Eye Candy

A Day at Coney Island

Photos from an adventure, by Eleanor and her friends.


  • FashionHauties March 9th, 2012 3:09 PM

    TOO cool! I have to go- it’s so abandoned and vintage esque! love!

  • violetlilies March 9th, 2012 3:10 PM

    Such an interesting post! I love old theme parks!!!!!!!

  • KinuKinu March 9th, 2012 3:12 PM

    #7,#22,#24,#50 were my favorite!! But they are all so awesome!
    I REALLY want a jacket with a Frida Khalo patch on the back. AWESOME!


    • I.ila March 9th, 2012 4:01 PM

      Oh. I thought it was Mao. lol…

      • KinuKinu March 9th, 2012 7:10 PM

        It might be….from here it looks like Frida.If it’s not…..It would still be cool.

      • Tara March 9th, 2012 10:08 PM

        it’s frida kahlo

  • mayaautumn March 9th, 2012 3:14 PM

    Looks so summery and warm, and well just beautiful<3 WISH I WAS THERE


  • lilylaughs March 9th, 2012 3:19 PM

    oh my god these are all amazing! i love all of the photos on rookie recently :)


  • rebecca March 9th, 2012 3:22 PM

    mike is such a dreamboat!

  • Ines March 9th, 2012 3:40 PM

    Perfect shoot, first comment and its my birthday too. Thanks, rookie you made my day xx

    • Anaheed March 9th, 2012 3:43 PM

      Happy birthday!

    • ivoire March 9th, 2012 5:33 PM

      Happy birthday fellow Rookie reader!

      • KinuKinu March 9th, 2012 7:10 PM

        Happy B-day! Coool b-day present,huh?

  • floralgore March 9th, 2012 3:40 PM

    I have the same backpack as the girl on the left.

    • connie March 9th, 2012 5:29 PM

      me 2 lol

      • Allyssa March 9th, 2012 9:46 PM

        because it’s the best backpack in the whole world!/surprisingly much like marry poppins in its ability to fit things

  • Naomi March 9th, 2012 3:46 PM

    tara grrrrrrl, with your prada sunglasses, i see you

    • Tara March 9th, 2012 4:07 PM

      hey there naomiiii. I still feel guilty wearing them but then I remember that I deserve to wear them because I won them! getting used to that idea (even though designer things are so foreign to me)

  • RockHatesMiriam March 9th, 2012 3:48 PM

    omg. I want to live in this photoshoot.


  • Tara March 9th, 2012 3:49 PM

    so happy with how this came out! the photos all look beautiful together. thank you dearly rookie.
    ps. the links to our bios aren’t working for some reason?

    • Anaheed March 9th, 2012 4:00 PM

      Your bios are on the last page — not linked from the bylines at the top.

      Thank you SO MUCH for letting us use these gorgeous photos!

      • Tara March 9th, 2012 4:06 PM

        got it! thanks for the help. and no problem at all. rookie is the best.

  • Abby March 9th, 2012 4:10 PM

    AHHH in picture 29, Mike ( I assume) looks just like Jack from Titanic… Except with awesomer pants. Also, the guy in picture 40 is really hot…

  • Gabi March 9th, 2012 4:33 PM

    Love how you can see all the different takes on the setting! Such a cool set of photographers with such diverse views. Thanks ROOKIE! ^_^ <3

  • loverchild March 9th, 2012 4:36 PM

    oh #34 is beautiful.

  • Claudia March 9th, 2012 4:54 PM

    these are all so great! i love that jean jacket. :)

  • darksideoftherainbow March 9th, 2012 5:04 PM

    My friends and I would dead class in college for coney. LOVE IT. Although I’m a Bronx girl I love Coney for being home to the WARRIORS.

  • boomboompowww March 9th, 2012 5:11 PM

    Duck Bootz. Fushh Yeahhh. These pics are stunning <3

  • Hunter March 9th, 2012 5:24 PM

    i’m yer little harlot, starlet, queen of ~coney island~ raising hell all over towwwnnnnn >;)

  • Lydia March 9th, 2012 5:32 PM

    I love these! AND I WANT A JACKET WITH FRIDA ON IT SO BADLY! It’s so cool. Rookie, do an article on how to make a jacket (with Frida) on it? :D Or maybe just an article of Frida Kahlo. She certainly did lots of exploring in her life.

    • Eleanor March 10th, 2012 6:54 PM

      i’d be happy to do a DIY!!! (though it might just be like “SEW RANDOM STUFF YOU FIND ALL OVER AN OLD SHIRT”)

      • KinuKinu March 21st, 2012 4:17 PM

        LOL.That made me laugh :) ♥♥♥

  • TessAnnesley March 9th, 2012 6:20 PM

    I saw some photos from this day a while ago on Mike and Lauren Poor’s blogs, and PRAYED that somehow Eleanor would think of putting them on Rookie. Of course, you guys hijacked my thoughts/hopes once again. BRILLIANT.
    Also two posts involving Eleanor in two days? You guys know what makes me happy! :D

  • saltwater March 9th, 2012 6:59 PM

    god, i love these. coney island is definitely somewhere i need to visit.

