You know how winter is cold but cozy but has a certain kind of smell?
Eleanor’s inspiration for this one! Thanks to Anya for modeling and Mirren Kessling for her Dr Martens-customization skills.
Anya wears collar by Miu Miu, jumper by American Apparel, shorts and tights by Topshop.
T-shirt by House of Holland.
Skirt by Monki.
Leotard by R&R at Topshop, vest by H&M, vintage cardigan, skirt by American Apparel.
Jacket by Comme des Garcons, dress handmade by Samia Malik, and socks by American Apparel.
this is so beautiful
love it. and yes! winter does have a certain smell, the heating coming on in my house has a certain smell and i love it!
Oh goodness! I love Eleanor and I know this is in the style category but what eye candy! This is so lovely visually and I’m really overwhelmed (in a good way) by the photographs.
Rookie is so great because it’s creative and mature. You can tell there are intelligent people behind this – more than just overpriced dresses and generic advice columns. The mix of blog, girl minds and magazine make me so happy.
this is obviously really well-done and beautiful, but i’ve been looking through all these photoshoots and wondering–where are the fat girls (/people)? i haven’t seen any…
We are, as we have said a bunch of times on the site, working on the diversity issue. It’s hard when we have no money and the photographers have to use their sisters, neighbors, and friends as models. We can’t really cast that wide a net. So we haven’t had a fat model yet but we have had some beautiful not-super-skinny girls. For example in this photo shoot of Chrissie’s: http://rookiemag.com/2011/11/chrissie-white-photo-album/
cool! that was my favorite of all of them
Wow, beautiful girl!
Love this! And she is so pretty! :)
Here’s a shoot I did kind of like yours:
I love the sorta smoky backwood/hillbilly vibe, but it still reminds me of home at the same time. Great job. :)
wow, this is great! I adore the second photo, so so nice!
But, sadly, I would never wear this in the winter.
why? cause I would have frozen to death, but I can absolutely see myself wearing something like this in the spring!
great job xx
Her hair is so pretty, sort of wishing I was blonde
Awwww she’s so beautiful :O the pictures are great!
I’m Rita, I’m 14 and I dream of being a fashion designer and blogger… I’m a begginer but I’ve got a blog called Style Potion nº 15, if any of you is reading please take a look at it.. I’d love to have you not only as a follower but a friend! xox, Rita
Eleanor, your photographs are always so lovely + I love how much planning/thought you put into each shoot. You are very much an inspiration to me as well
This reminds me alot of a wood I often visit, where there is a kind of dip and a hidden space full of tree stumps covered in foxgloves. Its just so beautiful the way you can be out walking and suddenly find this strangely colourful little space, with white ponies arround it.
But I agree about the adversity issue. It shouldn’t be like ‘oh we’re going to use a ‘fat’ model now’ it should be more like ‘ok we’re using this girl because she’s pretty’ and not about having a token plus size model.
Hi, Flower. Yes, of course we use all of our models because we like the way they look and their personalities. But when you’re striving to make your website look like the whole world, you do make conscious decisions to include all kinds of girls. I don’t actually see anything wrong with that!
I promise I am trying really hard to represent all girls in my pictures. If I’m not photographing one of my girlfriends, I shoot with agency models. The sad thing is, agencies often don’t offer every size of girl, so this can make things even harder.
What I will say is, Hannah in the Camp Rookie shoot was beautifully curvy. Or Anya here is much shorter than the “standard model”, and I feel like that is still achieving something. As a short girl myself, I’d like to hope at least I’m making a start in representing a diverse range of girls, even if this particular example is height as opposed to body shape.
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- Tiredly amble through facebook
- Remember the existence of Rookie and get excited
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These are so pretty! I especially liked the outfit on #7. These made me wish I had long, straight, blonde hair when my hair is pretty much the opposite of that hahah
mine too. i have a curly red fro. learnin to love it, but whenever i see ladies with that etherial blond hair im like, “UGHHHH GET ON MY HEAD”
Yes, #7 is drool-worthy
This entire shoot is gorgeous! Any chance of a DIY on those Doc Martens? They look great but there aren’t any close-ups…
Mirren has pictures of my docs! http://www.flickr.com/photos/mirrenk
Or here’s a closer picture from my flickr!
