PS- Found this post by Nubby Twiglet particularly inspiring on this rainy morning. Even if you're not a blogger (or don't intend to be), I think it would resonate with anyone considering a decision in their life - whether it be life-altering or simply a new haircut (but hey, that new hairdo might just change your life!).
So obviously planning for my not-to future travels is pretty much the most fun 'job' in the world. I can (and kind of do) scour the internet all day, every day - looking at various cities, pubs, restaurants, hostels and attractions that I might like to one day see with my own eyes. I seem to keep being drawn to one place in particular as I trawl through the 27,000 brochures I've accumulated from various local travel agents. It is of course, the city of love... Paris (pronounced without the 's', please).
But I don't know, I kind of want to discover the more grungier side of Paris. Including the lower-key, more local bars and clubs, exhibition spaces and of course, the street art. Although there is so much street art to discover in Paris, below are some images of my long-time fav street artist Fafi* is one who's works in particular I want to track down for myself. I love her girly, sexy and colourful characters popping out from the urban backdrops on offer in France. Definitely on my 'to do' travel list.
*From her 1994 graffiti debut in hometown Toulouse (France), to her recent collaborations with Adidas, M.A.C cosmetics and Chanel, FAFI always left a strong mark wherever she decided to put her pencils and brushes on. Painting and hustling her sexy and sometimes aggressive characters, she sparked the whole world’s attention, travelling Europe, America and Asia. The planet is a playground and the game is called LOVE AND FAFINESS. -Extract from Fafi's website.
Ok, so we all know I have a 'thing' for eyebrows (this, I think, has been well-documented)... So please excuse the 'mainstreamness' (if that's even a word) of this post but I can never go past an editorial combing sequins and massive bushy brows. Sorry Bambi, but you're no exception. Loving these shots from the latest issue of Oyster...