Daydream Nation

Secret magic in the middle of the desert.


  • Eleanor October 24th, 2011 3:14 PM

    oh my gosh! petra! tavi! this might be one of the most beautiful shoots i have ever seen… the second to last shot especially, just took my breath away… oh wow wow wow!

  • flowerpunk October 24th, 2011 3:17 PM

    I am absolutely enchanted by this shoot! Dana is beautiful

  • indigosunday October 24th, 2011 3:24 PM

    I really liked this post. The clothes felt very magical. I wish I had some of them actually

  • Raindrops October 24th, 2011 3:47 PM

    Really really beautiful photos!
    While watching them I suddenly wished to be there, must be an amazing place.
    You guys just keep getting better and better! :)

  • mayabee October 24th, 2011 4:06 PM

    What a truly amazing photoshoot!
    Sometimes I feel like the magazines I read are lacking some sort of magic, or a certain spark to actually make me feel something.
    Which is why Rookie is so honestly my favorite thing to look at these days, especially these photos, which actually pushed me to the point where I simply had to register and write my endless praises.
    It’s just so bloody lovely, and enchanting, and words just don’t even begin to explain how inspired I feel. <3

  • Emma S. October 24th, 2011 4:10 PM

    Ladies, I need a crown. Like, stat. In fact, I think I need several. Where’s our DIY crown tutorial video? Or Petra’s Super Awesome Crown Shoppe? I want both. xoxo

  • I.ila October 24th, 2011 4:18 PM

    shot #5 is amazing.
    So artsy, it’s crazy.
    That looks like an amazing place.

  • Kathryn October 24th, 2011 5:02 PM

    these are all so beautiful and make me want to go there!
    i think my favorites are 1, 2, 3, 14, and 15.

  • moonchild October 24th, 2011 5:37 PM


    (excuse my caps)

    • Anaheed October 24th, 2011 5:40 PM

      Do the “previous” & “next” buttons appear above the photo?

    • moonchild October 24th, 2011 5:51 PM

      The previous and next buttons are not appearing. ;( I want to see the photos so bad…

    • Anaheed October 24th, 2011 5:55 PM

      What browser are you using?

    • moonchild October 24th, 2011 5:59 PM

      I was using firefox but now I’m using safari and it WORKS!!

      Thanks so much for responding so quickly! Rookie is the best!!

      Love the shoot too! :)

  • Bardot October 24th, 2011 5:43 PM

    I have always wanted to go to Salvation mountain and you two have just made me gush even more over how amazing it is. These photos are so great,the girls and clothes are so beautiful,well done! xxxx

  • thisissoosarah October 24th, 2011 5:54 PM

    this online magazine is the greatest thing ever, seriously
    it is my style and taste exactly

  • aliceee October 24th, 2011 5:59 PM

    I don’t have any previous or next buttons showing up either… I tried refreshing & waiting & coming back & stuff but still no go… I’m in internet explorer

  • sallyjane October 24th, 2011 6:25 PM

    these photos are gorgeous and so inspiring. they seem very Lula-esque, no?

  • Pashupati October 24th, 2011 6:34 PM

    Seems like an awesome place :o

  • diny October 24th, 2011 6:57 PM

    oh petra, i love you! the photos are beautiful. xx

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  • broguishrogue October 24th, 2011 8:38 PM

    really really really great. really.

  • nutellacube October 24th, 2011 9:34 PM

    frigging amazing

  • Erica October 24th, 2011 9:55 PM

    these are SOOOOO beautiful

  • thumb biter October 24th, 2011 10:10 PM

    this is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

  • Jenny October 24th, 2011 10:47 PM

    You guys are incredible!!!!

  • stellar October 25th, 2011 12:09 AM

    great images!!

  • cj575 October 25th, 2011 1:41 AM

    wow these are so magical! I can only imagine being right there!
    Have you seen this?

    • Petra October 25th, 2011 4:01 PM

      thanks! that movie is really awesome. We did visit the salton sea – it was hard to stand outside because of the salty stench and the heat. We also went into Niland which is right outside of Salvation Mountian and It looked similar to some shots in the video.

  • doloreshaze October 25th, 2011 3:02 AM

    Beautiful pics, reminds me of the film ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’….

  • Katig October 25th, 2011 4:12 AM

    beautiful photos! it would be nice to start seeing some more (body) diversity in Rookie though.

  • WitchesRave October 25th, 2011 11:30 AM

    I want to LIVE in Petra’s photographs <3

  • WitchesRave October 25th, 2011 11:36 AM

    Omg! Just realised that this is the mountain in the film ‘Into The Wild’!

  • C.M. October 25th, 2011 11:38 AM

    It’s things like this that give me hope in art.

  • Naomi Morris October 25th, 2011 12:59 PM

    the photos have such a amazing atmosphere to them. i really want to go there. it looks so unbelievably beautiful.

  • ShockHorror October 26th, 2011 9:20 AM

    So SO SO! beautiful. Makes me thinks of midsummer Nights Dream, and Round the Twist.

    I can’t even pick a favourite they’re all so lovely.

  • carlareadstheworld November 5th, 2011 9:49 PM

    What a wonderful shoot! And I love the title – Daydream Nation ;)

  • Pretty the Fool November 7th, 2011 1:46 PM

    Beautiful pastel wonderland!

  • Maria Menjivar May 10th, 2013 9:42 AM

    Iv fallen in love with these photos!! And with the idea of going to salvation mountain!