the checklist

give your midweek blues the kick with our inspiration here.

The Curator: Liza Darwin, Senior Web Editor

The Look: Hanne Gaby Odiele in Jasu's Campaign
Sometimes the best way to get motivated on a dreary midweek morning is to slap on a futuristic statement piece (like a holographic blouse or shiny shoes), a miniskirt, and a "don't mess with me scowl"....and then stomp out the door. 

The News: Beyonce and Jay Z are going on tour...together!
The coolest couple in the world is heading to an arena near you, starting in late June. Which means we need to start saving up for tickets, like, yesterday. 

The Face: Lea Seydoux for Prada 
In my dream world this Wednesday, I want to be Lea Seydoux in these new Prada Candy ads. They're like walking on a pink floaty cloud of French ingenue perfection, and who wouldn't want that?

The Inspiration: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Joseph Gordon Levitt
Maybe it's the whole solar eclipse thing (or the fact that my horoscope for this month was less than ideal) but something about this page from Joseph Gordon Levitt's crowd-sourced book really struck me: "The sun is such a lonely star. Whenever he comes out to see his friends, they all disappear." Sentimental and sweet, right?

The Song: "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
If this song doesn't make you happy, I'm sorry...nothing will. Thirty-five million people can't be wrong, after all! I found myself head-bobbing along to the twinkly beats and Jess Glynne's soulful vocals approximately 10 seconds in. Join my early morning dance party, please?