Burlesque star and style icon Dita Von Teese visited London this week to launch Cointreau Privé, a lavish pop-up bar at 215 Piccadilly (in what was the Pigalle Club). Dita is global ambassador for Cointreau and along with performing her 'Be Cointreauversial' show in a giant cocktail glass at the celeb-studded bar opening, last night she hosted a cocktail-making class which the Catwalk Queen team were lucky enough to attend.

Dita - looking as polished as ever in a Dolce & Gabbana lace dress with seamed stockings and Christian Louboutin shoes - claimed she never drinks alone, so with her guidance (and a bit of help from a master mixologist) we whipped up the bar's signature cocktail, Cointreau Citrus and Spice, and joined her in a toast!

Cointreau Privé itself is modelled after Dita's own home, with boudoir decor reminiscent of her signature style, and the amazing corseted costume she wore for her performance is now on display at the venue. Check out the bling!


The Cointreau Privé is guestlist only, but you can book a place and see Dita's world for yourself by visiting Cointreauprive.co.uk . The pop-up bar is open until December 17th.

And here's a pic of a very excited CQ ed-in-chief Gemma with the lady herself...that's another thing on the bucket list ticked off!