Your Beauty Mark : The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour
About the book
From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to web video, Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than even the most auspicious drag queen would dream of in a lifetime. But whether she's swirling inside a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or turning heads on the red carpet, one thing is certain-for this self-styled fashion icon, beauty is an art. Now, for the first time in her career, Dita divulges the beauty secrets that have earned her a frequent spot on international best dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters. In "Your Beauty Mark", Dita takes readers through every step of her many signature looks - from her perfectly coiffed hair to her flawless skin and makeup - and turns to experts and friends in the field for authoritative advice. With diet and exercise tips, information on skincare, and tricks for brow shaping, lipstick application, eye shadow and more, Dita empowers readers with the skills, confidence, and inspiration they need to discover their individual beauty expressions. Lavish color photographs and gorgeous step-by-step images make "Your Beauty Mark" the perfect holiday gift for anyone interested in classic style.
"This is the glamour bible! I've spent a lifetime in and at the makeup chair, and I genuinely found Your Beauty Mark to be among the best beauty manuals ever. Dita makes glamour easy for all!" Debi Mazar
"This is the glamour bible! I've spent a lifetime in and at the makeup chair, and I genuinely found Your Beauty Mark to be among the best beauty manuals ever. Dita makes glamour easy for all!" -- Debi Mazar "See Dita-and you've seen the most completely beautiful woman of this century. Inside this book ... are her secrets." -- Julie Newmar "Dita is an original because she is always inventing. By invention I mean this very gracious girl from small town America discovered her true self. She could never be boring or bored, because she is always inventing, always discovering-yes, through beauty, but most important, through intelligence." -- Christian Louboutin "Dita is the definition of true glamour." -- RuPaul "When you stand next to Dita, it is hard not to wonder how such clarity and delicacy of beauty not only exists but is so consistent, so fresh-like a spring rose that is always blooming...We are all lucky to have some inside information on how to follow her regimen." -- Sharon Stone "Dita has been one of the most iconic and committed Viva Glam spokespersons for the M.A.C AIDS fund. She?s raised millions of dollars for those affected by AIDS. Her act riding a giant M.A.C lipstick during Miami's Art Basel remains a legend in performance art!" -- John Demsey, Group President, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. "Dita brought out my love for clothes and makeup-and we looked great together, two misfits from the Midwest who like to play dress up... And she gave me Lily, my beautiful cat, and for that I'll always have some love in my heart for that fashionable bitch." -- Marilyn Manson "Dita is for me a perfect Parisian-although she is from the Midwest. Even when she appeared in my shows, I would prefer that she did her own hair and makeup. I love strong personalities, strong characters, and Dita is like a heroine of a novel or a Hollywood movie." -- Jean Paul Gaultier "Nobody understands the transformative power of glamour and style better than Dita. Whether sitting front row at Dior or relaxing in a giant martini glass, Miss Von Teese is always the chic-est girl in the room." -- Simon Doonan "[Your Beauty Mark] combines stunning imagery with an abundance of information...There's a sincerity to Von Teese's artifice that makes the book both enchanting and relatable...Readers are encouraged to make informed decisions that lead them to their most beautiful selves, inside and out." -- Library Journal "Impeccably groomed burlesque star Dita Von Teese reveals the nitty-gritty secrets of her glamour regime." -- Elle "In Your Beauty Mark, the self-styled star reveals not only a bevy of how-to secrets, but also her contemporary outlook and rare realness on the subject." -- C Magazine
Dita von Teese Biography
Heather Renée Sweet (born September 28, 1972), known professionally as Dita Von Teese, is an American vedette, burlesque dancer, model, and businesswoman. She is credited with re-popularizing burlesque performance, earning the moniker "Queen of Burlesque".Von Teese has been seen in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Masked Dancer, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, among other television productions. She is also known for her short marriage to singer Marilyn Manson as well as performing in his music videos. Von Teese has released two books on burlesque history, fetishism and beauty. She has also recorded songs with French musician Sébastien Tellier. She has toured the world with her burlesque shows in cities like London, Berlin, New York and Paris. Among her special guests on the tours are Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Ginger Valentine, Jett Adore and Playboy model Gia Genevieve. Von Teese has been a special guest at the Parisian venue Crazy Horse several times. Her 2016 show resulted in a DVD release. From 2006 to 2008, Von Teese was a Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics to raise money for HIV/AIDS research. From 2007 to 2013, she was a global ambassador of Cointreau and in 2010–2011 she was the face of Perrier. She has also created four perfumes under the brand Dita Von Teese Perfumes. She also has her own brand of lingerie, as well as stockings under the name Secrets in Lace and luxurious cardigans for Australian online store Wheels & Dollbaby.
Early lifeVon Teese was born in West Branch, Michigan, the second of three daughters. When describing her hometown, she says, "It's a universe away from the colored klieg lights of Hollywood and Paris. But on weekend afternoons, my mom and I had a front seat on a rocket ship to those faraway worlds by way of the old movies starring the most glamorous creatures – Betty Grable, Mae West, Carmen Miranda, Marlene Dietrich... They were our muses." Her father was a machinist and her mother a manicurist. She is of English, Scottish, Armenian, and German heritage. Von Teese has stated that one of her grandmothers was half-Armenian and adopted into an Anglo-Saxon American family. Von Teese is known for her fascination with 1940s cinema and classic vintage style. This began at a young age and was fostered by her mother, who would buy clothes for her daughter to dress up. Her mother was a fan of old, Golden Age-era Hollywood films, and from her, Von Teese developed a fascination with the actresses of that day, especially Betty Grable. She was classically trained as a ballet dancer from an early age, and danced solo at age 13 for a local ballet company. Though she originally wanted to be a ballerina, Von Teese states that "by 15, I was as good as I'd ever be." She was later to incorporate this element into her burlesque shows, where she frequently goes en pointe. The family relocated from Michigan to Orange County, California, when her father's job moved. Von Teese att ... Read full biography
|Authors:||Dita von Teese|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Inc|
|Imprint:||Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins US|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||400 full-color illustrations throughout|
|Publication date:||Dec. 8, 2015|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||New York, United States|