Flare Asks Emily Haines

Flare Asks Emily Haines

Who: Emily Haines
Why: The Metric front-woman has style, substance and a killer new solo album. Flare caught up with Emily after she performed three back-to-back sets (so let’s add stamina to the list of things we love about her) at the CD release party for her debut album, “Knives Don’t Have Your Back”.

Flare : What an incredible performance. How are you holding up? 
Emily Haines: It’s really been non-stop. I wasn’t sure what would be humanly possible but it was fine. The performances actually got better as the night went on, if you can believe it.

F :   Your look is very low key – jeans and a t-shirt – but those sparkly brown platforms are gorgeous. Where did you get them?
EH : Oh I love those. I got them in LA. They are my absolute favourite. I’m sort-of into a whole-wheat glam look right now: a little bit of glam, but with a nourishing vibe. They’re woven natural fibre, but there’s some metallic thread in there.

F:  What was on the t-shirt?
EH : Jane Wells Schooley. I didn’t know who that was when I bought it, but it turns out she was a well-known feminist. I wore that t-shirt in the “Dr. Blind” video.

F: Who is your favourite designer right now?
EH : Claire Edmondson. She’s a Toronto designer who makes stage clothing for me.

F:  What does the word ‘style’ mean to you?
EH : Being able to express yourself through your clothing, my love of a good flax muffin. Independence.

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Flare.com Asks… Emily Haines cont’d

F: What are you fashion pet peeves?
EH: Khaki shorts on men.

F: What’s in your CD player right now?
EH : A band called Fields from England – they have something released in Japan, but nothing here yet.
F: What’s the one item you can’t leave home without?
EH : My keys.

F: What was the last book you read?
EH : Right now reading Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

F: What was the last movie you saw?
EH : Withnail & I.

F:  How do you stay in shape?
EH : Yoga and Rock n’ Roll.

F:  If you could attempt any career other than your own, what would it be?
: I would be a mom.

F:  Where have you not been that you’d love to go?
: Iceland – and we are going there for a festival next October!

F:  Who do you most admire?
: Kim Gordon, the woman from Sonic Youth. She is one of those people who inspires you to be more yourself.

F:  How would you like to be remembered?
: As someone who wasn’t afraid.

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