This week’s #WCW is one of my actual girl crushes, the lovely and talented Jasmin Parkin of Mother Mother. An amazing vocalist and keyboard player, Parkin has been making killer music with MM for half a decade now, and in between has branched out on her own to show off her killer pipes on a coupe of tracks with Head of the Herd. I had the chance to interview her at one of the band’s many stellar Toronto apperances, and she remains to this day one of my favorite interviews. She was so easy to talk to, indulged my fan girliness and was just a blast to be around. She’s the kind of girl that would be great to go out for one too many drinks with, but who would drag your hungover ass to a hot yoga class the next morning because she knows it would make you feel better. That’s pretty cool in my books. Funny, gorgeous, sweet and down to earth, take a read below and learn why Jasmin Parkin is our #womancrushwednesday.
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
The essence of somebody is the first thing I notice. It’s magnetism; or a person’s ‘feel’ that I am first drawn to. I always go with my instincts.
Who would you want to have make the first move?
I’d say it doesn’t matter, but truth be told, I am a traditional girl at heart. Sadly, I’d probably wait for the guy to make the move even if I wanted to first.
What is your ideal first date?
I’m a yoga lover, so mine would be a hot yoga class. If a man can endure an hour and a half of 40 degree heat with yoga postures, I would be intrigued. He’s also gotta enjoy my sweaty, red faced, no makeup look. I look like that most of the time, so it’s important to let him know right away, so he doesn’t feel misled.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Instant deal breaker is when somebody lacks empathy, compassion, or openness. I’m a softy, and I try to look at the world through a lens of kindness. If a man inherently doesn’t do that, I can’t be his girl.
Who do you go to for dating advice?
If Elizabeth Taylor was alive I’d ask her what’s up. Anyone who’s been married so many times is obviously a hopeless romantic like me, but with more experience.