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Haute Street PROFILE: NOE Undergarments




Interview answered by:  Bonnie Rae + Shelah Jean from NOE Undergarments

Website: NOEUNDERGARMENTS.COM

Instagram: @noeundergarments



 Tell us a little bit about how NOE Undergarments came to life.

NOE Undergarments came to life from our love and passion of lingerie and “little things”.  We grew up on the island of Kauai and since we were babies lived in bikinis and you could say more “skin showing” apparel.  I think this started the fantasy of loving tiny things… lingerie, swimwear and body showing fashion.  Since we were teens we talked of the idea of starting a lingerie line… we always loved how something you can wear that is so small and often discrete can make you feel so sexy, confident and beautiful. We started really seriously conceptualizing a few years ago and then put the creative ‘pencil to paper’ in late 2012.

Describe the type of woman wearing your NOE Undergarments.

The woman who wears NOE Undergarments is strong and willing to take risks by not following trends but merely setting her own.  She loves to feel sexy and beautiful for herself and that’s why she is beyond attractive.  At the same time she is understatedly simple and finds interest in clean lines, uncomplicated garments and takes pride in noticing the little details of things. Whether it be in her daily life,  the people she is with or her style.  When you meet her in person, you leave completely touched by this contagious confidence and beauty…. that is the NOE Undergarment woman.

Lingerie is generally worn in the bedroom but your aesthetics are different. How can a woman wear your designs outside of the bedroom?



Yes, exactly… even the word “lingerie” stems a feeling of bedroom wear.  When choosing our brand name we made the decision to not use ‘lingerie’ in our name, as we don’t fit completely in that category.  We felt ‘undergarments’ let us be a little more abstract and open to how we were designing.  We design the collection to be very versatile… every piece is made to be worn in the home or out in public as a layering piece or simply stand-alone fashion statement.  Our collection is constructed of fabrics that are “showable”… shiny silks, premium grade meshes, patented Nano Lycra, Lambskin leather and most styles are trimmed with bold Herringbone Japanese elastic for strapping.  The styles are more forward with untraditional silhouettes, back cut outs, deep V-fronts, bonded style bandeaus, etc.  Between the fabrication combinations and silhouettes of our collection it really stands out from traditional bedroom lingerie.  When you put on NOE Undergarment pieces, they don’t feel like “lingerie” some pieces may act as a function of lingerie, but as the wearer you want to show them off.  We consider the collection very much a hybrid between lingerie and RTW.   All our bras are designed to be worn under low scoop tanks or dresses or simply cropped tops, our leggings can be worn alone or as a perfect piece for a shorter dress or long tee and our slips can all be worn as cover ups, layered or our favorite way to style as a stand alone sheer slip with a pop bra/panty beneath.   

What was the inspiration behind the most current collection?

The most current collection, SS14 was inspired by lines, we used geometric lines and shapes in this collection to add unique silhouette and seaming lines to create pieces that we’re very progressive in feel.  We don’t use prints in our collection so playing with seaming details is a way we love to add a unique feel in styles as well as a perfected fit to more of our body-hugging pieces.  We have our Peter group where we layer mesh panels on top of each other in certain areas of the garment to make a more contoured shape when wearing the style as well as a unique look.

We noticed that many of the pieces in the current collection are named after men. What’s in the names??

This is so fabulous you noticed this.  We’ve never been asked this question and there is a reason behind each.  The reason we decided on men’s names is we have a very much “yin and yang” of the brand—anything we do that is girly we love a masculine compliment so that is where the men’s names came into play… a rougher addition to a more feminine natured garment. The entire collection is based in capsules that all work together and divided by styling and fabrication.  In the current collection we have the Ryan, Peter, Edward, Zachary, Oliver and Alfie capsules.  Both of us are married and Ryan/Zachary are named after our fabulous husbands and the other men’s names have certain reasons from characters in books, poems, and movies to real life.  

Being women entrepreneurs, what are some of the challenges you’ve faced getting into the lingerie industry?

