Eye Candy

And There Were Stars in Our Eyes

Petra’s photos from the Strange Magic prom last month in L.A.


  • KayKayPhotographer September 11th, 2012 3:09 PM

    If my school prom had been more like this, maybe I would have gone!

  • Susann September 11th, 2012 3:11 PM

    Such gorgeous photos! I really love Petra’s dress, so romantic :)

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • isobele September 11th, 2012 3:22 PM

    No.3 looks like how the dress in pretty in pink should have looked before Andie hacked it up

  • Eryn September 11th, 2012 4:00 PM

    So magical.

  • ♡ reba ♡ September 11th, 2012 4:01 PM

    beautiful album, fabulous dresses and pictures !! :-) :-) :-) it would be the best thing ever if the next road trip was in the uk *hint hint* xxxx

  • SiLK September 11th, 2012 4:14 PM

    The shoes and skirts in 17 are adorable! I’m glad everyone seemed to enjoy it so much, hopefully there will be another some time in the future and I will be able to go :)

  • Taylor WM September 11th, 2012 4:33 PM

    Definitely has inspired me to put some thought into my prom, which my (British…) School has decided to spring on us :-/ My mind is now buzzing with dress ideas! Hahah:)
    Taylor x


  • claire_eliz September 11th, 2012 4:38 PM

    Tavi’s hair <3 My school's prom needs to be like this!!

  • HollyGolightly September 11th, 2012 5:03 PM

    You are ALL beautiful!

  • SweetSarahO September 11th, 2012 5:08 PM


    Thank you so much for these pictures. I love them! Number 19 is going to be up in our room from now on with our Rookie Week/Strange Magic/BESTWEEKEVER shrine.

    And number 17 is now my desktop. It’s funny to be staring at my feet all the time, but it’s just too awesome!


  • Tyknos93 September 11th, 2012 5:30 PM

    My school prom was not nearly this magical. Still, I had a great time. If you have the chance, everyone, go. Even if it’s not considered the coolest event. It’s memorable and corny and a bit overhyped, but that’s what makes it so special :)


  • bethleeroth September 11th, 2012 5:40 PM

    Picture 14 I looooooove it

  • dianeisnotmyname September 11th, 2012 5:58 PM

    These are so beautiful!
    side note- I was having an awful day at school. I came home and the Rookie yearbook arrived, and it honestly made my day.


  • kendallkh September 11th, 2012 6:10 PM

    Dear Tavi PLEASE do a hair tutorial omg. My heart is breaking that I couldn’t go to this.

    • RhiaSnape September 12th, 2012 5:02 PM

      yes Tavi PLEASE

      • Bloom September 12th, 2012 5:37 PM

        i third this notion pLEASE

        • Cutesycreator aka Monica September 20th, 2012 12:38 PM

          Loyally fourthed. PLEASE! :D

  • krissyt September 11th, 2012 6:15 PM

    wait, rookie needs to run a school for girls, with prom every month. i’d graduate with a major in candy with an emphasis in glitter flower vagina art.

  • RainingMiceAndMen September 11th, 2012 6:25 PM

    Did you thrift your dresses? They are so GREAT! I hope my prom is as amazing as this.


  • ToriLynne September 11th, 2012 6:31 PM

    I love these photos! I wish my prom was like this. So lovely and sparkly and pretty and I wish I could have been there!
    xo, Tori

  • Emilie September 11th, 2012 6:36 PM

    seriously, can I have the table of candy?

  • Adrienne September 11th, 2012 6:57 PM

    Everyone is so gorgeous!!! I love Petra’s dress!


  • MissKnowItAll September 11th, 2012 7:35 PM

    can we seriously have a rookie prom?

  • Summer September 11th, 2012 7:44 PM

    These are so gorgeous. I want to live inside these pictures

  • brennachan September 11th, 2012 8:29 PM

    I love these wonderfully magical pictures. My favorites are 4 and 17 :)

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch September 11th, 2012 8:37 PM

    can I just say that Rookie will be the reason I fail science.


    p.s Olivia why does your boyfriend have a fork in his hair?

