Eye Candy

Mermaid Avenue

Magic at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade.


  • Aurora June 25th, 2012 7:18 PM

    Mermaid magic!
    #9 is awesome. I MUST HAVE THAT TOP.

    • all-art-is-quite-useless June 26th, 2012 2:54 PM

      #11 is awesome too. I MUST HAVE THAT BEARD.

  • ravenflamingo June 25th, 2012 7:21 PM

    these are so pretty! and the girl in the first photo is gorgeous. I love the fur eyelashes in #12.


  • MissEloise June 25th, 2012 7:26 PM

    Everyone looks so great and like they are having so much fun.

  • Tyknos93 June 25th, 2012 7:41 PM

    How does such a thing even exist!? Awesome!


    • Tyknos93 June 25th, 2012 7:43 PM

      Also for any of the Rookie readers/writers from Brazil do you have any pics or stories about Carnival? I’d love to go someday.

      • shalalala June 25th, 2012 8:38 PM

        yep, I’ve got a lot of old carnival’s pictures and stories <3 what do you wanna know exactly?

      • shalalala June 26th, 2012 11:35 AM

        it takes about week – some people don’t work and students don’t have classes. carnival is celebrated in a different way in every part of the country, but the most famous parade is in rio de janeiro. actually, it’s an old portuguese tradition. more about it here: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnaval

  • WitchesRave June 25th, 2012 7:42 PM



  • Whatsername June 25th, 2012 7:46 PM

    Beautiful! HONY covered the Mermaid Parade, too. Wish I was there!

  • JessicaMae June 25th, 2012 7:58 PM

    Looking at these makes me want to watch The Little Mermaid and feel nostaligc X)


  • sn0wwhite June 25th, 2012 8:01 PM

    These are such beautiful photos.
    I’ve never heard of the Mermaid Parade.
    I’ve now added it to my bucket list.
    Thanks Rookie!

  • Celiabow June 25th, 2012 8:14 PM

    These are so magical!!!

  • sherbert June 25th, 2012 8:43 PM

    these just make me happy

  • GlitterKitty June 25th, 2012 8:48 PM

    Ahhhhh this is magical and amazing and why does this not happen everywhere all the time?! This is so wonderful.

  • kittenmix June 25th, 2012 8:50 PM

    #3 is the absolute cutest dat smile :’)

  • Yellie June 25th, 2012 9:07 PM

    Uhh every spring mermaids get in my head and i end up watching videos of people swimming in their tails on youtube….
    I mean great pictures i always wanted to make it out to the parade!

  • Shweta June 25th, 2012 9:56 PM

    This is perfect, I wish I was there! Everything is so pretty and pastel!!

  • moonchild June 25th, 2012 9:57 PM

    Hi. First of all, these pictures are gorgeous! This is so cool… is it annual? Hmmmm maybe I’ll go next year.

    Second, I just wanted to say that Rookie Roadtrip: New York Edition was flippin AWESOME! Tavi, you’re so sweet and so absolutely easy to talk to! I hope you like my amulet thing (?) (what?) and yeah. The end. Although I kind of wish I gave you my blog name because what would be cooler than having TAVI read your blog?! (http://under-a-bridge.blogspot.com/) (WHAT? I’M NOT SHAMELESSLY SELF PROMOTING! PSHHHTTT.)

    Anaheed, you are such a lovely person. There is nothing more welcoming when you are nervously excited than a beautiful woman in a silk lounge top hug you without warning! <3 *internet love*

    Amy Rose, you are a totally bitchen’ dude/bro/man! #soupdumplings (need I say more?)

    I didn’t really get to talk to Petra or Hazel, but you both seem so cool, as well as the band SUPER CUTE WHO WERE (in Charlotte’s words) SUPER CUTE.

    Lastly, it was so wonderful to meet other readers! This group was so welcoming and everyone was so approachable and stylin’ and wonderful! Shoutout to all my new friends from That One Weird Girl In The Green Turban/Headscarf Thing. Yeah. And thank you for the waffle!


    • Anaheed June 25th, 2012 10:26 PM

      Hi, Gwen! It was so fun to meet you all, I am still dizzy from all the love. We have to make Rookie meetups a regular things, man.

    • Anaheed June 25th, 2012 11:19 PM

      Waaaait, I remember exactly who you are. You were hanging out with Charlotte, right? I LOVE YOUR TURBAN (and you) SO MUCH OMG.

      • moonchild June 26th, 2012 11:20 AM

        YES! THAT WAS ME!!! I LOVE YOU TOO ANAHEED! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    • Tara June 25th, 2012 11:42 PM

      reading about your love for rookie makes me so happy. it really does. it makes me wish I could have been in new york today! but I am so excited for the LA installment!

  • Adrienne June 25th, 2012 10:41 PM

    Absolutely stunning. My favorite is #5. :)


  • littlepyrogirl June 25th, 2012 10:55 PM

    Number 9 is twilight sparkle.

  • Ben June 26th, 2012 12:53 AM

    OMG! I love the guy in the 6th picture! They all lokk really cool!

  • mayaautumn June 26th, 2012 2:38 AM

    wow these are pure amazingness:0 i think i might just have to have a mermaid dressup party, like this minute. IT LOOKS SO FUN!
    I’ve been catching up in ‘what’s goin’ down’ over at the rookie roadtrip on instagram (i am maya_autumn) and it looks absolutely great…i just wish i was there! so pleasepleaseplease come over to England sometime if you can – it’d be smashing;D
    but for now I’ll just have to imagine I’m there…

    instagram: maya_autumn

  • ChayaGuy June 26th, 2012 2:40 AM

    Yay! I’m ecstatic to see that you guys covered the Mermaid Parade! It’s one of the best (FREE) things to do in New York. (Did I mention that it’s free?!) And you get to dress up, so that’s really cool. I, myself, dressed up and made my own costume! I bought a shell bra from a 99 cent store, glued some gems on it with my hot glue gun, brought out teal sequined fabric to make my skirt, got some cheap pearly-like costume jewelry from a beauty supply store, and let my natural hair freee!

    I was such a happy mermaid. *soul clap*

  • AnguaMarten June 26th, 2012 10:59 AM

    this is 402 kinds of glorious.

  • RhiaSnape June 26th, 2012 2:37 PM

    1 is gorgeous – loove the hair

  • Sea goddess June 26th, 2012 3:09 PM

    awee this colors are so magical!
    remainds me of aqua marine :’)


  • Taffy June 26th, 2012 9:19 PM

    I am so disappointed I missed this! Beautiful pictures, though.

  • ilyssaaa June 26th, 2012 9:36 PM

    i went to this last year, its was FANTASTIC

  • LM June 27th, 2012 12:46 AM

    Omigosh omigosh omigosh!!! Sooooo jealous! I think my fave is #1… I’m getting all happy now, I always thought I was secretly a mermaid:)

  • Dino June 27th, 2012 3:05 PM

    This is wicked! Love it so much!

    I’m so jealous of you guys who get to be part of the roadtrip! I am all the way in South Africa! :(

  • TheGreatandPowerfulRandini June 27th, 2012 6:55 PM

    There is a MERMAID PARADE? Is it annual? Oh my, this is like… huge. I need this experience in my life.