Dita Von Teese: ‘I think anybody who throws the Kardashians shade is just jealous’

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A week ago, Dita Von Teese without a doubt threw some shade at the Kardashians. Khloe and Kim Kardashian get/got paid to post Instagrams of themselves wearing these budget “waist-trainers” or fabric corsets. Dita, being a student/scholar of undergarments, was asked about the Kardashians’ waist-trainers and she basically spoke the truth, saying that they’re little more than cheap girdles, and that the Kardashians aren’t really “waist training” anything. Well, Dita gave a lengthy interview to People Magazine about her style, her new book and lots of other things. She was asked again about the Kardashians and waist-training, and she seemed to take part of her previous statement back. Some highlights from People:

What she really thinks of the new “waist-trainers”: “It seems to me there are people that are jumping on the bandwagon to make corsets because the Kardashians have mentioned them, and it’s seen as a fast-track to slimming the waist. I just encourage people to get more information so they actually know what it is and how it works. Waist-training is a form of body modification that can’t be done properly with an ill-fitting or even off-the-rack corset. That’s a long-term thing and a different thing than I think the Kardashians are talking about.”

She actually loves Kim Kardashian: “I’m crazy about Kim. I think she’s lovely. Every time I see her and talk to her, I think, ‘Wow, she’s really beautiful.’ I think anybody who throws the Kardashians shade is just jealous.”

She doesn’t own one pair of sweatpants: “I’ve loved finding ways to be comfortable around the house, but glamorous at the same time. I always collected vintage robes and pajamas. In my early teens, I discovered I could buy vintage 1950s slips for next to nothing, and that was my look. I decided I was going to look like Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and I thought, ‘How glamorous but comfortable: I don’t have to put on sweatpants!’”

How long it takes for Dita to get ready: “Going to pilates, going to the grocery store, seeing friends — I’ll usually spend about 20 minutes getting ready. Then, I have my, like, 70 percent ‘power glamour look’ for meetings or if I think I might get photographed: That’s something I might spend 45 minutes on. And for my full red carpet look, I spend 1 1/2 hours.”

[From People Magazine]

It takes me 20 minutes to get ready… if I’m including a full-length shower with leg-shaving. Yes, I’m pretty low-maintenance. I actually don’t think 20 minutes sounds that bad, honestly. But 45 minutes just to prepare oneself to get pap’d? An hour and a half for red carpets? Too much time, Dita. As Dita’s back-tracking on the Kardashian-shade… well, I think she probably is genuinely annoyed by the waist-training trend AND she like Kim.

Last thing – Dita sat down with HuffPo to refute some old rules about makeup and styling. She doesn’t believe that a woman should only play up one feature at a time. She believes a lady should be able to check her makeup while eating. She’s also not trying to convince people that they can only be glamorous with a major bank account. Go here to read.

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  1. Milly of the valley says:

    No wonder one talentless girl likes another. Dita is just a very in demand stripper after all.

    • muffin says:

      Something wrong with being a stripper?

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Stone her! Stone her! Make the witch suffer!

      • Naddie says:

        Nothing, but taking off her old-fashioned clothes doesn’t make her better or smarter than the other strippers who take theirs common ones off. In other words, she’s not special.

      • Milly of the valley says:

        I personally don’t mind strippers, but I don’t regard them as authorities on anything other then taking their clothes off.

      • Lauraq says:

        Naddie-Some strippers are wayyyyyy more talented than others..I’ve seen women dry humping the pole with a look of obvious boredom, and I’ve seen women climb to the ceiling and spin upside down. One is getting a fiver. The other gets a twenty.

    • mimif says:

      She’s in demand?

      • Milly of the valley says:

        Or rather she was, we’ve all heard about her, the same can hardly be said about any other 45 year old stripper.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      You’re right, let’s stone ‘em both.

    • FLORC says:

      Ugh. This comment sums up so much that is wrong with how we are so quick to attack others.
      I hope it’s meant as sarcasm.

    • teehee says:

      I think Dita is confusing jealousy with selfishness. Ie, it is self-interest that I want better celebrities to mull over, not jealousy of them. They suck. Thats not jealousy. Its dislike. I am pining for something better to look at and read about. Not, pining “for anything like them” in my own life. Never!

      • mimif says:

        Yeah I’m missing the gossip of yesteryear. There’s not even anything interesting to be said about the Klan: it’s the same shit every time, from the write-ups to the comments. Sigh. Get off my porch. Lol

      • Sabrine says:

        I find it rather odd that the people who make the nastiest comments about the kardashians seem to know the most about them. You’d think if they disliked them so much they wouldn’t be lapping up every tidbit about them that they are obviously reading on a daily basis. Their heads are right in the trough slurping it all up. Hint – move on to something else instead of reading and then complaining. Don’t say “they’re in your face!” – you have a choice and a brain to go on to something else.

    • Jwoolman says:

      I wouldn’t say Dita is talentless. She actually has a brain and uses it. Her interviews are always very interesting because she knows the history and reflects on it.

      Kim can’t talk about things in that way because she is just rather dull and uninterested in anything but staying famous. So she floods us with selfies and pap photos just in case we forget her and poses nude for the photoshoppers. Kim once was quite beautiful, and sometimes when the caked makeup is toned down we can see glimpses of that. But she is fading fast with all the procedures she’s done and her application of makeup with a trowel. Kim has nothing going for her past the physical, unlike Dita.

    • Veronica says:

      I’m glad you’re here to remind us that a woman exploiting her own sexuality for profit devalues her in every other way.

