Avril Lavigne’s Good Taste

She is the quintessential rocker chick. It’s not much of a stretch, then, that songstress-turned-designer Avril Lavigne’s fall ’12 Abbey Dawn footwear collection has a rock ‘n’ roll edge. Fall also marks the second season for the label’s shoes, which this time are heavy on the animal prints and hardware. “My personal style is very Abbey Dawn. It’s rock ‘n’ roll, but still cute,” said Lavigne. “That’s why I wanted to start my own line. I could never find [footwear] that was a combination.” The 27-year-old also is honing her design skills in the beauty arena: She recently released 12 styles of Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips featuring her drawings. And music is never far away, of course. Lavigne will tour southeast Asia and Japan this month and is in and out of the studio working on her next record. Here, the singer sounds off on her other favorite Canadian rocker and when she could have been royal.

Last vacation spot: St. Tropez, France. “I went with my girlfriends and we were low-key, on a boat every day.”

Last book I read: “I don’t like reading. I’m way too A.D.D. for that. Maybe I’ll write my own book. I’d like to do that. I’ve been jotting things down along the way.”

I never leave home without: “A hooded sweatshirt.”

My biggest guilty pleasure:

Best city for shopping: “Tokyo. The style is so crazy and out there.”

Best on-stage moment: Performing with Alanis Morissette in 2005 at the House of Blues. “She’s a Canadian rocker, so she was always very inspiring to me.”

I wish I could traveL back in time to…
“Somewhere in France or England, and I’d be royalty”

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