With the August launch of AW14, it will be our 3rd season and we’re constantly facing new challenges and learning new things on a daily basis that surprise us.  Both of us are not from the lingerie world, when we went to NYC to present our first collection at Curve NY (the biggest US lingerie tradeshow) in February 2013… it was so scary and we didn’t know what to expect.  We met the most amazing and supportive network of people and everyone was so supportive to see we were doing something different.   Since then the most challenging element has been breaking the preconceived notion that ‘innerwear’ can also be exposed.  We also are such a hybrid so sometimes we hear “oh we don’t carry lingerie” or “where is your basic T-shirt bra” but we’re not exactly lingerie, we don’t make the perfected “t-shirt” or “push-up bra”…

Originating in Hawaii, did you face any challenges in exposure to the states?

We’re both from Kauai, Hawaii and Shelah still lives there while I live in Laguna Beach where our studio HQ is.  We actually have more accounts and have seen more receptivity from both buyers and customers in the city spaces—NY, LA, etc.  With our collection being a bit forward, it seems customers in these city locations find the collection more wearable.  However, at the same time we have some sheer silk slips and triangle bralettes that do really well in Hawaii and West/East Coast beach areas.  Originating from Hawaii has actually been an opening topic for many people as a point on the label… I think it’s a unique combination that people find interesting, twins that grew up on a small island and then making sexy forward undergarments.



How do you stay connected to your social media fans?

Social media is such an interesting and essential part of today’s world, it’s almost like a love and hate relationship.  It’s so amazing to see people respond to your brand and love what your doing but at the same time it opens you up for critique and comparison that can be slightly overwhelming as well.  Being a small niche brand, social media has been and is currently a way we use to show the personality of the brand and get feedback from our fans.  We really try to show a combination of the day to day of the brand as well as polished imagery that we create, a combination of ‘spur of the moment’ and the ‘perfected’.  We love doing shoots with our friends and new friends we meet in our pieces.  We’re all about doing spur of the moment impromptu shoots… this shows the wearable side of the label and also allows us to show cool ways to style the collection.  We’re lucky with the nature of our product people find it interesting… who doesn’t want to see a little sexy bod in undergarments?

Top 3 Instagram’s that you follow and why?

  1.  Wolfcub Chronicles (@wolfcubwolfcub) – Brides (Brydie Mack) who runs the Aussie blog wolfcub chronicles is a friend and such a talent. Her instagram is always full of the most amazing high quality curated images – both from others and her own photography/styling. When we first started NOE Undergarments she was the first one outside ourselves to shoot and style the collection for her blog.  She did one photo particularly that created a lot of interest on our label- a back shot of the Alfie Silk Slip just showing the bold T-strap down the center back, it was stunning!
  2. Garage Magazine (@garage_magazine) – we love the WTF with their photos.  They show it all from soccer playing chickens to sexy nipple showing black and whites.   We can laugh, get shocked and get inspired all through one photo source.
  3.  Sticks and Stones Agency (@sticks_and_stones_agency) —Ains (Ainsley Hutchence) and her hubby Sebastien Fougere own Sticks and Stones Agency, which is a sales/creative/press agency in Australia.  Their instagram is phenom… crazy, wild, weird, horrifying, incredibly sexy and unique.  I love that they don’t care what people think or say, they do it their way.  Their photos also make you laugh, get disgusted, get inspired and get turned on!

Favorite piece in the current collection?

This is something we both agree on… we have 2 favorites in the current SS14 collection—The Ryan Leather Zip-back corset and Oliver sport Bra.  The Ryan Leather Zip-back corset is a white lambskin mid-length corset top.  This piece has boning and structured cups to hold it’s shape, it’s lined with our premium mesh and has a bold gold zipper up the back.  It’s a statement-maker and different … we love the softness of the lambskin, the intricacy and beauty of the construction and how damn hot you look when you have it on!  Pair this with a casual menswear pant, healed booties and the look is pretty amazing.  Our other favorite, the Oliver Sport Bra is one of our top selling styles for SS14, it’s simple yet very progressive and sexy.  The style is made from European Nano Lycra and has a front high neckline and dramatic open t- back that encompasses our signature herringbone elastic and gold hardware.  We love this piece as it has such a good balance of being sexy without trying.



What’s on your office playlist right now?  

French Café Radio from Pandora, which will probably be followed by Iggy Azalea or Jay Z (haha!)

Best advice someone has giving you that has kept you going and growing?

