For the past 99 years, people all across America have looked forward to one season only: Girl Scout Cookies. It happens once a year, toward the end of winter through the beginning of spring, but the sales never last long enough. Growing up, you were either a buyer or a seller. Either way, there was no getting around it.
To be perfectly honest, you can tell a lot about a person’s personality based on their favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor. While the names vary based on cookie region, the formula is still the same no matter the district: Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches are the go-getters who always achieve their goals; Shortbreads/Trefoils are social butterflies; Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs are the creative thinkers who take initiative; and Samoas/Caramel deLites are the friends who always do the right thing and keep their word. Of course, there’s more to them all than meets the eyes, though.
In honor of National Girl Scout Day on March 12, we partnered with the Girl Scouts of the USA to conceptualize beauty looks based on seven of the cookies—because who said that you can’t be inspired by the little things that you love to nibble on? (Nobody, that’s who.) Working with celebrity makeup artist Fredy Anaya, Rick Owens’ photographer Matt Reeves, hairstylist Kerre Berry, nail guru Ashley Gregory, and even a couple Girl Scouts (s/o Troop 20525!) we brought the cookies to life... and ate a lot of them in the process.
Being a scout is pretty sweet, huh?