posted by: audra
well, you all should know by now that i absolutely adore dita. the queen of burlesque. i love her so, so much that i would happily skin her alive & fucking wear her. i daydream about it quite frequently, in fact. always clad in vintage-y garb, pretty lingerie & flawless makeup, she’s quite possibly my number one style icon.
come love her with me, my dirty little piglets! today we’ll be delving deep inside dita. oooh, good title for a porn, don’t you think?!
ms. dita von teese was actually born on september 28, 1972 as heather renee sweet in rochester, michigan. her mum, a manicurist, was super-into old hollywood glamour & screen actresses of the 1940s…which, in turn, rubbed off on dita when she was a little girl. of course, when dita was older, she became obsessed with vintage glam: red lippy, finger-waves, corsets & stockings.
at a young age, dita trained as a ballerina until she was 15; when she became a stripper at 18, dita would incorporate her ballet skillz into her performances. she thought that the typical dancer’s routines were dull & such, so she created her own — complete with seamed stockings, a basque, hair done up in a beehive & long gloves. delicious.
soon after the stripping gig, she began fetish modeling…and amid my investigation work on wikipedia, i learned this:
Through the wearing of a corset for many years, she had reduced her natural waistline to 22 inches and can be laced down as far as 16.5 inches.
um…why haven’t i tried this yet?! amazing. anyway, then came the playboy layouts & the famous burlesque shows to follow. more recently, she’s done modeling for my bffs jean paul gaultier, heatherette & vivs westwood & is a spokesmodel for mac cosmetics. of course! hearts.
as if that weren’t enough to make me want to eat her [out], i read this little nugget:
“The one time I hired a stylist, they picked up a pair of my 1940s shoes and said, ‘These would look really cute with jeans.’ I immediately said, ‘You’re out of here.'”
and theeeen…ready? you’d better pour a drink & sit down for this one: she dyes her blonde hair black, always does her own makeup. and! her beauty mark?! fake! god, it’s like we were separated at birth! i’ve always felt like i had a sister. combine that with her love of bondage and her pasty & tasty complexion…? jesus. she’s better than huffing sharpie pens.
sweet dita dreams, my sweets. you’re welcome.