The Curator: Yasmeen Gharnit, Contributor
The Look: Kiko Mizuhara & Grimes for NYLON Japan’s 9th Anniversary Issue
Japanese model/actress Kiko and Grimes running around Japan in the coolest ladylike Kawaii fashions imaginable? It’s literally our dream come true. Hey NYLON Japan, invite a sister along next time? Love you!
The Face: Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor--$25
As someone who puts as little effort into her beauty routine as possible, I’m not only on the hunt for products that are quick and easy to use, but also look effortless. Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor is literally a godsend. It’s essentially an update on ’90s mood lipstick in that it utilizes your skin’s natural pigments to create a customized berry color. It’s also made with Vitamin E, so it’s super hydrating. Grab one for every bag you own.
The Inspiration: Luke Shadbolt’s amazing surf shots
Australian surf photographer Luke Shadbolt travels all over the world chasing and capturing the perfect wave. It’s a skill he’s been perfecting since he grew up surrounded by surfers and boogie-boarders on the NSW Central Coast, yet it’s still surprising how he somehow manages to capture every facet of ocean life in minimalist-style shots. (Seriously, he is able to capture just about every Pantone shade imaginable.) Click through the slideshow and I guarantee it’ll have you rushing to the beach before you even finish reading this sentence.
The Song: “Where Do You Go To My Lovely” by Peter Sarstedt
I’m breaking this Sarstedt song out of the archives. There’s just something about summer that demands nostalgic moaning vocals, light acoustic guitar melodies, and cheeky lyrics. I may be stuck on the sizzling concrete streets of New York, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pretend I’m strolling through the French Riviera or lazing around Hotel Chevalier.