WERQ: Dita Von Teese in a Vintage Dress

Posted on July 29, 2011

Shouting a “WERQ!” out to Miss Dita in a vintage dress seems a little redundant, but what else could we say?

Dita Von Teese launches her new Signature Cocktail “The Cointreau MargaDita” at Rosewood Mansion in a vintage dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and clutch.

Christian Louboutin Cancan Feather Clutch

Because it seems to us, when a gal has a party thrown in honor of the margarita named after her, then that gal should DEFINITELY wear the most colorful retro dress she can find and carry a clutch that looks like celery. You WERQ that Joan Holloway shit, Miss Dita!

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  • Anonymous

    Oh Dita, you never let us down.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    Gorgeous!! Tho I wonder, is the sash original? Doesn’t seem to quite match.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the same thing, although different fabrics in vintage clothes can age dramatically differently.  What matched in 1958 may no longer match, especially under flash photography. 

  • Anonymous

    why don’t more of our red carpeteers learn how to wear clothes?  She looks so great!  hate the bag, sorry.

    WERQ, with snaps

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  She looks stunning. 

  • Grace Ritt

    I love her. She is my goddess.

  • Anonymous

    Oh that is the best!

  • Anonymous

    Love.

    The color of hers works with her dress, but personally, I like the black better.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

    Why is it not okay for other celebs to wear matching clothes/shoes, but in this instance it’s okay? I’m not trying to be a jerk, but her shoes look like they match the green in her dress, but black would look boring also. Is it because the outfit is such a complex pattern? I’m honestly asking because I’d like to understand other people’s POV and love wearing retro clothes for work!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMTA7CJOTIYAF34H5OZ5PMFBQI Terri

      I have the same exact question as DJ. My only guess is that if this dress were worn in its original period, then matching shoes would have been OK, and Dita belongs to another time.  But the contemporary look would not allow the matching. Weak logic, I know, but I can’t imagine why else it’s OK here. 

    • Anonymous

      That rule takes a back seat when you’re talking really big prints.  I think it works here because there’s an awful lot going on here.  To introduce another color with the shoe would push it over the top into crazy land.  The shoe matches a lesser color in a very colorful print.

    • Anonymous

      I have no problem with shoes matching the clothes or purse matching the shoes. We often hear TLo and others say it’s too Barbie doll or whatever, but I’m puzzled by people who will use a color that clashes with everything just to avoid appearing too matchy. Besides, during the 1920s-1960s, when women really knew how to dress up, they matched their gloves, shoes, accessories, etc.

    • MilaXX

      Because with a dress like this there is no choice but to pick one strong color and go with it. The dress is too buy for a contrasting color. Also Her shoes are one color from the outfit and her bag another. Barbie matching would be if all the accessories were the exact color of the bag.

      • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

        Also, there are enough elements going on to match accessories here. Often when celebs get criticized for matching dress to accessories, it’s because they’re wearing a plain and/or boring dress and there is nothing going on visually EXCEPT for the fact that crap matches.

        Also, Dita von Teese.

    • Anonymous

      For me, it would have been too matchy if the shoes and purse were the exact same color as in the sash, which are the dominant colors in this look.  Another factor is the number of colors in the dress and the complex pattern.

  • Anonymous

    I love me some Dita, but I do wish she’d change up the hairstyle every so often.

  • http://twitter.com/cookoorikoo shana

    um, i’m pretty sure joan holloway is werqing some dita shit!

  • http://twitter.com/cookoorikoo shana

    um, i’m pretty sure joan holloway is werqing some dita shit!

    • Anonymous

      Joan Holloway (as opposed to Joan Harris) would never wear a busy print.

  • Anonymous

    I know retro looks are her shtick, but I’d like to see her try something more contemporary.  That being said, she’s really wearing the dress (instead of the other way around), working the colors and bold pattern.  Her face is lighter than her neck and body though. Maybe she could be a bit more sparing on the foundation and/or powder?

    • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

      My face is always lighter than my neck/chest so if I’m matching my foundation to my face it would end up looking like that.

