the checklist

it's time for a wild throwback thursday.

photo by david sims
The Curator: Steff Yotka, Associate Web Editor 

The News: Watch the Trailer for Zach Braff's Movie, Wish I Was Here
It wouldn't really be complete without some music from The Shins, though, would it? Scroll down and watch for yourself. 

The Look: Marques'Almeida Python Purse
I'm feeling a little wild today, or at least in need of a little rainbow-colored, animal print loving to make my glum week a little less depressing. Enter the cutest bag from my favorite British brand Marques'Almeida. With the shape of a '60s purse I could imagine Pattie Boyd carrying on one arm (George Harrison on the other) and the print of a pair of pants I definitely owned when I was in the fifth grade, the handbag combines everything I love into one useful piece. 

The Face: Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Perfume by Maison Martin Margiela 
What if every morning could feel like a lazy Sunday? Imagine if Thursday came complete with waking up late in your sun-filled room, making a coffee with the French press in the kitchen, and then taking a stroll up the block to the deli to grab the paper. Yeah, heaven. But until I wake up in that totally perfect dream world, I'm counting on a spritz of Maison Martin Margiela's new fragrance, Replica Lazy Sunday Morning, to help me pretend. And with notes of pear and white musk, it's really succeeding. 

The Inspiration: Gisele Bundchen for Balenciaga Spring '02
Part crazy collage, part acid trip, part high fashion, these Balenciaga ads lensed by David Sims for the spring '02 season are 100-percent inspiring me today. It's like Alice in Wonderland, as played by Gisele Bundchen, fell down a rabbit hole of fractured mirrors, genius clothing, and plenty of rainbows--AKA where I wish I was right now. 

The Song: "Viva L'Amour" - Sabina
Nonchalant Parisian pop that comes with an awesomely illustrated music video? Yes, I want that.