Dita’s New Venture–Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese is collaborating with Bloomingdale’s on a line of lingerie apparel which will be available on March 15th, reports WWD. Known for walking the runway of Jean Paul Gaultier and attending fashion shows, it seems like a good fit for the star and retailer. The line’s prices are set at $25.00 for undies while a full slip dresses going up to $400.00. See a preview of the lingerie line worn by Dita herself below.
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Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese has launched her racy lingerie line in New Zealand, selling exclusively through Farmers department store.
The Von Follies range features 1950s-inspired pieces based on Von Teese’s personal collection of vintage lingerie.
A YouTube video posted last week titled “A message from Dita Von Teese to New Zealand” said she hoped to be able to bring her burlesque striptease show here as well.
“I would love to visit New Zealand someday. I hope that I’ll be able to see the store in person and meet my fans and maybe even put on a show.”
Von Teese said her line was based on vintage lingerie, updated to be more wearable in modern times.
Farmers’ managing director Rod McDermott said Von Teese was an international celebrity, setting trends worldwide, and her lingerie was providing an opportunity for women to enjoy glamour and confidence.
The Von Follies range is priced from $29.99 to $149.99.
After teasing us for months the new Von Follies by Dita Von Teese lingerie line is now available.
This year we have shared the LA burlesque dancer modelling her Von Follies by Dita Von Teese range. Finally the entire SS13 underwear line is available. Here’s what you can get and where.
Man Catcher (Blue)
The Man Catcher in blue can be found exclusively in the UK at Debenhams alongsidepink which arrived in June. It was also made available in green at ASOS and Glamusein June 2013. Perfect for putting a little colour in your lingerie collection, especially if you can’t decide what colour.
Leading Lady (Pink)
It has finally been made available at ASOS and Debenhams for July 2013. Happy sigh.
Fanfare and Her Sexellency
Fanfare and Her Sexellency can now be purchased via ASOS and Glamuse for July 2013. Classic black lingerie at its best.
The Frivoliteese was also teased in March 2013. For June 2013 it is now available onASOS and Stylebop. From July 2013 it has also joined the underwear line available at Glamuse. Flirty and fun.
Star Lift (Blue)
The Star Lift in watermelon first arrived at Glamuse in May then Debenhams and ASOS for June 2013. It’s now also available in blue at ASOS and Glamuse. This style will suit any taste, whether you want bright and bubbly or pale and dreamy.
Hello Ms. von Teese! I had the pleasure of seeing you at the Crazy Horse in Vegas a few years ago. I was in heaven. Do you plan to do more Crazy Horse shows? Also, I once read an interview where you said that it only takes you something like 20 minutes to get ready?!? Can you please share with us how this is possible when you always appear so well put-together? I need an hour at least from shower to stepping out the door, with the majority of my time spent blowing out my long-ass hair. It is necessary if I’m to go out without a frizzy mess o’ tangles. Finally, what is your favorite liquid eye-liner, and do you have application tips/tricks? Thanks in advance! -Lacey
Though the rest of us may never wear jeweled corsets and red-soled pointe shoes like Dita Von Teese, the burlesque superstar is hoping to share a bit of her experience with the world, bringing her fragrance and lingerie collections to HSN March 17.
“I’m a bit of a fragrance and lingerie snob,” Von Teese tells PEOPLE of her decision to market her lines to a wider audience on HSN. “Every woman should have luxury in her everyday life.”
And who knows fine undergarments better than someone who spends most of her working hours in gorgeous custom corsets? “The majority of lingerie that’s not my own that’s in my lingerie drawer is pretty expensive,” she says. “My goal is to make bras and panties that stand up to the ones I spend over $100 on.”
That includes fancy trims, lots of black lace and elegant garter belts. “My line isn’t the one to look for a white cotton bra,” she says. But that doesn’t mean that the average girl can’t pull off the look. “They’re a good place to start [with fancier lingerie]. Anyone who tries them will see that they’re very wearable.”
She also applied the same goal of wearable luxury to her fragrances (Dita Von Teese and Rouge). She designed the former after her boyfriend told her that her signature scent was also the one his mother wore; the latter is a sweeter scent that, she says, is fun for daytime.
