October 4th, 2012| News|
Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese is ”very hands on” when it comes to her fashion, perfume and cosmetics lines and likes to be as involved as possible.
Dita Von Teese is ”very hands on” when it comes to her fashion, perfume and cosmetics lines.
The burlesque dancer – who has own range of vintage clothes, makes-up and perfume – says she likes to be very involved with every single one of her products as it needs to be something she is proud of.
Speaking about working on her second fragrance, Dita – who has teamed up with Cointreau to design a new evening bag – exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ”I was very adamant about not having vanilla or fruit or any sweetness you know. I wanted really grown up, sophisticated, seductive perfume, not, you know, girlie things. It took a year-and-a-half before we created something completely unique and new and it was a really fun process to find out what I really like and what I don’t like. For a little while in the beginning of the process they’d do reworks of the perfumes and I’d say ‘Did you put vanilla in there?’ and they’d say, ‘Yeah a little bit, but…’ I’d be like, ‘Oh, but I hate vanilla!’ so it was a long process to get it exactly as I wanted it.”
Although her clothing line, Muse, is quite new, Dita – who is famed for her glamorous style – is still very involved and she has been inspired by the clothes she wears.
She said: ”It’s a clothing collection inspired by some of my most iconic vintage pieces, and things that I think translate well, that don’t look like a costume drama.
”I’m very hands-on. I’ve done one collection so far, but I’m not doing seasons like most designers, I just keep refining the collection and changing the fabrics and such for each collection.
Source: Contact Music
October 4th, 2012| News|
Dita Von Teese loves the “freedom” of being single.
The burlesque dancer – who was famously married to goth-rocker Marilyn Manson – is dating a lot of different men at the moment as there’s no one serious in her life and she’s enjoying playing the field.
Dita – who was recently linked to Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft – exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “I’m dating lots of different men at the moment! Boyfriend is a very strong word. I’m dating several charming men.
“I’m single and loving the freedom of being single and dating. It’s an exciting time. I’ve been in a lot of big relationships and I haven’t spent much time being single so I figured it’s a great time to be free and be without commitment.”
Despite her current carefree attitude to dating, Dita, 40, would like to get married again in the future because she makes such a good housewife.
Dita – who has teamed up with Cointreau to design a new evening bag – added: “Yeah (I’d like to get married again). I mean I was a good housewife. I cook, I make delicious cocktails. My friends always say, ‘Wow you’re gonna make a great housewife again,’ and I’m like, ‘I know.’ ”
Source: Winnipeg Free Press
July 13th, 2012| News|
Dita Von Teese went back in time to conjure up Forties silver screen icons Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda for her latest act, which she performed Wednesday night at the launch of the Cointreau Summer Soiree series at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The pool deck, where a crowd that included Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Deitch and Ellen von Unwerth showed up to watch, was appropriately vintage as the hotel celebrates its centennial this summer. For her brand-new costume, Von Teese enlisted London-based designer Jenny Packham, whom she met last year.
“I’d been wearing a lot of her dresses on the red carpet because I really like the beadwork, crystals and embroidery, so when we met, I told her, ‘Some of your dresses would make great stage costumes,’” said the burlesque dancer.
So Packham watched some of Von Teese’s favorite films, “Moon Over Miami” and “Down Argentine Way” to get a feel for the Forties tropical vibe she was seeking.
“When Dita described her performance to me, I was hooked,” said Packham in an e-mail from London. “The outcome is seductive and glamorous in a totally tropical Rita Hayworth style. Dita always takes [my dresses] to another dimension, so it has been very exciting to collaborate.”
Von Teese had equal praise for Packham: “It’s not easy to create stripper costumes, and she did a great job because when each piece comes off it creates a new look.” The creation has eight pieces, including a long skirt, a sarong, a bolero jacket, a crystal headpiece, a beaded bra, beaded corset, orchid panty and mini bra.
“We did the mini bra to make the show PG for America, because they don’t always understand the pasties and G-string,” said Von Teese.
The shoes were Christian Louboutin embellished with Swarovski crystal orchids and the feather fans were designed by her friend and fellow burlesque dancer Catherine D’Lish, who has helped create the looks for nearly all of Von Teese’s numbers over the past 12 years. The music, composed and arranged by Chuck Henry, included classic Martin Denny tunes.
