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Dita Von Teese Never Travels Without Hot Rollers: What’s in Her Bag?

Dita Von Teese is always on the move, so when the model stopped by Us Weeklys headquarters in NYC, she made sure to show Us what she carries in her customized Louis Vuitton suitcase.

“One of my idols of burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee, used all Louis Vuitton luggage, so I always dreamed of owning a piece of Louis Vuitton luggage like she had,” Von Teese said.

She added, “A lot of my beauty icons are women from the Golden Age of Hollywood, when glamour was at its full force. Glamour is something very different. It’s about creating mystique and allure.”

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The first thing Von Teese, 43, pulled out of her suitcase was a pair of custom-made Christian Louboutin heels. “I have a change of footwear — some casual footwear,” she said, laughing. “Christian’s a really close friend of mine, so he keeps me well-heeled.”


Next, the model showed off her red leather agenda.

“I like to write down all of my appointments, so every year I get a new Smythson journal,” she explained. “I love to write things down and make to-do lists. I’ve had one of these in a different color every year for the past 12 years. I have a nice little library stack of my life!”

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The author of Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour also carries around a customized stationery set and Montblanc diamond-encrusted pens, complete with ruby-red ink cartridges.

Once Von Teese has jotted down her notes and planned out her day, she sets her hair in Remington hot rollers — something that she never travels without!

“I have super straight hair, so I never leave the house without setting my hair in hot rollers,” she explained. “I have different sets of hot rollers for different countries, because I travel so much. I probably have, like, 10 or 15 sets.”

For more on what Von Teese keeps in her luggage, watch the video above!


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