  2. minx says:

    And she does what, again? I forget.

    • Jules says:

      She strips for the senior set………………

    • Tate says:

      I was going to ask the same thing.

    • Jane says:

      She does these burlesque shows that are supposed to be all glamorous with fans and such. She then sits in a giant champagne glass with soap bubbles, and does her thing either all naked or with crystal pasties. I never saw it actually being done, but I heard that this is her “Trademark” performance. It’s too early in the morning for me to You Tube it to see for myself and I’m sober. Not a good combination. LOL

      • LAK says:

        She was at the forefront of a revival of burlesque in the 90s. The burlesque show in a giant cocktail glass was/is her signature.

        Now that burlesque is commonplace, she’s moved along to other areas that still touch on her favourite period.

        BTW, whilst she doesn’t strip as much anymore, when she does perform, she’s paid £££.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Though she started out as a stripper, and has no problems doing naked work (her boundaries are perfectly reasonable), the work she is famous for isn’t actually naked. A naked show would limit her venues too much.

        She typically wears a beautiful bikini covered in Swarovsky crystals, and takes of a few layers of other equally luxurious clothes (gown, corset, etc.) while dancing. The martini glass is her signature act, but she has about fourteen different shows, all choreographed by her, and yes, she is paid very, very handsomely. She did not get to this place overnight or in her sleep.

        She is also a model, and has been featured in many magazines including Vanity Fair, and she is an entrepreneur with partnership with Mac, Bare Necessities, Agent Provocateur, etc. She is also currently designing a line of vintage inspired street clothing, eyewear, and loungewear. Aw gee, and she has written three books, produced videos, acted in various things, etc. Once again, she did not get any of this overnight or in her sleep, and she did all on her own steam using her own inspirations and ideas. It is hard work to pull all of this together.

        I have to say it really does piss me off when people trivialize accomplishments which are in fact difficult to achieve.

    • Wentworth Miller says:

      I never knew nor was I really interested (enough to google) in what she did or who she is, before reading this post. I saw her on Wendy Williams, yesterday, and thought she designed underwear

    • Shoe_Lover says:

      bravo Miss Jupitero.

      really ladies, it’s not hard to google. it’s even easier then spewing out unwarranted snark and cattiness. Dita has proven herself to be an astute business woman in the last few years. we’re not jealous of Dita’s self built fortune are we ladies?

      side note, I’ve been to one of Dita’s shows and it was incredibly entertaining. it’s a little more then having a bath in a champagne glass

  3. Ollie says:

    I know no one wants to say it but there is truth to this.
    The Kartrashians are braindead idiots and make big money with nothing but s* it and get away with everything while we have to work and study hard.
    So yes, i think many people are somehow jealous. People hate them for their “success” and superficial life. This family is an anomaly

    • Mia says:

      Eh, it’s not jealousy. People are just annoyed by them and the media promoting them everywhere.
      They are funded by big money so don’t for one second think they are in our faces because people love them or hate them.
      I have clicked links where another link of the kardashian’s open up on sites like justjared. For every click they get money and have paid magazines to put them on covers and when you click on another celeb they STILL pop up = force feeding us the kartrashians.
      They frequently go to dubai to sell a$$ just like Dita does for her private clients.
      They are basically the same and are known to whore out for money.
      I don’t buy Dita’s “classy” approach at all. She still strips for money at the end of the day and that is where her income comes from.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      @Ollie I couldn’t disagree more. I think they are truly harmful in what they represent – shallowness, greed, total lack of values or morals or a desire to help others or to produce anything of value to the world or to be authentic in any way. They are fake, from their injected foreheads to their lipoed legs, they got their fame from a fake “leak” of Kim being urinated on and young girls are influenced by these horrible people. I do not want one thing they have, and do not feel an ounce of jealousy about them or their lives. All I feel is repulsed, and sad for the younger ones, who are turning to be the worst of them all.

      I think people who believe that you can’t legitimately criticize other people unless you’re jealous are being defensive for some reason. You may feel jealous of them yourself. That doesn’t mean other people do.

      • wolfie says:

        +1000

      • Bettyrose says:

        Thanks, GNAT! You’ve expressed this beautifully. I’ll co-sign on everything you’ve said and go snark on another thread, as you’ve said it all here. :-)

      • zimmer says:

        I agree with you, GNAT, though I do feel a tinge of disgust (jealousy if you must) sometimes that they are making money for the way they are living.

        As has always been the case though, if one is willing to compromise one’s morals, there are numerous ways to get rich.

      • claire says:

        The ‘you must be jealous’ line is pure teenager rationalization. I’m surprised to hear Dita take that tired line out for a walk. I thought she was smarter, though, granted, I don’t know much about her except that she’s a burlesque person and was married to Marilyn Manson, which actually, knocks her down a few points for intelligence. LOL.

      • Sticks says:

        Amen, GNAT. Well said.

    • Sasha says:

      I half agree, half disagree. I don’t think all are jealous, but I do think that there are some who are jealous that this seemingly talentless family is making money doing nothing. But I agree, the comments that they do nothing are wrong. They are branders (however dumb it may be). They do club appearances, represent brands, tweet support, etc.

      However, I will say I am really turned off by the really harsh comments that are lodged at Kim K. People seem to think that because it is her, it is a free pass to say whatever. I couldn’t stomach some of the comments people left about her especially when she was pregnant.

    • Tate says:

      Yeah, no. Jealousy would imply that someone would want to trade lives with them. I can say with 100% certainty that I prefer my life over the life of a Kardashian every day of the week. Look at poor Kylie. Who would want to live like that??

