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soundtrack your monday with blood orange's palo alto score.

The Curator: Liza Darwin, Senior Web Editor 

The News: Stream Palo Alto's soundtrack now!
We still have a few days to go to see Gia Coppola's movie in theaters, but Dev Hynes--AKA Blood Orange--has just released the soundtrack online. Listen's the best way to pretend that you're living life like a Coppola, we swear. 

The Look: Elkin

 Don't know Elkin? If Langley Fox Hemingway and Emma Roberts have anything to do with it, you will--and soon. The LA label is a favorite of stars like these thanks to its twisted-cool banana tee (designed by Hemingway, natch). But for that awkward in-between weather that's currently happening on the East Coast, we're taking inspo from the fall '13 collection. After all, girly dress plus boyish jacket plus booties is always a winning combination. 

The Face: Jill Stuart Spring 2012
The flushed, baby doll faces of Jill Stuart's spring 2012 collection are the perfect spring beauty inspo we can all use. Just on dab some creamy blush, a swipe of mascara, and run black eyeliner on your top and bottom lashes. As for that bedhead? My version is 100-perfect natural. (Snooze button for life, you guys...)

The Song: "Not Going Home"by Great Good Fine OK
These guys sound like a mashup of Passion Pit, Shy Girls, and How to Dress Well, and I'm not mad about it...not one one bit. The Brooklyn band brought the dance party big time on Friday during during their stint opening for Tove Lo, and now I'm officially hooked. Relive the weekend, in all its synth-pop glory, here. 

The Inspiration: Leighton Meester for Missoni
Even if you're no longer at the appropriate age to be riding carousels, leave it to Leighton Meester to make the whole thing chic again in Missoni's spring 2011 ads. Young forever, indeed.