      • Anonymous

        Well, it’s also possible that the camera flash made her face appear lighter, when in real life her foundation matched her neck. That’s happened to me, especially when I’ve worn foundation with sunscreen or blotted with light reflecting powder.  My face is lighter than my neck, too, but I match my foundation shade to my neck to avoid any “incongruities”.  I do love Dita’s red lipstick and expert application of eye makeup.

      • Anonymous

        Well, it’s also possible that the camera flash made her face appear lighter, when in real life her foundation matched her neck. That’s happened to me, especially when I’ve worn foundation with sunscreen or blotted with light reflecting powder.  My face is lighter than my neck, too, but I match my foundation shade to my neck to avoid any “incongruities”.  I do love Dita’s red lipstick and expert application of eye makeup.

      • Anonymous

        Well, it’s also possible that the camera flash made her face appear lighter, when in real life her foundation matched her neck. That’s happened to me, especially when I’ve worn foundation with sunscreen or blotted with light reflecting powder.  My face is lighter than my neck, too, but I match my foundation shade to my neck to avoid any “incongruities”.  I do love Dita’s red lipstick and expert application of eye makeup.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you – her face foundation is too light.  Even if my face is lighter than my chest or neck at time ( and in the summer my face and chest are darker than my neck), I don’t try to make it worse.  I have several different shades I have to use.

  • Anonymous

    I know retro looks are her shtick, but I’d like to see her try something more contemporary.  That being said, she’s really wearing the dress (instead of the other way around), working the colors and bold pattern.  Her face is lighter than her neck and body though. Maybe she could be a bit more sparing on the foundation and/or powder?

  • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

    Don’t you mean “You WERQ that Dita Von Teese shit, Miss Joan!”????

    All that aside (I do believe it’s quite interchangable), that dress is STUNNING.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly what I thought! :)

  • Anonymous

    Gosh, I LOVE Dita!  She can pretty much do no wrong in my book anyway…but this dress is fabulous.  It looks like a Monet.

  • Anonymous

    That bag? I need it immediately. Perfect pop of color for all of my LBDs!

  • Amanda B

    I like how this dress is obviously completely within her retro style yet it’s not as aging as a lot of the other dresses she’s been wearing over the past year.  Maybe it’s the fun aspect of the colourful pattern?

  • Anonymous

    I am totally salivating over that dress and clutch. She looks so fabulous here.

  • Anonymous

    Fabulously fun. What a gorge dress/fabric and the purse meets with my total HBC-flavored evening purse taste. The Joan Crawford hair/makeup are terrific too. But I do have one question: Who the heck is Dita von Teese????

    • Anonymous

      Dita is a fantastic burlesque performer, well-known and well-loved for constantly looking exactly this fabulous, without fail. (She was also married to Marilyn Manson for a little while.)
      Proof! Dita goes shopping: http://cdn03.cdn.socialitelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/dita-von-teese-louis-castelbajac-grocery-shopping-photos-12222009-02-820×1230.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Fabulously fun. What a gorge dress/fabric and the purse meets with my total HBC-flavored evening purse taste. The Joan Crawford hair/makeup are terrific too. But I do have one question: Who the heck is Dita von Teese????

  • Judy_J

    Love, love, LOVE that dress!  She looks perfect from her perfectly coiffed hair to the tips of her (no doubt) perfectly manicured toes.

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    The dress is lovely, but I think the bag was the wrong choice. It’s way too overstyled for the dress with the print and the sashes, etc. Something has got to go. 

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress on her, but I think she has to adjust that foundation a little–she looks a little bit like a Kabuki dancer.

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress on her, but I think she has to adjust that foundation a little–she looks a little bit like a Kabuki dancer.

  • margaret meyers

    WERQ, with double oak leaf clusters… I mean double snaps.  I love this woman, she really knows what she’s doing.

  • Anonymous

    I want most of Dita’s wardrobe.  And she should take Christina Hendricks under her wing.  Girl knows how to dress curves.  She shows, but she doesn’t tell, as they say in Writing 101.

