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Saturday 20 September 2014

Dita Von Teese: Mix modern and vintage

Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese "mixes modern and vintage pieces" to achieve her signature style.

The Burlesque performer has launched a range of vintage-inspired underwear Von Follies by Dita Von Teese in the UK.

She revealed the collection is inspired by items she owns, as well as being a modern nod to the past.

"What prevents vintage from looking too dress-up is if you mix modern and vintage pieces," Dita told the online version of British Vogue. "That's what I do - and that's what I've done with this collection. Wear things that look modern. You have to have a discerning eye."

Dita explained how easy it was for her to design the underwear range.

She is never short of inspiration thanks to her own vast vintage clothing collection.

"I like to surround myself with luxury and beauty all the time," Dita explained. "I've been collecting vintage lingerie for 25 years - my collection is pretty huge now. I've always been fascinated by it, I used to sift through my mother's underwear drawer when I was young. I loved the idea of something that was feminine and functional."

Dita has been successful with her make-up line in collaboration with brand ARTDECO that stays true to her own beliefs about beauty. Similarly her iconic style has formed the foundations of her fashion range, which contains pieces that are representative of her wardrobe. She plans to expand her line in the future, but will never attempt to step on the toes of her footwear designer friends by creating a shoe range.

"I won't do shoes, because Christian Louboutin is one of my best friends and that's something he does very well," Dita laughed. "But I can see myself doing jewellery or handbags - I love both of those."

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