Von Teese said she’ll add the number into her permanent repertoire, which she is currently taking on the road in an hour-and-a-half-long revue called “Strip Strip Hooray.”
“This will be the last new number for a little while because each one costs between $50,000 and $100,000 to create,” she said.
But Von Teese is keeping busy with her other creative endeavors, including launching her second fragrance in Europe and her dress line, Muse by Dita Von Teese, at Decades in Los Angeles this fall. She also has a lingerie line in Australia and a makeup line in Germany. “I feel like I have ticked all the boxes of products I can speak about strongly,” she said, adding, “There’s no jeans line of course.”
July 7th, 2012| Photos|
Hey folks, I’ve added images of dita going to dinner with a friend in Caulfields Resturant. She was also seen leaving a salon last month and attending the Berluti Menswear Spring/Summer fashion show. Enjoy the images!!
July 1st, 2012| News|
Dita was seen attending AmfAR Inspiration Night Paris a few days ago. She was wearing a black Marc Jacobs dress, Christian Louboutin heels and some Bulgari jewels. She’s looking gorgeous as usual. She was also seen attending Arts Club with her boyfriend and later on was spotted with her friend.
July 1st, 2012| News|
Dita Von Teese is making the “perfect” foundation.
The burlesque beauty is launching a make-up collection with German cosmetics company ArtDeco, which is tilted Dita Von Teese Classics.
The line reflects Hollywood glamour at its best and includes a powder compact, blushes, gel eyeliner, pencil eyeliner, mascara, false lashes and 12 individual eye shadows.
When asked about foundation on her personal Twitter page, Dita promised her fans the goods.
“I am making foundation, it’s just taking me longer to get it perfect. Comes out in the fall (sic),” she wrote.
Dita is famed for her gorgeously alabaster complexion and her fans are grateful for her dedication to pale beauty products, with one Twitter user posting: “cant wait! Finally someone who understands theres more than one shade of pale (sic).”
Dita previously revealed her inspiration behind her summer cosmetics line.
“I was really motivated by things I personally wanted in my make-up kit,” she explained.
Source: Belfast Telegraph
July 1st, 2012| News|
Dita Von Teese has taken to Twitter.com to hail an anonymous hero who recovered her stolen phone after it was snatched from her in France.
The model and ex-wife of rocker Marilyn Manson was perusing an outdoor market in Paris on Sunday (24Jun12) when a thief ripped her Apple iPhone right out of her hands.
However, a kind-hearted bystander jumped into action and raced after the perpetrator, returning Von Teese’s prized possession several minutes later.
The grateful pin-up has now heaped praise upon the stranger with a post on her social networking page, declaring, “Just had my iPhone snatched out of my hand at the paris flea market, but got it back thanks to a dashing hero that chased the thief down!”
Source: Female First
June 23rd, 2012| News|
Dita recently attended The Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo Day back on June 17. She was wearing a red dress, black belt, leopard print stilettos and black leather gloves. She was seen attending with Theo Hutchraft (new boyfriend?). They’re looking pretty chummy!
June 10th, 2012| News|
International burlesque goddess and natural beauty, Dita Von Teese, made a special appearance at Dallas’ exclusive member’s only pool lounge Ku De Ta on Thursday June 7, 2012 to sip and mingle over deliciously crafted Cointreau cocktails and to kick off the launch of the summer social season. Von Teese, as brand ambassador for Cointreau liqueur, and 200 other Dallas guests gathered poolside at the summer soiree to not only showcase their cocktail chic attire but to also celebrate the birth of the original Cointreau margarita which was created by the Dallas socialite Margarita Sames in 1948.
Dita Von Teese debuted her interpretation of “cocktail chic” as she graced the red carpet in a floral print floor-length creation from her own fashion line Muse. Von Teese paired the look with Christian Louboutin heels and vintage jewelry from her own personal collection. Although she’s currently busy wrapping up her U.S. burlesque tour, Von Teese dished to Examiner.com that the capsule launch of her fashion dress collection, Muse, will be happening later this year. In addition to Muse, Dita Von Teese also hopes to introduce her lingerie collection, Von Follies, to the U.S. market sometime in the near future.
