This is where the coffret comes in.
Cointreau approach her with the idea and the general, overall design.
Ms. Von Teese made it even more "special" with a glamorous bombshell in mind...and her needs when she is relaxing or entertaining in the privacy of her own home.
She transformed the plain, ordinary liquor chest into an upscale and ultra-womanly that is an unique combination of a cosmetic case, jewelry box, and liqour chest all-in-one. The top tier compartment nestles to protect a full-sized Cointreau Bottle and a pair of cocktail glasses. The middle and bottom drawers can hold everything a lady needs: makeup and jewelry. The lid opens up with a mirror.
In this deceptively frivilous chest box, Ms. Von Teese modernized it with functionality of making the liquor drawer do double duty for other uses while making the exterior streamlined.
Equating classiness with seductiveness, she not only keep the exterior lean and clean, she refused to make it "too trendy." No hot pinks.
With her having a say in the fabric, the trimmings, and the details, this elegant chest comes covered in pearlescent pink tones, soft silken fabrics, concealed side door, and a small golden key to store one's most intimate treasures and keepsakes.
As a vintage hunter, "Antiques used to be made with beauty in mind...It's tougher and more difficult to find something fabulous. Don't want it to be too typical. I want it to be sweet and luscious at the same time."
As for the modernity, "But didn't want it to be too retro. The modernity is to keep it streamlined. Don't load the exterior with too much details."
She is also promoting her treasure box and her books as a way to inform people who she is...
"I want people who don't know me or like me to know who I am and what I am...I just don't sign off on anything and brand it."
Which returns to knowing who you are, keeping your integrity, and keeping the faith...and never comform to somebody else's standards. Like Dita Von Teese and the mission of burlesque, you embrace your unique beauty that is of your own.