Hubby and I dragged ourselves out of our head cold blues (the couple that hacks together, stays together) and trotted off to see Dita Von Teese perform “Burlesque Strip Strip Hooray!” at the Gramercy Theater in NYC last night.
So much fun, glamour, camp, and theatrical majesty… like being in Vegas without the schmaltz (big smile).
At 41, Dita is gorgeous and unstoppable.
Dita Von Teese may have one of the most enviable figures but the review isn’t about cookie-cutter body perfection.
“Strip Strip Hooray” could also be called “I Am Woman” as the cast of performers celebrate female beauty in every shape, size, age, and then some with Perle Noire, Selene Luna, Natasha Estrada, and Lada Nikolska of the Crazy Horse Paris.
Big kudos to the hysterical shtick slinger Murray Hill as MC for snappy comebacks. For those in need of some testosterone, there was Monsieur Romeo, a Parisian boylesque hottie and even Prince Poppycock from America’s Got Talent.
If you want costumes, Dita has costumes.
For fashionista glamour, there’s her Alexis Mabille haute couture tuxedo, divine Mr. Pearl corsets, custom Christian Louboutin “Lou-BOOT-ins,” to compliment her head to toe Swarovski crystal cowgirl outfit and matching mechanical bull -just one of her many gorgeous props.
But what shines most is the message to celebrate your uniqueness with some sensual Teese…. it’s beautiful to be a woman.
Just in case you’re feeling DIY, read Gentry de Paris’ tips on How To Pull Off A Convincing Burlesque Strip Tease.
If you’re a sucker for sexy lingerie, we’ve pulled pieces from Dita Von Teese’s Von Follies collection here:
Photo:Strip, Strip, Hooray