From the daily archives: "Friday, August 19, 2016"

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Photo: cfile17.uf.daum.net

Stores used to dye pistachios pink to hide imperfections in the shells, a practice that stopped when the US began growing our own pistachios instead of importing them produced prettier nuts. This is probably better for our health, I do miss the delight of eating something that tasted savory but looked like candy. The shells of pink pistachios were vibrant magenta, but the nuts themselves were a softer, rosier hue, which is captured perfectly in the formula below. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Etro Fall 2016 Ad Campaign

Paging through the September 2016 issue of W searching for content that wasn’t an advertisement, I kept catching images of buoyant clouds of curls in the ad campaigns. While I may be sick of the clothes from months of analyzing them on runway, I’m not sick of seeing natural hair texture, waves and curls across the glossies. In Louis Vuitton, Natalie Westling’s signature flamed tendrils appear in gorgeous ringlets. Frederikke Sofie‘s blonde and soft ethereal crowning curls appear in both Chloé and Etro, setting the standard for bohemian beauties everywhere. Heather Kemesky and Jourdan Dunn wore dark wavy bobs and Selena Forrest’s spirals took on a grungy appeal in DKNY. Looks like curls will shape how beauty complements fashion for another season. I’m optimistic that this celebration of curls is more than just a trend, and is now a true classic. Click through to the notes to see my favorite campaigns. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →