I discovered illustrator Gemma Correll when I bought her Pugs Not Drugs T-shirt years ago. The comics in her zine perfectly pinpoint the trivialities of being a modern woman. (“Should I shave my legs or wear opaque tights?” Exactly.)
I am that person who posts nearly every meal, sunset, and dog to Instagram (@itslaurentime). The next obvious step? Printing my photos (I chose Polaroid-style mini prints) for a collage on my bedroom wall. Available at printstagr.am, prices vary.
I like to channel my dad’s early ’90s Hawaiian-shirt phase whenever possible. The top by New York-based designer Whitney Pozgay is a modern, feminine take on Weekend at Bernie’s attire.
Simon Rich has a rich imagination. Get it? Luckily, the former SNL writer is much (read: a million times) funnier than I am. His latest book is a collection of stories about love and other absurdities.
We rescued our dog, Jack Timmy Lumsden, about a year ago, and he’s the love of my life. He’s smarter than I am and much more stylish. If he were a human, he’d be dating Jennifer Lawrence. That’s how cool he is.
Whoever said it’s easy being green (Kermit) didn’t know about my plant-killing tendencies. I figure if I start small — wine cork size, to be exact — with plants that require minimal attention, I might have a chance.
Comedian Julie Klausner always says exactly what I would say if I were as smart and funny as she is. She has entertaining guests (John Mulaney, Carrie Brownstein, Ted Leo) and loves critters as much as I do.
Imagine the love child of St. Vincent and Antony and the Johnsons, and you’ve got singer/songwriter Shara Worden. Her voice is hypnotic; her album is ideal background music for a sophisticated dinner party. For a small taste before you buy the record, check out a Take Away Show.
Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder is my idol. She recommends I take these multivitamins on days when I can’t make her glowing green smoothie (sigh, most of them). They’re packed with probiotics and are easily absorbed by the body — and give me peace of mind on Dorito days and PBR nights.
Mélanie Laurent’s character inBeginners wore a similar robe, and I want to wear everything she wore in that movie. Basically, I just want to be Mélanie Laurent. Available at anthropologie.com, $128.
Jordan Catalano can hang out in the boiler room by himself. The curly-haired kid riding his bike in circles outside Angela’s house always had my heart. Guaranteed high fives from strangers when you wear it.
Filmmaker Michael Apted began documenting the lives of fourteen 7-year-old Brits in 1964; he’s followed up with them every seven years since. They subjects are now 56, and even the trailer for 56 Up makes me cry.