Saturday, August 14, 2010

Style Icon

Style icon Dita von Teese is a woman I look to for a bit of inspiration when the days are grey and my normal red lipstick fails to inspire. For me she is the polished lady I’ve always longed to be. The type of lady you see around town wearing a hat and gloves, who goes to bed wearing curlers only to wake with a perfectly polished set hair do.

Dita Von Teese was born Heather Renée Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Michigan. She is well known for her fascination with 1940s cinema and classic retro style. Which I believe started at a young age and was fostered by her mother, who would buy clothes for her daughter to dress up in. She was classically trained as a ballet dancer from an early age, which she later incorporated this element into her burlesque shows, where she frequently goes en pointe.

According to research Dita worked in a lingerie store as a salesgirl when she was 15, eventually as a buyer. Von Teese has been fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corests with fully fashioned stockings ever since. Dita is best known for her burlesque routines and is frequently dubbed "the Queen of Burlesque"in the press. In her own words, she "puts the tease back into striptease”.

Apart from the burlesque aspect she is just one of those women who make you proud to be a woman. A woman with curves who is willing to embrace all that the lingerie and vintage world has to offer.


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