“Listen to your gut instinct.   Don’t deviate from your vision.” 

Current obsession?

For fashion, we’ve become obsessed with R13 and what they’ve been doing lately and of course our favorite Jeremy Scott is always so incredibly brilliant.  Non- fashion, we are obsessed with good coffee and running (we both love to run… a good way to clear the crazies that can go on in your head and keep you sane!)

What gets you up for work every day?

The idea that NOE Undergarments is doing something different, the idea that we can create what we want to create, the idea that this world has very open limits and our amazing husbands and family! 

Idea of happiness?

Love + passion in all areas of life.  Good love with your lover, love of your work, love of your friends and family and love of the life you have…



Your favorite place that you’ve ever traveled to, and why?

We’ve both have been fortunate to travel to many areas of the world and places that stand out as amazing have been Tavarua, Fiji—amazing surf and people,  Bali— unrestricted freedom, Interior Canada—incredible beauty, Italy—coffee and food and we always resort back to Kauai as one of our favorite places on earth for it’s beauty both in the land and the people.

What can’t you live without?

Coffee, chocolate + pen and paper.

Do you have a MUSE that you’d love to see rock NOE Undergarments

This sounds so cliché, she is not our MUSE but we would love to see Miley Cyrus rock NOE Undergarments… she has our collection and we can’t wait to see her rockin’ it as she could rock it like no other with her confidence and attitude.

What are some things viewers can look forward to seeing with NOE Undergarments for F/W 2014?

Some demure and some forward…. One of our favorites for AW14 is a “flame” lambskin leather ‘caged bra’ and an ultra light sheer menswear pajama set amongst some other feminine and masculine style pieces.  In general, the AW14 collection is incorporating a progressive step on SS14 and we’ve spent more time really ensuring our collection can be exposed… #INNERWEAREXPOSED   Follow us on instagram at @noeundergarments to see all the peaks before the collection launches on NOEUNDERGARMENTS.COM on August 1st!








Haute Street PROFILE: NOE Undergarments




Interview answered by:  Bonnie Rae + Shelah Jean from NOE Undergarments

Website: NOEUNDERGARMENTS.COM

Instagram: @noeundergarments



 Tell us a little bit about how NOE Undergarments came to life.

NOE Undergarments came to life from our love and passion of lingerie and “little things”.  We grew up on the island of Kauai and since we were babies lived in bikinis and you could say more “skin showing” apparel.  I think this started the fantasy of loving tiny things… lingerie, swimwear and body showing fashion.  Since we were teens we talked of the idea of starting a lingerie line… we always loved how something you can wear that is so small and often discrete can make you feel so sexy, confident and beautiful. We started really seriously conceptualizing a few years ago and then put the creative ‘pencil to paper’ in late 2012.

Describe the type of woman wearing your NOE Undergarments.

The woman who wears NOE Undergarments is strong and willing to take risks by not following trends but merely setting her own.  She loves to feel sexy and beautiful for herself and that’s why she is beyond attractive.  At the same time she is understatedly simple and finds interest in clean lines, uncomplicated garments and takes pride in noticing the little details of things. Whether it be in her daily life,  the people she is with or her style.  When you meet her in person, you leave completely touched by this contagious confidence and beauty…. that is the NOE Undergarment woman.

Lingerie is generally worn in the bedroom but your aesthetics are different. How can a woman wear your designs outside of the bedroom?



Yes, exactly… even the word “lingerie” stems a feeling of bedroom wear.  When choosing our brand name we made the decision to not use ‘lingerie’ in our name, as we don’t fit completely in that category.  We felt ‘undergarments’ let us be a little more abstract and open to how we were designing.  We design the collection to be very versatile… every piece is made to be worn in the home or out in public as a layering piece or simply stand-alone fashion statement.  Our collection is constructed of fabrics that are “showable”… shiny silks, premium grade meshes, patented Nano Lycra, Lambskin leather and most styles are trimmed with bold Herringbone Japanese elastic for strapping.  The styles are more forward with untraditional silhouettes, back cut outs, deep V-fronts, bonded style bandeaus, etc.  Between the fabrication combinations and silhouettes of our collection it really stands out from traditional bedroom lingerie.  When you put on NOE Undergarment pieces, they don’t feel like “lingerie” some pieces may act as a function of lingerie, but as the wearer you want to show them off.  We consider the collection very much a hybrid between lingerie and RTW.   All our bras are designed to be worn under low scoop tanks or dresses or simply cropped tops, our leggings can be worn alone or as a perfect piece for a shorter dress or long tee and our slips can all be worn as cover ups, layered or our favorite way to style as a stand alone sheer slip with a pop bra/panty beneath.   

