Sister, Sister

Some friends are born, not made.


  • Viaperson November 14th, 2013 7:31 PM

    SO BEAUTIFUL WEOIAFsdfjwhge!!!!!!!!!!! makes me want a sister more than anything. all you girlz are immaculate

  • Adrienne November 14th, 2013 7:51 PM

    I love this so so much!! Everything is so gorgeous. Makes me want to do a photoshoot with my twin haha. And Sanaa and Sabaa pretty much summed up our own relationship as well. <3

  • Tara November 14th, 2013 7:53 PM

    this is truly wonderful. I loved reading their stories about sisterhood and the images are beautiful. they really depict in a lovely way how they connect and who they are as individuals. lovely, elle.

  • Regina November 14th, 2013 7:54 PM

    ELLE this is so prettyyyyyyy

  • Lesty November 14th, 2013 7:59 PM

    These pictures and anecdotes are gorgeous! I am the oldest of three sisters, but my middle sister doesn’t like me at all, which sucks because we’re so close in age and I want her to be my best friend! Luckily I’m really close with me little sister but she’s 11 I’m 20 so we can only chat about so much. Anyone else got a sister who hates their guts? its the worst.

  • intergalactic fork November 14th, 2013 8:14 PM

    this is so perfect! makes me wish i had a sister!!

  • Unicorn Heels November 14th, 2013 8:45 PM

    I have two older sisters (+4 years and +8 years) and, while we’ve never just DESPISED each other, we’ve never been close. Maybe it’s the age spread? Siblings are weird.

    Anyways, beautiful as always :)

  • Abby November 14th, 2013 9:42 PM

    This is my favorite thing.

  • izzywayout November 14th, 2013 9:49 PM


  • Audrey07 November 14th, 2013 10:13 PM

    I really adore your photos! I also love your illustrations and collages that you’ve posted on your tumblr. What are you inspired by when illustrating/drawing? Thanks! x

  • Shutterbug1998 November 14th, 2013 10:20 PM

    These photos and little stories to go along with them are sublime! I have a younger sister (5 year age difference) and we can’t stand each other. I wish our relationship was more like what these girls share :)

  • umi November 14th, 2013 10:34 PM

    me and my sister are really close.we’re the best of of friends.once,though,when she was like a year old(i was probably two or three) i put stickers on her head in the shape of devil horns.

    • umi November 14th, 2013 10:34 PM

      oh also those girls make me wanna learn how to skate SO BAD UGH

  • nizmocat November 14th, 2013 10:35 PM

    i’m going to cry these are so perfect!!!!! i wish i had a relationship like this (but i’m an only child)
    i love #15 and everything really

  • dandelions November 15th, 2013 12:57 AM

    This is amazing! It’s so ROOKIE. I love this. I wish I had a sister.

  • Sarah November 15th, 2013 1:24 AM

    This is my favourite photo set on Rookie EVER!
    I love photo 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Just to let you know there seems to be some weird error where a bunch of ??? appear randomnly throughout the text.)

    • Anaheed November 15th, 2013 4:57 AM

      What browser are you using, and where do those question marks show up?

      • Sarah November 16th, 2013 6:15 AM

        I’m using safari on an iPad. They seem to show up in the place of apostrophes.

        • Sarah November 16th, 2013 6:17 AM

          They’ve disappeared now

  • TessAnnesley November 15th, 2013 2:04 AM

    i want one of these with brothers… me and my twin might not get along sometimes but he still the guy i shared a womb with…

  • Torrie November 15th, 2013 2:48 AM

    if only my sister and i were like this. we’re the complete opposite but i guess that’s the way it has to be sometimes. eleanor, these are wonderful. you’ve captured their love so well.

  • Nobre November 15th, 2013 4:36 AM


  • Rowena November 15th, 2013 5:47 AM

    This is making me so excited for my sister coming home for the weekend!!

  • peppermintmoo November 15th, 2013 6:39 AM

    This album is so dreamy. It makes me miss my sister (we’re half a world apart at the moment). Em if you’re reading this I love you!

  • julalondon November 15th, 2013 8:34 AM

    Now i REALLY miss my sister!

