Dita Von Teese Was a Late Bloomer

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Dita's Inked cover.
Dita Von Teese graces the cover of Inked magazine this month (she has a tiny tattoo - a beauty mark on her left cheek) with a revealing interview about her obsession with lingerie.
Vintage-devotee Diva, neé Heather Sweet, says she began collecting vintage lingerie in her teens, when she worked at a Lady Ruby's lingerie store in Michigan. She now owns more than 350 corsets, and has held on to her first bra - although she says it's boring.
My first bra was not very exciting. I was a late bloomer - the last of my girlfriends to get one. It was this horrible training bra-type thing, but it prompted me to save my money and buy my own darn bra. My mom was like, 'You can't have the black lace one.' And I was like, 'Why not?' I've never equated beautiful lingerie with seduction or sex. It's not about trying to get a man. Not at all. It's about surrounding myself with beauty in my everyday life - whether it's a bra or a notebook. I want everything around me to be attractive because I look at it every day.
Dita's love for all things vintage and couture runs so deep, she dressed up as a "normal girl" for Halloween this past year, going for the "young Hollywood hipster cool chick look." Her act was so on-target, she even faked out some of her own friends.

The burlesque queen also dished a bit on her love life: she says she avoids the paparazzi because she likes to date more than one man at a time, and doesn't want them to know about each other. She's currently dating three men in different parts of the globe, saying, "I have a very active dating life, but I have not been caught once."

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