What was the inspiration behind the most current collection?

The most current collection, SS14 was inspired by lines, we used geometric lines and shapes in this collection to add unique silhouette and seaming lines to create pieces that we’re very progressive in feel.  We don’t use prints in our collection so playing with seaming details is a way we love to add a unique feel in styles as well as a perfected fit to more of our body-hugging pieces.  We have our Peter group where we layer mesh panels on top of each other in certain areas of the garment to make a more contoured shape when wearing the style as well as a unique look.

We noticed that many of the pieces in the current collection are named after men. What’s in the names??

This is so fabulous you noticed this.  We’ve never been asked this question and there is a reason behind each.  The reason we decided on men’s names is we have a very much “yin and yang” of the brand—anything we do that is girly we love a masculine compliment so that is where the men’s names came into play… a rougher addition to a more feminine natured garment. The entire collection is based in capsules that all work together and divided by styling and fabrication.  In the current collection we have the Ryan, Peter, Edward, Zachary, Oliver and Alfie capsules.  Both of us are married and Ryan/Zachary are named after our fabulous husbands and the other men’s names have certain reasons from characters in books, poems, and movies to real life.  

Being women entrepreneurs, what are some of the challenges you’ve faced getting into the lingerie industry?

With the August launch of AW14, it will be our 3rd season and we’re constantly facing new challenges and learning new things on a daily basis that surprise us.  Both of us are not from the lingerie world, when we went to NYC to present our first collection at Curve NY (the biggest US lingerie tradeshow) in February 2013… it was so scary and we didn’t know what to expect.  We met the most amazing and supportive network of people and everyone was so supportive to see we were doing something different.   Since then the most challenging element has been breaking the preconceived notion that ‘innerwear’ can also be exposed.  We also are such a hybrid so sometimes we hear “oh we don’t carry lingerie” or “where is your basic T-shirt bra” but we’re not exactly lingerie, we don’t make the perfected “t-shirt” or “push-up bra”…

Originating in Hawaii, did you face any challenges in exposure to the states?

We’re both from Kauai, Hawaii and Shelah still lives there while I live in Laguna Beach where our studio HQ is.  We actually have more accounts and have seen more receptivity from both buyers and customers in the city spaces—NY, LA, etc.  With our collection being a bit forward, it seems customers in these city locations find the collection more wearable.  However, at the same time we have some sheer silk slips and triangle bralettes that do really well in Hawaii and West/East Coast beach areas.  Originating from Hawaii has actually been an opening topic for many people as a point on the label… I think it’s a unique combination that people find interesting, twins that grew up on a small island and then making sexy forward undergarments.



How do you stay connected to your social media fans?

Social media is such an interesting and essential part of today’s world, it’s almost like a love and hate relationship.  It’s so amazing to see people respond to your brand and love what your doing but at the same time it opens you up for critique and comparison that can be slightly overwhelming as well.  Being a small niche brand, social media has been and is currently a way we use to show the personality of the brand and get feedback from our fans.  We really try to show a combination of the day to day of the brand as well as polished imagery that we create, a combination of ‘spur of the moment’ and the ‘perfected’.  We love doing shoots with our friends and new friends we meet in our pieces.  We’re all about doing spur of the moment impromptu shoots… this shows the wearable side of the label and also allows us to show cool ways to style the collection.  We’re lucky with the nature of our product people find it interesting… who doesn’t want to see a little sexy bod in undergarments?

Top 3 Instagram’s that you follow and why?

