Thursday, January 13, 2011

Paris In Your Face

I seem to see a lot of BIG faces in Paris adverts.This is for 'hairy' lashes... In the Tokyo Lash Bar at Galeries Lafayette.
Not all these big face adverts are for just a pretty face.
 BIG hair does seem essential.
L'homme Parisien = BIG hair.
Couple Parisien = big hair togetherness.
Even bigger hair togetherness!
BIG cat faces/gueules are de rigueur
As are big adorb chiens...
 The lowly orange grows huge in a Metro affiche - too big for his own chapeau.
At CDG airport Maison du Chocolat doesn't want you to leave without some bigger than your face chocolate macarons.
A nice twist on Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger poster emphasizing the 'back' of the head.
Ah..to be this big head lying on the beach...
BONJOUR PARIS BIG HEADS!

21 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

Love all these ads--they're eye-catching and fun. Paris in my face is ok with me, Carol.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

OK... you lost me at the Killer chocolate Macarons!!! :))

Parisbreakfasts said...

You're right Cris.
Unclear
The chocolate macarons in the poster are enormous - bigger than your face..

Nicole Jeannette said...

Sigh. I love your blog. :)

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

This post gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Big Mac"!!!
Since the feels-like outside is 7 degrees, I would like to be in a room papered with your full-size big images. Especially the macs!

Pierre-Jean said...

Reading your blog is like opening a door to another world.
Love it! Love the Stunning images you posted. They are simple yet elegant with a lovely mixture of style, textures, and color which makes them very pleasing to the eye

Unknown said...

Speaking of BIG HEADS;
With all the recent snow and cold weather in the Northeast, I've been keeping my head cozy wearing a 2nd World War Bombardier's hat, that is fleece lined, and made individually by hand, to fit a specific person's head. In this case; my VERY BIG head.
I think I look a bit "Geeky," but
it's a trade-off, for the warmth.

Suzanna said...

Bombardier's hats are VERY in this year according to NY Times Bill Cunningham!

Unknown said...

Whooops...
Did I say "Geeky?"
I meant to say, "I think I look VERY cooooool!"

Nikon said...

Great selection, Carol, really beautiful work on those ads.
I wouldn't mind being on that beach either :) It's a frosty up here!

Amber said...

I loved your photos from the auction. Like time travelling.

Gwen said...

Like the color schemes in the adverts and the whimsical tone of some of them.

Gwen said...

I forgot to mention--this week your blog reminded me of the Three Colors Trilogy with Juliette Binoche. I love how you feature different colors in different posts.

fractalshift said...

Carol I just wanted you to know that I find your blog amazing. You always have something interesting...and included with a few choice funny comments.
Always btightens my day! I was just mooning over the fact that I have no time to go this spring as I am in the midst of writing my master thesis...But then I thought: Why not the fall? I've never been to Paris in the fall! Thanks for the inspiration!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh my heart is captured~ so funny!

I wanted to invite you over to Fabulous French Fridays at the Metis Linens blog as I know you too love the French lifestyle.

Your presence would add a bit of oh la la. :)

http://metislinens.blogspot.com

Au Revoir!

Mlle Paradis said...

i could do with a little of ALL of that! but who am i kidding? we are talking about paris here!

Amy said...

Lots of gorgeous faces! That photo of the Parisian dude reminds me, though, of some advice my friend in college gave me: never date a guy who takes longer to do his hair than you do.

Cobalt Violet said...

I just love those eyelashes! False eyelashes are annoying to wear but I love feeling a little Brigitte Bardot! Well, in my mind, but there you have it.

Fifi Flowers said...

Did you purchase some of those FAB eyelashs?

Hotel Paris la Defense said...

Incredible. Sensible beauty in each of the photos.Spectacular selection. Compliment to the blog admin. We enjoy seeing Paris through your blog

Merisi, Vienna said...

Tres magnifique, gorgeous portraits!