Sep 19, 2010

Dita Report

Happy Sunday Dear Diary!

I know you waiting with baited breath for a report yesterday but truth be told I was a bit occupied yesterday doing a few odds and ends so apologies my friend.

As you know, I won tickets to go see Dita Von Teese perform her Cointreauversial act on Friday night. The routine is a more spectacular version of her famous martini glass act which I've only heard about and seen pictures of. I was super excited to see it performed in real life!

The event started at 8pm so I met up with my plus one and had a few sparkling wines beforehand with some work mates and then off we tottled to line up for THE event of the century.

Outfit: Cue dress with Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Pump 120mm in peacock satin

 The invite said the doors opened at 8pm for 8:30pm so we dutifully got into line to wait. Many different people were there to see her, grannies, Dita wannabes and men dressed in flannel (WTF? Really?!). This one woman looked AMAZING! She had red hair with a purple fascinator, leather waist corset, laced leather full length arm things (not sure what they're called), black shorts and knee high leather boots. I'm not really into fetish dressing, but man, if there was ever a reason to wear a corset, her teeny weeny waist would be it! I need one STAT!!

Anyhoo, I digress...we were patiently waiting in line and my beautiful heels were KILLING me because I was standing in one spot. Unfortunately this was also the maiden voyage for my Madame Butterflies and the sole is shaped like a rocking chair. This mixed with the fact that I'd already had a couple of glasses of bubbly was not brilliant, I kept almost falling over and making my friend laugh!

They finally started checking ID's at 8:40pm and letting us in. As soon as we got into the main bar area I snagged the first available stool to sit on as my poor feet were aching like nothing else. Luckily we'd already had dinner as the canapes were not filling. They were quite tasty though.

The hostesses were dressed in the 50's style dark blue dresses serving some delicious cocktails as we walked in and I was introduced to the Cointreau Blush which was quite a refreshing drink. I didn't actually know what was in it and when I read the ingredients I thought it would have been a lot more sour than it was.

After about 10-15 minutes mingling we were hearded through to another bar for the actual performance. We also got another cocktail along the way which I think is the newer one.

It was actually quite sweet and I probably couldn't drink more than one of them in an hour. And I have a sweet tooth.

The stage was set with the giant martini glass and my excitement level started going through the roof as I realised that the show would start any minute! Not to mention the fact that I was in the 3rd row and there were probably 100 people there in total, a lot of them standing at the back. I think this is when I started bouncing up and down in my seat like an excited school kid!

The MC came out and did his small spiel and then we were off! Dita came out on stage sparkling and smiling and the crowd went nuts. There were screamed declarations of love, catcalls and wild applause. Dita is stunningly beautiful in real life and you can tell she really loves and enjoys what she does. She just glows! She's so elegant in her movements (a tribute to all the pilates and ballet she does) and everything is done with utter femininity. And she has the smallest waist ever! I think she has said in interviews that she's wearing about 300,000 crystals in her outfit so it must be pretty heavy. Her whole costume was orange and white to reflect the colours of Cointreau and apparently the last thing they do before she goes out onstage is wipe her down with Windex so the crystals sparkle!!!

Sorry for the lack of pictures but we weren't allowed to take photos and as much as I wanted to take pictures, I respected her wishes enough not to. I don't think pictures could ever compare with the memories anyway.
I did however find some pics on the net.

This is the exact martini glass she used complete with the sponge and jewellery. Isn't she stunning?

Also, some great pictures from Dita's Cointreaversial act can be found on this photographer's blog.

I can honestly say that it was a great honour to witness Dita's first public performance in Sydney and I look forward to catching her act again somewhere in the world!

On that note, I'll speak to you later!


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