Wish You Were Here With... Isamaya Ffrench
Sailing in the Hamptons? Partying in Ibiza? Lounging in Morocco?
Make-Up Artist Isamaya Ffrench is taking part in our summer selfie series and stirring some serious FOMO...
Where are you?
Roadtrippin' in LA.
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Fart, I mean, art.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A dentist or an actress.
How do you waste time, when your schedule is clear?
There’s no such thing! But I do like trekking and extreme sports.
What did you do on your last day off?
Went to see an exhibition on cruise-liners and bought a mini trampoline.
What’s your greatest ambition?
This question is leading me down a black hole of self-scrutiny…
Do you have any phobias?
Not a huge fan of big ol’ spiders.
Who do you most admire?
Arnold Schwartzenegger and aid workers.
What do you talk about when you get your hair cut?
What’s the last dream that you can remember having?
Ready? Because I wrote it down:
I was in my childhood room with a boy on my bed. A black bat flew into the room and I reached out to it because I have a symbolic relationship with bats. It landed on my hand and instinctively, bit me five times. I knew I had sacrificed the desire to touch something sentimental with the probability of getting rabies and possibly dying. I let it out of the window and it flew away into the night.
What would you most like to change about the world?
Human trafficking, poaching and censorship.
What would you most like to change about yourself?
Have you ever pretended to be someone else in the mirror?
If you could do anything without fear of repercussion, what would you do?
Swim with sharks.
If you could ask anyone a question, who would you ask, and what?
Radja Nainggolan, "Wanna get a drink?"
Describe yourself in three words...
Bad and Bougie.
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
Nudes and Marylin Manson snapchats.
Can I have three?
Coolio - C U When You Get There
Jaques Greene - Feel Infinite
Serge Gainsbourg - Cannabis
The perfect night out?
Perfect night in ;-P
The funniest person you know?
The funniest thing you’ve ever read about yourself?
That I’m still 25.
One thing you can’t live without?
Favourite thing to eat?
I like to eat chilli con carne.
What was your first job?
The best advice you’ve ever been given?
How did you become involved in beauty?
I was a face painter for years and made the transition to makeup when I realised painting adult faces was more fun.
Who or what inspires you?
All my talented, amazing friends.
What drives your creativity?
"Money money money moneyyyyy, money!" Not really, probably that old existential crisis thing.
If you could do anyone’s makeup (dead or alive), who would it be?
Schwarzenegger. I’m such a fan though, I’d probably drop my brush.
Who’s the coolest person you know?
Yung Lean and my assistant Porsche.