‘Writing Time’ Robert Wilson’s Watch Launch Gala hosted by Montblanc
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Palaexpo, Geneva Geneva, Switzerland
April 9, 2008
Photos by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Montblanc
Style.com: Dita Von Teese Explains Why the Only Thing She Won’t Take Off Is Red Lipstick
by Amber Kallor
July 29, 2015
“Plus, an exclusive first look at her new beauty book.
If Dita Von Teese is going to write a beauty book, it’s not going to be centered on her signature feline flick or classic crimson lips (though she touches on both). No, the burlesque star and red-carpet mainstay who is rarely, if ever, seen looking anything short of flawless (even upon exiting Pilates) wants to get real with the readers in her 400-page tome fittingly dubbed Your Beauty Mark—but not too real. “I’ve always felt that creating glamour is an art form and it’s different from God-given beauty,” said Von Teese in an interview with Style.com. “It’s a little bit like someone putting on their drag. We all have this opportunity to style ourselves the way we want to be seen, and sometimes it’s vastly different from what we’re born with.” Hitting shelves December 1 and available for preorder now, this opus features photographers like Ellen von Unwerth, Ali Mahdavi, and Peter Lindbergh alongside the sultry burlesque star’s sage advice on a myriad of topics—including brow shaping, skincare, nutrition, plastic surgery…and nipple hair. (Then again, the bombshell previously dedicated an entire book to fetishes, so she isn’t exactly one to tiptoe around subjects deemed taboo.) “My book isn’t just: Here’s what you should do. My book is very much: This is how it makes me feel; maybe it will make you feel the same way. Or maybe it won’t! It’s very open and respectful of people’s individuality,” she explained. And in an age where the lines are continually blurred in terms of gender and sexuality, perhaps the prim-and-proper beauty space needs a little bit of a shake-up, too. And who better to encourage people to “break the beauty rules” and be yourself (no matter how much maquillage that entails) than a woman with enough confidence to twirl around in a human-size martini glass in nothing but Swarovski-studded pasties and stilettos? Here, Von Teese explains why the paparazzi will never catch her without red lipstick, how Phil Donahue changed her life, and why nobody can “strip her of her glamour”…unless it’s Halloween.”
💄Without further "to do,” I’m thrilled to unveil the cover to #YourBeautyMark. The art of burlesque is about the slow tease, and so, too, when it came to creating my third book. What you will see in five short months goes beyond what I set out to do. This book evolved from steps to realizing the hairdos and makeup looks I love, to an ultimate guide to all things beauty, inside and out, vintage and state of the art. And it’s a lavish book that celebrates the eccentric glamour within those of us willing to evoke it. Cannot wait to give you the full reveal! http://teese.us/beauty 🎂 AND happy birthday to my @mommavonteese who also talks manicures in this book💅🏻 Book cover photo by @sanchezzalba, makeup and hair by me!
YOUR BEAUTY MARK: The Ultimate Guide To Eccentric Glamour
Available December 1st but you can pre-order now!
UPDATE: I received a removal request from Dita’s reps. These photos were unapproved and illegally leaked by another party. I’ve also removed the link to where I found them. If you have reposted any of these anywhere, please delete them immediately.
Dita Von Teese Von Follies Outtakes & Behind the Scenes
photography by Erik Madigan Heck
Just in case you needed any more proof that Dita Von Teese is a genetically blessed Goddess, here are some outtakes and behind the scenes photos from the most recent Von Follies shoot. No Photoshop!
Taken by American photographer Erik Madigan Heck at what I assume is Jack Studios in New York City.
“Here’s a portrait I did of @ditavonteese today! Had lots of fun on this. Thanks Tamara for sitting like a legend!!! xo @tattooedwarriortattoostudio #dita #ditavonteese #ditavonteesetattoo #portraittattoo #greywash #tattoos (at Tattooed Warrior Tattoo Studio)” – Drea Darling