The Fragrance Foundation Awards took place in New York City last night, and it made for one of the best-smelling awards shows we’ve ever attended. Hosted by Dana Carvey, the event — known in the industry as the FiFis — celebrated the year’s biggest accomplishments in fragrance, and stars like Jessica Szohr (in KaufmanFranco), Taylor Swift (in Pucci), Dita Von Teese (in Maria Lucia Hohan), and Connie Britton (in Zac Posen) lined the red carpet to lend their support to their favorite whiffs. The night was especially notable for Swift, who was honored as the Fragrance Celebrity of the Year. She also took the opportunity to officially launch her new scent Taylor by Taylor Swift, which she wore on the red carpet (Editor’s Note: She smelled really good). “My first fragrance, Wonderstruck, was all about enchantment and represented a fantasy,” she told us on the red carpet. “Taylor by Taylor Swift represents me in my everyday life.” Scroll down to see the full list of this year’s Fragrance Foundation Award winners. More
Glamorous gowns continue to make their way down the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Sharon Stone (in Roberto Cavalli), Jessica Chastain (in Versace), Rosario Dawson (in Marchesa), and Dita Von Teese (in Elie Saab) were the latest to catch our eye. Click through the gallery to see more festival fashion.
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The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival is in full swing! Celebrities flocked to the south of France over the weekend to premiere their buzzed-about films and, of course, attend the many glamorous soirees. Olga Kurylenko and Naomie Harris (in Monique Lhuillier) honored the industry’s filmmakers at Finche’s Quarterly Review Filmmakers Dinner, while Jessica Biel (in Marchesa) supported husband Justin Timberlake at the premiere of his new film Inside Llewyn Davis, and Dita Von Teese and Eva Longoria (in Emilio Pucci) helped raise money for women and children in need at the 2nd Annual Global Gift Gala. Click the photo above to see more of the star-studded fetes from Cannes.
Dita Von Teese‘s collection of skivvies and perfume is now available on hsn.com, and the range is sexy both in looks and in price. ”I spend exorbitant amounts of money of 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 told InStyle.com of the line, which features vintage-inspired lingerie sets covered in leopard print, lace, and fishnet ($25 to $45) and her fragrance, which includes top notes of fresh peonies, fizzy bergamot, and spicy Bourbon pepper ($75 a bottle). She also focused on making every woman feel fabulous, at any size. “It was important to me that we offer them in a diverse range of sizing,” she added, noting the range is from 32A to 40DD. “And they’re very wearable pieces. I took a lot of care to make it comfortable and wearable, and to make sure it functions under a woman’s wardrobe.” Head to hsn.com to shop the collection now.
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Do a sexy dance—Dita Von Teese is partnering with HSN to launch her lingerie and perfume in the United States for the first time! The Queen of Burlesque was in New York last night to kick off the American leg of her Strip Strip Hooray! tour, and we caught up with the star to learn all about her home-shoppable collection, 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,” Von Teese told InStyle.com. 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 of 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.
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What makes a great Grammys look? Fabulous shoes! We asked the stars attending the InStyle and Warner Music Group party to reveal their designer footwear for the evening, and captured all the high heel action on video. Christina Perri described her Gucci pair as “comfortable” and “totally worth it,” Kimbra said her Miu Miu sandals made her “feel like a princess,” and Dita Von Teese pulled her sky-high Christian Louboutins straight from his Paris atelier. “They were something he was working on,” Von Teese says. “He was like, ‘Just take them,’ and the matching bag, too!” Watch the clip above to get more inside scoop on the hottest (and highest) heels of the night!
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No one wears vintage clothing quite like burlesque star Dita Von Teese, who has been collecting pieces for more than 25 years. “I started wearing vintage because I couldn’t even afford designer jeans,” Von Teese (in a blue velvet dress from the 1930s) told InStyle.com at Dior Beauty’s dinner celebrating Hollywood glamour. “I couldn’t keep up with my friends in high school so I bought vintage clothes that were cheaper.” So there’s no better person to ask for tips on how to shop for standout items! “Choose things that look modern,” Von Teese told InStyle.com. “Notice, in modern clothes, where the references are in vintage. Look for the parallels between [modern designers] like Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier and vintage clothing.” And that’s not all. “Also, go for things that are fairly simplistic and have a nice shape,” Von Teese said. ”I know I’m successful at shopping for vintage when people say, ‘Is that Galliano, Dior, Westwood, or Prada?’ And I say, ‘No, I bought it on eBay for $40!’”
Plus, see Dita’s vintage-inspired Decades collection.
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After debuting her first fragrance earlier this year, Dita Von Teese took to Twitter to announce that a follow-up is on the way! “My second fragrance ROUGE will be available at various stores in Germany this November,” the burlesque star tweeted. 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. Although the perfume is set to debut in Europe next month, we’re still waiting on its U.S. release date!
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