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REBECCA FOURTEAU

 


Rebecca Fourteau wearing the Polly cardigan no.003. She is a director living in New York City.

Where do you imagine you would find your doppelgänger?
At the rodeo, I’d hope!

What do you treasure most in your neighborhood or city?
Walking everywhere, from one neighborhood to the next. The variety of lives crammed together on top of one another and the energy it produces. The sense of humanity emanating from the cracks in the sidewalks, to the top of the tallest roofs.

What is your most indispensable household item?
A wooden spoon for stirring stews.

Do you have a mantra during this time?
Carpe Diem! and a daily reminder that the end is nigh.

What should we be reading?
I'm reading Marie Antoinette's biography by Stefan Zweig as a way of escaping life in my apartment and to think about how things can be a lot better, and a lot worse.

What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on a little film about the effects of confinement and isolation on everyday life in NYC.

Who or what is most difficult to find in contemporary culture?
Honor and life lasting quality.

Who or what do you find most exciting in contemporary culture?
The increasing democratization of distribution.

The best Anti-showbiz film?
‘Revanche’ directed by Götz Spielmann, ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ directed by John Cassavetes, ‘L’Humanité’ directed by Bruno Dumont, ‘Wanda’ directed by Barbara Loden etc …

Can you share some habits or rituals?
I journal in the morning and read before bed.

What is your perfect meal?
Homemade spaghetti bolognese

What do you collect?
I collect souvenir magnets for my fridge and souvenir mugs - I even have some from places I’ve never been. I also collect orchids that people receive as gifts and throw out when their flowers fall off, for my orchid rehab center. I take them in and resuscitate them. I’m thrilled to report that they are all currently blooming!

Do you have a soundtrack to your life?
Radio in the mornings and for chores, the rest of the time I spend seeking silence amidst the noisy New York life outside my porous window.

Who are your ideal guests?
Those who like to laugh a lot.

Who is a storybook character you still love?
I still love The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was such an important book for me growing up. I love that the little Prince illustrates the importance of questioning everything "grownups" say and shows the intelligence of imagination and the unique value of empirical knowledge. Those are all values that I still hold as fundamental.I still love The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was such an important book for me growing up. I love that the little Prince illustrates the importance of questioning everything "grownups" say and shows the intelligence of imagination and the unique value of empirical knowledge. Those are all values that I still hold as fundamental.

What is dear to your heart?
Freedom.

Your favorite expression?
"Vague à l'âme" which translates directly to "waves to the soul" and means something melancholy or sorrow.

What are you wearing?
Right now, I’m wearing cotton leggings and an oversized button down. Soon I will pull over some jeans to go outside.I love colors and patterns and mostly wear vintage and thrift clothes. Occasionally I’ll buy something new and nice, but I try to be very careful about the way I consume clothing, and everything else!
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