Dita Von Teese in her own ‘Muse’ design: stunning or boring?


Y’all know I love some Dita Von Teese. Y’all know I’ll support her, whatever she does. So I’m supporting Dita’s appearance in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend for Lavazza Derby Day 2011. I’m supporting but I’m not enthusing. Because I expect greatness, every single time. And Dita usually delivers something great, but I’m just not feeling it here.



Obviously, the hat is appropriate. She’s at an event where hats will be worn, and Dita comes close to rocking this Philip Treacy-designed red hat/headpiece/fascinator thing. Apparently, Dita and Treacy are friends, and he designed this piece especially for her. But the dress – which is Dita’s own design, for her Dita Von Teese Muse line, is not anything special. In fact, it looks slightly cheap. And while I’m usually a fan of Dita’s matchy-matchy style (she always perfectly coordinates her dress to her shoes to her bag), I’m finding the red all-over thing to be overkill. Instead of the red satin Lounboutins, she should have worn black shoes or leopard print shoes, and had a hat that wasn’t all-over red. Overall, the effect is very cheap, right? To read more about Dita in Melbourne, go here.


By the way, considering Dita plays dress-up every single day, what does she do for Halloween? Dita posted the photo below on her WhoSay page with the message, “This is me last year on Halloween. I’ve gone ‘normal’ every year for 4yrs.” OMG.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. ladybert62 says:

    I cant get past the hat which reminds me of Carmen Miranda.

    Overall, the outfit is a fail.

  2. taylor says:

    Well, I don’t know that it looks cheap, but it is pretty boring, especially for Dita! She looks nice, as always, but it’s nothing special, which is too bad, since I’m assuming this is her first showing of her own design?

  3. Anna says:

    I love Dita Von Teese. She is sooo unique.

  4. spinner says:

    I don’t think Dita could ever look boring but this outfit is…bland??

  5. SpankDong says:

    Had she gone with a bluer-undertone, she might have save it. I also wonder about the wisdom of not playing up her waist when it is such a signature? A diagonal wide belt in the same shade (or simply another panel of the dress) would have helped. Sigh. I love Dita.

  6. Turtle Dove says:

    In total agreeance with the monochromatic, red overload. Each piece on its own is great, but it’s a bit too much.

    SpankDong (5) – Agree. The fab waist needs to be played up. She has such a trim figure, it’s a shame to to accentuate it.

  7. original kate says:

    she is always so elegant, with perfectly styled hair and immaculate makeup. she is original (at least for hollywood) and i love her for that.

  8. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Hate the Hat but love the dress, Overall I think she looks great! She can wear a trash bag and make it look classy.

  9. Jen says:

    considering that the dress rule is black and white, for that particular race meeting she really made a statement!

  10. F5 says:

    she’s so boring and fug..is her time up already?

  11. Sara says:

    Saw her in person at the races at the riding paddock, and the dress looks anything but cheap in person. She looked lovely and gracious.

    And while Jen is right that Darby Day is traditionally black and white, lots of folks don’t follow that rule and she didn’t stand out especially in her red dress. Except for being Dita von Teese, of course.

  12. ohdear says:

    I want her shoes, her class and that handsome guy standing next to her in the second picture. Is that too much to ask?

  13. Venefica Delirium says:

    I really, really don’t like this woman and I tried to like her, but as a person she just completely turns me off.

    Aside from the being famous for no real reason thing (appearing incapable of carrying your upper body doesn’t count), I find her to set a very lousy example for women and body image. While I have become interested in corseting and own a few waist training corsets, it’s my prerogative. I do it because I want a smaller waist, but I’d never be insensitive enough to imply that all women should do it and that natural beauty isn’t worthy of the same appreciation as spending thousands of dollars on surgical enhancements, treatments, and other body modifications. Us poor folk in college can’t all achieve that without saving every dollar we make. “Can’t afford groceries this week! A larger rack is more important!”

    What I find really twisted is that a lot of Dita von Teese admirers happen to have body image issues themselves. While not everyone who likes her struggles with their self-image, everyone I know who struggles with it puts her on a pedestal, excluding myself. I have a terrible body image, but I think that’s what turns me against her. I think she exploits confused girls with distorted views of themselves and beauty in general.

    She’s pretty, that’s it. She’s shallow to a fault so I hardly even notice that she is.

  14. phaksi says:

    Gorgeous as always. Love the dress and the shoes

  15. I like it a lot – I think it’s elegant and simple. And yay for her for wearing it while everyone else wore the typical black/white expected at the event!

  16. Jen says:

    @Ohdear apparently Dita wanted him too and she got him it seems ……..local papers had her at a club after the event and she was freaken out about him not being there until he turned up:)

  17. Niolle says:

    That fascinator is a shrimp! Hilarious!