Where does the singer of "C'est la Coton" live, Caroline Loeb?
Interview with singer and actress Caroline Loeb who publishes at Editions Vents de Sable "My Eighties from A to Z", in bookstores since November 13, 2015. Anyway, this is the color she prefers. Direction Père Lachaise neighborhood.
Sometimes on stage as an actress, staging or singing, sometimes on the small screen or on the radio as a host, Caroline Loeb is simply an artist! Since 2013, she returns to the scene by creating for the Avignon Festival "George Sand, my life, his work", a musical theater show staged by Alex Lutz, she currently plays in Paris and on tour. Eclectic, curious and hand-to-mouth, she likes to use the pen - lyrics, chronicles, a novel "Has been" at Flammarion.
On the occasion of the release of her alphabet "My Eighties from A to Z", a series of portraits punctuated by anecdotes with the collaboration of Mondino, Bettina Rheims, Jean-Paul Goude and Pierre and Gilles for the iconography, she told the letter "M": M as House, Myrrh, Mosaics ... It is not surprising that Caroline Loeb lives in a building of the 80s. Because when the fate gets involved, we do not escape .
Why the district of Père Lachaise?
Caroline Loeb: With its beautiful street names of painters, it is a neighborhood that I love and for which I had a crush, there are more than 20 years. I was raised in New York and I find here a mixed and popu-artist side. I feel in affinity: the history of the song is very present street of China with Piaf, Régine, Gainsbourg ... It is also the cemetery where so many artists and writers of the 19th century rest.
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Caroline Loeb: The central room that serves as a bedroom and living room, submerged in all my books, with pictures and paintings everywhere.
What storage for books?
Caroline Loeb: I spend my time remaking shelves. But today, they are piles and columns. Like all messy people, I know exactly where to find them.
The book of the moment?
Caroline Loeb: I just finished the magnificent "Berezina" of Sylvain Tesson. Generally, I read several at a time.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Caroline Loeb: I am a great bargain hunter before the eternal; I love oriental things, fabrics and rugs.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Caroline Loeb: The mess ! There is everywhere. In the entrance, it is an accumulation of hats and necklaces hung on the handles of the armchairs. And everywhere books and pictures ...
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Caroline Loeb: It would be my bed. I work there, read, write as Colette, Proust ...
Your favorite color in your home?
Caroline Loeb: I love the colors. When I was little, I was in love with my crayons. In deco, I need it to slap! The main room is bright red with yellow, purple, turquoise ... I love the colors of the African countries. It's very happy.
Khilim sofa in the living room while red ...
An important element for you in a decor?
Caroline Loeb: The grounds ! It's the feast of linos; I find this material very funky! In the lobby, I chose a lino panther; in another room, a pattern with small colored squares that are very Tunisian ... There is also a Negro head carpet with black patterns and also coconut.
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Caroline Loeb: Closed, very colorful and extremely messy. Besides, my daughter bawls me every day. There are plenty of spices, vases that I have found in opaline orange, turquoise ...
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Caroline Loeb: For starters, an extraordinary salad whose secret is the vinaigrette. I mix several oils and vinegars by adding a lot of herbs. Then spaghetti with lots of parmesan cheese and a spicy sauce.
And the TV, which room?
Caroline Loeb: In the main room. I am pretty telephage. Today, I'm basically looking at Arte. Nothing interests me more than the story of people. That's why I loved working on this book about the 80s, immersing myself in lives sometimes unheard of.
An interior that you particularly liked when preparing your book?
Caroline Loeb: For my interviews, I obviously could not go to everyone but the two worlds the strongest that I could penetrate, are the interiors of Pierre and Gilles and that of Jean-Paul Goude. In the first, it sparkles everywhere with colors and mosaic; in the second, he reigns an incredible humor and a crazy class.
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Caroline Loeb: The music, we listen to it or not. So I live in silence because I work all the time.
Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?
Caroline Loeb: Incense with myrrh! The real, the pure, which I buy in pieces in a shop in the Marais and burn. Extraordinary.
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you ?
Caroline Loeb: As I am on a rather dark first floor, I dream of a place with large windows.
A deco trick or storage?
Caroline Loeb: I like to accumulate and that is alive. There is nothing settled or calculated, it is just as things naturally take place.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Caroline Loeb: A room that only library with a desk. My craziest dream, to have three or ten more floors!
Rather orderly or messy?
Caroline Loeb: What is good in the brothel is that when we look for one thing, we find many others.
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Caroline Loeb: I love flowers but I do not have a green thumb. I do not know when I know the names of the plants.
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home (shopping, decoration, florist, etc.)?
- For the incense, a shop of organic products: Scents of fairy, 2 rue des Haudrillettes, Paris 3rd - www.senteursdefee.com
- For fabrics and kilims: I am chineuse and make every Sunday the garage sales!
- For flowers: Marianne Robic, an incredible florist who changed the relationship to flowers
- Marie-Marianne Workshop, 6, rue du General-Bertrand, Paris 7th, Tel. : 01 44 49 01 05 - www.ateliermariemarianne.com
- For floors: Decorasol, 11 avenue Ledru Rollin, Paris 12th - www.decorasol.fr
Caroline Loeb's news:
To read: My 80s from A to Z, Editions Vents de Sable, 29 euros.
To see: George Sand, My life, His work, Théâtre du Marais every Saturday and Sunday at 17h - 37, rue Volta - 75003 Paris - Tel. 01 71 73 97 83
My 80s from A to Z
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