  • cloudinthesky November 15th, 2013 9:18 AM

    oh my gosh this is such a lovely eye candy. My sisters and me are also the same size, same shoe size and we always borrow clothes from each other, sometimes without asking! The relationship between sisters is really special and these photos capture this very well. <3 <3 <3

  • Mimi7 November 15th, 2013 10:35 AM

    I’m an only child, most of the time I don’t mind but now I wish I had a sister! They all seem so cool and the styling and photography is beautiful!

  • pizzaface November 15th, 2013 12:43 PM

    I love how Jessie’s pale skin, white hair and dark lips match so beautifully

  • rats-for-candy November 15th, 2013 12:49 PM

    This is so beautiful <3 makes me a little sad about having two brothers and no sisters. It's just not the same

  • lexilikes November 15th, 2013 1:30 PM

    These are so lovely! I don’t have a sister but these photos are really sweet.

  • shelley November 15th, 2013 1:42 PM

    These pictures gave me shivers! So beautiful. I do think the sisterly relationship is something that can’t be beaten. I have a bit of an “Everybody hates Chris” situation, my younger sister looks older and is brilliant at everything. Solange Knowles gives me hope though as her sister is Beyonce and she’s still her own cool person.

  • Jessica Vixenelle November 15th, 2013 1:56 PM

    This made me text my sister immediately and send her the text that accompanied photo #4 omg.

  • Flossy Mae November 15th, 2013 2:20 PM

    Ahh this is so sweet but miles away from my own reality….I have two younger sisters and I WISH we could all look fab is mis-matched swapped clothes but stolen clothes usually = arguments…

  • RockHatesMiriam November 15th, 2013 2:24 PM

    these are so beautiful! they made me appreciate my sister even more!

  • Caitlin H. November 15th, 2013 3:29 PM

    Dying inside with the beauty of these <3

  • Maddy November 15th, 2013 5:28 PM

    These are incredible! I especially like the amazing and cool skateboarding blondes. But how could you like a person’s elbow without them noticing?

  • piisaa November 16th, 2013 7:41 AM

    Absolutely positively ahhhmazing!

  • limegreensunset November 16th, 2013 8:25 AM

    this is so so so so amazing. i always wanted a sister.

  • lizachka November 16th, 2013 1:13 PM

    This slideshow seriously hit home. It’s my favorite one I’ve seen on here so far! I love, love, love it.

  • Joyce November 17th, 2013 2:37 AM

    i typed this after i read ‘We also used to go ’round the school licking the teachers’ elbows because they wouldn’t notice.’ on photo 23. what?

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica November 17th, 2013 8:26 AM


  • RhiaSnape November 17th, 2013 8:48 AM

    Ah this is incredibly beautiful! I really cant wait until my sister is a little older (she’s 11 and i’m 16) and we can share everything. I adore her but we’re not as close as we used to be because I’m always out doing something and she’s a bit young to discuss some things with. but still, gorgeous photos!

  • ellamccartney November 17th, 2013 6:25 PM

    this is so sweet and all of the sisters are so beautiful!! it makes me so sad that i don’t have any siblings </3

  • ♡ reba ♡ November 18th, 2013 12:09 PM

    i love this so much!! i really want a sister!! also glad to find out that theres someone else called Reba <3 <3

  • kaitlinb November 18th, 2013 4:55 PM

    this is touching, but also so so depressing for those of us out there who have less-than-lovely/photographable relationships with our sisters. I always wanted to be close with my sister but because of not sharing a mother and years of lack of communication in our family + age difference + a sibling passing away it’s complicated. I can’t help but wonder how many other girls with similar issues are out there looking at these beautiful photos and feeling as bad as I am. Not reprimanding Rookie but just acknowledging these issues in case someone else is reading who has them… it’s hard.

    • Amy Rose November 18th, 2013 5:17 PM

      Hey babe. I’m sorry to hear about your sibling who passed. I know what it’s like to feel distant from your sisters during difficult times at home—I wrote about it a little here (although we’re not estranged, just different). And Lola actually wrote a great answer to a Just Wondering question about having difficulties with your sisters, in which she also talks about a conversation a lot of us had in our staff Facebook group about not-great sibling relationships. We’ve got a lot more coming about all different kinds of family ties this month, and I really hope you find something that makes you feel recognized in those pieces. Mad love to you.

  • neenbean November 20th, 2013 1:44 AM

    I love this concept so much. It’s inspired me to have a photoshoot with my sister in the future :)

  • elektraheart November 26th, 2013 3:17 PM

    I love my sister so much! (: It’s the best relationship ever! <3