Why it Works: Dita Von Teese

Why it Works: Dita Von Teese
(Photos by Bauer Griffin)

In London to promote her eponymous new fragrance, the glamourpuss widely considered to be the modern day queen of burlesque stole our hearts with a decidedly Elizabeth Taylor–style get-up. The perfume Dita Von Teese features notes of peonies, bergamot and bourbon pepper; and as you can see here, the siren herself is also flowery and spicy. Allow us to fawn. 

Why it Works: Dita Von Teese Today's vocabulary lesson: Nosegay, a term that, according to Wikipedia, arose in fifteenth-century Middle English and means an ornament that appeals to the nose or nostril. Now you know. (Bauer Griffin)
The Dress: Oh, this dress. We cannot even count the ways which we adore it. The couture detailing on the plunging neckline, the subtle jewel-hued tone-on-tone effect, the structured top, wrapped waist and flowy bottom. It is a thing of beauty.

The Nosegay: A pale pink bouquet of peonies, designed to play off Von Teese's porcelain skin and raven hair, which could make Snow White look blond and tan.

The Lips: A technicolor red, like the red in Pleasantville, with the same hyper-real, never-seen-its-equal effect.

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