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        This. Whenever I hear the jealousy line I always think, “that implies I’d want some aspect of their life right?”

        But I honestly wouldn’t.

        Take away the money and they’re a broken and damaged family full of women injecting, plucking, plumping, and cutting their way to…to what? To being prettier? To being happier? To getting respect? Because none of the above has been achieved.

        I wouldn’t want a life where I have to get naked for attention and risk staph infections because I feel ugly.

      • Bridget says:

        I’ve said this on many occasions: the highlight of those women’s day is to spend a couple of hours getting ready to walk down the street for some photographers. Or take a hundred selfies to get 1 “just hanging out” pic for Instagram. No. Thanks. They have one of the saddest, emptiest existences I could think of. I’m going to keep my life filled with people that love me for ME, and with things that interest and challenge me, and feel good about myself just for being me.

    • swack says:

      As others have said, not remotely jealous. Would not want their life for all the money in the world.

      • deborah says:

        I’m not jealous at all of their lifestyle or fakery, but the amount of attention they get, while other worthwhile, honest, hardworking people are ignored, is a cause of jealousy and bitterness. For example, the women who were raped by the Oklahoma City police oficer who was charged this week were not believed or given any press. Compare that to how many inches of media coverage a K gets for changing their hair color.

        I’ve always distrusted Dita … everything about her is fake. Yet she is portrayed as a ‘classic beauty’ by many in the media, and in forums she has many fans. The rumor is that she goes further than stripping for enough money.

      • SydneySnider says:

        Same here – not in the least bit jealous, as I’d die inside having to live the Klife. I like my life just as it is – a relatively safe, and beautiful environment, decent home, enough food, meaningful activities to occupy my time, wonderful family and fabulous friends who love me because I’m me.

        I think a lot of the disparaging and sometimes hateful comments and sentiments directed at the Klan stem from the fact that they lie constantly, about anything and everything, no matter how trivial – The Pie Lie, for example. As we all know, habitual liars simply cannot be trusted. And this doesn’t event start touching on their fakery or the nefarious and questionable manner in which they’ve achieved, and maintain, their infamy and wealth.

    • FLORC says:

      I’m not on board with the jealousy factor, but I am that Kim might be nice.

      You can meet someone and find them to be nice. And still not like how they make their money.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Kim has been shown to be selectively nice, though. I’m sure she is in nice mode when Dita sees her. She doesn’t seem to engage in diva behavior at events, which is good.

        But she has been documented as not nice to people she perceives as nobodies that are not useful to her. She is also often in not nice mode on their shows- just from seeing interminably long promos for it and clips on the net, I’m amazed at how really nasty she is to her sisters, her brother, and her mother as well as to men (other than Kanye) she or others in the family get entangled with. What surprises me is that she is involved in editing and planning these shows, so this must be the personality she wants to show to the world. She also is a documented liar of the pathological variety, which is enough to get somebody on the Naughty List for life… Definitely not nice behavior and definitely not harmless.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I used to like her, but this interview was so incredibly shallow. You need to take waist training seriously? No, actually, it’s unhealthy and unwise. Anyone who throws shade at the Kardashians is jealous? No, actually, there are many legitimate criticisms of them. I don’t own sweatpants because I need to look glamorous all day, every day? I don’t own sweat pants, either, but I find the idea of looking glamorous all the time to be silly. To each their own, but do you garden, or exercise or clean out the garage? I guess not. Because I sort of don’t bother with glamorous when I know I’ll have cobwebs in my hair. I don’t know, she just got on my nerves today.

    • mimif says:

      I read an interview with her a long time ago, when she was up and coming, about her being young and really struggling to make ends meet, and it sort of endeared her to me. Then she talked about how with her success, she avoided anything with beta carotene in it, specifically carrots, because it could turn her porcelain skin orange. And just like that, I was all N-O-P-E.

    • Aren says:

      She’s an airhead. But because she dresses in 50′s clothes people think she’s special.

    • Sixer says:

      I have never before heard of waist training. What the hell is it? Is it like the new foot binding? In which case, I’ll add a N-O-P-E because I think we should keep up widdat until Leftovers series 3.

      It takes me approximately 5 seconds to get ready. I put my coat on. Bosh. Done. (This does assume we’re not counting shower time, lest you guys think I pong).

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        It’s an old/new again trend where you wear a tight corset to “train” your waist to be smaller. It’s unhealthy (in my opinion) because it smushes (medical term, try to keep up) your internal organs together. I think it’s ridiculous, but the Kardashians are hawking a line of “waist trainers” and pretending they didn’t have tummy tucks and lypo on their teeny waists. Why don’t we just bind our feet again so we can have smaller feet? So dumb, these people.

      • Sixer says:

        That’s what I thought it must be. I am in complete agreement with you, GNAT.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I hope you put on more than a coat, Sixer *winkwink*

      • FLORC says:

        GNAT
        Traditional corsets or very undersized WTers are bad. How these go? Fine. I’ve been looking into the effects lately from people who do this in these newer products and it’s not long term damage because it’s not as intense. And very short lived trendy that people do not wear all the time.