  1.  Wolfcub Chronicles (@wolfcubwolfcub) – Brides (Brydie Mack) who runs the Aussie blog wolfcub chronicles is a friend and such a talent. Her instagram is always full of the most amazing high quality curated images – both from others and her own photography/styling. When we first started NOE Undergarments she was the first one outside ourselves to shoot and style the collection for her blog.  She did one photo particularly that created a lot of interest on our label- a back shot of the Alfie Silk Slip just showing the bold T-strap down the center back, it was stunning!
  2. Garage Magazine (@garage_magazine) – we love the WTF with their photos.  They show it all from soccer playing chickens to sexy nipple showing black and whites.   We can laugh, get shocked and get inspired all through one photo source.
  3.  Sticks and Stones Agency (@sticks_and_stones_agency) —Ains (Ainsley Hutchence) and her hubby Sebastien Fougere own Sticks and Stones Agency, which is a sales/creative/press agency in Australia.  Their instagram is phenom… crazy, wild, weird, horrifying, incredibly sexy and unique.  I love that they don’t care what people think or say, they do it their way.  Their photos also make you laugh, get disgusted, get inspired and get turned on!

Favorite piece in the current collection?

This is something we both agree on… we have 2 favorites in the current SS14 collection—The Ryan Leather Zip-back corset and Oliver sport Bra.  The Ryan Leather Zip-back corset is a white lambskin mid-length corset top.  This piece has boning and structured cups to hold it’s shape, it’s lined with our premium mesh and has a bold gold zipper up the back.  It’s a statement-maker and different … we love the softness of the lambskin, the intricacy and beauty of the construction and how damn hot you look when you have it on!  Pair this with a casual menswear pant, healed booties and the look is pretty amazing.  Our other favorite, the Oliver Sport Bra is one of our top selling styles for SS14, it’s simple yet very progressive and sexy.  The style is made from European Nano Lycra and has a front high neckline and dramatic open t- back that encompasses our signature herringbone elastic and gold hardware.  We love this piece as it has such a good balance of being sexy without trying.



What’s on your office playlist right now?  

French Café Radio from Pandora, which will probably be followed by Iggy Azalea or Jay Z (haha!)

Best advice someone has giving you that has kept you going and growing?

“Listen to your gut instinct.   Don’t deviate from your vision.” 

Current obsession?

For fashion, we’ve become obsessed with R13 and what they’ve been doing lately and of course our favorite Jeremy Scott is always so incredibly brilliant.  Non- fashion, we are obsessed with good coffee and running (we both love to run… a good way to clear the crazies that can go on in your head and keep you sane!)

What gets you up for work every day?

The idea that NOE Undergarments is doing something different, the idea that we can create what we want to create, the idea that this world has very open limits and our amazing husbands and family! 

Idea of happiness?

Love + passion in all areas of life.  Good love with your lover, love of your work, love of your friends and family and love of the life you have…



Your favorite place that you’ve ever traveled to, and why?

We’ve both have been fortunate to travel to many areas of the world and places that stand out as amazing have been Tavarua, Fiji—amazing surf and people,  Bali— unrestricted freedom, Interior Canada—incredible beauty, Italy—coffee and food and we always resort back to Kauai as one of our favorite places on earth for it’s beauty both in the land and the people.

What can’t you live without?

Coffee, chocolate + pen and paper.

Do you have a MUSE that you’d love to see rock NOE Undergarments

This sounds so cliché, she is not our MUSE but we would love to see Miley Cyrus rock NOE Undergarments… she has our collection and we can’t wait to see her rockin’ it as she could rock it like no other with her confidence and attitude.

What are some things viewers can look forward to seeing with NOE Undergarments for F/W 2014?

Some demure and some forward…. One of our favorites for AW14 is a “flame” lambskin leather ‘caged bra’ and an ultra light sheer menswear pajama set amongst some other feminine and masculine style pieces.  In general, the AW14 collection is incorporating a progressive step on SS14 and we’ve spent more time really ensuring our collection can be exposed… #INNERWEAREXPOSED   Follow us on instagram at @noeundergarments to see all the peaks before the collection launches on NOEUNDERGARMENTS.COM on August 1st!








