Here is a painting originating in the fine photography of James Michael Cram.
While other women are toasting themselves to the color of my wallet, Milki takes pride in her ivory complexion. Contrasted with her dark hair, it is striking indeed.
There was a time when fashionable women coveted milky skin: It was a sign that they were rich enough to sit indoors (probably on pillows, eating candy) while their social inferiors toiled beneath the sun.
I don’t know where Milki belongs on the social ladder, but as a model she is a true aristocrat.