The Cointreau celebration at Ku De Ta was everything representative of glamour, chic and style. Mixologists were on hand to create the signature cocktails for the evening: the Original Margarita, the Luxe Margarita, the Cointreaupolitan, the Cointreau Lime and Soda and the Palomita. Dita Von Teese gushed over her affinity for the Original Margarita to Examiner.com due to its great refreshing taste and simplicity of preparation.
As guests sipped on one of the Cointreau creations, they were invited to enjoy a synchronized swimming performance by the Aqualillies. The Aqualillies were donned in swimming attire reminiscent of the 1940′s and 1950′s which was a perfect compliment to the style and aura of the beautiful Dita Von Teese.
Despite the thunderstorms and showers that preceded the event, the Cointreau poolside soiree undoubtedly went off without a hitch and kicked off the Dallas social summer season with a bang. Cointreau is proudly making its way to 25 various bars and restaurants in the Dallas area with more scheduled events to take place at Hotel Zaza on Saturday, June 15, Primo’s on Tuesday, June 19, and Chimy’s Fort Worth on Friday, June 22. Additional parties will take place throughout the summer and will be announced soon.
After the conclusion of the event, Dallas residents were left realizing that Cointreau is more than just a liqueur, it’s a lifestyle.
May 5th, 2012| Uncategorized|
German cosmetics company Artdeco has teamed up with Dita Von Teese to present the Burlesque performer’s first makeup collection, ‘Dita Von Teese Classics’.
In addition, Artdeco has drawn inspiration from the world of haute couture to produce a new makeup collection called Art Couture.
The ‘Dita Von Teese Classics’ collection aims to help women recreate the beauty icon’s signature Old Hollywood look – porcelain skin, sensual red lips and arched black eyeliner. The products are notable for their retro cameo design, which is an homage to vintage jewellery.
For a porcelain complexion the range offers the Compact Powder ‘Face Fatal’ No. 1, a micro fine compact powder that creates a transparent, gently matt finish. Oil-absorbing ingredients eliminate shiny skin, while light-reflecting pigments create a smooth finish. The finely powdered texture blends in with the skin with the help of the accompanying puff or brush.
The four limited Blushers come in Von Teese’s favourite spring colours, including a subtle rose ‘Starlet’ No. 31, apricot shades such as ‘Ingenue’ No. 09, as well as various strong shades of rose such as ‘Ivresse’ No. 20 and ‘Paramour’ No. 22.
The retractable Eye Styler in deep black ‘Minuit’ No. 51 traces the inner and outer contours of the eye simply and precisely. This liner has an innovative, ergonomic design: the rubberized grip and the narrow shape of the pencil make it easy to apply the intensively coloured texture. The limited-edition contour pencil with built-in sharpener is ideal for sensitive eyes.
Von Teese’s signature black eyelid line is easy to recreate with the ‘Dita’ Gel Eyeliner ‘Nocturnelle’ No. 1, a gel-based waterproof black eyeliner. It is said to accentuate the eyes with just one application, with carbon black pigments creating deep black colour results. This limited-edition eyeliner has a long-lasting and quick-drying formula and is free of mineral oil, paraffin and parabens.
The Art Couture Eyeliner Brush is made of particularly fine hair, and is used for precise application of the Gel Eyeliner. A natural look is achieved when the eyeliner is applied with the tip of the brush. Placing the brush flat against the skin creates a broader line.
Von Teese’s smoky eyes can be created with Eye Shadows Matt in ‘Veuve Noir’ No. 503., combined with ‘Von Fleece’ No. 512. A more subtle look can be achieved with shades of brown, ‘Brunesque’ No. 520, ‘Sepia’ No. 530, ‘Mink’ No. 524, and light ‘Petticoat’ No. 554.
The limited Glamour Eye Shadows with tiny pearl pigments add further highlights. ‘Night Porter’ No. 300 and ‘Opulence’ No. 369 accentuate the eyes, while ‘Wisp’ No. 370, ‘Spotlight’ No. 371, ‘Gilded Lily’ No. 374, and ‘Plush’ No. 375 add just a touch of colour.
The eyeshadows can be stored in the magnetic Beauty Box Square in ‘Dita’s Design’.
The Art Couture Lash Volumizer ‘Raven’ No. 01 in jet black is a perfume-free mascara combining volume, extension, and separation of the lashes in one. Natural wax, extracted from rice bran, nourishes the lashes and makes this limited-edition mascara suitable for sensitive eyes.
