the checklist

    get inspired by the coolest girls, from caroline de maigret to solange.

    by · February 05, 2014

    photo by tommy ton

    The Checklist Curator: Liza Darwin, Senior Web Editor
    The Look: Caroline de Maigret by Tommy Ton
    If you harbor a not-so-secret obsession with European cool girls like Jane Birkin, Lou Dillion, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, then allow us to introduce you to your newest style crush. She’s a model, a music producer, and a muse to brands like BLK DNM. And just like all the other cool girls, a street style star. But rather than going the peacocking route with wild neons and straight-from-the-runway clothes, she instead opts for borrowed-from-the-boys (literally!) vibes with baggy pants, sneakers, and oversized jackets. It may not be “trendy” per se, but it’s pretty damn stylish. Comfy, tomboyish and effortlessly chic, she’s officially my Fashion Week icon.
    Ever since I took the plunge and dyed my hair dark red (I did it!), black eyeliner has become a little too intense-looking for daytime. This two-in-one pencil from Urban Decay is exactly what I need, with a chocolate brown hue to make your lashes look longer, and the champagne-colored end makes your whites pop.
    The News: Madonna, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway in talks to star in the Valley Of The Dolls. Hope the world is ready, because it’s about to get one epic remake. The ’60s cult movie is coming soon(ish) to a big screen near you, and it’s reportedly looking at Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Madonna to take the three leading roles! Fingers crossed the rumors are true.
    The Inspiration: @SaintRecords Instagram
    Solange’s music makes her inspirational enough on her own, but it’s her Instagram that adds the perfect dreamy visual element while we’re waiting for the singer to drop her next music video. Clicking through her feed is the most addictive thing ever, but we’re not complaining.
    The Song: “King Of The World” by First Aid Kit
    Full disclosure: this song makes me cry every single time. I’ve seen First Aid Kit live three times, and three times I’ve had awkward tears dripping down my face. It’s not so much that the song itself is sad--not even close--but rather Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara just know how to make heart-wrenchingly intimate tunes. This one in particular is special because you can clap along while at the same time feeling stripped-down, vulnerable, and...well, human.
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