25 posts tagged "Dita Von Teese"
It’s hard not to pit Dita Von Teese and Evan Rachel Wood against one another. Both have dated reigning Prince of Darkness Marilyn Manson and both have adopted a goth burlesque aesthetic that demands an extremely ivory complexion, dark eyes, and a deep pout. It’s even harder not to make comparisons when they both show up at the same event in variations on this look, that being the Fashion Group International’s 26th annual Night of Stars last night in New York. Do you prefer Dita’s classic interpretation or Evan’s addition of slight cheek contouring and a soft mauve smoky eye? And furthermore, who wins the alabaster skin-off?
After a fall spent channeling Dita in vampy blackberry and an awards season wearing a rich shade of strawberry blond, Evan Rachel Wood supported her Tribeca Film Festival flick Whatever Works last night with a new hairstyle in fiery red. Reminiscent of a look that the actress sported last year, her latest color experiment seems to be, er, working just fine. Do you have a favorite Evan era—and furthermore, any thoughts on that seriously smoky plum shadow?
The New York social calendar kicked into high gear last night with a slew of magazine parties and such, but the real beautiful people seemed to be gathered on the left coast, where Dita Von Teese hosted a luncheon for designer Rachel Pally. Maybe it was the glorious sunlit background of the Chateau Marmont, but everyone in attendance looked radiant, Von Teese included, whose jet-black pin curls and porcelain skin were trumped only by what is the most perfect red lip we’ve seen all season (note: a bit of concealer and powder around your lip line will accentuate the color and shape of your mouth). We know we’ve been somewhat critical of the actress’ look in the past, but we were 100 percent on board with it yesterday. You?
Is it us, or are you also slightly over Dita Von Teese and her self-appointed title as the new bearer of burlesque? There she was, sitting front row at Dior Couture with her signature alabaster skin, darkened brow, lined lids, and crimson lip, and all we could think was, doesn’t the whole thing ever get, well, tedious? Furthermore, what does Ms. Von Teese look like when she’s away from the paparazzi photo lenses? Do you think she just throws on a pair of sweat pants, goes makeup-free, and puts her hair up in a messy bun? Or is that face painted on at all times, that hair always set, and those wiggle dresses merely replaced by silk dressing gowns (or maybe a kimono?) when she “unwinds” at home? Someone please enlighten us.
Forgoing the vampy, Dita Von Teese tribute look she was sporting only a month ago, Evan Rachel Wood debuted a new ginger hue at the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards last night—with eyebrows to match. (Her affinity for gold satin dresses apparently remains.) What say you—better as a brunette, or do you appreciate her attempt to lighten up?