In This Moment's Maria Brink Explains Her Fashion Evolution
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In This Moment singer Maria Brink is well-known for sporting girly babydoll dresses while screaming her lungs bloody raw on stage. The band will soon appear on Revolver's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock: The Hell Hath No Fury Tour in support of her band's latest album 'A Star Crossed Wasteland.' In This Moment and their label Century Media will be donating a percentage of all CD sales from their upcoming tour to the Keep a Breast Foundation, who will also be launching exclusive charity auctions during the tour.
During a recent chat with Noisecreep, Brink was more than happy to discuss the evolution of her unique fashion sense.
"I change it up here and there. I love babydoll dresses and I love the sweetheart sleeves and tops, but I haven't been doing the bottom poufy thing anymore," Brink told Noisecreep. "I gotta switch it up. I just go with the dress look, but I wear doll dresses that look like they went through a wasteland and got burned and ripped up in the process. That's the theme of everything, a 'star-crossed wasteland.' That represents the life I have lead. I like that weathered, torn look. I dunno where I will be next with my look, but I am there now."
Brink admits that her bandmates "hate" her since she brings trunks of clothing on the road. "I only do laundry rarely, so I bring like 100 garments, since I am not sure when I am doing my laundry and I have to wash my stage dresses by hand. A lot of them are dry-clean only and there is no way I have time to dry-clean them," Brink revealed.
Brink has previously employed a designer to customize dresses to specifically for her body, but lately has been playing the part of stylist herself. "I will buy sun dresses that I rip, burn and distress and then sew them back together," the singer said. "Lately, there are normal ones I buy at Old Navy and then I cut it and burn it with fire and rip it. Even the arm. I will rip it off and sew it back on so that it looks weathered and torn. However, by the end of tour, they [actually] are weathered and torn."
While she used to tear her way through the stage wearing reliable, comfortable classics like Converse, the singer is currently accessorizing with cowboy boots. Apparently, her boots are made for performing. "I have one pair that is my default pair and they are so comfortable," Brink said. "It is so scary to break in new shoes on stage. It makes me wonder, how does Beyonce do it, dance in high heels on stage? I am like 'Whoa!'"
In This Moment tour dates:
4/25 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
4/27 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
5/03 Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
5/05 Madison, WI @ The Annex
5/06 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
5/07 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
5/08 Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
5/09 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
5/10 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
5/11 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
5/12 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
5/13 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
5/14 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
5/15 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum