the checklist

how to be royal every day.

The Curator: Jackie Yaeger, Special Projects Manager

The News: Nasim Pedrad Releases SNL Sketch as Aziz Ansari
If you've picked up a September issue of NYLON this year (duh!) then you caught a glimpse of funny lady Nasim Pedrad, gracing the pages of our Beauty Awards section. In her previously un-aired Saturday Night Live sketch--where Pedrad plays funny dude Aziz Ansari--the comedian-slash-actress trades our favorite beauty products for a moustache and beard.

The Look: Princess Every Day
Wouldn't it be nice if every single day you got to rock totally awesome jewels, wear a golden crown, and ride around on a seriously cool horse? Yeah--and that's exactly what you'll get each time you scroll through the lookbook of Mr. Kate's "Rawr" collection. The shiny pieces themselves, the styling, the story, and the photography all make up the new look I'm going for, all the time.

The Face: Liv Tyler in Empire Records
Talk about the ultimate face! There's nothing better than the combo of milky pale skin and a '90s-inspired berry lip to make for an awesome and easy beauty look. Just take it from Corey Mason whose perfect brows, pouted lip, and easy-on-the-mascara eye are what I rock on days I don't feel like doing anything at all.

The Inspiration: Wednesday Adams Dancing
Yes, this is my favorite GIF of all time. It inspires me to just be happy and carefree, and literally always cheers me up.

The Song: "I Need a Doctor" - The Drums
Well, really every song by The Drums is good. But, seeing as just saw them at Music Hall of Williamsburg the night and have had this track stuck in my head since I left, we're going to with that.