        I think you and many are looking at these “trainers” and automatically assuming only the worst case. That’s (IMO) looking for things to trash without balance and without some weight of facts and education on th topic and how it is actually being applied today. Just a lot of what if’s. When it comes to people arguing a medical angle this what if bs irks me because that game can be played all day long with everything.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @FLORC
        Really, you can’t have it both ways. The Kardashians are claiming that these objects permanently change the shape of your body. You cannot do that in a safe way. So either waist trainers are dangerous, or they are lying about the effects of them. I don’t “look for things to trash” about the Kardashians. I never need to. If you want to read about the dangers of waist training, there’s an article in Women’s Health stating “You don’t have to be an M.D. to realize that “training” your waist to shrink sounds suspiciously iffy. In fact, experts generally agree that there’s no way it can really work—and it might do real bodily harm. ‘“Medically, it doesn’t make sense that cinching your waist tightly will make it permanently smaller,” says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical professor of ob-gyn at Yale School of Medicine. “Once you take the garment off, your body will return to its usual shape. It’s also uncomfortable, restricts your movements, and if you wear it really tight, it can even make it difficult to breathe and theoretically could cause rib damage.”’ Maybe that’s not lon-term damage, but why risk it?

      • Jwoolman says:

        Sixer- just had to tell you that I thought of you in the grocery store the other day. For the first time, our local store had boxes of Sixlets candy! :) I dimly recall having those in my extreme youth, in plastic tubes rather than boxes, but hadn’t seen them in decades.

    • swack says:

      GNAT – Even just every day chores – dishes, sweeping, cleaning the bathroom, scrubbing floors, etc – can’t be glam for those. Sounds like she should have lived in the 50′s.

    • vauvert says:

      I want to go and sit in a corner with GNAT and Sixer and drink martinis. Having a bad day as it is and feeling somewhat dissapoined, I don’t really know Ditta but from the few gossip pieces I had read I thought she was smarter than this. Sorry girl, you admire Kim and you think she is sweet? A big ole heaping of Hell, no. There ain’t nothin’ sweet there, the sweet died a long time ago.
      Most certainly not jealous of the klan. They do however make me angry as hell. They promote everything that is unhealthy and lie constantly but sadly too many people – whether due to age, education, lack of better role models – don’t see through them. And they get the idea that living solely for pap poses is somehow desirable.
      If you were to ask any of the K women what book they last read, what painting they last admired, what charity they last put time and effort in, who was their favourite teacher/subject/philosopher/composer, I promise you they wouldn’t know. They fly private jets (which I grant you, are very nice, I have been lucky enough to fly in one a few times) but all they do at the destination is the same thing they do at home: wear tons of makeup, fake hair, clothes too short and tight for looks or comfort, shoes that are just right to give you back pain and bunions, and they go purse their lips in a bathroom mirror. They miss the whole purpose of travel. They walk to gyms to get their pics taken, not exercise. They go to restaurants to be seen by paps, you know they can’t possibly sit or eat in those suffocating clothes.
      In short they live a shallow life lacking any true purpose except taking selfies or getting papped. To me that is not a life. Despite all the money they have I don’t ever see them doing anything that I would value or enjoy in the least. So pointless. Maybe the few fools who think it is a desirable lifestyle envy them. I don’t and I think most CB readers don’t.

      • SydneySnider says:

        Vauvert, sixer and GNAT – I absolutely agree with all your beautifully expressed statements. You ladies win it today!

        By the way, we have a wonderful journalist here in Australia named Annabelle Crabb. She currently presents a unique show, on the national broadcaster, called “Kitchen Cabinet”, where she interviews politicians in their kitchens while they cook, and share the meal afterwards. She always dresses in vintage clothes. Nothing over-the-top, but she always looks fresh, elegant and beautiful. I suspect her intellect, intelligence, professionalism and substance shine through to make her come across so fabulous. I hope you can access some of her work online. She’s the type of person worth admiring.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I think it would be so fun if we could sit in a corner, drink martini sand get Celebitchy! 🍸🍸🍸🍸

    • FLORC says:

      GNAT
      Legit and not so much reasons to attack yes. Personally, I’d like them to go away. I do not frequent their threads or keep up with their lives in detail like many do. I do not purchase their items or watch their shows that feed their privately earned income like many do.
      I do not care what they named their children or the play by play tweets they put out on all issues all the time. But people for better or worse do and that is why they are around. They have great marketing.

      Ultimately, if you do pay any attention to them at all you feed their machine.

      Maybe the legit issue I have is how PMK abuses the charity/church/tax laws. Outside of that people get a certain level of enjoyment from paying attention to them. Even to just talk about how bad they think they are.

  5. Miran says:

    I thought we were rid of Dita. Guess not. Never understood her appeal.

  6. Hadleyb says:

    Do I hate and despise Bill Gates? Nope. Jealous of his money? Yep.

    Even as unlikable Zuckerberg is I don’t hate him, but yeah jealous of his money.

    The Media keeps throwing trashy people in our faces, even when I don’t click I can read all about them, such as the Kardashians. So yep I despise them.

    Also I DO think how they run their lives, and claim they got $$ is hurtful to young girls. The amateur porn industry exploded after her sex tape– all these young girls really think they will be come the next Kim K just by doing a video. They have no idea that the K’s were already kind wealthy for a while, had been in that social set for years, had a lot of connections and people backing their shows / video etc. It wasn’t like Kim K just dropped this video and got millions — and too many girls think they can do what this family did. Unless you have major connections in LA it just isn’t going to happen.

  7. mimif says:

    So…Dita’s jealous? I just can’t with her artifice, it’s like everything she does is to the nth degree. I don’t see glamour, I just see try.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Do or do not. There is no try.

      I say do not. Or even better, donut.

      Why are you up so early, my friend?

      • mimif says:

        CROQUEMDONUT!

        Insomnia, my friend. How’s baby? How’s mama?!

