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Dita Von Teese Dishes On Her Early Lingerie-Stealing Days!

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Dita Von Teese talks about her love of lingerie and how she used to steal bras

We can never get enough of Dita Von Teese!

And with her lingerie collection and fragrances launching soon on HSN, we can expect to get a lot more of her in the near future! Hurray!

In a recent interview, the burlesque beauty talks about her passionate love for lingerie, her first training bra, and how it only takes her 15 minutes to get ready!

Amazing, right?

We especially respect how her love of lingerie has brought her so far in life. Just think, it all started with seksi lace bras and panties!

Dita said:

"I’ve always had a love of lingerie–since I was a little girl. I was obsessed with it as a rite of passage as a woman. I couldn’t wait till I was old enough to wear lingerie. And then my first job was working in a lingerie store. So I have quite a good knowledge of lingerie from then. I really built my whole career on my love of lingerie when I think about it–my desire to show it off, like onstage and in pin-up photos. I think what I love about it is that it can be this thing of great beauty and womanly elegance that you have in your everyday life. So I really wanted to bring beauty and glamour and fit and function all in one package in an accessible way."

And lest you thought she couldn't get more perfect, she doesn't even have a stylist! She confessed:

"I always say that practice makes perfect. You can learn to do anything. I don’t have a glam squad, I don’t have a stylist. When I’m on the red carpet it is all my doing. I just feel like, people need to feel more empowered. You can learn how to do anything, if you just zero in on that one thing you want to be great at–whether you want to have a great cat eye or want to be able to do a certain hairstyle you admire, you just got to practice it and you can be as good at it as anybody else."

Can you picture the lovely dancer as a thief? Ha!

"I watched a lot of old movies with my mother that really just set the tone for everything. I remember being really obsessed with garter belts and stockings. I used to steal things out of my mom’s lingerie drawer and try them on secretly. I actually still have a bra that I stole from my mom when I was little. I don’t know how I managed to still keep it but I did…it’s black lace."

She also recalls the time her mom took her to buy her first bra!

"I was very sadly mistaken because I got, like, the training bra. That’s when I set out to save up for my own lingerie. I started working really early on because I wanted to be able to buy my own stuff. I wanted to be able to choose."

Despite the fact that she looks made-up to the nines all the time, it doesn't take her very long to get ready:

"[It takes] like an hour [for an event]. I don’t spend an hour everyday I usually spend like 15 minutes. I don’t spend much time on beauty, usually its just mascara a little powder, red lipstick, hair in a chignon, done. I like to do it fast."

We wouldn't be surprised if she just woke up looking that flawless!

It's really not that hard to believe, right?

[Image via Dita Von Teese]

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2 comments to “Dita Von Teese Dishes On Her Early Lingerie-Stealing Days!”

  1. 1

    Long Live Dita Von Teese!! She's a goddess.

  2. Paul says – reply to this


    Bravo Dita, you are a modern day Marylin Monroe, from everyone at