The star gave us a glimpse into her backstage routine at her latest show, Strip Strip Hooray!, including her stunning collection of Christian Louboutins and her makeup routine. Vital to the performance: spritzing her fragrance “from the back of the knees down” since her feet are at about face height with the audience.
“And I can see strategic reasons for doing that in everyday life, if you know what I mean!” Von Teese says with a laugh — bringing it all back to the lingerie.
Von Teese’s intimate apparel will range from $25-$45 and her fragrance starts at $20. Check out both when they debut on HSN on March 17.
In celebration of her new lingerie collection for HSN, a few of us got to take in Dita Von Teese‘s burlesque show on its opening night here in New York City. To say it was impressive would be an understatement. Also amazing? Her skin, perfect red pout, and over-the-top costumes. I caught up with Dita to get the full scoop.
On the pieces of lingerie every gal needs in her closet…
“A set of black lace lingere that fits her perfectly and is both sophisticated and sexy at the same time. Whenever I buy a good bra I always buy several different pairs of the underwear—the bikini, the brief, the string—as many options that are offered because it gives your set longer wear and then you have a wardrobe. A good, sturdy garter belt with metal clips that fits well and functions well, I buy that too. Something with a splash of color. I love black lace over a splash of color.
Also, a really fabulous robe to make you feel good about yourself. Nice comfortable loungewear goes a long way in making yourself look good. If you look in the mirror in some stained T-shirt or old sweats I don’t think that can be too good for anyone to do too often!”
On her love of garter belts…
“I’ve always been obsessed with garter belts, ever since I was a little girl. I never equated them with sex; I just thought that was what you wore when you were old enough to wear hosiery. I equated them with old-Hollywood glamour and pinup glamour. I just think they make more sense, too. Instead of dishing out a ton of money for tights only to get a hole in one leg, if you buy a garter and two or three pairs of one style of stockings, if you get a run in one, pull it off, throw it in the trash and then put on another one. When choosing a garter belt pick one with metal clips. Plastic clips don’t stay. I also like ones with six straps instead of four. Six will keep the seams of your stockings from going crooked.”
On her favorite red lipsticks…
“Dior’s Dolce Vita, Guerlain’s Exces de Rouge, Makeup Store Devil and a really great one is Lipink. It’s like house paint! Bright, shiny red lips that will not leave their mark anywhere. That’s my go-to lipstick for a hot make-out session.”
On making sure her lipstick doesn’t smudge or fade…
“I always line my lips completely with red, fill them in and then put the red lipstick over that. Then I go over the edges again with the lipliner to make it perfect. MAC Cherry or Beet are both great liners. As for lipstick, choose a matte lipstick if you’re worried about it fading. One I usually wear for all-day rehearsals is MAC Ruby Woo. That’s really the key to staying power with red lipstick, it’s that matte finish.”
On her favorite makeup remover…
“I wear a lot of heavy stage makeup as you may have noticed so I use a MAC makeup removing oil that I really like that emulsifies with water. When it comes to exfoliating, I usually just go for the good old washcloth and a soapy cleanser. I use a retinol a few times a week at night, but I have super sensitive skin so I have to be careful about how much of it I use.”
On how she gets that perfect cat-eye…
“Practice! Above all, practice. You know, I’ve been drawing cat-eye eyeliner for over 20 years. I’ve gotten better at it over the years and have noticed that after all these years of drawing it if I don’t do it for a week I can tell that I’m out of practice. I like to use a black gel eyeliner (MAC makes a good one called Blacktrack) with a very thin brush. I start small and then sometimes it gets bigger because I’m trying to get the two sides balanced. I’ll be wearing that cat-eye until I’m 90! I can’t imagine anything else. It’s part of me. I can’t live without it.”
Sensuous, feminine, intoxicating: The elegant Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese embodies femininity like no other woman. Seductive, self-assured and graceful: the sheer sensuality of Dita Von Teese expresses itself in new facets. With her third fragrance FleurTeese, the international style icon embraces her coquettish, romantic side.
FleurTeese is a passionate bouquet, inspired by lush but delicate blossoms and idyllic floral gardens. Dita Von Teese has created this romantic eau de toilette that beautifully captures the spirit of her classic Hollywood style. Delicate like her skin, glamorous like her appearance and beguiling like the lady herself, FleurTeese is an enthralling new spring fragrance that calls to mind the playful pin-up girl.
