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let lea and adele inspire your week of ladylike dressing.

The Curator: Liza Darwin, Digital Editorial Director 

The News: Kurt Cobain Inspires a Young Adult Novel
Good idea or bad idea: a fiction novel based on Kurt Cobain's life? According to MTV, Dirty Wings is a love story that that follows the progatonists "as they find themselves going deeper and deeper into a world of music and evil — along with Maia’s Kurt Cobain-proxy lover — from which they may not be able to extricate themselves." Intriguing, that's for sure... 

The Look: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Resort 2015
Here's the thing. I'f I'm going to really and truly try to dress like a lady, I'm going to do it the Derek Lam way--I'm talking cut-outs and breezy skirts and pointy-toed brogues.  

The Face: Topshop Lip Varnish in High Times
This bright shade of purple is boundary-pushing, yet 100-percent wearable (especially for those who don't want to go the Lorde route....). 

The Inspiration: Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux's Miu Miu Campaign
If there's anyone who can inspire me to ditch jeans and sneakers for a week of ladylike dressing, it's these girls. All the more reason to watch Blue is the Warmest Color on Netflix Instant, am I right?!

The Song: "Art Smock" - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart 
If you're feeling even the SLIGHTEST bit emo this morning, this adorable song will tip you over the edge. Maybe wait until you've had your coffee before you press play on this one...but after you do, it's total heartfelt magic.