CATCHING up: Dita Von Teese at the POOLSIDE
Dita Von Teese, global brand ambassador of Cointreau officially kicked off this summer season with a sizzling poolside soiree at the newly-opened, members-only Dallas venue, Ku de Ta in June. At this chic cocktail event, the International Queen of Burlesque posed for photos in a floral-printed vintage dress along with jewelry from her personal vintage collection, to go with her signature red-bottom Christian Louboutin heels.
Von Teese introduced a special performance by the Aqualillies, the synchronized swimming sensation. The Aqualillies, costumed in 1950s-styled swimsuits, wowed the audience with a choreographed, three-song routine in and around the pool where the flawless DIVA posed for photos.
The stylish evening not only launched the beginning of summer, but also paid homage to Margarita Sames, the bon vivante Dallas socialite who created the original Cointreau Margarita recipe in 1948 while vacationing at her Acapulco cliffside hacienda.
written by Darby Radcliff. Photos: Jonathan Zizzo, Getty Images.