FleurTeese – the fragrance
At the start, the creamy scented, opulent Casablanca lily flirts with sensuous Sambac jasmine petals, and refreshes with a sparkling burst of bergamot notes. The delicate top note evokes the enchanting moment of the first flirtation, the first glance, the first touch.
At the heart of FleurTeese is a bouquet of pure blossoms, a delicate blend of elegant accords of purple lilac combined with subtle iris, complimented by a warm shade of heliotrope flower. These essences from Dita Von Teese’s favorite flowers not only represent the ultimate femininity of the burlesque dancer, but also the sensual emotions of spring.
The seductive base note of FleurTeese combines rare sandalwood and cedar wood with seductive musk, giving the fragrance depth and richness. This fragrance made from luxurious flowers and smooth wood instantly radiates fresh lightness and playful romance with a flirtatious charm. Coquettish like Dita Von Teese herself, FleurTeese is a hypnotic fragrance that encourages women to embrace their romantic and flirtatious femininity in a unique and memorable way.
FleurTeese – the bottle
The FleurTeese bottle represents the fresh romance of the fragrance in a glamorous design. The clear glass-faceted bottle elegantly showcases the lilac-colored scent.
Reflecting the color palette of the fragrant flowers in the scent, the pastel and platinum color scheme epitomizes romance. A tassel with silvery pearl accent in the color of the filigree cap embraces the neck of the bottle. This sophisticated touch evokes the spirit of the fragrance and the burlesque queen herself.
FleurTeese is the fascinatingly light eau de toilette variation by Dita Von Teese – romantic, sensuous, and perfect for flirtation in the springtime.
FleurTeese is available from the middle of March 2013 in specialist perfume shops.
Eau de Toilette, 20 ml: 13.50 Euros RRP
Eau de Toilette, 40 ml: 22.50 Euros RRP
Burlesque star, style icon, and fashion muse Dita Von Teese is no stranger to designing lingerie or beauty—but this time she’s bringing her creations to the masses via HSN. Her underpinnings collection ($25–$45) and two fragrances ($20–$75) will launch on the home shopping site on April 23. Expect lingerie that gives a nod to the 1950s with ultra-femme details like velvet ribbons, eyelash lace trim and control mesh. Before the goods become available, we spoke with the humble star about her inspirations, DIY beauty, and how to be a true sex symbol.
ELLE: What inspired your lingerie for HSN?
Dita Von Teese: Well, I’ve been a long-time collector of vintage. I have a long-standing affection for lingerie, but also as most people know, retro style. And I really wanted to use the knowledge that I have from my first career when I was 15. I worked at a lingerie store as a bra-fitter and buyer. For this collection, I wanted to bring together fit, function, and affordability with touches of glamour and retro style.
ELLE: What makes your designs both functional and fashionable?
DVT: I’ve always loved having beautiful lingerie to wear in my every day life, and I’ve never saved beautiful lingerie just for seduction purposes or for when someone else is gonna see it. So it was really important to me to make these pieces work well under clothing and give good shaping. They are pieces that you can wear comfortably, so you’re not compromising beauty and glamour for fit and function.
DVT: There are definitely a lot of pieces in the collection that I think you could definitely wear underneath a sheer blouse or with the top peeking out of a suit. I’ve always loved little hints of what’s underneath, without showing too much. It’s a way of being seductive but elegant at the same time.
ELLE: What influenced your fragrances?
DVT: This funny thing happened to me a few years ago when I was first approached to do my own scent. I had been wearing the same perfume for about almost 20 years, Houbigant Quelques Fleurs. It’s a very old perfume house, very top dollar. I was dating a French man at the time. He confessed to me three weeks into our relationship that his mother wore the same perfume as me, so I had to change mine. I could’ve gotten rid of the man, but I chose instead to change the perfume. At the same time, I was approached to make my own, so I really got involved in the process. I was living in Paris, and working closely with the fragrance house to create something really unique and special that I could call my own signature perfume. It needed to have an air of high sophistication and glamour. [For HSN], I wanted to get to offer an affordable product in a beautiful bottle that still has that element that still feels expensive. It took a lot of time, focus, and ambition to get to the point where I believed that the perfume could replace my $300 perfume.
