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PHOTOS: Dita Von Teese Is 41, Still Looks Great Half Naked
The queen of burlesque knows a thing or two on how to get anyone feeling all hot and bothered. PHOTOS: Dita Von Teese Stuns in Jean Paul Gaultier Lingerie Before Dita Von Teese was a sinfully seductive showgirl, the woman born as Heather Sweet was learning how to look and feel her best with what she was wearing underneath her clothes. The now 41-year-old got her first job at age 15 working at a lingerie store. And she hasn't stopped working it ever since. WATCH: Dita Von Teese On How To Buy Lingerie Today, the renowned pinup not only models the finest pieces for the masses, but she creates them, too. Recently, Von Teese unveiled a new retro-inspired lingerie collection for Bloomingdale’s and she's now sharing her coveted secrets on feeling sexy with Harper’s Bazaar. While some of her tips are expected, such as investing in gorgeous clothes that shows off “a bit of cleavage,” as well as high heels, leather gloves, and silk stockings, she also is sharing some other temptress tips. READ: Dita Von Teese Rolls Out a Lingerie Line of Her Own “I don’t leave the house without a swipe of red lipstick, but I don’t spend a lot of time getting ready either,” says Von Teese. “I can get out the door in five minutes, and that red lipstick gives me the power to look polished. I wear super velvety matte lipsticks, like MAC’s Ruby Woo and Lady Danger. They make for the most kiss-proof, food-proof lip.” And if you really want to look good, knowing how to always appear ah-mazing in photos helps. If you haven’t figured out your signature pose in front of the bathroom mirror yet, now is the time to do so. WATCH: Nigel Barker on How to Never Take a Bad Photo “If there’s a flash, I’m looking down into the camera,” explains Von Teese, who adds that the right lighting can instantly flatter one's features. “If not, we’ve got to lift our faces up. Again, you have to think about your lighting. In the era of camera phones, you need to figure out your good side and your ‘camera face.’ It’s totally acceptable to analyze that.” Speaking of lighting, don’t just think about flashes. The right ambiance in your home can also add some much-needed oomph. WATCH: Dita Von Teese on the Art of Seduction “I have good lighting in every room of my house,” she adds. “I am never traumatized by stumbling into bad lighting in various states of undress. I have dimmer switches in every single room, and in my bathroom and bedroom, where I’d be getting dressed, I tend towards pink light or pink walls because it’s a really flattering color. I have very few white walls in my house and lots of colorful ones.” Just a hunch, but Von Teese knows exactly what she’s talking about. See some of her hottest looks below:
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2002

Arriving at Maxim Magazine's Pussycat Dolls burlesque revue in Hollywood.
(Reuters)

2005

Attending the Kerrang! music awards in London.
(Reuters)

2006

Posing during the UK launch of new model of the Audi TT car in London.
(Reuters)

2007

Taking off her stocking at a fashion show by Japanese lingerie company Peach John Co in Tokyo.
(Reuters)

2008

Performing a strip-tease as she attends the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2008 event in Mougins during the 61th Cannes Film Festival.
(Reuters)

2009

Performing her number "Le Bain Noir" (Black Bath), with a creation by fashion designer Elie Saab, during a rehearsal for her show at the Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris.
(Reuters)

2010

Attending the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes.
(Reuters)

2011

Presenting a creation from Zac Posen during the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week.
(Reuters)

2012

Attending the amfAR Inspiration Miami Beach Party.
(Reuters)

2013

Modeling the first 3-D printed dress in New York.
(Associated Press)

2014

Presenting a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.
(Reuters)

PHOTOS: Dita Von Teese Is 41, Still Looks Great Half Naked

The queen of burlesque knows a thing or two on how to get anyone feeling all hot and bothered. PHOTOS: Dita Von Teese Stuns in Jean Paul Gaultier Lingerie Before Dita Von Teese was a sinfully seductive showgirl, the woman born as Heather Sweet was learning how to look and feel her best with what she was wearing underneath her clothes. The now 41-year-old got her first job at age 15 working at a lingerie store. And she hasn't stopped working it ever since. WATCH: Dita Von Teese On How To Buy Lingerie Today, the renowned pinup not only models the finest pieces for the masses, but she creates them, too. Recently, Von Teese unveiled a new retro-inspired lingerie collection for Bloomingdale’s and she's now sharing her coveted secrets on feeling sexy with Harper’s Bazaar. While some of her tips are expected, such as investing in gorgeous clothes that shows off “a bit of cleavage,” as well as high heels, leather gloves, and silk stockings, she also is sharing some other temptress tips. READ: Dita Von Teese Rolls Out a Lingerie Line of Her Own “I don’t leave the house without a swipe of red lipstick, but I don’t spend a lot of time getting ready either,” says Von Teese. “I can get out the door in five minutes, and that red lipstick gives me the power to look polished. I wear super velvety matte lipsticks, like MAC’s Ruby Woo and Lady Danger. They make for the most kiss-proof, food-proof lip.” And if you really want to look good, knowing how to always appear ah-mazing in photos helps. If you haven’t figured out your signature pose in front of the bathroom mirror yet, now is the time to do so. WATCH: Nigel Barker on How to Never Take a Bad Photo “If there’s a flash, I’m looking down into the camera,” explains Von Teese, who adds that the right lighting can instantly flatter one's features. “If not, we’ve got to lift our faces up. Again, you have to think about your lighting. In the era of camera phones, you need to figure out your good side and your ‘camera face.’ It’s totally acceptable to analyze that.” Speaking of lighting, don’t just think about flashes. The right ambiance in your home can also add some much-needed oomph. WATCH: Dita Von Teese on the Art of Seduction “I have good lighting in every room of my house,” she adds. “I am never traumatized by stumbling into bad lighting in various states of undress. I have dimmer switches in every single room, and in my bathroom and bedroom, where I’d be getting dressed, I tend towards pink light or pink walls because it’s a really flattering color. I have very few white walls in my house and lots of colorful ones.” Just a hunch, but Von Teese knows exactly what she’s talking about. See some of her hottest looks below:

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