Who: Tanya Tagaq
Why: The groundbreaking Inuk throat singer, who recently collaborated with Bjork, takes time out from her Canadian tour to talk about her style and a few of her favourite things.
Flare : What does style mean to you?
Tanya Tagaq : It’s an interpretation of your emotions, whatever you feel that day.
F : How would you describe your own style?
TT: I have a pretty wide range of styles. From full latex outfits, to sophisticated business outfits. Really, it’s all about how you feel that morning. I’m just as comfy in a tracksuit as I am in expensive clothes.
F: What advice would you give others when it comes to defining their style?
TT: I think it’s important to take risks – and that people don’t get stuck in one style. I’ll go months without using a speck of makeup, but the next month, I’ll wear full foundation and peacock eye shadow. I think it’s interesting to play with how you can portray mood and personality through style.
F: What is your favourite outfit right now?
TT: A costume my cousin Selina made for me. It’s made out of embroidered raw silk, with fur around the neck and a hood, but it fits tight and it’s slit up to the hip on both sides.
F: Who is your favourite designer?
TT: Margan Pejoski. I got this outfit of hers as a gift. It’s a tunic dress with a beaded neck and beads around waist, in a loose filmy material with an Escher print on it.
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