Last night, Dita Von Teese joined Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos of Decades vintage boutique in LA to fete the launch of the Dita Von Teese Collection, a capsule collection inspired by her own vintage wardrobe. We got a chance to catch up with the burlesque beauty and chatted all about her feminine style. We asked her to describe her personal style — "ladylike and womanly, with fetishistic touch!" — to share her Fall favorites, and her thoughts on the latest ladylike craze. Read all about it, then shop her favorites below.
CelebStyle: What are five essential pieces in your closet that you always reach for?
Dita Von Teese: Opera-length black leather gloves. My signature brand Diamond seam fully-fashioned stockings. My "Second Look" dress, which is perfect for both daytime or evening. My "VIP" trench coat. I wear it often while traveling, it's the perfect coat for any occasion, and I always get compliments on it. And my bespoke Christian Louboutin "Lady Page" shoes.
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CS: What are some of your favorite cold-weather pieces to wear?
DVT: I love wearing beautiful coats; it's one of my biggest splurges because I find that when I invest in a great coat, I look forward to wearing it season after season, year after year. A great coat is the easiest way to achieve glamour while traveling.
CS: What do you think of the latest ladylike craze that's going on in fashion?
DVT: It comes back season after season, so don't hesitate to invest in ladylike dresses.
CS: When you want to feel extra special, what piece(s) do you always throw on?
DVT: My "Showcase" dress with a bra from my Von Follies lingerie collection. I always get compliments on it, and the black silk velvet feels sensual and looks elegant.