      • Size Does Matter says:

        Insomnia’s no bueno. Sorry to hear that. Chamomile tea?

        Baby is good, mama’s good till she has to put on normal people clothes. Thankfully I’m happy in yoga pants and not swanning about in silk robes for my baby to puke on.

      • Bridget says:

        Size isn’t hanging out in her 50s slip while she cleans the house and takes care of the new baby?

      • mimif says:

        I bet Size bathes her baby in a big old soapy martini glass. ;)

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right. There’s nothing “glamorous” about trying to be glamorous. You either are, or you aren’t. And I find it amusing that she thinks the image of Southern women lying around in their slips all day drinking bourbon is glamorous. I’ve always thought it was meant to represent a certain degree of slovenliness and decaying values, but whatever.

  8. Alexa de Vere says:

    It just really annoys me when people meet a kardashian (espesh Kim) and fawn over how much they love her and how beautiful they are. As if being beautiful is enough to validate someone’s place and and is an achievement in itself. If someone said something about how they really loved Kim because she had really interesting, ground breaking things to say or because she was Inspiring in some way then fair enough, but this never happens. They were once the lowest caste of celebrity and now everyone wants a piece of them- whatever your thoughts on pmk, hats off to her for making them credible!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Excellent point.

    • FLORC says:

      This can be said for many in the “limelight”. Even some who are said to have “talent” like singing. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What I might find beautiful others will hate and all around.What some call talanet I might think is basic and all around.

      She’s not personally in my face and I can avoid adding to her income willingly so there’s no issue. IMO. Just like others who are famous for who knows why. It’s not 1 type of standard we should all judge by. Even if I agree admiration for some things degrades us as a society. I’m not feeling it’s right to judge others for liking what they like.

  9. Jellybean says:

    Really???? I would love her money, but if it meant living her style of life I would happily do without. If I win the lottery I have already decided that I will pack my family into mobile home and explore the UK and Ireland for a year or two, learning the keyboard and a couple of European languages whilst my dogs live out their remaining years. After that the world is ours, but I would happily give LA a miss.

    I am jealous of David Attenborough’s life, but that is something that he earned, money can’t buy most of the experiences he has had.

    • SydneySnider says:

      Oh, Jellybean, may I come along, too? Pleeeeaase? I’ll happily tutor or dog groom just to be part of the exploration team. I can also assist with one European language. Aah, the wonderful Sir David…. Now THERE’S a life well-lived and worth living…

  10. Eleonor says:

    This is pr.
    Dita is a business woman (a really smart one) and she is promoting her stuff, she can’t start a war with the Kardashian pr machine.
    The end.
    And that necklace is beyond gorgeous.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      She is just sidestepping drama. She has a book to sell, as well as new lines of clorhing, lingerie, loungewear, and makeup. She works hard and is an excellent business woman, and she has done everything on her own. I admire her.

      She also happens to be right about waist training — it’s not shortcut to getting slim, but actually a serious body mod. She is referring to the kind of waist training done by Fakir or Mr. Pearl, which is actually really cool but also very fetish. Not something g to be done with a cheap off the rack corset.

      I love it that she is getting more buzz on the gossip sites! She used to be so niche, but now she is partnering up with Mac and Agent Provocateur, and is on her third book. Go lady!

  11. HeySandy says:

    Part of me has always admired Dita’s style and how she always looks so put together. Frankly, it looks like a full time job to always be that primped, and she does look lovely, glamorous and feminine. But tbh she really does come off about as deep as a Kardashian, except it is corsets and no sweatpants instead of lip and butt injections. She, like the Kardashians, are really lucky they have the time and money to devote to their somewhat frivolous lifestyles. Nothing against the Kardashians or Dita, but they have even less insight to offer then the average celebrity.

    • mimif says:

      At least Dita has hustle. I’m not a fan, but she worked her ass off for her success, which is more than we can say of the Klan.

      • HeySandy says:

        I mean, true that. She seems to be as close to “classy” as you are going to see in some Hollywood circles. And Dita doesn’t seem to put her life out there 24-7 on social media and she doesn’t seem to act like an idiot for attention (unless she has some twitter accounts I’m unaware of). So I’ll give her props for getting were she is through hard work (I count her marriage to M.Manson among that hard work) and hustle.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Exactly. If KK created her brand as Dita has I would have a bit of respect, but she is a product of her handlers.

        Dita is original, has her own vision, flies her own freak flag, and really did create her brand on her own, from the ground up. She is also smart.

        I like this interview below in which she talks about money. She has a good head on her shoulders:

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/7138635/Dita-von-Teese-I-spent-70000-on-a-single-dress-for-my-show.html

  12. Anon says:

    I spend an hour and a half getting ready every time I leave the house. I don’t think it’s “too much time.” I enjoy it and like to look a certain way.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I put in twenty minutes each morning, not including my shower. I won’t go out with wet hair.

      Seriously though, on what planet is washing your face, moisturizing, applying sunblock and red lipstick, pulling your hair back in a chignon, and sliding on your sunglasses “high maintenance”?

      An hour and a half for red carpet? Some people in Hollywood spend all week with their stylists on getting ready. Sounds pretty tame to me.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        Right? 1,5 hours for a red carpet isn’t long at all! Also, I love that coat!

      • Faith says:

        An hour and a half is pretty standard for getting ready for an award show, I had an interviewing gig for an award show which promoted diversity in the UK nothing huge but enough but it was black tie and I’d be on camera. It takes me 20 mins to get ready for my normal job/going on a night out, but an hour and a half showering, drying hair, curling hair applying make up just right sorting out false nails ect. It will take time you want to look on point for a gig I know girls who will take 2 hours just to go on a night out.