DVT: As a little girl growing up in a small farming town in Michigan, my idols were women like Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth. I did a lot of research about what kinds of perfume these women wore. A lot of modern celebrity fragrances have sweetness, vanilla, fruit, and freshness. I wanted mine to have that feel of sophistication and glamour of a different time, but without smelling like, old-fashioned or like your grandmother’s perfume.
ELLE: What drew you to team up with HSN?
DVT: I’m drawn to it because my whole career and every aspect of it is about do-it-yourself glamour. I do not run with an entourage of makeup stylists, and I don’t have someone dictating to me what is the right thing to wear. I don’t have anyone advising me. Every one of my products—my lingerie, my perfume, and everything that I do beauty-related with regard to building my burlesque shows—is just me. And I’m really into the motto: I can do it, you can do it. It’s not magic, you just have to have the ambition, patience, and desire to create it yourself. It has a special meaning to be able to offer these kind of products at an affordable price to other women that want to have glamour in their everyday lives.
Dita you are so beautiful and glowing and radiant‹and you are 40! I’m 24 now, and am TOTALLY stoked to get older. But duh, I still want to have great skin and age as elegantly as humanly possible, like you. What can I do now, and in the future, to ensure I won’t be kicking myself for jacking up my skin in 20 years?
Let me say thank you for the compliment, and allow me to commend you on having the good sense to care about the future of your skin. Let me start with the basics. The most important things you can do to care for your skin in the long term are these three things:
1. Don’t smoke.
We already know it’s unhealthy, but smoking cigarettes is also the fast track to aging and wrinkles. I know several young women that are already really regretting those lines they have around their mouths. Don’t smoke.
2. Use sunscreen.
This is probably the best advice I have, and every dermatologist will likely agree that sun damage is the worst thing for beauty. I use a light sunscreen on any normal day, and a heavier one on days that I know I will be outside for extended periods of time.
On tropical holidays, I also wear a hat or carry a parasol. I’m actually quite good at swimming with one hand holding parasol! Don’t forget to apply your skincare and your sunscreen to your neck and décolletage.
All the incentive you need is there on the beach in St. Tropez…overly-tanned, leathery European women with wrinkled brown cleavage are everywhere, and if you ask me, the sight should be enough to scare anyone into using sunscreen. If you want to tan, do it safely with self-tanners and bronzers, spray tan or whatever it is the skin-responsible bikini-babes are doing these days. It also helps to wear UV-protective sunglasses to keep you from squinting your eyes, causing fine lines to develop.
You might want to try one of the new SPF base “BB creams,” which are all the rage. I’ve been using an SPF beauty base like this for years. (I like the silky textured DiorSnow UV Base SPF 35 in Beige) But now I’m now seeing lots of new inexpensive UV beauty bases on the market, which is great news for anyone that wants to try one.
BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage.
3. Moisturize like a maniac.
While researching my upcoming beauty book, I interviewed a very prominent professor of dermatology and several cosmetic surgeons. They all agree that keeping the skin well-hydrated is a very important factor in keeping skin youthful and healthy. There are lots of inexpensive, effective moisturizers on the market.
My dermatologist, the professor of dermatology I mentioned above, doesn’t have his own line of skincare or lasers to sell me on, which is one thing to look out for when seeking skincare guidance. He tells me never to expect miracles from beauty creams and just to use the products I like the texture and scent of, because none of them are going to change your life. I’ve tried nearly every fancy cream on the market, and I can tell you that although I might luxuriate in some of them, the results I’ve had from some of the Neutrogena and Cetaphil products are exactly the same.
If you want to address specific problems, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist, because the pretty jars at the cosmetics counter don’t contain miracles. I’ve seen a dermatologist on and off for years, because I’m quite sensitive and have bouts of redness and rashes and things brought on by allergies and stress, so I’ve always needed professional help.
In my 30s, I also started using a light retinol cream at night, and you can get some great over-the-counter ones now.
I’m revealing much more detailed information in my upcoming beauty book next year, with all of my beauty secrets, along with information from lots of experts and other women I know who have aged gracefully and gorgeously, so stay tuned! And remember, it’s easy to look good in your 20s, so take care of your skin now and it will make things a lot easier down the line.