Eye Candy

Summer of Love, Part One

Petra’s pictures from our cross-country road trip. Captions by Tavi.


  • Tara August 23rd, 2012 7:04 PM

    so so so so beautiful, everything is beautiful
    (also Tavi, any chance you could credit me for image 26?)

  • suburban grrrl August 23rd, 2012 7:36 PM

    Ahh Kate Nash is so cool!


  • Bloom August 23rd, 2012 7:44 PM

    album looks like it was made from dreams

  • Maggie August 23rd, 2012 7:46 PM

    #6 is my favorite Rookie image I’ve ever seen

    • Meara.L.Lovegood August 24th, 2012 1:19 AM

      My favourite set of pictures ever, I believe. Could you possibly consider coming to Canada? I think I would die.

    • Maggie August 24th, 2012 1:13 PM

      Those horses were in my dream last night

    • georgie fruit August 25th, 2012 12:05 AM

      NUMBER SIX OH MY GOD I’M DEAD. that picture. stunning.

  • catgirl August 23rd, 2012 7:50 PM

    beautiful pictures petra! & i love your style tavi! next year please please please visit the south. :)

  • FiveDimesForNineLives August 23rd, 2012 7:55 PM

    I love the feel of this photo shoot. Who takes these pictures and what camera are they using?


  • HollieLillian August 23rd, 2012 7:58 PM

    This is basically the perfect summer embodied. It’s so cool that you were able to do this and have these memories it’s like what you expect summer to be like but for 99% of people it isn’t but its fab to be able to admire from afar (very afar i’m in the UK). But seriously wow, the fact this was even possible is awesome. Rookie is awesome.


  • Ben August 23rd, 2012 7:58 PM


  • Hedwig August 23rd, 2012 8:07 PM


  • TessaTheTeenageWitch August 23rd, 2012 8:32 PM

    omggggg deadddddddd.

    WHY are you all so PERFECT.

    Far Out.

    *le crey*

  • Eryn August 23rd, 2012 8:39 PM

    Amazing photos! I made that floral headband Anna’s wearing in number 8! :)

  • Adrienne August 23rd, 2012 8:47 PM

    So beautiful! I love everyone’s outfits, especially Tavi’s pants in #36 and San Fran’s crowns. And Petra’s fan is so gorgeous.


  • ViolentDreams August 23rd, 2012 8:52 PM

    is there anyway i could like buy some petra collins posters for thay dorm? my walls are in desperate need of some petra magik

  • Gabby August 23rd, 2012 9:39 PM

    the hair braiding omg!!!!!!

  • Montgomery August 23rd, 2012 9:42 PM

    These are so beautiful! Inspires me to go ona road trip

  • decemberbaby August 23rd, 2012 9:42 PM

    Ohhh my gosh, Kate Nash in front of Petra’s flower/glitter vagina. I’ve gotten used to finding unexpectedly beautiful stuff on Rookie, but that photo just raised the bar. And I love #38 and #39. And all the Rookies in the last 10 photos are ridiculously adorable. I wish I could’ve come to some of the events; it all looks amazing. Worth the rare Tavi tears!

  • Dylon August 23rd, 2012 9:43 PM

    Thank you so much for featuring me in #31! You guys are so lovely! x

  • ValeCrts August 23rd, 2012 9:57 PM

    These are all so beautiful!

  • aliceee August 23rd, 2012 10:00 PM


  • kellbell August 23rd, 2012 10:34 PM

    The photos in the redwoods are STUNNING! Makes me want to go back and do my own little photoshoot there.

  • Ginny August 23rd, 2012 10:45 PM

    These are BEAUTIFUL<3

  • unicornconnect August 23rd, 2012 10:59 PM

    this is a mush of awesomeness, summer and beautifulness. I am pretty much suffering a slow and excruciating death becasue I live in australia.

    still. YAY! for rookie. you guys rock.

  • Kathryn August 23rd, 2012 11:34 PM

    Every picture is so perfect.

    I can’t even


  • SiLK August 23rd, 2012 11:46 PM

    Makes me smile! Wish I was there :)


  • Susann August 24th, 2012 12:02 AM

    I am completely amazed by #5, so beautiful!

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • kendallkh August 24th, 2012 12:10 AM

    18 and 19 remind me so much of Moonrise Kingdom.

  • spatergator August 24th, 2012 12:29 AM

    You are all highly perceptive and magical individuals with exquisite American taste. These photos make me want to step up my game in trying to look as cool.

