Shadows are playing tricks on us.
Thanks to Audrey and Roshanay for modeling. Styling by Marie. Clothing from Shareen Vintage unless otherwise noted.
Earrings from Pygmy Hippo Shoppe.
Ring from Pygmy Hippo Shoppe.
Bracelet from Motherland.
Dress from Bluesville USA.
Shida Tatsuya jacket and Twinkle dress from Koshka.
number 5… the most gorgeous eyebrows ever
I just discovered this magazine, and it’s literally changed my life. It’s officially ranked third on my list of Best Things Ever (after slam poetry and roller derby). So obviously I love all the photos too, but I just wanted to point something out: while there are several articles about accepting diverse body types and feeling good about yourself, all of the models I’ve seen in these fashion photography posts are skinny and white. This seems inconsistent and hypocritical. Could you please try to have more diverse models?
I promise we are constantly working to make sure our casting is more diverse. We’re a tiny team, and while this is no excuse, I hope it at least offers some explanation as to why our attention to different parts of the site can be inconsistent. I’m glad you like the site and thank you for your input.
That makes sense. Once again, I absolutely love this magazine– thank you so much to everyone who makes it happen.
I hate to sound mean or whatever, but I’d just like to point out that sometimes caring so much about diversity is counterintuitive. Why should you care so much? Is it because you want to feel included (and therefore not self confident), is it because you feel there is an explicit need to be diverse? Let everyone shine for who they are, not for their race as a part of a diversity program.
just so you know, Roshanay is Pakistani and not white. I for one am trying to get used to addressing an audience as a whole but I also don’t want to make people into tokens and use someone just because of their race. I still do completely understand that Rookie should show a diverse array of people. I think we are doing a pretty good job though we still have further to go. I’m with Tavi on her points!
ohh my god the brunette is so beautiful. she looks like a sultry spanish woman
The last shot is phenomenal.
I love the makeup, & the shadows in #4.
OMGEEEE. I loved all of them, but I love 12, 14, 15, and 17 the most!
i looove. playing with shadow and light in photos. my faves are 7 and 12
in #5 she has a gorgeous resembalance to Frida Kahlo
I adore these! They’re absolutely stunning. They really tell a story, but it’s definitely up to interpretation.
Marie, your styling is ON POINT.
the models and clothes are BEAUTIFUL, but i dunno, its just not clicking for me…
Such beautiful pictures and models! The girl with darker hair has the best eyebrows I have ever seen. I have major eyebrow jealousy
Oh my god,
Plus I want the dress is #1 so bad ^.^
#10, WOW. Amazing stuff.
These are exactly the kind of photos I’ve always wanted to take…so much inspiration!!
tara, i think this is STUNNING. just amazing
Autumn has arrived now i guess…
5 and 17 are so beautiful!! xo
each photo is amazing, it’s unreal! this has to be my fav set so far. the make up, the clothes, the NAIL POLISH, the shoes, the setting, the models gaaaahhh need i say more? everything is perfect!!
Stunning photos! I especially love the last one, but all of them are beautiful!
Fashion in Pepperland
These are so gorgeous and inspiring, you should both consider modelling !
These are absolutely awesome. I love these shadows and lightnings. It seems so unreal how beautiful those photos are! number four and five and twelve and seventeen are the best. and everything in between.
I think this is my favorite rookie shoot so far. I love the lighting & styling :)
definitely my favourite so far!
These pictures have a really relaxed, professional, classy vibe. They remind me of an upscale hotel for some reason.
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Some of the women who’ve worn the crown.
Sixteen-year-old me would be disgusted with current me.
Our favorite cult style icons (literally, in a few cases).
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A visit to Detroit’s Heidelberg Project.
An ode to my glamorous arcade queen.