Welcome to The Checklist, NYLON’s new morning wake-up call. Whether you’re looking for a little outfit inspiration, a new song to play as you drink that first cup of the coffee, or that one bit of news you can’t leave the house without knowing, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be updating every day during the week, every single early morning (New York time, natch), with a different editor--and sometimes special It Girl guests--curating the picks, so you have no reason not to make it your first-thing-to-check-the-moment-you-turn-on-your-phone. Still not enough early inspiration for you? Then head to Instagram--we’ll be using the hashtag #NYLONDaily as a place for NYLON readers to show off the things that inspire them, and we want you to contribute!The Checklist Curator: Liza Darwin, NYLON Senior Web Editor
The Look: Behati Prinsloo at the premiere of American Hustle. Steff emailed this photo to me recently with the subject line, “You want this outfit.” Yes...yes I do. Besides the fact that Behati is basically the coolest in general, her plum leather pants plus multicolored fur jacket is the fashion stuff that haunts my dreams (in a good way). The Face: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, $45
Coffee’s great and all, but this Beauty Flash Balm from Clarins is actually an energizing miracle. Slap it on as soon as you wake up and right after you wash your face. Then before you know it, your skin will look illuminated and wide awake--yep, even before you put on any makeup. The News: Avatar is getting three (!!) sequels.
Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, and blue body paint: they’re baaack. The Inspiration: Chloe spring ’07 ad campaignAll I want to do this weekend is hang out on a couch and wear green eyeshadow like Raquel Zimmerman. Is that really too much to ask? The Song: “Dreams” by Wet So.freaking.good. I play it every single morning while I’m walking to the subway, no exaggeration.
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