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Frisky Q&A: Dita Von Teese Talks Vintage Shopping, Tabloids, And Not Performing For Men

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It’s no secret we’ve got a major crush on burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. What’s not to love? She’s got a bitchin’ wardrobe (and an assistant who takes care of her clothes!), an incredible job, and more confidence than we’ve seen in, well … anyone!

Dita was kind enough to talk to us recently about her latest book, Dita: Stripteese, where to get the best vintage, how many pairs of Louboutins she owns, and how often she checks her lipstick … Keep reading »

Your Daily Shoe Porn: Dita Von Teeze

Demonia Teeze burlesque heels, $140.99
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Quotable: Dita Says Beauty Does A Brain Good

“The most important thing to remember is that there can be no real definition of beauty … that old saying that beauty is ‘in the eye of the beholder’ is the truth. Being true to yourself and using what you’ve got it the best way, I’m really just a girl who is enhancing what she’s got, and that’s it!”

Dita Von Teese reveals her beauty secret [OK! via Gala Darling] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: How Burlesque Got Me Through Tough Times

I’m a freelance private investigator based in Paris. I don’t stalk people and I don’t wear a trench coat and sunglasses—unless it’s simultaneously raining and sunny. My company conducts investigations of high-flying financiers. While I have no interest in the finance world whatsoever, my entire income derives from it, and in last year’s economic crisis, I had zero income for three solid months. Keep reading »

You Know You Wanna See What Sexy “Star Wars” Burlesque Looks Like!

Oh, sci-fi dweebs, what will you think of next? “Star Wars” and burlesque are two subcultures which should not belong together, but somehow, these performers made it work! Except for “sexy” Jabba The Hutt, who will haunt my nightmares for time immemorial.

Pic, if you dare, after the jump … Keep reading »

A Former Exotic Dancer Inspires Military Wives Through Burlesque

Years ago, I interviewed Lily Burana, a former exotic dancer who wrote a book about her “farewell tour” dancing at strip clubs across the country. Earlier this year, I interviewed her again, about her latest book, one in which she chronicles the difficulties she experienced when her Army officer husband was deployed to Iraq. Now, the New York Times has a profile of Burana and her Operation Bombshell, which offers burlesque dancing classes to military wives. (Make sure to check out the accompanying audio slide show for a peek behind the scenes.) These aren’t classes in how to strip for your man; as Burana explains: “This is more Ava Gardner than Britney.” Instead, Army wives learn the fine art of peeling off their gloves, the “showgirl bounce,” and how to work a boa. Ultimately, says Burana, Operation Bombshell fosters camaraderie among military wives through a little sexy fun during these challenging times. [New York Times] Keep reading »

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