We’re super jealous Hilary Moss over at HuffPost Style got to talk to style icon Dita Von Teese this week. Not surprisingly, the burlesque artist gives a pretty great interview, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite quotes. What did we learn from the inimitable Ms. Von Teese?
Her morning routine is more low maintenance than you’d expect:
For me, my typical routine — first, I work out, I go to Pilates, sometimes I ride my bike, I’ll come back home, shower and I usually put my hair in a very simple French twist or chignon, a little sweep of powder, red lipstick and big sunglasses and some kind of dress with either heels or ballet flats, depending on what my day is like.
As is her red carpet routine:
When I know I’m going to be photographed, I would spend more time and I would put on more makeup but I still never spend more than an hour getting ready and my maximum timeframe for getting full-on red carpet ready is about a hour and a half because in that hour and a half I might have to safety pin my own dress because, you know, I don’t use a stylist and I do my own hair and makeup.
And the pièce de résistance… Dita always dresses up as a “normal girl” for Halloween:
Every year for Halloween I dress up as a normal girl. So this year, I wore jeans and little fleece-trimmed Ugg boot-type things and a t-shirt and a blonde wig and a tan….I went to a big party here in L.A. I went completely unrecognized, which was awesome. Not one person knew it was me. I was with my friend who’s a famous TV star and everyone was saying, ‘Can I take a picture of you?’ to him and no one asked me for a picture which was really great.
Check out the amazing picture below, and read the rest of the interview here.