26 posts tagged "Dita Von Teese"
At a recent dinner celebrating Zac Posen, I spotted none other than Dita Von Teese’s Charlotte Olympia clutch open on the table after the plates had been cleared. As a beauty editor, that minaudière was like a magnet, drawing me in closer to discover the keys to her flawless vintage look. And while I did find (with her permission, of course) a key—likely to her apartment or hotel room—nicotine gum, a Swarovski studded e-cigarette, and red lipstick, the most interesting treasure was a spiderweb compact covered in crystals. Later in the week, Posen would post a video on Instagram (below) featuring Von Teese touching up her crimson pout and powdering her nose using said bedazzled mirror. She turned a simple and routine gesture (one normally done in the privacy of the ladies’ room) into a full-on performance. But then again, I’d expect nothing less of the burlesque dancer. If you’re in need of a party trick this holiday season, take a cue from Von Teese and dare to reapply in public. And may I suggest doing it with this flashy Lulu Frost for Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Compact in hand.
Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese is often seen channeling Betty Grable, among other Old Hollywood screen sirens, but it is Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s unknown subject in his famous work Girl With a Pearl Earring that came to mind when I saw this photo from today’s Melbourne Cup in Australia (essentially the Kentucky Derby Down Under). The fuchsia lipstick and exotic orchids are a bit dramatic for the painter who kept his color palette simple and made a statement with light. However, bringing a masterpiece from the Dutch Golden Age to life for a day at the races is definitely deserving of some Beauty Counter kudos.
Well, that was fast. Not even a full month after debuting a red-carpet-stealing platinum-blonde dye job at this year’s Met Gala, Anne Hathaway is back to brunette. [NYDN]
Dita Von Teese does all of her own makeup, has been treating rosacea with the help of a dermatologist in Orange County for years, and stockpiles products from choice brands—as well as her own cosmetics range. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the burlesque queen had a little trouble selecting her top three beauty essentials during a recent interview. “Three? Oh my god, it’s more like 300! I have a lot of things that I absolutely can’t do without.” [Daily Mail]
The title of “Kate the Great” heretofore belongs to Ms. Middleton, not Ms. Moss. According to a new survey, the Duchess of Cambridge now beats out the super-est of them all when it comes to Britain’s most influential beauty icon. [Telegraph]
CR Fashion Book cover girl and voluptuous Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton has nabbed her first beauty contract. Upton will be the new spokeswoman for Gillette…hawking its men’s, not women’s, razors…and will star in promo videos for its Fusion ProGlide Styler in which she comes clean about what it will take to win her over. Spoiler alert: The answer is lots of manscaping. [NYDN]
Even the original supermodels had confidence issues when it came to their looks. “I got so insecure because you were all talking about my gums and my knees,” Linda Evangelista recalls of her first shoot with François Nars in a new interview with the makeup maestro. “And I’m like, I’m gonna get thrown out of here because of my knees!” [Interview]
The frequently crimson-lipped burlesque queen, Dita Von Teese, thinks red lipstick looks great on everyone. The secret, she says, is finding the right red, which for her is always matte. “It’s easier to wear, and it’s always classic and always elegant,” Von Teese says of the finish. [E!]
Edgar Montalvo, the hairstylist responsible for coiffing Jackie Onassis and Nancy Reagan has given a new, candid interview about working with both former first ladies. “[Jackie] was wonderful,” Montalvo recalls of the style icon for whom he made wigs after she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As for Reagan, he had “nothing positive to say.” Ouch. [NYP]
As per a recent round of paparazzi shots of Beyoncé frolicking at the beach, it’s more than evident that People‘s most beautiful woman in the world has her pre-baby body back. So, how’d she do it? “I lost most of my weight from breast-feeding…[but] I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week. I did a lot of walking in the beginning and now I’m running. I had to work my way up,” according to the new mother of one. [People]
After a year’s worth of hype, burlesque bombshell Dita Von Teese has finally debuted her first signature scent. At a launch event at Liberty of London yesterday, Von Teese explained that the perfume recalls femme fatale types dancing the night away at a Parisian nightclub. “I just love the idea of this beautiful heady night time when [fragrance] mingles with our body odeur and smoke and nightlife,” she said. [Mirror]
It’s been four years since Lanvin launched its Jeanne Lanvin fragrance for a younger demographic, and this month marks the scent’s emergence as a woman. Jeanne Lanvin Couture, a slightly more grown-up version of the beloved original, includes raspberry notes as well as hints of rose, violet leaves, and cedarwood. [WWD]
This just in: Naomi Campbell has been tapped as a judge for The Face, a new Oxygen Network-produced modeling competition series in which she will be one of three supermodels responsible for “molding, nurturing, and transforming contestants,” all of whom will be vying for a brand ambassador role with a nationally recognized company. Be afraid. [Grazia]