I first laid eyes on a Fafinette in 2004.
I was on Livejournal, lurking peoples profiles and came across an icon i realllly liked, I think either my friend isabella or haley had it. anywho. I asked her who the artist was, she said "Kurt Halsey"
Kurt was showing at the same gallery or was rep'd by the same gallery or soemthing like that as Fafi. Fafi was currently exhibiting or just finished a show called Girls, Girls, Girls that Kristin Ulve was also part of. I saw what looked like really pornographic/cute/kiddy girls. I further lurked the hell out of fafi and found even more cute shit. The bright colors and heart tatted cheeks made me happy.
a few years passed and my collection of screenshots grew. Then I learned she was married to Dj Mehdi (idk if they are married but i think they are. wtvr) anyways. Mehdi was always a favorite and i didnt think to put the two together until i heard the song Lucky Boy in 06, faf is on the track. Anywho, as a fan I'm embarrassed to admit I thought she was still dating Tilt until then.
My obsession rubbed off on my bff Shilah. Shilah is an illustrator and photographer, she likes beautiful, colorful things too. naturally she fell in love with Fafi and flew in from So.Florida to NY to visit me but more importantly to meet Fafi at a MAC cosmetics event she was doing!
Shilah likes to play with make up, we played dress up and she transformed me into a Fafinette. I wore brand new, bright pink Alife x Reebok sneakers. I remember the subway enterance was flooded and i didnt want to fuck up my sneaks, i asked some random dude to carry me. HE DID! it was funny.
|such a loser|
then a few years later, I was sitting in Shilahs sister's room in FLORIDAAAA<3. Uriel, the sister, went away a week to visit her boyfriend in cali. Uriel was a girl with very simple tastes at this time, he room had white walls she didnt really care for. We decided to surprise her by painting some of the earlier, more X rated Fafi works on her walls. It was an attempt from Shi to make her younger sister REALLY MAD! (shi did all the work! i supplied the paint and helped pick out images) Uriel walked in and said," DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDEEEE, its kinda cool". Its been there ever since.
l also have a really cool zine that shes featured in but i cant find it. hope it wasnt given away to goodwill or something. I'll cry.
FUNFACT: From what i've read, she started doing this to rebel but ALSO to catch the attention of cute boys she liked. She wanted them to appreciate her or something, haven't all us cool girls felt the same! GENIUS. i love her for that.