  • Jes September 11th, 2012 8:59 PM

    Homecoming is coming up (heh) and I want to dress like this… but I’m afraid that everyone will think I’m a freak. My school is pretty mainstream.

  • Jesse September 11th, 2012 9:09 PM

    That first picture is my friend Sophia and me!I can’t even….this was just so much fun.

    My tumblr, normyadorescrumpets

    Sophia’s, worldsamess

  • ellfang September 11th, 2012 10:30 PM

    pictures 11 and 14 are me and my friend ruby! they turned out so gorgeous we can’t believe it! aaah i wish i could go back to the best week of my life. thank you petra for these amazing pictures!

  • rachelsea September 11th, 2012 11:43 PM

    Rookie Yearbook One arrived in the mail today!!!!!! It’s so gorgeous. Great work team Rookie! I am sleeping with it under my pillow tonight :)

  • Vera September 12th, 2012 12:09 AM

    so beautiful; petra your photography is a thing of wonders. i wish i could have been there!

  • paige.xo September 12th, 2012 1:24 AM

    oh wow! I love prom dresses so much. you guys are all so beautiful.

  • ivoire September 12th, 2012 1:43 AM

    So preeeetty!
    Also, who’s sequined jacket is that because I am going to your house and sneakily steal it mwahaha or you can tell me where you got it.

  • Golf25Radioman September 12th, 2012 5:07 AM

    Found this when it was on Jimmy Fallon.

  • victoria September 12th, 2012 5:36 AM

    Such great photos – I especially love n 17.
    Everyone just looks so super awesome!

  • Dayzee September 12th, 2012 10:30 AM

    these are wonderful and beautiful.

  • marj0 September 12th, 2012 10:49 AM

    Wonderful as usually :)

    But there’s one thing that bothers me: am I right that Rookie is kinda sponsored by Urban Outfitters?
    Because i don’t find their ‘eat less’ and Jewish star t-shirts (with a little bit of searching on the internet i could probably make that list longer) very tactful and when i saw conversation about it on Tumblr there wasn’t much of a responds from Rookie-girls…
    Are these Urban Outfit controversial actions like the new taboo?!

    • Anaheed September 12th, 2012 11:04 AM

      Our road trip this summer was a sponsored by Urban Outfitters, not our company/site. I don’t find those T-shirts very tactful either and if I’m not mistaken the company pulled them from their stores.

  • Lucille September 12th, 2012 1:31 PM

    this is perfect.


  • ghoststakepolaroids September 12th, 2012 1:47 PM

    this is what every prom should be like! its so perfect i wish mine was like that haha

  • oharnoldlayne September 12th, 2012 4:04 PM

    If you do the Rookie road trip again, I hope you switch it up and start in L.A. and end in New York City so people on the East Coast can do this stuff too!

    • MissKnowItAll September 12th, 2012 6:26 PM


  • RhiaSnape September 12th, 2012 5:00 PM

    number 4, TAVI AND PETRA HOW DO YOU LOOK THIS GOOD??? I know we’ve had a vintage prom dress article, but how about a how to get ready and just extra stuff, because I have my first ever end of school prom coming up this year and I need HELP xoxox

  • elizabethamy September 13th, 2012 3:45 AM

    Is it just me or does the girl on the left looks crazily like Grimes?

    P.S I here Australia’s pretty good for road trips?

    You know, whatever I’m just sayin’… You guys might enjoy it perhaps you know… 2013? Am I being subtle enough?

  • ElspethMae September 16th, 2012 9:06 AM

    So so lovely! What camera was Petra using?

    • Nanie Kamarul September 17th, 2012 11:28 AM

      I wish I could get a prom like this =)

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica September 20th, 2012 12:57 PM

    Gorgeous photos. What a great prom!

  • EmilyBurke September 21st, 2012 5:09 PM

    This is the epitome of perfect, what i would have given to get there!
    - Emily