Eye Candy

Come Sail Away

We lived happily forever, so the story goes.


  • rosiesayrelax February 23rd, 2012 3:08 PM

    gosh, i wish my prom will be as hip as this…


  • stephiesays February 23rd, 2012 3:11 PM

    I love this! Enough though they look all lovely and bored out of their minds in that model-y way, I would rather be at this photoshoot then any of my own dances!

  • afod142 February 23rd, 2012 3:11 PM

    Love Number 20 <3

  • Susann February 23rd, 2012 3:13 PM

    Such amazing photos! Just perfection!


  • katieeleanor February 23rd, 2012 3:16 PM

    petra is so magical, she shoots her visual narratives so flawlessly

  • limegreensunset February 23rd, 2012 3:39 PM

    love these!

  • Abby February 23rd, 2012 3:40 PM

    These are so cool! And those boys are cute! ;)

  • eggzonable February 23rd, 2012 3:40 PM

    20 <3333 Sean looks like Morrissey!

  • chelsear February 23rd, 2012 3:45 PM

    Wow I just love these! And hey, these were taken in Toronto, where I live. I’m a huge fan of both 69 Vintage and the Drake General Store!


  • superkat February 23rd, 2012 3:47 PM

    wihgkhgghlghslksdlg .. I feel so special .. I have shopped at both 69 Vintage and The Drake General Store … and Petra has shopped there too … goodness :)

  • youarebananas February 23rd, 2012 3:55 PM

    aw i love the crying/smeared makeup one. this is gorgeous. and way to show nonwhite/nonstraight girls!! yay rookie!

  • benjamin February 23rd, 2012 3:57 PM

    Great photos. I particularly love number 5.

    I never went to my prom. Although it wasn’t really a prom. It wasn’t such a big a deal at my school and it was still called a ‘Leavers ball’ and not a prom. Your photos and having re-watched Virgin Suicides recently, makes me wish we had a proper one and that I had gone though.


  • MissKnowItAll February 23rd, 2012 4:05 PM

    Love this so much! Also the first time I’ve seen any guys in a Rookie photo shoot. Not complaining though! They’re pretty cute!

  • nerdsarethefuture February 23rd, 2012 4:06 PM

    :O this school is close to mine!!!! how am I not aware of this?

  • Claudia February 23rd, 2012 4:47 PM

    these are too pretty

  • Pashupati February 23rd, 2012 4:53 PM

    Just so you know, you made naughtymess.com a relative link, so it links to http://rookiemag.com/2012/02/come-sail-away/naughtymess.com instead of http://naughtymess.com

    • Anaheed February 23rd, 2012 5:10 PM

      Thank you, Pashupati!

  • February 23rd, 2012 5:02 PM

    I like the pictures with food. I thnk these pictures nicely combine a ‘Marie Antoinette’ and John Hughes vibe, whilst still being amazing Petra photos. #23 especially.

  • Pashupati February 23rd, 2012 5:16 PM

    Wow. The models portray emotions so well (kudos to you all, especially the one with smeared mascara! wow.), the atmosphere! it’s like we were there. Picture 30 makes me happy.
    (If only we could buy prints or stickers… Though I guess I can make those myself for personal use, but I’d put my money there if I had any.)

  • homouscheesecake February 23rd, 2012 5:22 PM

    these are my favourite so far!

  • lilylaughs February 23rd, 2012 5:36 PM

    oh my god this is the best rookie photoshoot yet :) i love the 19th photo


  • darksideoftherainbow February 23rd, 2012 6:28 PM

    I love these. The really brought me back to high school and how when you’re young you’re like whatever about being young and everything that’s happening but when you grow up you swear that high school was awesome. Not in a bad way, but it shows the boredom and the underwhelming effect everything has when you’re young. It was a really beautiful set of pictures. Thanks so much!

  • missblack February 23rd, 2012 6:45 PM

    That boy in the middle in #3 is SUPAH CUTE


  • norienoire February 23rd, 2012 6:46 PM

    I just love how the title references that cringe worthy episode of Freaks and Geeks where Lindsay gets forced to go to homecoming. Oh so good. :3 <3

  • alyssa r February 23rd, 2012 6:50 PM

    AH! I’m crying tears of joy at how lovely and perfect this is! Thank you so much for putting a couple in your shoot that is: non-straight AND non-white. I literally can’t think of when I’ve ever seen such representation mixed with the pretty prom-y nostalgia we all love. Thank you thank you thank you!

  • Brit February 23rd, 2012 6:51 PM

    This is totally my favourite photoset you’ve done.

  • Tourdivoire February 23rd, 2012 6:57 PM

    So you managed to make a photoshoot including hot guys (hellooooo), hot girls (steamy there?) aaand hot clothes? Hot and sweet and happy and sad, all at once.
    Petra, will you be my mentor???

  • queserasera February 23rd, 2012 7:24 PM

    so beautiful! all of them! best school dance ever


  • mwong1025 February 23rd, 2012 7:36 PM

    This is so bittersweet and melancholy while being beautiful at the same time. What camera did Petra used?


  • coolschmool February 23rd, 2012 7:59 PM

    hi stop making me want to live in a rookie photoshoot thanks

  • MichyMich February 23rd, 2012 7:59 PM

    I love the entire editorial and the clothes! The whole things reminds me of Courtney Love in “Miss World”, the cover album of Live Through This with a little bit of Carrie (for the cheerleader uniforms).

    Somehow, I’ve been in LOVE with the lace Peter Pan collar dress from Nasty Gal. Is it new or vintage?

