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Monday 1 September 2014

Dita Von Teese: History is my responsibility

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese claims that she is a very “modern woman” despite her love of antiques.

The 40-year-old burlesque dancer is famous for her classic style.

The gorgeous performer’s home is filled with antiques and odes to bygone eras.

Despite her penchant for relics, Dita argues that she is equally as in tune with the digital generation as anyone else.

“I’m a modern woman in a lot of ways. I don’t wear vintage shoes; I love technology, and I love Twitter,” she told People magazine.

“But I also love the history of my things. When I discover something rare and wonderful, I feel like it’s my responsibility to make sure it lives on.

“People always say, ‘Oh, she lives in another era.’ But it’s not true. I just love to be surrounded by things of glamour and beauty.”

Dita doesn’t embrace all modernity however.

She is happy with the colourful, bulky and beautifully adorned furniture in her home and couldn’t imagine taking on a modern architectural look.

“I can’t stand modern white interiors. IKEA is my worst nightmare!” she said.

“I can’t imagine living in one of those stark, modern, slick, cold homes.”

Dita is proud of the pinup art and stuffed animals in her property.

She believes her unique items add character to her living space.

"I collect antique or ethical taxidermy - meaning the animals died naturally. I think they’re beautiful,” she explained.

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