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Dita von Teese: Being Beautiful Takes Practice

Dec/06/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Dita von Teese Shows Off Her Beauty Routine
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A quick review of the past decade in the life of Dita von Teese and two things become abundantly clear: the woman never ages, and she always looks perfect.

There’s good reason for that: Von Teese’s trademark look — alabaster skin, doe eyes and pin-up curls — is the result of years of perfecting the routine. “Practice is everything when it comes to beauty,” she tells Stylist.co.uk readers. “If I don’t do my eyeliner for a week or so, I’m not so good at it.”

To that end, the burlesque star, who always does her own hair and makeup, relies on an arsenal of products including Diorific lipstick, M.A.C rougemarie nail polish and hot rollers for a photo finish.

And just because she recycles her red carpet looks doesn’t mean the star gets ready in a hurry. “One of the things that I do to have a glamorous day is take a bit of time to put on makeup and choose clothes that I like to wear,” she says, emphasizing the importance of an area designated to primping. “[Always] have a good vanity place to do your makeup and a place with good lighting — natural light is the best.”

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Double Take: Dita Von Teese Wears the Same Dress Twice

Nov/15/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

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Oh yes she did! The always pin-up-perfect Dita Von Teese dared to double dip her famous curves in the same Jean Paul Gaultier gown at two events just days apart. And the burlesque diva, who first donned the haute couture creation last Wednesday night to fête the designer himself at the opening of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art, doesn’t care.

“I don’t agree that you can only wear things once,” she told InStyle.com while working what she called her “favorite dress in the world” again over the weekend at the MoCA gala in Los Angeles. “I think when you have something you really love, there should be nothing that stops you from enjoying it.”

A fearless fashionista, Von Teese is also financially savvy. “When a dress costs as much as a Mercedes, you want to wear it more than once,” she joked. Makes (fashion) sense to us! Tell us: What are your rules on rewearing dresses?

–Christie LaRusso

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Dita Von Teese's New Perfume: Made for Grown-Up Girls

Aug/02/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Dita Von Teese Fragrance
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Dita Von Teese knows how she wants to smell — and it’s not like candy. The burlesque-star-turned-perfumer has just put the finishing touches on her swoon-worthy new scent, and it has all the essences that she was going for.

“It’s a fragrance for everyone, and I’m really proud of the level of sophistication we reached both with the packaging and the fragrance,” she tells WWD. “There’s no fruity vanilla bull—t. I’m sorry, but you know what I mean? A lot of celebrity fragrances are fruit, vanilla, and I wanted something for grown-up girls.”

To accomplish that, Von Teese whipped up a fragrance that appealed to her own senses instead. “We’ve only just come up with the scent, so I’m still working on my lingo, but it’s a lot of luscious flowers — Bulgarian rose, tiare, peony — and there’s a sexy wood,” 
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Pin-Up Perfect: Dita Von Teese's New Cardigans

Mar/24/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Dita Von Teese Creates Line of Cardigan Sweaters
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She’s dabbled in the fragrance industry and even created a line of striptease-inspired pens, but now, Dita Von Teese is trying her hand at something a bit more conventional: designing cardigan sweaters! The burlesque star recently collaborated with Wheels & Dollbaby on a limited edition, vintage inspired cardigan, which the star just happened to wear to the grocery store last weekend. The 1950s-inspired retro knit comes in four color combinations and is packaged inside a collectible peek-a-boo armoire-style box. “I love the way Wheels & Dollbaby makes it easy for any girl to capture the spirit of the classic pin-up girl,” Von Teese said in a statement. “This cute cardigan has always been a favorite of mine, and I am excited to bring it to my fans. I wear mine with a sleek pencil skirt or capri pants for an easy yet chic ensemble.” The Dita Rose Embroidered Cardi, which features satin trim, black velvet buttons and a matching velvet necktie, retails for $190 (which includes an autographed postcard from Von Teese!) and can be purchased at wheelsanddollbaby.com. Tell us: Would you buy Von Teese’s cardigans? –Kim Peiffer

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Dita Von Teese's Take on Fragrance: "No Fruit, No Vanilla, No Candy!!"

Feb/22/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Dita Von Teese Working on a Fragrancel
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It looks like Dita Von Teese is testing her skills as a perfumer–but don’t expect the burlesque queen to be involved in creating something sweet. “No fruit, no vanilla, no candy!!,” the star Tweeted Thursday while spending time at a chateau in the French countryside working with perfumers. Instead, it’s all about “Velvet sensuality w/a dash of vulgarity!” And while fruity-floral concoctions might not make the cut for the star, just what does she love in a scent? “I want to evoke passion with fragrance….intense love/lust and distaste/fear rather than merely popular acceptance.” Does this mean that Dita is developing her own signature scent like so many other stars, or is she merely dabbling for herself? Only time will tell…. Tell us: Would you want a buy a fragrance from Dita if she created one?

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