Beauty of the Month: Hedy Lamarr!

Dita Von Teese Burlesque Star to Launch Lingerie and Perfume!

Hang on to your knickers!

Dita Von Teese aka The Queen of Burlesque is launching a lingerie line and perfumes on HSN! From the vintage-inspired lingerie sets ($25 to $45) to the fragrances ($75 a bottle).  “I thought HSN would be the perfect way to introduce my brand to the American woman, because my goal with these products is to bring glamour and refinement to women at an affordable price,” she said.  And she did just that by hand-picking eyelash laces and mixing scent notes in Paris herself, all while making sure the prices remained reasonable. Von Teese also wears all of the pieces she designed alongside those from her own very famous collection of lingerie.  “I spend exorbitant amounts of money on lingerie when I go shopping in Paris, and I think these pieces can really stand their own against the most expensive lingerie in the world,” she said. “I’m really proud of that fact.” And she has every right to be! Dita Von Teese’s American debut will be available on HSN and hsn.com starting April 23.

The seductive new scent is apparently an inviting combination of orange bergamot, pink pepper, Lapsang Souchong tea, magnolia, and raw amber. “I love the smoky smell of the Lapsang Souchong tea, which we combined with ambergris to create a voluptuous scent,” Von Teese said in a statement about Rouge.

To create her Old Hollywood-inspired scent. “I often thought about the great women that I admire like Marlene Dietrich or Hedy Lamarr—those sexy, glamorous, iconic women, and I couldn’t imagine them ever smelling like fruits or candy,” she said. “I wanted something that speaks of wanting to be grown-up, a sophisticated woman who is in charge of her life.” Von Teese’s scent is a seductive blend of Bulgarian rose and peony, with undertones of spicy Bourbon pepper and smoky wood.

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Dita Von Teese Make Up Tutorial!

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Via Marie Claire
Dita always stands out for her classic, porcelain skin. To achieve it, go for full-coverage matte foundation and a pinup-esque pink on the cheeks, such as Mata Hari from Nars. On the eyes, do a wash of pale blue up to the brow bone. Then use generous waterproof mascara on the top lashes and just a small amount on the bottom lashes. Fill in the brow to a classic old-Hollywood shape, and add a mole on top of the cheek bone with liquid liner so it lasts and doesn’t smear. On the lips, use an intense matte ruby red to contrast with the porcelain skin. Finally, Turnbow says, “Powder the crap out of your face with a porcelain loose powder to make it look really vintage.”

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7 Beauty Lessons You SHOULDN’T Follow From Old Hollywood

Via Stylelist   Posted: 01/11/12 01:39 PM ET  |  Updated: 01/13/12 03:38 PM ET

7 Beauty Lessons You SHOULDN’T Follow From Hollywood’s Golden Age

These days images of an overly-altered Heidi Montag or Britney Spears with her unfortunate extensions are scary reminders of the drastic (and not always pretty) lengths celebrities will go to achieve their own and society’s ideals of beauty. This has been going on for decades in Hollywood, even the most stunning of actresses from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s were implementing their own bizarro beauty techniques to hide personal insecurities.

Did you know that Rita Hayworth felt so uncomfortable about her low hairline she had it raised, then dyed her black hair that famous shade of red? Elsewhere, both Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe shaved their faces to get rid of unwanted peach fuzz. And Marlene Dietrich apparently had her upper molars removed to create shadows underneath her cheekbones, which looked even more dramatic with the contrast of the black and white film of the time. Admittedly, I’ve made my share of questionable beauty decisions: I nearly burned my face off with a shall-not-be-mentioned face exfoliant, all in the name of luminous skin. This subsequently seemed counter-productive since I walked around with my hand over my face for the next five days.

Herewith, a round-up of the some of the more alarming beauty tricks favored by the women of Hollywood’s Golden Age:

UPDATE: A previous version of this post stated incorrectly that Marilyn Monroe grew hair on her face due to a side-effect from a hormonal cream.

Marlene Dietrich:  She was rumored to have had her molars removed to give her cheekbones a more pronounced look. The German-born actress also had hairstylists pull her hair back tightly with hair pins and surgical tape, so her face would have a more taut, “face lift” effect.

Carole Lombard:  The wife of Clark Gable was so self-conscious of a crook in her nose that she drew a thin white line down it before she applied makeup, she believed this created the illusion of a straight nose.

Vivien Leigh:  The British actress had a thin lower lip, which she penciled over her natural lipline and filled in with lipstick.

Claudette Colbert:  The French-born actress was so embarrassed by her uneven face, she refused to ever be shot by the right side. Sounds like Mariah Carey took a page out of Colbert’s book.

Elizabeth Taylor:  She was born with hypertrichosis, an excessive body hair condition. She was covered with dark hair all over her body, including her ears and nose. Though it eventually fell off, the actress was known to shave her face to create a smooth, hairless effect.

Rita Hayworth: The flame-haired actress, who was actually born with black hair, had her hairline raised a full inch with electrolysis. Also, her hair grew so quickly that she had to dye it every three days to conceal her dark roots.

Marilyn Monroe:  In an effort to get glowy skin and remove unwanted peach fuzz, Monroe was known to shave her face.

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Rita Hayworth!

Rita Hayworth

Yes, a natural beauty before such things as photo shop.

Fun fact Rita had her hairline raised with electrolysis, she was very self conscious about her low hair line!

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