exclusive clip, Dita Von Teese strikes a pose in an empty warehouse while riding a pink mechanical bull. “Mars Is Coming” reads the clip before spurting a frantic mishmash of animal and symbolic imagery.
“This short film is quite unlike anything we have ever done before,” frontman Jared Leto tells Rolling Stone. “With contributions from Damien Hirst, Dita Von Teese, US Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber, Maxwell Snow, Neil Strauss, a lion, wolf, a snake and, yes, some zebras, we take an epic, bizarre and hallucinogenic journey through a incredibly surreal landscape. It was exciting to explore new territory and once again work with the maniacal Bartholomew Cubbins [Leto's Dr. Seuss-inspired pseudonym] at the helm.”
Thirty Seconds to Mars’ album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams will be out May 21st on Virgin.
Source: Rolling Stone
May 11th, 2013| News|
Many would kill to take a spin with her in one of her retro rides.
On Friday, the next best thing was made available to the highest bidder, as Dita Von Teese’s 1939 Packard 120 sedan was put up for auction on Ebay.
Unfortunately for her fans, the 40-year-old burlesque bombshell, who is known for her adoration of the 1940′s era, is not part of the package – the car, currently located in Costa Mesa, comes standalone.
The enigmatic stunner has used the car in various photoshoots, and these photos have certainly come in handy in the selling process.
Dita poses seductively in and around the Packard, in various alluring outfits true to her famous style.
The statuesque dancer and model wears vintage thigh-high stockings, black heels and long leather gloves.
A black high-waisted skirt with a frighteningly high slit is paired with a beige flowing shirt, whilst an embellished top-hat and veil complete the ensemble.
In another shot, Dita poses with her signature retro curls and deep red lipstick in an alluring bustier.
In case these fail to fuel the bidding war, the seller has also included a video of Dita cruising around in the Packard during a Forbes interview.
The seller claims that ‘Dita personally enjoyed driving this dreamboat of a car the car’ and that it ‘has been one of Dita’s favorite cars to own’, which should up the value – for her fans, at least.
The stunning vehicle is described as French-Blue, was apparently restored about 10 years ago, and drives ‘absolutely perfectly’.
The reserve price, which is hidden, has not yet been met but the current top bid as of Friday is $7,150.
‘The only reason she’s letting this one go is that she recently purchased a 1940 Cadillac convertible sedan’, the seller adds.
Fans of the raven haired dancer may be thrilled at first to know that the vehicle is available for inspection.
Those same fans would be disappointed to know that Dita would not personally be there; she is selling her beloved Packard via a third party.
The porcelain-skinned beauty, who was briefly married to Marilyn Manson, has been focusing on her business ventures of late.
In 2012, all-natural dancer and model developed her own lingerie range for Wonderbra and a make-up collection called Classics, in a partnership with the German cosmetics brand Art Deco.
She also recently launched her own clothing and underwear line under her own brand known as Von Follies.
Source: Daily mail
March 24th, 2013| Photos|
Dita was in Germany for the Lambertz Monday Night dinner. Other celebrities in the event was Rosario Dawson and Mischa Barton. Enjoy the images!
February 2nd, 2013| News|
Actor Russell Crowe has dismissed rumours suggesting he’s dating burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese, insisting they are just friends.
An article in the New York Post on Monday alleged the Gladiator star had struck up a flirty friendship with Von Teese, who previously dated shock rocker Marilyn Manson, after they messaged one another via Twitter.com, and editors suggested their relationship had turned romantic, with the pair enjoying an intimate couple’s massage in New York in December.
But Crowe has shut down the speculation about his love life and took to the micro-blogging site late on Monday to discredit the story.
He tweeted, “Dita Von Teese is brave, smart, sweet and elegant. She is a friend of mine. Who wouldn’t want friends like that? Friends, not lovers.”
He subsequently deleted the post, but not before it had been picked up by eagle-eyed fans and gossip bloggers.
However, the actor decided to leave a link directing fans to Von Teese’s new music video with British electronic duo Monarchy, which he had uploaded earlier in the day.
Crowe reportedly split from his wife Danielle Spencer in October and has since been falsely linked to Billy Joel’s ex-wife, TV chef Katie Lee.
Last month, he insisted he was determined to keep his family together and planned to return home to Australia once he finished filming in New York.
Source: Toronto Sun