This is obviously pretty but I wish Rookie would post pictures that weren’t so obviously posed, and more real life like.
I love Eleanor so much! Her work is so beautiful! My dream is to meet her one day.
There is a smell to fall/winter, but none of my friends ever understand it.
To me, it’s the smell when I walk onto my front porch right before I start walking to school. The smell is so crisp, it’s like ice combined with crunchy leaves. It smells so wonderful but it disappears in an instant. That’s one of the only reasons I can sometimes bear fall/winter mornings
man 14/16… that’s one giant toothpick of a tree
I reeeeeaaaaaalllly love that patchwork jacket.
I love this – but Anya’s eyes kinda creep me out…
I absolutley am inspired by this photoshoot and the inspiration book as well. I am going to start making inspiration books for my photoshoots that i do with my friends. I know i have asked this a bunch of times, but i really admire the camera you used.
What camera did you use for the shoot? The outcome is amazing!!
I used a Canon EOS 5D Mk II and a Canon 300 :)
I wish there was a like button on Rookie. haha… I love the styling and idea behind this photo series.
there is! right above the related posts.
Oooh I love all of the mixing colors and patterns. Gotta love the doc martens… I am so inspired!! My favorite was the outfit on #7… god I want that top. The tree on #15 is so cute!
Not to be a creeper/stalker, but just wondering, where was this shot? The overall landscape is beautiful!
This is probably my favorite photoset Rookie has ever done -so much so, each shot has been saved to my desktop. It just hits all the right notes and the vibe is too perfect (especially since here in New Hampshire it’s getting colder and colder but somehow we still don’t have any snow??)
This is so pretty.
- How did you get those woods in the background? I love them!
How are you short? You seem pretty tall, how tall are you?
Anya is so beautiful, her expression is so innocent and other-worldly. She should sign up in an agency, if she hasn’t already. :)
she’s very beautiful! love the vibe
I guess that I am kind of disappointed that Rookie used a model for this shoot. Not that the model – Anya Taylor at Storm Models, I believe? – is not very beautiful, but I thought Rookie was more about using average teen girls as their subjects, not girls who model professionally. Also, someone mentioned that Anya was shorter than industry standards – but according to her stats she is 5’7″ which is a little small for a model, but not for the rest of the general population.
What’s the problem with doing both? Eleanor prefers to shoot models, Petra is more comfortable using her sister and friends. Film is expensive and less convenient than shooting digitally, and if I was a photographer, I would want to have confidence in the person I’m shooting that it wouldn’t be a waste –you’re basically guaranteed that, if you use a model from an agency, they’ll convey whatever it is you want to the camera. Still, I agree that we need to improve on other kinds of diversity, and we are working on it.
Also, to be honest I barely have any girlfriends… none of whom live near me now everyone has left for university, so working with agencies is really useful for me. Working with new models is a great way for me to meet new people. For this shoot, I felt Anya was perfect for the role. Casting for pictures can be like casting for a film, and it just depends who I think could convey the story I want to tell the best, and in this case it was Anya, who happens to be a signed model, but is also a normal teenage girl, as well as a ballerina, and much more!
the model is absolutely gorgeous! beautiful shoot too.
Heyy! I thought I was the only weirdo who used Where the Wild Things Are as fashion inspiration. Heckyes.
fantastic. saving to desktop
Sorry, I didn’t actually mean it like that. I completely love these pictures, and most of Rookie. I just get touchy about these issues. I’m just this short, spotty kid with awful hair and bitten nails. Alot of the time people make assumptions about me based purely on opinion and its kinda tough when you loose a friend for wearing stripey socks.
Not to ramble, but alot of the time its tought trying to ‘like yourself’ when every are images of idealistic girls.
Still, I love these so much and wish I could just slip into them!
ugh this is seriously one of the best shoots i’ve ever seen! Anya is so beautiful.
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