  13. D says:

    I am so damn tired of hearing the “you’re just a jealous hater” thing over and over. Someone disagreeing with you isn’t hating or being jealous, just a person with a different opinion. When adults use the word ‘hater/haters/jealous’ I immediately tune them out, you can get away with talking like that when you’re fifteen years old…but as an adult? No. In life not everyone is going to like you or agree with you, and that is just fine, it doesn’t mean that anyone is jealous. Learn to accept criticism and grow up.

    (Feel free to just ignore this little rant ;) Bad day..)

  14. Dawn says:

    What a bunch of nonsense. How can anyone be crazy about Kim who does absolutely nothing but nude shots in between plastic surgeries? I guess anyone who calls that family out with good reason can than be bought off to apologize for it. Any respect I had for this woman is GONE.

  15. Nancy says:

    OMG why do people insist on saying it’s jealousy??!! I guess it’s the easy answer to give. My ill feelings towards the Kardashians have zero to do with jealousy…..more pity and disgust. Kim was cute back in the day, small and pleasant face. She would be tiny without the implants but the face doesn’t even resemble the one she was born with. No worries, her life.

  16. Louise177 says:

    I disagree that Dita is backtracking. She never shaded the Kardashians. Based on the quotes she was asked about the waist trainers not them. The Kards are most famous for the trainers but a lot of reality and d-listers post photos of them. I think she was just criticizing the trend not them personally. Criticizing somebody’s clothing, etc is not an attack on the person.

  17. Meg says:

    anyone who throws the kardashian’s shade is just jealous? oh yeah, i’m envious of women whose self worth is clearly wrapped up in youth and looks. who got famous because of a sex tape their kids will be able to google when they’re older. lofty goals there. i’m mad that our society enables them to make a living off of that. they’re a joke, people watch train wrecks because they can’t turn away. can you imagine kris jenner being your mom? you know right away that you’re sold to the public. it’s so narcissistic.

  18. Sarah says:

    1.5 hours for a full red carpet get ready session isnt “too long” at all! Full on makeup, eyeshadow, lashes, contour, hair, jewellery…. she is a speedy get ready-er

    I’ll take 30 mins on eyeshadow alone to get it just right!

  19. GoldenHouseSouth says:

    I absolutely love Dita! It’s often the case that the people who are most artful with their artifice are the most genuine, because they aren’t afraid to truly know themselves, and create and display whatever they want to unabashedly. I think her time frames for getting ready are really fast. I spend at least 10-15 minutes getting ready just to take out the garbage or take a short walk. I spend at least 45 minutes getting ready for the office every day, and that’s when I have an easy, slicked-back hair-style. When I do a full wave-set it takes me the 45 minutes to get ready, then an hour for the waves to set. I always polish my shoes, and my diamonds. I don’t wear makeup, I just really really do everything I can to have beautiful skin, and I put on as much sunscreen as my skin can absorb. I get ready every day like something amazing is going to happen, new opportunities are presenting themselves, and lo and behold they keep happening! You really do reap what you sow, and how you present yourself can not only inspire confidence in your target audience, but yourself.

    • Addison DeWitt says:

      I love your response! I take more time to get ready now than when I was a teenager. It feels great to glam up every day. Look good, feel good. I am planning on buying Dita’s new book and doing a ’30-day Dita challenge’.

    • Lemongrass says:

      “because they aren’t afraid to truly know themselves, and create and display whatever they want to unabashedly”

      I like to look good and present myself well. But Dita doesn’t have much to offer other than her glamour and posing. She loves the K-Js because they’re dedicated to turning themselves into walking mannequins. Expressing herself? She’s an instrument of marketing, nothing more. As a public figure in pop she’s basically as dull as dishwater. I don’t find her shows, photos, outfits, whatever vaguely entertaining or insightful.

    • Crumpet says:

      Haha. I see what you did there.

  20. Ann says:

    Grown-ups claiming other grown-ups are “just jealous” show a lack of maturity and intelligence.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      Hmmmm, but sometimes that’s just the truth. Not necessarily in the Kardashians case, but in general.

      • Ann says:

        Well, mostly not. People are so ego-driven that they think everyone wants what they want/have. Not everyone wants a McMansion, huge cars and expensive clothes. Not everyone wants children. Adults should know that your priorities, values and desires are your own; friends, co-workers, strangers most often couldn’t care less what you have/do.

      • mimif says:

        I think she bugs me because there isn’t anything truly unique or original about her. I mean, Dita said herself she wanted to be the next Elizabeth Taylor, but all I’m seeing is a lot of smoke and mirrors and nothing inherently beautiful or even special emanating from her. All she’s doing is recycling a bygone era, and kind of being a snobby affected bitch about it.
        I dunno. Someone help me out here, cuz I’m just not seeing her appeal at all.

  21. LK says:

    Not. A. Chance.

    To suggest that people with actual God-given talent are jealous of women who have no exceptional qualities whatsoever, is obnoxious. These ladies are pretty, their mom is a shameless stage-parent hustler and that’s the extent of the “abilities”. They cling to athletes and artists for a reason – to provide a mirage. Let’s keep it real, Dita! Call a spade, a spade ~ Call opportunists, opportunists.
    The Kardashian/Jenner’s are the largest beneficiaries of our incredibly shallow culture. And it doesn’t appear that the tide will shift anytime soon.. So, they make a nice livelihood.

