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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
Style Icon: Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese is an example of one of those style icons that I don't necessarily want to dress like, but find inspirational anyway for her individuality and sheer commitment to her Sartorial Imperative. In the face of "model off duty" and 80s redux and boho and a million different types of fashion It-ness given to us by the Fashion Industrial Complex, Dita stands for old-school, immaculate glamour, especially in the power of a pretty dress and fantastic red lipstick. Her style's changed subtly over the years, going from a more rockabilly thing to full-on Hollywoodism complete with Gaultier frocks and sky-high Louboutins. But through it all (and by all I mean that pesky marriage to some dude named Marilyn, being adopted by the high fashion world and just exploding in terms of the mainstream), she's always marched away to her own eccentric drummer, which is always a very cool thing, of course. Even in her paparazzi pics, she is always dressed to the nines! Dita is primarily responsible for my recent love of red lipstick, which is a HUGE step for someone who really never wears any makeup. (I go from zero to sixty, what can I say?) But I love Dita not just for her style -- she's a class act all around. She handled her divorce from the aforementioned Marilyn dude with dignity (instead of cavorting with a starlet simulating sex in some video), she's always well-spoken and intelligent in her interviews and she's just a very pro-girl, posi-core type of person, which is why a huge part of her fanbase is women, despite being essentially a high-class stripper. (Or as other people like to say, "burlesque performer," although Dita herself doesn't shirk from the stripper label, 'cause she's honest and direct.) Deep down she's just a nice girl from the Midwest (Michigan, to be exact), which is why these are my favorite pictures of Dita ever -- they're like the soul of Dita, because even without the trappings, she's still beautiful, artistic and glamorous.
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