  • Josefi March 9th, 2012 7:06 PM

    #40!!! OMGGG
    WHAT A HANDSOME GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emilie March 9th, 2012 7:24 PM

    These are SO COOL OH MY GOD, 54? blow my brains out with beauty why doncha?

  • Sorcha March 9th, 2012 8:33 PM

    oh so gorgeous. this is the best early-spring style inspiration. I love the Frida-valentine-backpatch, and the ankle bracelets over boots over weird leggings combination reminds me of Rayanne Graff in a big way.

  • TessAnnesley March 9th, 2012 10:14 PM

    Second comment because sorry but I am obsessed: looking at these while listening to Wake Up by Arcade Fire will make you cry from beauty. Especially #16, #22, #29, #35… they seem to encapsulate the kind of joy that song has…
    sorry back in my cage now

  • M. Kitka March 9th, 2012 10:30 PM

    Yay! Love it! :-)

  • Adrienne March 10th, 2012 1:00 AM

    I love everyone’s outfits… and I so want to visit Coney Island!


  • moonflower March 10th, 2012 3:54 AM

    Eleanour put your boots on – Franz Ferdinand

    Looks like so much fun..


    • caro nation March 10th, 2012 2:07 PM

      That song was playing in my mind while looking at these.

  • julalondon March 10th, 2012 4:05 AM

    Wow i wish i was there right now. Looks beautiful. My favourite picture is #7, everything is just perfect!! Thank you so much guys for this inspiration! Eye candy is my favourite thing on rookie, i enjoy reading all of your posts but when it comes to wonderful photography i freak out every time.. xxxx

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  • TinaBallerina March 10th, 2012 5:54 AM

    Oh my God! This looks so good. I have the same backpack from Fjellraeven, and use it for school. Almost every hipster in Scandinavia uses that exact backpack. :) I love these eye candy shoots.

  • Jesss March 10th, 2012 6:38 AM

    this is beautiful

  • Emma Dajska March 10th, 2012 1:05 PM

    guyyyys, your JACKETS! i’m dying, i love them so much! i assume you customized them yourself?

    • Eleanor March 10th, 2012 6:48 PM

      i did mine myself… it’s just an army shirt i gopt for 50p at a fetsival. some of the patches were made by me, the eye inside the heart was made by my friend jenkin and a couple of smaller ones were made by my friend mirren. frida kahlo was actually bought from this shop in brighton that sells loads of imported handmade mexican things, but then i sewed her inside a big vinyl heart with lace around the edge! luv my bb jacket <3

  • youarebananas March 10th, 2012 2:19 PM

    ahh! I love this! It reminds me of me and my friends and it is great!

  • Susann March 10th, 2012 3:26 PM

    Amazing photos! Just beautiful!


  • Pettioat Playground March 10th, 2012 3:52 PM

    WOW! So inspiring pics! ;D

  • Filia-Zissy March 11th, 2012 1:57 PM

    #16 looks like she just landed with her broomstick!

    Very good photos, looks like it was fun!


  • sttefaaa March 11th, 2012 3:45 PM

    So many nice pictures! I`m soo sick right now so it`s fun to look at something so nice :)


  • saramarit March 11th, 2012 7:10 PM

    I love #3 and #50, I wanna go there now.

  • winkmonster March 11th, 2012 9:06 PM

    luhhhvveee the fjallraven kanken, i have one in dark blue with a ton of patches on it. so creative to take pictures at a theme park.

  • clady March 13th, 2012 11:33 PM

    love that jacket!!!

  • MissKnowItAll April 4th, 2012 5:52 PM

    Too cool! Any exploration suggestions for a girl from Queens?

    • Tara May 30th, 2012 5:57 PM

      this is a weird one but the Calvary Cemetery is hauntingly beautiful. it seems to me a city of graves (because it’s so large and surrounded by skyscrapers and buildings)! museum of the moving image is supposed to be a great place to visit though it’s not so much for exploring? I’ve heard about abandoned buildings. maybe do some searching (and take care!) this for example is safe, available to see, and decaying, thus strangely beautiful http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/nypavilion/index.htm

  • lavendersparrow April 17th, 2012 11:00 PM

    Great photos. Part of the movie “The Wiz” was filmed there I think. I’ve always wanted to go.


  • TheGreatandPowerfulRandini May 2nd, 2012 2:10 PM

    I love the pictures! For the record, The Cyclone is the scariest rollercoaster I’ve ever been on. It’s not that it’s particularly large or fast, but it’s made out of creaking old wood, so when you’re on it, you feel like it’s going to fall apart at any second. My favorite kind of rollercoaster.

  • kognitive May 12th, 2012 9:15 PM

    Do you guys dress like this on a daily basis?

    Because that would be my favorite thing.

  • Taffy May 31st, 2012 10:35 PM

    This is great, I love all of it! I’ve been meaning to get over there.