Flare.com Asks Edwin

The former I Mother Earth frontman’s eagerly-anticipated third album, Better Days, is coming out October 3rd.

Why: The former I Mother Earth frontman’s eagerly-anticipated third album, Better Days, is coming out October 3rd.
Grew up in: Toronto
Little-known fact: Just as I Mother Earth was starting to attract interest, Edwin was shot in the leg at a restaurant.

Flare :  Who is your favourite designer?
Edwin: Roberto Cavalli. I like the classic styling and that it’s fashion you can wear day or night. My favourite leather jacket is Cavalli; it’s a jean jacket cut but made from weathered leather. Also, a lady friend of mine has a Cavalli perfume and whenever I catch that scent, my mouth starts watering. 

F :   What’s your biggest fashion pet peeve?
E: Suit jackets with jeans. I know it’s come back into style lately however I didn’t like it when it was in style the first time around. Don’t get me wrong, I love suits that make a person look refined and classy and I also love the jean-everyday-carefree look. Just not together! It’s like drinking orange juice right after you brush your teeth.

F:  What does the word ‘style’ mean to you?
E: Anything that makes you look and feel better than you do. Sometimes you see a girl who may not be the classic beauty but she dresses and carries herself in such a manner that makes her very sexy.

F:  What’s in your CD player right now?
E: Well, I’ve got my CD of course and the Foo Fighters, Billy Talent and Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moo’. The more you love music, the more music you love. These just happen to be in my CD player at the moment, it will all be different next week.

F:  What’s the one item you can’t leave home without?
E: My Indian Motorcyle wallet. I’ve had it forever, and it’s lighter than I would like it to be… A very special person gave it to me at Christmas. Even though it’s starting to fall apart and I have seven other wallets in my drawer, I’ll keep using it until I can’t anymore.

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Flare.com Asks… Edwin, cont’d

F:  What was the last book you read?
E: The Book of Revelations because it’s a great horror story and has scared me since I was a kid and The Four Agreements: it’s a positive guide to help enlighten one’s relationship with oneself and others.

F:  What was the last movie you saw?
E: Lord of War, Nicholas Cage does a great job in this movie and it is disturbing, entertaining and educational all at the same time. It’s a story about an arms dealer and his rise to power. His character goes from being a small time weapons dealer to an influential warlord who profits from the political instability of various regions around the world.
F:  How do you stay in shape?
E: By making sure I eat from the four basic food groups: McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King and Harvey’s. Just kidding. For cardio I roller blade or run from the police, and for muscle tone I lift weights, do chin-ups or run from the police.

F:  If you could attempt any career other than your own, what would it be?
E: Answering questions for fashion magazines or testing new cars for BMW, Ferrari, Porsche, and a variety of motorcycles!

F:  Where have you not been that you’d love to go?
E: Australia, New Zealand, Alaska and Mars. I think the main reason I haven’t been to any of these places is that I don’t enjoy long flights. Australia would be cool to visit because I would love to go surfing with the Koalas and New Zealand for it’s breathtaking geography. I would love to see Alaska for its natural beauty and I do like long nights…

F:  Who do you most admire?
E: Anyone who wakes up every day looking forward to doing their job and respects other people. If I had to pick a musician who has inspired the most it would be Mr. Freddie Mercury. His songwriting, his playing and his vocals are, to me, as good as it gets.

F:  How would you like to be remembered?
E: As they are digging up my grave to put in a new condo (ha ha), but seriously I just wanted to leave a collection of great music that could be appreciated for years after I’m gone.

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