the checklist

how to have the ultimate throwback weekend

photo via @angelcandices on instagram
The Curator: Jackie Yaeger, Newsletter Manager + City Editor

The News:
Candice Swanepoel is the Hottest Woman Alive
So maybe you think you're the hottest woman alive when you walk past the mirror and snag a glimpse of yourself. But according to Maxim, the sexiest woman live is Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel. Lucky for you, we sat down with the beauty queen way back when--and reading the article here is definitely the best way to start your throwback weekend. P.S. Wonder who else made the list? Basically all of your all-time faves (think Iggy Azalea, Lana Del Rey, Emily VanCamp, Demi Lovato, and, Emma Stone--just to name a few).

The Look: Orla Kiely's Spring/Summer Lookbook
If you want anything retro-inspired, you can never go wrong with a piece by London-based fashion designer Orla Kiely. From the prints, to the cuts, to the collars, her modern take on vintage is totally irresistible--especially for summer BBQs and rooftop parties, I mean...come on with these shoes!

The Face: Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner

In keeping with the retro theme, you're going to need some really good eyeliner to give yourself the perfect cat eye. My reccomendation? The same as It Girl Alexa Chung's: Eyeko's Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner. The tip of this liquid-filled tube makes it super easy for swiping and swooping to create the perfect extended line.

The Inspiration: Shirley Eaton as a Bond Girl
Even though this photo shows English sex symbol Shirley Eaton while preparing for a performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre, her beauty look is just as good in Goldfinger from 1964 (which, yes, is currently available to stream on Netflix). The actress has a small part in the film, but her retro cat-eye, nude face, and light pink lip make enough of an impact to inspire your retro weekend.

The Song: Ray Charles - "America The Beautiful"
Why, yes, this is that song from The Sandlot, and with Memorial Day weekend kicking off today, what better song than one filled with pride for our country while celebrating those who served it, that also kicks things way back?!