  • MichyMich February 23rd, 2012 8:13 PM

    The lace Peter Pan collar dress from look 4 looks like the one Courtney Love wore: http://www.last.fm/music/Hole/+images/49199437. Plus, it looks like the one that Kat Bjelland from Babes in Toyland wore, too: http://www.last.fm/music/Babes+In+Toyland/+images/313271.

  • Juli February 23rd, 2012 8:23 PM

    Like some other folks said, I immediately got a John Hughes vibe from this. Love #’s 20 and 21 especially.

  • fishintheC February 23rd, 2012 8:24 PM

    so cool!!! I love that this reminds me of virgin suicides/ styx “come sail away” (aka such a great song), and we get some LBGT reppin!!! woo!!

  • audreyatheart February 23rd, 2012 8:46 PM

    Ahh! So Canadian!

  • garconniere February 23rd, 2012 8:53 PM

    wow, totally swooning.

  • leylag February 23rd, 2012 8:57 PM

    this is amazing? and it was shot in toronto canada riiiight? c69 vintage is my favourite store unless there is another one in the states! how do i become a part of it though!??!!?

  • Ellie February 23rd, 2012 8:59 PM

    LOVe #20! Too cute. :)

  • Gabrielle February 23rd, 2012 9:34 PM

    All of Petra’s photos look like stills from the best movie ever.

  • Adrienne February 23rd, 2012 10:01 PM

    Love this so much! I especially adore the lace dresses and the two toned shoes from the first photo. And Sean is super cute. ;)


  • willow February 23rd, 2012 10:30 PM

    wahhh I want every single piece of clothing in this shoot!!

  • Hunter February 23rd, 2012 11:15 PM

    can’t even deal with petra ever

  • back2thepast February 23rd, 2012 11:39 PM

    I don’t know what it is about the rusty old bathrooms or tacky glass bowls of what seems to be puffed cheetos, but my heart is aching to be in these photos. I love the outfits and Petra’s hair and all the fancy gloves and suckers… ohh my lovely

  • TessAnnesley February 24th, 2012 1:04 AM

    ALL of the if-John-Waters-had-directed-The-Virgin-Suicides vibes.

  • isabel marie February 24th, 2012 1:23 AM

    petra + sister is nice. p.s. rookie more variety of size in photo shoots? (already you’re better than other teen mags)

  • isabel marie February 24th, 2012 1:26 AM

    also, the guy in picture 8!??? ;)

  • F. February 24th, 2012 1:45 AM

    These are amazing!! Lux x2 <3

  • bridiebird February 24th, 2012 1:53 AM

    ahhh amazing. the picture of shoes, #21 i think, i am in love. puts my photography project to shame. petra you are my idol :’)

  • Narnie February 24th, 2012 2:50 AM

    I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw Petra’s name at the bottom, her photos are always so beautiful, magical and flawless. We’re very lucky to get to see her art for free.

  • Moxx February 24th, 2012 7:11 AM

    Aaaaa I love all of the eye candies you guys post!
    This one has that sort of faded look- love it love it love it!

    Also I hope this isn't too out of place, but:
    Sean from picture 20, you're beauuutiful :)

  • alessandra February 24th, 2012 8:37 AM

    i love the number 6! the cheese puff twisties make it awesome

  • cj575 February 24th, 2012 12:54 PM

    I have that dress is picture 4!!!! Its my faaaav! Lovely photoshoot!

  • wearevampirekings February 24th, 2012 1:51 PM

    This reminds of the bullett magazine feature as Tavi as a Paper doll!

    You guys should check it out


  • Jenn February 24th, 2012 6:50 PM

    Making me consider actually going to prom (I mean it’s at a planetarium… that could be cool)

  • eireann February 24th, 2012 9:37 PM

    This is amazing! Love it!

  • Alison February 24th, 2012 10:09 PM

    When I look at picture 20, I’m totally hearing a Psychedelic Furs/Spandau Ballet/OMD mix in my mind. Amazing photos!

  • Minnah February 25th, 2012 12:17 AM

    I think i speak for all of us when I say: BOYS!!

  • Miarele February 25th, 2012 12:47 AM

    The whole atmosphere is just… mesmerizing. LOOVE the inclusion of boys (first time on Rookie, IIRC?) and how the photoshoot itself caters to almost everyone :)

    PS. 20 & 30 ARE THE BEST <3

  • Miarele February 25th, 2012 12:51 AM

    oops, and I forgot 31, LOVE the lingering vibes of it

  • zety February 25th, 2012 10:25 PM

    this is such a lovely photoshoot, great job! for some reason I have the song candy by frankie rose and the outs to this :)

  • Nikilodeon March 14th, 2012 6:13 AM

    OHMAHGAWD the guy in the middle!!! Is it Fox or Jacob? He’s cuter than Nicholas Hoult! <3

  • Nikilodeon March 14th, 2012 6:17 AM

    Seriously, who are these gorgeous people?!

  • Teatime April 18th, 2012 6:00 PM

    I’m so inspired by these photos. Can you tell me the dress (and gloves) that the girl with the blue dress is wearing?

  • eugenebuttercream May 1st, 2012 5:12 PM

    Can anybody tell me if Aurora has facebook or something? she is similar to me haha <3

  • whodatgal May 7th, 2012 7:35 AM

    What camera did you use Petra?

  • TheGreatandPowerfulRandini June 12th, 2012 7:32 PM

    Petra, these are stunning.