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Meet the MUSE: ERICA DRISCOLL - BRAZIL | MICHIGAN | LOS ANGELES


Meet Erica Driscoll, a stunning Brazilian songbird and our Muse of the MONTH. You may recognize her as the voice of the indie-rock band #BLONDFIRE. This self proclaimed shy MUSE has secured a place in our YOUNG HEARTS not only for her multi-instrumental talents but she also reminds us that as cliche as it may sound - to listen to the universe.  In this exclusive Q & A you’ll find out what #tourlife is like for an #indie band, the exact moment that she knew she was on the right path and what her definition of success is. #CHECKIT #HAUTESTREET #theMUSEdiaries



Photography by Easton Schirra

Styling by Joey Tierney

Hair by Shannon Kim

Make-up by Bebe Booth



HAUTE STREET: Erica, we’re so excited to have you as a part of our Haute Street family. Can you share with us a little bit about your diverse upbringing?

ERICA DRISCOLL: I grew up between a city in the North of Brazil called Belém, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  My Mother’s Brazilian and my parents met when my Dad lived there for a few years while he was in the Peace Corp.  Both places seriously couldn’t have been more polar opposite from each other, so it definitely made for an interesting childhood. While I enjoyed growing up in Michigan, I feel like being able to spend time in Brazil really opened my eyes to the fact there was a big world out there.     



HS: What is something that most people don’t know about you? 

ED: I can be incredibly shy.

HS: What is the hardest thing about being on the road?

ED: I mostly miss the simple things at home.  My own bed, healthy food, having a real day off.

HS: What is some advice that has kept you going and growing?

ED: Don’t settle and never give up!  I think most of the reason people are successful, is that they won’t take no for an answer.

HS: Who is a woman that has influenced you to become the person you are today?  

ED: Definitely my Mom who loved the arts and exposed me to that world growing up.  We were always going to see the symphony or to an art museum.

HS: Who would you say are your music icons?

ED: So many, but off the top of my head…Pet Shop Boys, Morrissey, Sinead O’Connor, Debbie Harry, many more…

HS: What is a hardship that you have had to overcome in your lifetime?  

ED: A few years ago we actually got signed to EMI UK and we’re dropped while we were in the process of writing for the record.  The label had gotten bought out by another company and they were dropping bands and firing A&R people left and right.  It really felt like such a let down to think we were going to be putting out an album and have it not happen for us.  We definitely felt a little bit lost after that, and weren’t really sure where to go from there.

HS: How have you turned that into a positive?  How did that change you?

ED: I think it made me more self-reliant.  As cliché as it sounds, I feel like everything happens for a reason.  At the time they had us doing a lot of co-writes for the album, which were fun, but sometimes the songs weren’t feeling completely like us.  This time around we knew what we wanted, had created a buzz on our own, and were already having a decent amount of success with or without a label.  So when it came down to it, people just trusted that we knew what we were doing.  



HS: Can you tell us about an AH-HA moment in your life?

ED: When I was living in NYC, my publishing company had set up a songwriting trip for me to go to LA to collaborate with different songwriters and producers.  This was my first time doing anything like this all by myself, and I was really nervous, but excited about it.  I ended up having a great experience with everyone I worked with and really felt like I was in my element.  Funny enough, I actually worked with Wally, who is now my husband, on the very last day I was there.  We hit it off right away and not only did I meet him, a song we wrote ended up making it onto Jessica Simpson’s album.  If definitely felt like the universe was trying to tell me I was going in the right direction. 

HS: What do you do to calm your nerves before a big show?

ED: A nice glass of wine…or two ;-) 

HS: What is the hardest part about being a musician and making a career out of it?

ED: That there’s no set way to succeed in this business, so it’s all about finding new and different ways to keep going.  





HS: What advice would you share with someone who has similar aspirations?

ED: Figure how who you are musically, what makes you unique.  Don’t just follow trends, but follow your heart. Envision exactly where you want to be, not just that you “want to make it”.  What exactly does that mean to you?  Then make little steps everyday towards getting there.  

HS: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

ED: Sipping champagne in the south of France!  

HS: What is a piece of advice that you would give your 18 year old self?

ED: Don’t worry, it’s all going to work out! 

HS: Where did your love of music come from? When did you know you wanted to do this? 

ED: My Mom was definitely a big influence on me discovering my love for music.  She taught me to play the piano when I was really young and always had records playing in the house that she’d be singing along to. Ever since I was little, music was the one thing I felt confident about. It just felt natural to me and I didn’t have a choice, but to keep going with it. 

HS: Where do you draw inspiration from? 