  • Anonymous

    She never fails to delight and amaze. She has a timeless quality about her; scientist should study her mojo, bottle it, and sell it so that I can be a tiny bit like her.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    She always looks like the fabulous paperdolls my mother had as a girl.  I think there was even a dress like this in her collection.

  • http://twitter.com/CostumePro Jenni O’Donnell

    LOVE it! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

    Christina Hendricks should go to Dita for some advice. for reals

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

      YES.   Dita knows how to flatter that hourglass figure!

  • Anonymous

    DITA! she is the cover shot on the book of WERQ

  • Anonymous

    Now there is a girl who knows how to dress! Perfect marks!

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    That clutch was pretty much made for Dita and Dita only.

  • Anonymous

    Lovely!

  • Anonymous

    She’s amazing. She knows her look, and she knows how to work the hell out of it. 

  • Anonymous

    She’s amazing. She knows her look, and she knows how to work the hell out of it. 

  • Anonymous

    She’s amazing. She knows her look, and she knows how to work the hell out of it. 

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    God, that dress is just incredible. I want sashes like that to come back!

    Dita’s makeup, though, always looks pretty aging to me. She’s a pretty woman, and I totally get that the 40s/50s are her shtick, but I’d love to see her tone it down just a bit.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the purse! I can just feel myself swanning around a party with my fancy purse, gesturing wildly!
    She looks terrific, but I agree with Heather @4:15, the sash just seems more modern. Nice job, Miss D!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing.  Luv huh.  As a curvy gal, I can actually picture myself in some of her dresses.  I drool.

  • Rand Ortega

    Oh, my Jesus. What a stunning woman. Such style. Why won’t someone write a retro ’40′s noir movie for Ms. Dita (a remake of “Gilda” or “The Postman Always Rings Twice” or “I Married A Witch”)? I don’t know about her acting chops, but if they’re anything like her burlesque show indicates, she’s ripe for movie stardom!

  • Anonymous

    I also, wonder if the sash is added, the lighter color there matches the clutch extremely closely.

    It’s her event & she’s D. von T, so my opinion that the clutch is a little much for such a busy dress is invalidated.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    Man is she gorgeous!  She never gets it wrong.  She (& Cate are) the next generation after Queen Helen of Fuckinfanstatica.

  • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

    This seems like incomplete reporting to me. Where is the recipe for this drink?

    • margaret meyers

      Cointreau MargaDita: 1.5 oz Cointreau,1.5 oz Silver Tequila. 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice, 1/2 oz Monin Rose Syrup, pinch Chipotle Spice.
      Put this all in a shaker full of ice and give it a good shake.  Pour into a glass that may/may not be rimmed with salt and chipotle spice.

  • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

    This seems like incomplete reporting to me. Where is the recipe for this drink?

  • Anonymous

    I declare my total ignorance:  other than be Fabulous, what does she does she do to earn a buck?  Good vintage doesn’t come cheap.

    • MilaXX

      She  does a Burlesque show, at least she used to. However, if you brand yourself right being fabulous pays very well. Kim K can attest to that.

      • Anonymous

        Okay, so can I brand myself as Tacky Mall/Resell fashionista and get Kim K’s money?  Never mind, don’t want any association with Kim K.  Now Dita, on the other hand…

  • Anonymous

    I love that clutch!

  • Anonymous

    I covet that clutch…

  • MilaXX

    eh, she looks great, I just don’t know if his is work worthy.She’s Dita, she’s always dressed retro and rarely makes a mistake. When she does they are minor. I’d rather save the WERQ post for someone *finally* getting it right.

  • Alyson Lamble

    I’d hike the hem up about three inches and cut off the sash. LOVE those shoes, though.  It’s damn hard to find a cute pair of green shoes.

    • Anonymous

      I acually like the hem length.  Which leads to a question I’ve wondered about for a while: TLo is consistently hard on this midcalf New Look length (e.g. on Jennifer Lawrence and Sofia Vergara at this year’s Critic’s Choice Movie Awards), which they describe as unflattering.  But how could it have been flattering in the mid 40s-50s and unflattering now?  “Old fashioned” I could see, but human bodies haven’t changed.  When I look at old Vogue photos the women look incredibly chic, so how can it be a hard and fast rule that it doesn’t work on gorgeous women with great legs now?