  22. Jessica says:

    I can’t take anyone seriously if they don’t know/understand the difference between “jealousy” and “envy”.

  23. iheartgossip says:

    SHE may be jealous, since the Kard’s get more attention than her; however, the ‘You’re Jealous’ is the a pat answer for people without a thought process.

  24. Reece says:

    What is she 11?

  25. Naddie says:

    If you wanna be glamorous all the time, then just be it. But acting like this is something important and worth of sharing with the whole world… you’re really shallow, sorry. And pin-ups are way too overrated.

    • Josefina says:

      Eh… her comments always started with “I”, meaning it was her personal preference. Why did you feel alluded with those comments in any way?

      • Naddie says:

        As I said, “acting like this is something important and worth of sharing…”. I’ve seen some interviews of her, and the whole burlesque/waist-trainning stuff is way too stupid to make someone rich. Her personal preference should be treated just like it is: a personal preference.

    • Lemongrass says:

      +1, Naddie. And sure, she’s saying it’s about herself and her own choice to dedicate her life to such a great cause and that she’s not speaking for anyone else, but she’s putting herself out there and selling tickets or endorsements or whatever, so people have a right to judge. In fact, her ecosystem requires that she needs to be judged and have attention to be financially viable. So I believe it’s okay to judge away.

  26. teehee says:

    If she were referring to 2004 Kim, maybe, —- but today? A fully sythetic, surgeoned face, with 2 pounds of makeup, an arrogant man with a head up his a$$ for a husband…. HORRIBLE fashion… — its not jealous, its genuine dislike. She is plastered in headlines so it can be interpreted as jealousy, but not all that is plastered is worthy of being in the headlines. Its exhaustion, annoyance, and disdain that I feel, not jealousy. It isnt jealousy to expect that whatever is in pop culture should have at least SOME substance or merit to it, – more than they do. And they have past the clown mark a long time ago— so why jealousy, to say “I am sick of it and it has lost any charm it maybe had 10 years ago before it became a joke of itself”. Does that sound like jealousy in any way at all? Its a consumer demanding better products. Hating what someone sells is not being jealous of their ability to sell. I want better entertainment, better gossip headlines, better fashion pictures– the Kardashishans deliver NONE OF THESE !

    So maybe she is confusing jealousy with selfishness. I want much better for me. I dont want to be LIKE them at all, in fact, the opposite…. I think I made my point.

  27. Lemongrass says:

    She’s so vapid she can’t imagine that people might dislike the K-Js simply because they’re idiotic…and just as vapid as she is.

  28. EM says:

    Only idiots ‘waist train’ and endorse it, Dita included.

  29. Josefina says:

    Eh, I like Dita. I like her look. I’ve watched her performances on TV and youtube and I think they’re quite entertaining. She’s a show-woman who hasn’t demonstrated to be particularly bright, so I don’t really care about anything she says.

    Everyone’s jealous of the Kardashians? Eh, no, some people just genuinely dislike them. What those people don’t understand is these women don’t care about being hated as long as they aren’t ignored, but no, they actually have to go in and give their opinion on the most mundane articles written about them. Kardashian haters are just as profitable to them as their fans. It means they are controversial for just existing.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      Right? The worst thing people on boards like these could do to the Kardashians et al is to ignore them. I still don’t fully understand why people get so riled up about them. I find them wildly entertaining. This is the lower end of show-biz so of course it’s shallow, vapid and all about looks, money and fame. IMO that’s the nature of these kinds of reality shows and the people on it. I openly admit that I enjoy them because after a long day of work (I work with homeless, mentally ill people etc.) I have 0 energy for any high-brow entertainment…

  30. Otaku fairy says:

    I don’t think it can all be dismissed as jealousy. A mix of valid criticism, people being tired of them being everywhere, and some forms of sexism seem to all be a part of it.

  31. Jwoolman says:

    Jealous? How junior high. Any criticism is reduced to being “jealous” and “a hater”.

    You couldn’t pay me enough to be like any of the Kardashians. Yes, money is nice. But there are other ways to earn money besides lying, manipulating, going on smear campaigns, wearing atrocious clothes, looking plastic, letting surgeons change your appearance so much you could be in Witness Protection, taking advantage of the vulnerable and gullible, and generally running a big con game. They are mostly uneducated and shallow. There really isn’t anything appealing about their lives. The money is flowing through their fingers so someday they might not even have that, the only ones with some business sense seem to be Demon Mother and Kourtney.

    I don’t even get the feeling that they are actually happy. The Kardashian kids actually had a cruddy childhood, thanks to Demon Mother, and were damaged. They haven’t really gotten past that damage, and the shows have slowed down any progress toward recovery from the damage done by Demon Mother. They would be so much better off without those awful shows forcing them to depend on Demon Mother for the money they think they need and becoming pathetic versions of Kim (who is the real reason for the shows, to promote her endless pursuit of fame with no natural talents). They need to get away from all of it. Kourtney has never been able to disguise her intense dislike of her mother and increasingly Kim- she at least is trying to make a new life through raising her children differently. Khloe can’t decide whether she hates her mother or hopes to get her approval, and keeps shooting herself in the foot whenever real opportunities are plopped in front of her. Rob and Kylie are lost souls. Kendall has a chance at a separate career while she’s still young enough, but once the Kardashians are abandoned then her success may plummet since she doesn’t really have that much talent herself and relies on contacts made by her mother and her brother-in-law (who could wander over a cliff any day). She doesn’t have the smarts to take on other aspects of the modeling business once she ages out.

