"I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute."
–Burlesque and the Art of the Teese
Dita Von Teese brought style and silicone-free sexiness back to the striptease. But it’s not just her perfect body or what she does with it–well, sure, that too
—that we’re in awe of. The burlesque beauty is the quintessential glamour girl: she collects vintage, ’40s era couture; drives a restored original Chrysler New Yorker; and can dance ballet, swing, and Argentine tango as well as an orchestrated strip show, all the while primped and polished to a t. Ms. Teese was duly picked by M.A.C. Cosmetics to be the face of their Viva Glam VI campaign, but for those of us who want to see more of her, our eyes are peeled for her next act. By the looks of it, this Teese isn’t all for show.REVLON HIGH DIMENSION PERMANENT HAIR COLOR IN BRIGHT BLACK
Blondes might have more fun, but the naturally fair-haired Teese is having a fine time on the dark side.
$9.49, at drugstoresBARE ESCENTUALS BIG TEASE MASCARA
When it comes to being a big tease, it's apparently all in the eyes.
$15, sephora.comLORAC PORTABLE PAINT IN PARTIALLY NUDE
Snow white skin bares all, so to speak. So before Teese takes it all off, she's first got to do a bit of covering up.
$40, sephora.comM.A.C. COSMETICS VIVA GLAM LIPSTICK
Teese lists "a severely painted red lip" as a fetish necessity in her book, but this glamour girl needs not search too long and hard for the right hue.
$14, maccosmetics.comTRISH MCEVOY SEXY #9 EAU DE PARFUM
We think Teese is a 10, but since she's sexy and always dressed - or undressed
- to the nines, this seductive scent is quite fitting, actually.
$95 for 1.7 oz., nordstrom.comTHE BALM PICK-UP LINERS
This pro has got the pick-up part down, but here are some slick lines. And water-resistant, they won't smudge when she's splashing around in that martini glass either.