1. September 2013 Comments (0) Burlesque

1. September 2013 Comments (0) Burlesque

Why We Love Dita Von Teese and Her Classic Sense of Fashion

From polka-dotted bingo dresses to exuding sex appeal

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When talking about pin-up and burlesque fashion, it’s quite impossible not to think of Dita Von Teese. Artists such as her have given light to the often misinterpreted art of pin-up and burlesque. Who wouldn’t fall in love with her alabaster skin and cherry red lips? Match them with elegant vintage fashion, and you know you’re in for a fashion treat. Pulling off a vintage pin-up look is not that easy. It takes a meticulous pair of eyes and great attention to detail to make it work; knowing how to find pieces of vintage clothing is also crucial. You can go and ask your Betfair playing mom (or grandma) for some tips, as the game has always been relevant to vintage and mod fashion; and one can’t help but admit that it’s impossible not to connect bingo to polka-dotted satin frocks with bow-tied waists, hence bingo fashion. Dita also used fashion to show her humanitarian side; she and Roar singer Katy Perry donated some of their wardrobe to charity to help raise awareness for HIV and AIDS.

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Also Dita is launching a new Lingerie Collection two months ago called “von Follies” with amazing designs and a touch of Burlesque. Before running to Google to find out where Dita shops, check out these tips first: Think 1940s and 1950s. If you’re a Dita fan, you’d know that almost everything in her wardrobe is inspired by this era. You can also look at Coca-Cola pin-up girl ads from the 1940s and 1950s to get an idea. Take inspiration from the pros. If you’re going to study Dita’s style, it’s never over the top. The burlesque star and fashion designer said in an interview, “…I do not claim myself as a fashion designer because I have respect for my designer friends are and what they are doing. I sketch and sew. Ability I have to set the style and choosing vintage clothes do not make me look like wearing a costume.”

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Think sexy. Perhaps the most common mistake amongst women is they feel that they are not sexy enough. This kind of thought transcends to one’s physicality and it makes one’s lack of self confidence quite evident. It may sound cliché, but it’s quite true that sexy is more of attitude than appearance, like they always say: fake it ‘til you make it.

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