Olive Oatman lived in the USA from 1838-1903, she had a tattoo on her chin which was probably one of the Yavapai tribe. (read the full story below). The interesting part, according to us at Mimi Berlin, is the fact that Olive is dressed in full Victorian attire, just like the Maori women are.
Olive Oatman, tintype, 1857
Olive Oatman 1838–1903, by Benjamin F. Powelson (1823–1885), Albumen silver print, c. 1863, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Olive Oatman, carte de visite, circa 1863Carte de Visite of Olive Oatman 1838–1903, by Benjamin F. Powelson (1823–1885)
Woman from the Yavapai Tribe
Carte de visite portrait of Beti Karaitiana, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier.
Portrait of Susan Jury (Te Aitu-o-te-rangi Wikitoria Jury, also known as Sue Materoa Jury), 1876-1880
Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman from Hawkes Bay, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier.
We know it get’s kind of old: us, at Mimi Berlin, drooling over Prada each season again. But, c’mon! This season Ms Prada did it again!
She created this wonderful woman with so much visual personalities (this within one theme: yes a theme, we know that’s not “fashionable” nowadays but it is what it is: Forties Nostalgia) A sailor, a souvenir-doll, a tom-boy, a nurse, a pin-up, a lady, a tattoo artist, and the actual tattoo: all in one girl!
We don’t know how many models walked the runway but there wasn’t a similar outfit to be seen, still Miuccia Prada showed one persona. That seems unreal, but it’s not, it’s actually a very adequate illustration of what women (and men) are: Humans, with jobs, memories, hopes, needs etc. Pretty genius for a fashion show; remember we are looking at clothes! (and some darn fine craftsmanship and styling).
All images via vogue.com. Check the site out for more images and the review by Sarah Mower.
“Tattoo Adornments/ Photograph by Richard H. Stewart
Unlike the Polynesians, who developed to a high degree this form of indelible decoration, the circus tattooed lady has left her face, neck, and hand unmarked. Her skin pictures were produced by electrical process.” (see complete series at National Geographic.com)
Tattooed Dolls is one of the series from the Enchanted Doll collection by Marina Bychkova, a Russian-Canadian figurative artist and a founder of Enchanted Doll™– a luxury toy label of exquisite, porcelain dolls. Continue reading →