Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Dita Von Teese in Black Leather Gloves

Dita loves gloves! Photo by Elizabeth Griffin.

Dita Von Teese, the burlesque performer, lingerie designer and entrepreneur, is having quite a month, with the release of her new book, Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour (with Rose Apodaca), as well as a new red lipstick from MAC called “Von Teese.” I feel like I’ve known about Dita for several years but I became more interested in her look last year after researching racetrack fashion for an article I was writing. I love her vintage and ladylike style! You can see the post I wrote here.

Dita certainly loves her gloves and I have to think that any burlesque stripper worth her salt must have quite a collection of them since I imagine they would be a big part of the act! In her more buttoned-down daily look, I love that she wore long black leather gloves with a gray dress, above, for an interview about her favorite makeup and beauty products with, how old Hollywood is that!?! I also like this photo of her in a leopard bra (probably of her own design and from her lingerie collection) with another pair of long black gloves.

Dita looking very va-va-voom in long leather gloves. I love the open seams.

Dita seems like the perfect person to give you the friendly reminder that January’s “How I Wear My” is devoted to gloves. Style your favorite pair in an outfit and join us! Photos due by January 5, 2016. Send them to us at

I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, filled with friends, family and love, as well as lots of champagne and glamour! Think of Dita and break out your long gloves and red lipstick!


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Happy New Year, Jill! Hope it is very special!

Jill said...

Hi Pam, Happy 2016 to you! xx

rosie said...

Saw photos of a young Dita aka Heather (maybe in her very early twenties). she was a different kind of beauty, very blonde, blue eyed and a very fresh-faced girl from Michigan. She reinvented herself into the brunette glam bombshells of the 40's & 50's i.e. Ava Gardner, Liz Taylor.

Jill said...

Hi Rosie! I have seen one picture of Dita as a young person, such a different look on her, it was a surprise to see. I am intrigued by the way she has truly made herself over, and now resembles brunette beauties like Ava and Liz! xx

Rodrigo said...

She looks very elegant and feminine in these gloves. Very enticing.
But as you may know Dita Von Teese is also as a glamour/fetish model, and I just came to know that the fetish goddess, as she is sometimes referred to, has a fetish herself. Though the word "fetish", we ought to make a distinction between eroticism and the vulgarity of nowadays (e.g. Miley Cyrus). Not only does Dita love gloves, but knows how to wear them something that has become a lost art. As a vintage enthusiast, I could only wish more girls would dress this way. Her passion for Classic cars is one of the things I can also relate to :)

Jill said...

Hi Rodrigo, thanks for stopping by! I would pick Dita over Miley any day of the week! I think Dita looks so lovely in these photos and I agree with you, she really knows how to wear gloves. I am keeping my eyes out for ones similar to hers (at a more budget-friendly price, the ones she wears are quite expensive), because I love the ladylike elegance of Dita's look!