Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dame of the Month- Dita Von Teese

We have adored her for years. It was only a matter of time before Ms Teese became our Dame of the month.

Who She is: Born Heather Sweet, Dita Von Teese is a burlesque superstar who went from stripper to MAC and Cointreau spokesperson, model/actress, and author.

Why We Love Her: It ain't easy to go from stripping in skeevy clubs in Southern California to sitting front row at the Dior show in Paris and having your own line of WonderBras. Hell, it's a miracle to go from stripping to anything other than porn. But if you have ever seen Dita dance, you know she is a miracle worker. A classically trained ballerina, Dita brings an elegance and grace to a traditionally seedy profession.

Extra Credit: Points must be given for living through 1 year of marriage to shock rocker Marylin Manson. After dealing with his drug and alcohol abuse as well as his affair with actress Evan Rachel Wood, she left his house and the marriage empty handed. Von Teese recently said of Manson, "He's been in touch a little. The apologies come, and he was like, 'I made a big mistake.' And I'm like, 'Yeah, yeah, I know. Go ahead and say what you need to say to feel better and to sleep at night.'" LOVE IT...

Trivia: Though she rarely acts, she won best Actress at the Beverly Hills Film Festival in 2005 for the short film, The Death of Salvador Dali.

Ms. Teese, please know that we recognize you for the American treasure you are. Shame your Wonderbra line is only available overseas... We would certainly carry it if they would let us...:)

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