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Burlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of the Teese

Burlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of the Teese

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By (author) Dita von Teese

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  • Publisher: It Books
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 280mm x 38mm | 1,560g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0060591676
  • ISBN 13: 9780060591670
  • Illustrations note: colour photos
  • Sales rank: 8,319

Product description

On one side, Dita Von Teese shares the beauty of the burlesque world, with bubblegum dreams and show tunes to strip to. Flip over for fantasies in fetish with dramatic costumes and the allure of submission. Burlesque and the Art of the Teese "I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute." I'm a good dancer and a nice girl, but I'm a great showgirl. I sell, in a word, magic. Burlesque is a world of illusion and dreams and of course, the striptease. Whether I am bathing in my martini glass, riding my sparkling carousel horse, or emerging from my giant gold powder compact, I live out my most glamorous fantasies by bringing nostalgic imagery to life. Let me show you my world of gorgeous pin-ups, tantalizing stripteases, and femmes fatales. I'll give you a glimpse into my life, but a lady never reveals all. Fetish and the Art of the Teese You may have come for the fetish. Or you may just be sneaking a peek at this mysterious and peculiar other side. No matter what you've come for, there is something for you to indulge in. My world of fetish may not be the one that you would expect. As a burlesque performer, I entice my audience, bringing their minds closer and closer to sex and then -- as good temptress must -- snatching it away. As a fetish star, I apply the same techniques...An opera-length kid leather glove, a strict wasp waist, an impossibly high patent leather heel, a severely painted red lip...Come with me into my world of decadent fetishism.

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Author information

Dita Von Teese is the undisputed Queen of Burlesque and a modern-day fashion icon. The author of the bestselling Burlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of the Teese, she has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Playboy, and international issues of nearly every fashion magazine. Dita was the first guest star in the history of the Crazy Horse Paris and has appeared at events for Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Chopard, and the Cannes Film Festival. She lives in Hollywood, CA.

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By Bella Bee Sweet 20 Apr 2013 4

For Dita lovers, this is the ultimate companion. We are given countless high quality photographs of the lovely lady herself, an account of her evolution and there is even an American burlesque history lesson thrown in there. This book also gives practical tip to budding burly girls, complete with songs, hair and makeup tips and recommended movies. We are also given two sides of this very talented coin, when read one way the book shows Dita's burlesque/showgirl side and when turned over and flipped the book provides a look into the dark fetish performance. A nice book for your coffee table or bookshelf and a definite must for Dita fans!

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"Dita Von Teese is the queen of burlesque." -- Cosmopolitan "Dita Von Teese [is] the queen of the new burlesque renaissance." -- Los Angeles Times "Dita Von Teese doesn't just look like the ultimate vamp. She actually is." -- Bizarre Magazine "Dita Von Teese is, undisputably, the woman of the moment." -- London Times