Retro Chick Style Icon – Dita Von Teese

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dita von Teese might not be an original choice as a style icon, but she’s what I’ve always secretly wished I was.

Dita Von Teese Leaving The Plaza Athenee In Paris (USA AND OZ ON

In my head I’ve always longed to be a polished lady. I’d love to wear a hat and gloves and go to bed wearing curlers so that I wake up with a perfectly polished set hair do. I imagine myself with cut glass perfume atomisers and marabou heels.

In reality of course my nails are chipped, my hair could do with a brush and I’m currently wearing jeans with a hole in them (no outfit pic today!), but Dita von Teese makes me think that maybe one day I WILL be that glamorous

I’m not sure how often she wears vintage anymore these days with all the worlds designers at her fingertips, but she has the ability to make the most modern gown look vintage


Like most of my Style Icons she doesn’t always get it right, this knee high boots and corset combo makes her look like she might be about to go into surgery, but it’s the experimentation with clothes and fashion that is the theme that runs through many of my Style Icons. A love of dressing up, whatever anyone else may think, which, speaking as someone who’s sister got into a fight defending my right to wear over the knee socks with sheer tights and a lycra mini when I was 13, I can really relate to.


You can follow @DitaVonTeese on Twitter to add a bit of glamour to your stream, she recently tweeted this stunning photograph of her in Cannes in a Marc Jacobs dress

She also conducted an interview with EcoStiletto about her love of Vintage back in April.

So Dita von Teese, you are my Style Icon, and I can only dream that one day I’ll be that polished perfect, yet secretly saucy, lady.

7 Responses
  • WendyB
    May 21, 2009

    Love her, but think of how hard she has to work at it!

    • Retro Chick
      May 22, 2009

      Oh I know. I’d never have the patience and I’m just not that organised!

      But I’m glad someone is making the effort so I don’t have to.

  • Fi
    May 22, 2009

    That photo of Dita in the purple dress is like a piece of art. She not only knows what to wear etc but also how to pose to look her best too.

  • C.
    May 25, 2009

    She’s always stunning! I admire her style, her bejaviour and her body!!! She’s extremely sexy but never looking cheap!

  • Sharon
    June 24, 2009

    The way you described Dita makes me think of a girl I went to school with. In the 14 odd years I have known her she has always looked glamourous nd polished and picture perfect. I think we all lust after than un-atainable immaculateness sometimes. Especially when we are feeling a bit scruffy!

  • Pinoy Pride
    January 22, 2010

    She is so elegant in those clothes. I definitely enjoyed reading your insights and learning from your blogsite. Thank you for sharing such an interesting and informative article. – Pinoy Pride

  • Hot Corsets
    June 11, 2010

    Love the Pic of her in the Black Corset. Im a big fan of here’s and cant believe that I’ve not seen that pic before!