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Oh, that’s a nice dress… It only cost 48 MILLION RAND… I’ll take two!

Hiya Poutlings

There’s a long time trend of creating mega-expensive things like gold and diamond nail polishes, jewellery topped cupcakes, and whatnot. Well, the most expensive dress costs  ₤3.5 million, roughly R48 million, yes, you read that right, R48,000,000, it weighs 13 kilograms since it’s embellished with twenty five two carat black diamonds plus twenty five more on the shurg.

The dress is designed by Debbie Wingham, a self-taught designer from Britain whose dresses have worn such celebrities as Kate Winslet, Dita Von Teese, Hilary Swank and others.

The floor length gown features black diamond encrushed peplum and a shoulder shrug as well as the “fine beading and delicate pointer white diamonds set in white gold iwth a very fine chain mail detail“. Debbie Wingham’s collection of diamond dresses was showcased at the Billionaires Club, in Monte Carlo, The Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev, Ukraine and Russia.

For her future design plans Debbie Wingham is going to do a Diamond Cut Jeans collection with limited edition of just 750 black diamond cut jeans and 1500 white diamond cut jeans.

The next showcases of her work will take place in Dubai, Switzerland, Mumbai and the USA.

Black diamonds seem to be a thing lately. The black diamond nail polish from Azature with a $250,000 price tag contains 267 carat ground black diamonds, the one Kelly Osbourne wore to the 2012 Emmys.

What do you think about the black diamond dress?

I believe people clearly have more money than sense. No one can doubt that Debbie Wingham’s creations are beautiful, but when was the last time you saw someone wearing a dress that could quite happily feed, clothe, educate a third world country?

I know we all at some stage may have splurged bought items when we’re shopping that we KNEW were too expensive, but really, this is a whole other level.



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LFW: saying “Fabulous” In a British Accent

Hiya Poutlings

Hope you’re all doing faaaabulous!! Anyway, anyone been keeping up with London Fashion week? Well, I have, but very briefly.

Who are the front row fame ho’s at this Fashion Week? Well, its certainly not lived up to the celebrity drenched hub that is NYC.

Even New York this year wasn’t up to it’s usual star-spotting standard. This year was just dull in having couples who add up to one mega star between the two of them, I mean Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas or even Kim Krapdashian and Kanye West *vomit* I’d much rather have a Gwen Stafani or a Tilda Swinton over those couples, you know, people who really are known and matter substantially more? Yes. Those!

London, on the other hand has been even more disappointing. A group of “It” fashionaista models, Laura Bauley, Poppy Delevigne, bloggers and self-affected children, Alexa Chung, Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof… oh and of course, Lady Gaga jumping up and down looking for attention, again… a bit like an annoying little dog, but worse.

The highlights of the lowlights so far:

At Henry Holland, Alexa Chung tells the other spiffingly fabulous fashion twigs how she doesn’t even know why anyone is interested in her.

Kelly Osbourne interrupts and offers advice on how to wear sunglasses and speak in two accents at once. And say “all fashion” all the time on TV.

At Burberry, Anna Wintour having a old girls meet ‘n greet with photographer Mario Testino. She actually looks her age in this snake print suit from the cruise ship boutique.

Dita Von Teese starts an impromptu outdoor burlesque by sexily dropping her umbrella then remembers she’s wearing corseting that renders her incapable of even scratching her head and waitis a knight in a shining retro tuxedo to save her.

Who ever the hell Tali Lennox is (I guess by the name she is Annie’s kid – maybe!), I like her Burberry Prorsum swag.

Who ever the hell this chick is needs to go back to her struggling artists loft and brush her hair…

Samantha Cameron wonders why she can’t sit with a bitchy fashion blogger or a child of celebrity.

Child of American music royalty, Daisy Lowe shows no sign of her step mother, Gwen Stefani’s style, grace or genuine rock ‘n roll attitude.

14 year old Marc Jacobs’ muse Elle Fanning shows up to Topshop Unique straight from school… Aaah, does it make you miss how glamourous school uniform can be? hahha. NAAT.

Olivia Palermo does it up proper fashion, like also at Unique. She has an uncanny ability to make you want to buy clothes that will make you look like you are wearing a black plastic bin bag.

…well that’s all for now folks.


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Unlikely Inspiration : Dark Goth Glamour

Hi Poutlings!

I’ll let the pictures do the talking…

Have an amazing day



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Jean Paul Gaultier channels Amy Winehouse

Hiya Poutlings!

Fashion Week… is awesome. Are you keeping up to date with what is going on?

Well, here is something rather interesting that happened yesterday…

Jean Paul Gaultier, his models and awe inspired summer 2012 collection channelled every trademarked aspect of the late troubled singer who died last year, July at age 27.

Models channeling the late Amy Winehouse on the runway in Fashion Week

The models wore bee-hive hairdo, Amy’s signature eyeliner look and even had cigarettes whilst working the ramp to Amy’s hit song in the background – none other than…




Celebrities gracing the audience included Catherine Deneuve and Dita Von Teese.

The Controversy…

Amy Winehouse’s grieving father – Mitch said the runway “tribute” was a total shock to him and the rest of Amy’s family and has left them devastated. He believes that Jean Paul Gaultier is cashing in on the death of the late star and using it to his advantage to just make money. He also believed the show portrayed Amy at her worst, which is what he claims is upsetting the family the most. To make matters worse for the Winehouse family, is that the fashion show was 2 days after her 6 month anniversary of her death.

6 months since the death of Amy Winehouse

Jean-Paul Gaultier said he still believes the show was a tribute to her because Amy was an icon of the fashion industry.

I believe its unfair to Amy’s family for her life and iconic style were commercialised to this level, without consulting her family first. I believe Mitch set up a charity shortly after her death for people struggling with the troubles of drug and alcohol abuse, and in my opinion I think Jean-Paul Gaultier should at least donate a percentage of money to this foundation from using her as the inspiration and style icon for his collection.

I do believe his collection was fantastic, as some of the models really looked like Amy Winehouse.

What are your thoughts?



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Sexiest Celebrity Pouts

Since this is Pout Perfection and we are having the pouting contest on Facebook at the moment, I thought it would be great to pay tribute to the best (and worst) pouts that Hollywood has spawned for us.

Sometimes plastic surgery plays a massive part in either making or breaking the way you look with your lips, but for the most part, I’d say stay away from the Collagen Needle, because no matter how good that doctor is, you end up looking more like Daffy Duck than Dita von Teese!

Beautiful Female Pouts:

Gorgeous Male Pouts:

And the ugliest Celeb Pouts! (Drumroll please):

Lisa Rinna, the girl who played Billy in Days of Our Lives used to be stunner… my how Collagen stuffed that up…

Is it just me or does it look like Sylvester Stallone has something under his nose?

Apparently Sandra Bernhard is a singer, actress and author in America. That mouth is not pretty.

Lindsay Lohan… did you just call your sister ugly and she put a spell on you? Believe it or not Pouters, Ali Lohan looks even worse…

Lyle Lovett, not sure who he is, but he must be the uglies man I’ve ever seen!

Jocelyn Wilderstein is apparently some billionaire’s wife and she’s spent all his money to make herself look like a cat. Purrtrified anyone?

Jessica Simpson and Heidi Montag are excellent examples of pretty girls screwing their faces up with plastic surgery.Scary! Old men shouldn’t do funny things to their faces!

Ali Lohan is Lindsay Lohan’s seventeen (yes I said seventeen not seventy) year old sister who’s probably had more surgery than Michael Jackson.

Well there ya go Pouters! Keep on pouting pretty and remember to send your entries to poutperfection@gmail.com and as soon as your pic is uploaded you will get an email telling you it has been added, then “like” Pout Perfection Blog on Facebook and get your friends to “like” your photo!

Pout Pretty!


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