    So explain to me again, what exactly are we supposed to be jealous about? All I see is a fractured, unhappy, dysfunctional family whose narcissistic mother has pushed her children away from even a proper high school education, keeping them dependent on her. The ones who actually graduated from college are the ones who lived with her ex-husband, and after his death Rob was all set to abandon the whole idea of college. Kourtney reminded him of his promise to his dad. Obviously his mother didn’t push it. College doesn’t guarantee anything, but at least it gets kids from a dysfunctional family away from the toxic atmosphere for a while and shows them other options. The Kardashian/Jenner krew seems so lacking in real options. My mother sacrificed a lot to give my brother and me an education, because she actually wanted us to have independent lives and to not shut doors before we even knew what was behind them.

  32. Crumpet says:

    “I’ve loved finding ways to be comfortable around the house, but glamorous at the same time.”

    Oh yes. I can so relate.

  33. HHY says:

    Seriously? I take 45 minutes to get ready everyday, same if I’m going out later, is that not normal?

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      Depends on what that includes. If shower and brushing teeth and blow dry hair is included then this is normal. If those things aren’t included … it seems rather a lot of time for make-up and some hair styling and getting dressed.

  34. Blackbetty says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of Dita. I watch her videos, career, bought her underwear, books etc . She isnt famous just because of nepotisim, like a large percentage of Hollywood. But can just ONE celebrity NOT kiss ass to the Kardassions?

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      Yep, it is surprising. Lately a lot of celebrities do kiss ass to the Kardashians. Why? They have a petty trivial reality tv show and some day interest will fade. Apparently the Kardashians don’t have the guts/brains/initiative to branch out into something more substantial. So they will fade. Don’t support them – it will only keep them on top of things for longer.

  35. Pondering thoughts says:

    So that means that the Kardashian’s petty trivial reality show has finally catapulted them into the respect and into the circles of real artists. Not good.
    I blame Jen Meyer, Tobey Maguire’s wife. She invited them for the launch of her new jewelry collection.

  36. Veronica says:

    Over an hour for red carpet makeup is pretty close to the average from what I’ve heard from friends who are MUAs. I’ve had plenty of occasions where my makeup took 30-45 minutes for special events – contouring and intense eye looks can take a lot of time. I don’t understand why people criticize her for the makeup routine – would you rather her be deceptive about the time and dedication it takes to look like that? Do we really prefer women who humble brag about how they just happen to be this beautiful, how they don’t have to go to the gym, etc etc. Part of why I like Dita is her transparency – her brand of superficiality is more relatable by merit of her being honest about what it requires.

    There’s also a fantastic amount of slut shaming in these comments. The fact that so many of you seem to think her use of sexuality for profit undermines any intelligence or intrinsic value that she has speaks volumes about how much farther we have to go as a society. Warren Beatty can slut his way through career and still be a legend, but Dita is just a stripper void of ambition or shrewd business thinking. Gotcha.

    • mimif says:

      There are also a ton of comments about her business acumen tho. My reasons for disliking her have zero to do with her choice of profession (get that money), and everything to do with that I think she’s phony AF.

    • Asparagus says:

      “Warren Beatty can slut his way through career and still be a legend, but Dita is just a stripper void of ambition or shrewd business thinking. Gotcha. ”

      They’re both on the same level to me. Little talent, lots of “controversy.” The slutting thing doesn’t even come into the equation when I’m judging DVT. She’s just insanely boring as a public figure and gets by on posing – like her colleagues the Kard-Jens- and pretending affirming your sexuality is something that makes you an artist and that being notorious in that way somehow makes you a smart business person (again, like the KJs). I don’t know why she even has a platform to make any point about feminism because it’s just the same as Amber Rose going on about how liberated she is because she can f*ck a lot of people. Yawn already. Let’s face it, DVT doesn’t have much talent and she’s famous only because MM.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Thank you Veronica. I too am pretty horrified by the slut-shaming, and that certainly is how it sounds to me.

  37. fiona says:

    Oh shut up Dita. Sit the hell down. Was a fan of you until your stupid kardashian comments. The kardashians are just pure scum. I sincerely hope they disappear soon, especially the idiotic young ones.

  38. Decorative Item says:

    What frightens me is that we live in a world where there is any dispute about why so many people throw shade at the Ks. That family degrades women and offers them up as sexualized fodder. They inspire vapid, ignorant, crass behaviour while idealizing cold hard cash. Women have been fighting and have died to be taken seriously. Still women struggle worldwide to have a say in how their world is run, to have the freedom and control over their own lives. To say that we are “jealous” is pure drivel.
    And no, they are not smart business women they are opportunists.

  39. a kardashian got to her…..

    Dita…. just stick to your statements… backtracking is never classy or cool….

    stand for something

  40. Anne says:

    Dita is quite talented:
    She herself designs lingerie, gloves, stockings, and dresses. Doesn’t slap her name on it. She also has curated several art & fashion installations and ephermea. She has 4 successful perfumes which she crafted herself along side the best nose in Europe. She is a trained ballerina. She produces her huge stage tours. She does dance and strip- seductively and with intent. It is a lost art. She doesn’t just grind and let her clothes drop. Yes she is a stripper, but there is a difference between that and burlesque. She has recorded songs for some of her shows as well as for Monarchy. She was the consultant for the Caberet act in Charlie’s Angels 2. She has authored 3 best selling books. She has a wonderful collection of vintage cars. She is well versed in investments. She is a general philanthropist. There’s much more, but you get the idea.