ED: I get inspired by so many different, sometimes random things.  I really love quirky movies like Beetlejuice, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Old Disney flicks, Shriley Temple, Fred Astaire, just being out in Nature is inspiring.  Sometimes reading a random word or phrase somewhere, like in a magazine will inspire a song title or concept for me.  I just never know where it’s going to come from.

HS: Do you have a favorite BLONDFIRE song?

ED: That changes all the time for me.  Although, “Where The Kids Are” was such an important part of people discovering the band, that it will alway be a favorite of mine. 

HS: What’s it like being the only girl on a tour van? 

ED: At this point I’m used to being the only girl, but I definitely become one of the guys on the road.  Usually, as the tour goes on, the jokes get dirtier and dirtier and I pretty much become a weirdo that can’t relate to a mature human being!  Insanely long drives will do that to you!






HS: Travel tips for being on the road? 

ED: I usually pack mostly black clothes and throw in just few colorful things.  It’s so much easier to put outfits together on the road when things are easy to coordinate. Plus, black IS rock and roll!

Food wise, we always try to hit up Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods whenever we find one.  There are so many times that the food options are horrible.  Pizza and burgers once and a while are fine, but when you’re living this as your day to day life, you start craving something healthy and it’s good to stock up when you can.

HS: Can you tell us about one of your favorite shows you’ve ever performed at?

ED: There have been so many good ones, but one that sticks out in my mind is Firefly Festival in Delaware last year.  That show marked the end of 4 months on the road for us and we had a huge, really fun crowd.  Plus, Tom Petty headlined that night, which was the night of the “Supermoon”! We listen to him a lot in the van, so it was a pretty epic way to the end the tour, singing along to every word under the giant, magical, Super Moon!

HS: Is there a destination that you haven’t performed at yet where you would love to do a show? 

ED: I’m really hoping that we get to perform at Lollapalooza in South America this coming year!

HS: Do you have any upcoming collaboration you can share with us?

ED: I’m really excited about a song I just sang and co-wrote with the amazing Russian DJ, Arty!   That should be coming out soon on his new album.



HS: Where is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to?

ED: I have to say my Brazilian hometown, Belém.  It’s a big city that’s located right on the Amazon River and the streets are lined with Mango trees. Beautiful people, culture, and amazing food!

HS: What would you recommend that someone do/see/eat/experience while there?

ED: I would definitely tell them to go see the Ver O Paso fish market, take a boat tour on the Amazon, and see a show at the beautiful opera house, Theatro da Paz. Food wise, eating a bowl of the real, pure Acai is a must.  They serve it with sugar and tapioca and it’s the most amazing thing ever! 

HS: Finish these sentences: 

ED: I can’t live without…My guitar, good coffee, watermelon with cinnamon on it, coconut oil for everything, white cotton sheets, dry red wine, and most importantly, my Wally.

My biggest pet peeve …Judgmental people. 

My most embarrassing moment was…I’ll never tell!





HS: How do you define success? 

ED: Success is about living a healthy, happy life, surrounded by the people you care about, doing what you love.  If I ever get frustrated that things aren’t going the way I want them to, I like to remind myself that “Life is a journey, not a destination.” 

HS: The top 3 on my bucket list are …

ED:  I definitely feel like playing music has allowed me to have so many amazing experiences in my life already.  If I can dream though…play a sold out show at the Hollywood Bowl, do a song with Tom Petty, The Pet Shop Boys, U2, Johnny Marr, or Dave Gahan, and I’ve also always wanted to go to Greece… 

HS: What do the MUSE diaries mean to you? Why did you decide to be a part of this movement?

ED: I love that the Muse diaries are all about women telling their stories and inspiring others.  Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that!?! 

HS: What would you like to ask our next MUSE? 

ED: What would you answer for question number 4? (What is some advice that has kept you going and growing?) :-)







 

 


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Haute Street RED CARPET: Clare Grant - Guardians Of The Galaxy Premiere





July 21, 2014 - Clare Grant attended the premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with her husband Seth Green! Clare wore a tailored pencil dress by VERONICA BEARD, stilettos by STUART WEITZMAN and vintage CHANEL earrings (veryvintage.com)

Styled by Joey Tierney




View Clare’s HAUTE STREET MUSE DIARY HERE!!!!