Leaving a Beauty Mark: Dita Von Teese Pinup Style

December 5, 2015

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k150_28Stiletto_City_heel_iconSZDAll hail the queen! Dita Von Teese is known as the queen of pinup style. She’s a model, burlesque dancer and all around icon to those who love retro glamour. With a shock of black hair, pale skin, red lips and curves for days, she embodies the elegance and sex appeal of classic movie starlets while still keeping a little underground edge. And now she’s sharing her beauty secrets in her new book, “Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour”* and gearing up to hit Los Angeles with a talk at Live Talks LA on December 9th.

Dita Von Teese Your Beauty Mark

The book is a step by step guide through Dita’s  beauty routines and includes expert tips from her glam squad of makeup artists, hair stylists, nutritionists and fitness trainers. Co-written with Rose Apadaca (who also happens to be my former editor when I wrote for “Women’s Wear Daily.” Go Rose!), the book is bound to be the ultimate resource for pinup greatness from the best known woman in the business!

What I Wore

With Dita in mind, I recently went out in a Dita Von Teese-inspired pinup style look. When I think of her, I think of black lace, not only for her sexy pinup lingerie photos but she also wears a lot of black lace when she’s making red carpet appearances. See an inspiration photo here of a classic Dita look – black lace trimmed dress and red lips. So I pulled out a black lace, wrap-top over a black tank top and paired it with a silver-grey pencil skirt with front inverted pleats to get that sexy hourglass silhouette Dita is known for. I added some delicate rhinestone earrings, black gloves and tied the lace in with some black lace stilettos and a vintage bag with fun fringe trim. I also did my hair and makeup with pinup curls and of course, red lips!

Dita von Teese Pinup Style Look

What Would Dita Do? Get the Dita Von Teese Pinup Style Look

To get the Dita’s look, reach for a black lace dress like this form-fitting one with illusion top, add some glamour with rhinestone earrings and extra sex kitten appeal with velvet gloves and matching black velvet sky-high heels. Click the links* to shop this look!

Dita von Teese Pinup Style Look


And don’t forget some of Dita’s trademark beauty secrets such as porcelain, matte skin. I found Make Up For Ever’s Mat Velvet foundation is perfect for achieving that look – you hardly need primer or powder with it. And it wouldn’t be a Dita look without red lips. Go for Besame’s Red Velvet Lipstick, this brand is known for their makeup designed to recreate vintage looks. And you know you need some sexy lingerie so step into What Katie Did for your lacy underthings, this brand also appeals to those who love retro style. Click the links* to shop these brands!

Dita Von Teese Pinup Style Accessories

Dita Von Teese will be appearing December 9th at Live Talks LA at the Crest Theatre, 1262 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Live Talks LA strives to bring great speakers to Los Angeles — authors, artists, musicians, scientists and business thought leaders. Check out future events.

And be sure to pick up a copy of her book, “Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour”*

Go glamorous or go home,

Photos edited with PicMonkey*. Get it!


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