Dita Wows At The British Fashion Awards 2012

Burlesque Queen Dita Von Teese stole the show, in our opinion, at the 2012 British Fashion Awards last night. The retro beauty arrived at the Savoy Hotel, London in a Jenny Packham gothic inspired, full length black gown, in striking stark contrast to her perfect porcelain skin. Dita’s lavish dress featured a suggestive plunging neckline, square cut shoulders and stunning intricate beading detail. Paired with her signature rolled, jet black hair, vamp red lips and coordinating nails the pin up princess out classed the majority of her classmates. A++ Miss Von Teese!

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Dita Comes To London!

Dita Von Teese arrived in London this week to perform at the Arts Club in Mayfair – and promised there would be more to come for the capital. The burlesque queen performed two of her signature routines – the fan dance and the bath tub dance – enthralling guests including a certain Lady Gaga.

Dita Von Teese Arts Club

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Her famous bath tub extravaganza features a black roll top bath, on which the performer perches while turning on the shower for an erotic soaking. The most famous burlesque dancer then takes a dip in her bath, teasing the audience with a ballet trained leg.

Dita Von Teese Bath

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Dita later tweeted that she was looking to bring her ‘Strip Strip Hooray’ show to London soon.

Lover of all things theatrical, Lady Gaga, turned up to watch the show in a wedding-esque gown and mini veil – on anyone else we would think it bizarre – but Gaga pulls it off.

Lady Gaga Burlesque Show

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Inspired by the glamour of Dita Von Teese and Lady Gaga? Head over to the website and check out our burlesque clothing category, packed with retro pieces to create your own unique look to rival the stars…

Get The Look: Burlesque Shoes

An important consideration for any burlesque performer is whether or not to wear shoes for a set performance and if so – the style, heel height and fastening(s) must be suitable when coordinating the whole outfit. Of course the shoes must also be easy to remove and should not feature too many complicated straps or buckles.

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Leg Avenue Inferno Flame Shoes

We all know that stiletto heels flatter the posture, lengthen the leg and are the platform of the all important strut of the burlesque performer. A dramatic pair of heels can add an instant boost of sex appeal and simply kicking a pair of exotic burlesque shoes to the floor can appear excitingly erotic.

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Leg Avenue Olivia Lace Peep Toe Shoes

Dita Von Teese wears beautifully coordinated shoes with feather and gem stone embellishments for her burlesque performance. Delicate yet exotic and the burlesque queen can easily kick of her heels or remove with a flick of the wrist.

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Burlesque stars Roxi D’Lite and Immodesty Blaize keep their shoes on until the very end of their performance, sustaining a perfect pin up posture and glamorous fantasy.

Roxi Dlite Burlesque Shoes

Immodesty Blaize Burlesque Shoes

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For a colour filled array of the most exquisite burlesque shoes visit our burlesque clothing collection online. All shoes qualify for free UK delivery while our Australian, American and European customers can benefit from both saver and express delivery options. Most shoes are available in at least five sizes and have all been carefully selected for our burlesque clothing customers.

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The Dita Von Teese Make Up Tutorial

Especially for all those burlesque enthusiasts off to a theme night or show and for those of you who wish to dress in burlesque clothing for a costume theme or Halloween party we present the best make up tutorial we could find. Based on the flawless make up look adopted by Burlesque Queen Dita Von Teese, this tutorial will take you through how to apply base, powder and concealer to achieve her famously perfect skin. It then goes on to show, in detail, how to attain the pin-up look in regards eyebrows, glamorous eyes, lips and the often replicated beauty spot.

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Dita Von Tesse Interview

Short interview with Burlesque Queen Dita Von Teese at her home in Hollywood with fascinating insights into her beauty regime and a look at some of the burlesque outfits she is using for her current tour. The stunning, most famous of burlesque dancers, remains tight lipped about what she actually puts on her face to maintain her perfect old Hollywood glamour milky white skin but does shed some light on some of the products she uses daily. Check out the burlesque corset covered with hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals (can you imagine the weight?) and the fabulous Louboutin shoes made just for her.

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Get The Look: Fascinators

Adding sophistication, glamour and a hint of mystery, the burlesque fascinator is a top-selling accessory from our burlesque clothing collection. An attractive head-piece, often adorned with feathers, flowers, glitter and veils screams retro chic and has recently evolved into the ‘Hatinator’ (combining the features of the hat and the fascinator).

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Leg Avenue Cupid Fascinator

Choose a fascinator from the burlesque clothing collection that conceals part of the face or the eyes to create some sexy intrigue and mystery.

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Leg Avenue Femme Fatale Fascinator

Katy Perry, known for her love of the burlesque movement, it’s fashion, style and eccentric glamour rocks a sparkly fascinator, complementing her retro rolled hair, at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Katy Perry Fascinator

The queen of Burlesque herself and good friend of Katy Perry,  Dita Von Teese models her creative fascinator with the usual grace and unrivalled poise.

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Dita Von Teese Fascinator

Christina gets some style inspiration from her ‘Burlesque’ film experience and steps out in a blinged up fascinator with a sharp, modern twist.

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Christina Aguilera Fascinator

For a range of burlesque fascinators take a retro stroll over to our burlesque clothing collection.

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