The Artificial Lashes made of real hand-tufted hair make eyelashes look even thicker and longer. The ‘diva’ look is achieved with No. 39, which includes black rhinestones. They are easy to attach, and can be reused with the transparent eyelash adhesive.
The Art Couture Lipstick Velvet comes in shades designed to match Von Teese’s style. Colours include a strong orange such as ‘Bon Bon’ No. 607 and intense pinks, ‘Follies Pink’ No. 637 and ‘Demoiselle’ No. 645. For more expressive makeup results, colours such as ‘Muse Red’ No. 615, ‘Parlez-Vous’ No. 620, and ‘Maitresse’ No. 628 offer various shades of red. This silicone-free lipstick is notable for being long-lasting with full coverage and an intensive luminance, Artdeco said. Beeswax, candelilla wax, and carnauba wax nourish the lips and add a touch of fragrance.
Complementing the lipsticks is the waterproof Lip Liner in various shades of red: ‘Vermillion’ No. 06, ‘Dame’ No. 10, and ‘Fatal’ No. 15. The subtle, solid and wax-based texture helps women to achieve accurate lip contours.
The Lip Lacquer ‘Chinois’ No. 28 is suitable for adding glossy accents to matt lip colours. The creamy texture is applied easily and evenly with the new, extra short brush made of real hair.
A special feature of Von Teese’s nails is the half-moon effect, which can be achieved using Nail Lacquer ‘Moonlight’ No. 180 in pearl white. The rest of the nail is coated with red-pink nuances in ‘Dragon Lady Red’ No. 10, ‘Demoiselle Pink’ No. 19 or ‘Femme Fatal’ No. 25. The nail lacquer contains patented ceramic particles that increase its durability and create a long-lasting shine. Polyester resin shortens the drying time and reduces discoloration. The high-quality nylon fibres of the brush are fine-tuned to the formulation for a particularly even application of colour, Artdeco said.
The new products will be available as of mid-June 2012. Distribution will be limited to selective European markets only.
The Art Couture Eyeshadow Base, which comes in a limited edition design, is a colour-neutral base that prevents eyeshadow from creasing. It is said to soothe redness with bisabolol and protect the skin with Vitamin E; eyeshadows are easier to apply and last longer.
The matt eyeshadows come in petrol tones such as matt dark blue (no. 586) and matt deep green (no. 592) as well as in berry tone matt smoky plum (no. 582). Also available are more subdued colors such as matt snow white (no. 510), matt nude blush (no. 538) and matt smoky mauve (no. 578).
For a more glamourous look, the range offers eyeshadows with pearl pigments. Pearly Anthracite (no. 02) combined with pearly white (no. 10) conjure a smoky eye effect, while pearly blue sky (no. 73) and pearly light blue (no. 75) create “a harmonious look”, Artdeco said. A wide range of classical shades is also available.
To store these eyeshadows in style there is the Art Couture Beauty Box Quattro, a magnetic box available in a limited-edition design.
Free of mineral oil, the perfume-free Art Couture Khol Liner has a highly pigmented tip that helps users draw precise, clear lines. With magnesium which protects and nourishes the eye area, this limited-edition liner is suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes. Artdeco suggests using the sharpener for wooden pencils to obtain a fine tip for precise results.
The Art Couture Lash Designer is designed to give lashes a more dramatic curl and extra volume, as well as optically lengthen them. Carnauba wax from the homonymous palm tree conditions the lashes and keeps them silky. This quick-drying mascara is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
The Blusher comes in four newly proposed colors: orange blush (no. 11), beige rose blush (no. 18), oriental red blush (no. 35) and red orange blush (no. 44).
The collection’s Classic Art Couture Lipsticks come in trendy orange, red and pink nuances such as cream red muse (no. 208), cream orange sun (no. 217), cream exotic paradise (no. 222) and cream pink blossom (no. 261). A softer, more subtle look can be created with cream soft nude (no. 228), cream sparkling romance (no. 235), cream fading rose (no. 254) and cream pink blossom (no. 261). The creamy texture of this lipstick is especially long-lasting, while hop extract nourishes the delicate skin of the lips to keep them soft and supple, according to Artdeco.
The new Art Couture range will be available on the market as of mid-June 2012.
Source: Moodie Report