oh dita!


C Magazine (USA) March, 2007
photography by Michael Elins & Elizabeth Stewart

following my last post, i thought it only seemed fitting to continue with all things vintage and retro. so it should come as no surprise that we are rewinding about 10 years to the 1940s with the amazing and lovely dita von tees in this post. these photos were shot by michael eline for C Magazine and, although this particular photo spread is over 5 years old, her looks remain just as timeless as ever. but that's the thing when viewing images of a timeless beauty. her classic 40s style remains just as relevant as the style was over 60 years ago. what i particularly love about this beauty who looks just as amazing today as she did at 20 (can you believe this beauty is 40?! god bless her magical genetics) is that she has such a grand command over her own personal style and has never sought the outside advice of a stylist. dita is quoted as having said:

The one time I hired a stylist, they picked up a pair of my 1940s shoes and said, 'These would look really cute with jeans.' I immediately said, 'You’re out of here.
and has been known for doing her own makeup and dying her own hair. but dita doesn't just stop at hair and makeup. her home in LA is also an extension of her personal style. with satin bedding that would even make rita hayworth jealous, a pink kitchen with checkerboard flooring, a room devoted to hats and a 1938 Packard One Twenty Eight parked in the driveway, dita's home oozes old hollywood glamour. dita is just one of those human beings who truly is unique and completely herself and has a calm and refined elegance that is rather scarce in our modern society. men want her and women want to be her. and with her porcelain complexion and burlesque skills to boot, i am not surprised. when it comes to fantasy, this is what dreams are made of.

lg, Rae
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