Claire Boucher aka Grimes has often been championed for having a good moral backbone, which is probably why she was asked to contribute to the latest Rookie yearbook, an editorial project from wunderkind Tavi Gevinson. In an excerpt provided for Elle Magazine, readers can gain an insight into how Grimes stays on top in the music world, with her series of handy tips for keeping level headed and in control.
Grimes as an artist is very conscious of her footprint on society and frequently reminds her fans of positive ways to approach life and how to live ethically. Even in a slightly grinding rider request she still manages to come off as an all round good person™, promoting views on the importance of not creating waste and leading an eco friendly existence. In her latest preach of personality, she advises fans on how to deal with personal relationships under the spotlight, artist integrity and the importance of creative control. She also states that a shot of hot sauce is the best way to wake you up when you're feeling a little less than peppy, which is just the kind of kooky shit Grimes would suggest. Watch out for girls with multicoloured fringes stealing your Cholula bottle from the cupboard at your house party.
Her top tips of bossing it also include investing in a jump rope for your cardiovascular exercise routine, dating someone whose mean in the kitchen to save time (saving time for what I'm not entirely sure) and always wearing comfortable footwear. Of course, she leaves it on the most rookie like note, but an important message none the less, and advises her aspiring mini-me's to eliminate all self doubt and just go for it. Too right girl. You can read the rest of her list on how to be an entrepreneurial superstar by the time your 26 on Elle, teaching you how to be more than a business woman, but a business, woman.