No no I'm not kidding, you can WIN your own Dita Von Teese Autographed Tour Poster from her latest
"Art of the Teese" show AS WELL AS a copy of her sell out hard cover book 'Your Beauty Mark'. This fabulous Pearl Davies Giveaway is open worldwide and will be drawn April 18 2017.
Born Heather Sweet in West Branch, Michigan, Dita Von Teese grew up fascinated by the Golden Age of Cinema, pin-up imagery, and vintage lingerie. This naturally blond, mid-western girl then transformed herself into a glamour girl like those she admired. Performing striptease since 1992, she is the biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Rose Lee and is credited with bringing the art form back into the spotlight with a new sense of elegance and sophistication.
Taking audiences on a journey into fantasy and spectacle, Dita is renowned for her ornate sets and dazzling haute-couture performance costumes adorned with hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals. This “Burlesque Superheroine” (Vanity Fair) is the performer of choice at high profile events including those for designers such as Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Chopard, and Cartier, and was the first guest star in history at Paris’ famed Crazy Horse (established in 1951) where she has performed several sold-out runs. Dita also brought burlesque to prime time television in the States when she appeared as a guest star on CSI and performed her classic Martini Glass show in one of their highest rated episodes to date which was billed as “too hot to handle.”
In addition to her burlesque shows, Dita is a self-styled fashion icon, topping best-dressed lists all over the world. Featured on Vanity Fair’sInternational Best Dressed List 2013, Dita has recently expanded into her own distinct brands. Her lingerie collection debuted exclusively with Bloomingdale’s in the U.S. in March 2014, and has expanded to other popular U.S. retailers such as Nordstrom, Dillard's, Barenecessities.com and Journelle. It is also available internationally in prominent retailers such as Myer in Australia, as well as globally via online sites Glamuse.com, and asos.com.
She also recently launched Dita Von Teese Eyewear, a collection featuring 10 styles ranging from classic cat-eye to edgier cutout metal and acetate frames. Dita’s fragrance collection offers four distinct, glamorous scents, including her latest, "Erotique," and is available at Ron Robinson in Los Angeles, as well as on dita.net and beautylish.com. Dita is also a best-selling author who is currently working on her third book, "Your Beauty Mark," a guide to eccentric glamour. (It! Books/Harper Collins).
She previously served as the global ambassador for Cointreau from 2007-2013 and in 2010-2011, she was also the face of Perrier for an exclusive set of limited edition bottles and cans. An advocate in the fight against HIV and Aids, Dita was a MAC Viva Glam Spokesperson from 2006-2008 and in 2009 she participated in the H&M/Fashion Against Aids t-shirt campaign. She has also performed and appeared at several events for Amfar and was honored with their Award of Courage in 2008. Her status as a burlesque star and modern-day feminist has also garnered her an invitation to speak at the Oxford Student Union, where other elected speakers have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Tony Blair, and Anna Wintour.
Dita recently presented her final U.S. tour dates for her full-length revue, “Burlesque: Strip, Strip, Hooray!” presented by Live Nation. Featuring MC Murray Hill and a who’s who of burlesque, the 90-minute variety show played to sold-out crowds in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Visit stripstriphooray.com for more information.
"Dita is absolutely mesmerizing. She elevates the art of tease with an effortless grace and ease that is thoroughly intoxicating, and the elegance and beauty of her movements will truly take your breath away! It is delicious, powerful and playfully provocative!" - Demi Moore - "Many thanks for reminding the world that there is a highly reasonable way to reconcile Bettie Page with Betty Friedan. Well done, and thanks for all of it." - Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair - "Dita Von Teese is an all powerful, all conquering goddess. I am her willing slave." - Alan Cumming - "Dita's show is timeless, with a powerful delivery that explores the sensuality of the human spirit. With jaw dropping costumes, a thunderous crescendo of music and superb production design, Dita brings burlesque to a whole new level. The show is dazzling and sexy...a must see!!" - Debi Mazar - "Dita is the true definition of glamour." - RuPaul - "Dita exudes timeless grace. She is our generation's Bettie Page, but on a much different level. She was born to entertain. Love that girl!" - Aaron Paul - "Dita is for me a perfect Parisian, although she is from the midwest. I love strong personalities, strong characters, and Dita is like a heroine of a novel or a Hollywood movie." - Jean Paul Gaultier - "Dita's shows are fabulous and imaginative. She's a class act who has it all: the body, the costumes, the music. She's one of the few burlesque performers today who truly understands the art of tease." - Tempest Storm, burlesque legend - "Her attention to detail and embellished glitz onstage is unparalleled, even for pop stars. From the sparkle of each and every Swarovski crystal (hundreds of thousands swathe pretty much every prop and article of clothing in the production) to the sensual lighting that caresses her slender porcelain frame to the vampy music that sets the mood for the procession of themed vignettes - your eye cannot turn away from the utter flawlessness of it all." - The Los Angeles Times - "...big-budget burlesque that takes striptease to the mainstream... Dita Von Teese can out-pop any pop star at extravagant, erotic spectacle." - Sydney Morning Herald -
From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, fashion icon and “burlesque superheroine” (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime. Whether she’s dazzling audiences swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art. Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters in this illustration and photography-filled opus.
In Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, Dita and co-writer Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice.
This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks. Among the hundreds of lavish color photographs, instructive step-by-step images and original illustrations by Adele Mildred, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark.