Dita Von Teese is a ''glamour evangelist''.

The 42-year-old entrepreneur has become a major force in the world of lingerie design and has revealed she's ''trying to remind people what glamour really means''.

Dita explained: ''For some it may be private jets and wealth and Louis Vuitton or all these things, but glamour is walking into a room and people wanting to know more about you and creating a mystique.

''We can be whoever we want to be and you don't have to lament what you're weren't born with.

''Most celebrities travel with a 'glam squad', and that's totally respectable, but I really want to encourage and inspire woman to put it in their everyday life.

''There is nothing I am doing that is magic. I do my own hair and make-up and it is just finding ways of infusing glamour into your normal life.''

Dita said wearing attractive-looking lingerie is one way of feeling glamorous, although she admitted to occasionally pushing the boundaries too far.

She told news.com.au: ''I guess lingerie is a great way of doing it as it doesn't take any extra time it's just takes a little bit more careful selection and understanding

''You don't just have to lead straight to the cotton white things to have something that is also functional.

''I am a 'glamour evangelist' and yes, I may take it a bit too far sometimes but sometimes you just need to be willing to try new things.''