Dita Von Teese Covers 'Bwatt' Magazine Issue 3
Here’s what the 40-year-old burlesque beauty had to share with the mag:
On her fashion inspirations: “I get pretty inspired by my fan base which is mostly women, of all ages, shapes and ethnicities. I am really inspired by the fact that pre-dominantly it is women who come to the striptease shows, it doesn’t even make sense, but that’s really what’s happening. One of the reasons I will continue doing everything myself is that it is an important message to send to them, like hey, I did my own hair and makeup to go on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, standing next to any famous actress who has spent all day in hair and make-up with the “Glam Squad.” I am doing it myself, so you can do it to!”
On the role of Burlesque in our life: “I had a moment about 10 years ago, where I really though that while its great to re-create these shows of the past, what is going to really let Burlesque see a new light, evolve and live on is if the people that are making Burlesque Shows don’t only make replicas. That is one of the things I am truly trying to emphasis, even though my style is very retro, and it’s something that I have been doing for 20 years. What I am trying to do is new for me, my personal evolution, is bring new interesting technology and making my shows more lavish than anything that was ever seen in Burlesque before.”
On finding confidence to stay true to herself: “I always try to look for new ways to be a better person, what can I do to feel like I did something good for myself, like eating well, exercising, new things to take on that makes me feel better. I am big on reading books and getting help when i need help, like speaking to a therapist if I need some advice. if I feel like people don’t like me or like what I am doing, or if I read something that isn’t positive about me, I try to transform that into a good energy and doing something about it. I have experience a lot of heartbreak in my life and I am going to transform that into something good, like get up and do something good for myself today. It’s about keeping positive. Just like everyone else, I am not always confident, I have all the same self doubt, I just try to love myself and accept things that I don’t like about myself and I think its something important for all women to know that we all have those feelings. Everyone has something about them that they wish they could change, everyone I know anyways, and it’s about learning to love those things too.”
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Dita Von Teese – ‘Bwatt’ Cover Shoot