Celeb Stye: Dita Von Teese

The international queen of retro-style and burlesque, Dita Von Teese, has partered with Kiss to launch a line of easy to apply half-moon manicured nails in a deep red shade, recalling the high-fashion vintage look of the 1930’s and ‘40’s.

“I wanted to offer a shortcut to obtaining the nail style that I have been wearing for the last 20 years, and Kiss has helped make it a reality,” notes Von Teese.
Dita Von Tesse Nails by Kiss take the drama out of mastering this shape while bringing glamour to every woman. The technique of leaving the nail bed, or “moon,” bare or neutral-toned actually began as a way to prolong a manicure as it grew out. This signature look was also considered a status symbol for the age. “I think it was a way of showing that you had someone take the time to do your nails and perfectly paint the half-moon rather than doing them yourself,” says Von Teese. “If you look very, very closely, the most glamorous and iconic portraits of the 1930s and 1940s show the half-moon manicure.”