Burlesque diva extraordinaire, Dita Von Teese, uses the iconic martini glass as a metaphor for a bygone era. Paris in a martini glass, well, it's not quite so appealing. I started thinking about other props she could use to much greater effect that would really capture the essence of Paris in all of her vulgar glory.

Finally, I give you A Cactus. I know it's a tad absurd, but I loved the idea of watching her bump and grind on a prickly cactus in a terracotta planter. Trust me, if she had an audience and the remotest chance of having her picture taken, she'd do it in a heartbeat.

See Props for Paris Pt. 2: The Trashy Can Can, Props for Paris Pt. 1: Le Toilette Erotique.


  1. Laura // February 20, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    HA! Love it...you're right, she totally would. The name "Hilton" is basically what separates her and Phoebe Price when it comes to photo-ops.

  2. joe*to*hell // February 20, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    i love what you did for the nose. its spot on!

    i always wanted to go to the poconos to one of those champagne glass bubble baths....

  3. Anna // February 21, 2008 at 7:08 AM

    Love it! She needs to watch her you know what on those cactus spikes!!

  4. Holy Cuteness // February 21, 2008 at 1:50 PM


  5. Anonymous // February 21, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Paris on a "suck"-ulent. How appropriate.

    If it's phallic, she's there.