Icons and signs: exotic femininity and “others”

The other day I was in a tapas restaurant In London and saw a bottle with a fab label in their fridge. I had to photograph it (the arms are distorted but I wanted to keep the entire fan rather than crop the image)

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Here’s another sherry gypsy, a bit “Carmenesque”:

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The image above is the final of my Carmenesque “drinks trilogy”. ┬áThe icon on a rum bottle – a very fair Cuban Mulata. ┬áThe one below draws on the hula girl motif:

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Next up are a couple of exotic basmati rice women:

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And now an olive oil maiden:

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