  • Kaleidoscopeeyes August 24th, 2012 12:42 AM

    I can’t even explains my feels right now. On this trip, life must have looked like a film, like a music video, like your favorite novel. You must’ve felt so alive. You traveled the country to do what you love, make art, and meet and connect people who are like minded and love your work. It’s just amazing, this kind of event is like my dream. I want to find a way to be a part of something like this, but I feel like I either don’t know how or don’t have the things I need, inside and outside to do it. Yeah. Blathering.

  • Jessica W August 24th, 2012 1:00 AM

    These look like film stills!
    I enjoyed going through each and every picture and putting my own movie voiceover to them.
    Because that’s not weird at all :)

    The Lovelorn

  • SweetSarahO August 24th, 2012 1:08 AM

    Beautiful pictures, but number six is my favorite! The horses look like they are in luv <3

  • paige.xo August 24th, 2012 1:21 AM

    Gorgeous. These photos are honestly so beautiful.

  • Rosie August 24th, 2012 1:58 AM

    Numbers 9 and 18 are soooo beautiful

  • Narita August 24th, 2012 3:18 AM

    This is one of my fave Rookie photo diaries guys. Serious jealousy going on here.


  • ivoire August 24th, 2012 3:23 AM

    oh my godddddddd! this is so dreamy and summery. its so wonderful.

  • Lucille August 24th, 2012 4:21 AM



  • Dayzee August 24th, 2012 4:34 AM

    I want to eat all of these photos up. And I LOVE Eva’s jacket on the last photo. 45 is amazing.

  • julalondon August 24th, 2012 4:36 AM

    I need that pink vintage dress of yours, Tavi!

  • victoria August 24th, 2012 6:36 AM

    This is so weird! I remember being in LA and hanging out with all of those girls and just.. ahh!!!! MEMORIEZ

    ALSO these are really fantastic photographs. Especially the ones of you guys driving through Wyoming and in Big Sur – just so atmospheric and VIBEY <3 <3 <3

  • artobsessed August 24th, 2012 8:51 AM

    basically, the goddesses of light, water, and earth exploring their creations.
    this is what i think of.

  • boyfights August 24th, 2012 11:47 AM

    That ‘Wild Heart’ horse one from Portland is stunning.


  • Morning Moon August 24th, 2012 11:59 AM

    All I can say is that those pictures are like a dream. Is what I need in my life.

  • GlitterKitty August 24th, 2012 12:35 PM

    Ahhhhhhh I can’t even describe my feelings for these pictures. Petra is some kind of magic person. If there is another road trip will you please please please take me with you?

  • breakfastpixie August 24th, 2012 2:43 PM

    I’m so in love with that picture of Tavi looking over the fence… Beautiful!


  • guiltfreedonut August 24th, 2012 5:05 PM

    the fifth photo with the horses reminds me of the virgin suicides daydream… but the horses need to be unicorns


  • AlisonWonderland August 24th, 2012 5:14 PM

    I’m in #32! Thanks everyone, it was so fun!

  • Allyeo August 25th, 2012 7:17 AM

    Tavi’s dress in number 39 :O <3

  • RhiaSnape August 25th, 2012 12:05 PM

    Gosh, these are gorgeous. Pretty please Tavi, is there somewhere that you can get a dress like the first vintage white one with blue detailing? It’s so nice.

  • tove August 27th, 2012 5:09 AM

    Do I even need to say that? Your life looks so perfect in these photos.
    Also, KATE NASH.

  • dandelions August 29th, 2012 11:43 AM

    Pure angst: like everything I feel inside, but with flowers, sunshine and ice.

  • Elinnn August 29th, 2012 12:06 PM

    AMAZING photos! I love the horse-pictures! :)

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch August 30th, 2012 8:59 PM

    I am sitting in biology class, looking at #9 while watching a documentary about the exact same massive trees. what. what . WHAT.

  • AvisMirabilis September 4th, 2012 5:39 PM

    I want to live in pictures 5-11.

  • lishbish November 3rd, 2012 3:08 AM

    Oh my gawd. YOU GAIZ.
    This album basically made my life.
    You know why?
    I live. IN THE BIG SUR AREA.
    You know that picture of all you lovely ladies in the woods?
    So seeing this has basically made my day. And it’s only just started…because it’s midnight right now.
    Thank you.
    End rant.