      • Anonymous

        I like the hem length too. It would be less elegant shorter. And I agree, nobody suggests Dior cut his skirts too long in the 40s, so why now!

      • Christine Campbell

        Yes!  This was actually what I was going to post to TLo – not that I disagree with the WERQ – but what makes the hem length ok on Dita?  (I do think she looks gorgeous…maybe it’s this dress and the overall effect?)

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s at least partly because people look at Dita and put their regular fashion ‘rules’ and preconceptions aside because she doesn’t even pretend to follow them. I’ve thought other celebs have looked good in that skirt length, but as they’re judged by recent fashion they get shown the ‘would look better shorter’ card. Same with matching shoes, red lipstick, black eyeliner etc etc.

  • http://twitter.com/BryanInsurance Bryan Insurance

    Wow – she’s fabulous.  LUV HUH!

  • Anonymous

    All I can say is simply, GORGEOUS!

  • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

    I love the clutch, but it’s a lot prettier in all black. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

    Se looks gorgeous as usual, and I simply adore that celery feather bag, but I could do without the obi belt, or maybe just stick to a one colored sash.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Perfection.

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous, as always!

  • Anonymous

    LUV HUH!  And….celery clutches for all my bitches!

  • Anonymous

    GORGEOUS!

  • Anonymous

    The dress is gorgeous but at her age the ivory maquillage is starting to look a bit overdone.
    Her face looks like she’s auditioning for a kabuki show.

  • Anonymous

    very Dorothy LaMour Road to Werqtitude.

  • Anonymous

    WERQ indeed! Love the look enough to forgive the celery clutch.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    LOVE HUH! :-)

  • Anonymous

    Meh, she’s gotten repetitive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Blais/682440192 Jennifer Blais

    I find it amazing how someone wearing a hairstyle and clothes from another era manages to look fresher and more interesting than most of the other women on red carpets these days. 

    • Anonymous

      Hear hear !!! 

    • Anonymous

      Cuz she doesn’t look like every other starved starlet in a gyno mini. Girls got a shape and she works it!

    • Anonymous

      Well said, Jennifer!  Dita has the intelligence to understand that when you display the good china on a consistent basis, no one wants to come to the table.  She’s all about mystery and seduction.  Which is why she’s fabulous.

      And she looks great in this dress!  (Hate the shoes, however. To me, satin shoes will always be wedding or prom, dyed to match. I can’t get past it.)

  • Susan Crawford

    Now THIS is a WERQ with three snaps. I bow down to her deliciousness!

  • Anonymous

    I have never seen this woman not bring it to the table fully every single time.  She is a goddess of glam. I loves me some Dita.

  • Patricia Biswanger

    Like the dress, but those shoes?  Ick.

  • Anonymous

    “a clutch that looks like celery” SO PERFECT. you bitches. It is fabulous in black but I’m pretty sure only Dita could rock that broccoli raab. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m never quite sure how to react to Miss von Teese, but I think she might have been a geisha in a previous life. Beautiful dress however, and a truly delightful clutch.

  • Anonymous

    AWESOME!

  • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

    Her face is lighter than her neck and shoulders. 

  • Lisa

    She’s fabulous, and so is this look!

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    Dita can do no wrong in my book she always looks fabulous!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMJYU3ENVAX537EZRTADIX2QLI Leela

    they have drink release parties?  Sheesh.

  • Rikki Tracy

    The clothes and accessories are perfect!  But, is it just me or does her foundation need to go a shade darker? Not as bad as John Leguizamo in Too Wong Foo, but definitely noticeable.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sold on the huge sash. It looks like a fast tailoring solution via silk wrap. The dress is very beautiful though, and she’s perfectly suited for it too.

  • Anonymous

    That bag is killing me softly with its song.

  • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

    I love this! Although I do wonder if she can still move her face. A little smile wouldn’t have bothered at all.

  • Anonymous

    I love every single thing about this.  I want to BE her.  Fabulous.