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Girl We Adore: Olivia Brower Former Encinitas, CA Whole Foods shopper (it closed)

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What Youth: Do you have any nicknames?

Olivia Brower: Liviey Girl, Olive, Oli.

Where are you from and where are you now?

I’m from Cardiff by the Sea. But now Los Angeles.

What do you love about that place?

I love LA because it’s like home to me now, and there’s palm trees everywhere.

Would you send us a selfie :) ?

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What do you wonder about?

I wonder about the future a lot. My own future, and the world’s — I’m curious how our generation is going to evolve.

What’s more likely to be real, ghosts or aliens?


What show are you most likely to Netflix binge on?

Parks and Recreation.

What’s your dream car?

Lyndon B. Johnson 1965 Lagoon Blue Amphicar.

Favorite Hobbies?

Wrestling tigers, yodeling (AKA: cuddling with Yoda), and on weekends I like to repair air conditioning units in Antarctica.

Surfers or skaters?

Both make great friends hahaha.

What’s your dream job?

I love being a model. I think whenever it ends, it would be cool to be a first grade teacher.

What’s the last thing you created?

Scrambled eggs.

What do you like to hear instead of silence?

Led Zeppelin.

If you went to the airport without a ticket, where would you end up?


What would you say is the closest thing you have to a routine?

Wake up, work out, eat food, and go to work.

What was your biggest mistake?

Well, I make little mistakes daily. But nothing that major…knock on wood.

What skills do you wish you possessed?

If we’re talking super powers I wish I could breathe under water. I also wish I was better at math. (I was always envious of the kids at school that could do it with such ease.)

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” I read that in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there’s a lot of great quotes in that book.

Tell us about your best friend.

My best friend is the best person…ever! She loves Harry Potter, animals, children, and helping people. She’s the most kind and genuine person you’d have the pleasure of meeting. Our sense of humor is the same, we’re both very goofy people with silly nerdy jokes…that only we laugh at. We have the same birthday too.

If we took you out to lunch, where would you want to go and what are we having?

Sugarfish! And we’re having the tastiest sushi in town.

For more Olivia, check out her instagram.

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Girl We Adore: Leah Doornick A flower-drying musician from Los Angeles

What is your full name? Leah Doornink. Do you have any nicknames? Sometimes Oko if somebody doesn’t really know my real name yet, otherwise noooope. Where were you born and where are you currently living? I’ve lived in Los Angeles my whole life. I’ve been in Echo Park for the past few years. Will you…

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Girl We Adore: Valentina Ruby Sykes A model seamstress jeweler from Melbourne, Australia

WHAT YOUTH: What’s your full name? VALENTINA SKYES: Valentina Ruby Sykes Do you have any nicknames? Vee Where were you born and where are you currently living? Born in Melbourne, currently in Sydney and moving to LA next week! Will you send us a selfie? What do you wonder about the most? What do cats…

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Girl We Adore: Grace Van Dien From What Youth Issue 12 shot by Darren Ankenman

Do you have any nicknames?  “Spacey Gracey” is my most fitting one. When I was younger my family called me Smeagol and loved hearing me say “My precious.” And my friends call me Grachalingus Van-Dingus. Where were you born? I grew up in Malibu and moved out of my parents house to live in Santa…

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Girl We Adore: Molly Steele A train-hopping wanderer from a swampy puddle in Florida

We heard about Molly through a friend of ours and the first thing they told us is: My friend Molly is crazy and shoots rad photos and she’s a babe. Ask her about hopping trains and how many times she’s been arrested. Say no more, we were in. And here she is. WHAT YOUTH: What’s…

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Girl We Adore: Clare Gillies The president of the Jane Austen book club lives in New York

Do you have any nicknames? Bear/Clarebear and sometimes queaks…I have a…unique voice;) Where did you come from and where do you now live? I’m from CT originally, but I live in NYC now. If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? I would pick my great grandma. She…

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Girl We Adore: Rachel Yampolsky A transplant from the Arizona desert

What’s your full name? Rachel Ann Yampolsky Do you have any nicknames? Sweet Potato. Where did you come from? Tucson, Arizona. What do you love about that place? I love waking up super early in the morning, before the heat and riding my bike around the neighborhood. Least favorite thing about that place? The summers….

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Girl We Adore: Annie McGinty A Nick Cave fan from the Midwest

What Youth: What’s your full name? Annie: Annie Elizabeth McGinty Do you have any nicknames? Annie-banannie, McG Where did you come from? Columbus, Ohio. What do you love about that place? Sports, family and friends. Least favorite thing about that place? Freezing cold winters Would you send us a selfie?   What do you wonder…

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Girl We Adore: Yvonne Logan The new California girl

WHAT YOUTH: Do you have any nicknames?  YVONNE: If people can’t pronounce my first name right, they usually call me “Livy.” Where did you come from? I’m from Costa Mesa, California. Would you send us a selfie? What do you wonder about? I wonder about the future, like most people, and wonder why we haven’t…

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Girl We Adore: Irie Jean Calkins Presented by Amuse Society

Meet Irie. A rare and delicate discovery from Huntington Beach of all places. We recently did a shoot with her for our Cluster issue way back when [What Youth Issue 10], and we got to hang out with her. Then this other time we got mexican food with her and asked her silly questions. Like these: WHAT…

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Girl We Adore: Joanna Halpin Presented by Amuse Society

This is Joanna Halpin. She’s from a coastal town in England but now jet sets between Los Angeles and London. She’s modeled for some of the greats and recently became a member of the Amuse Society. And she was rad enough to chat with us and we even got her to take us a selfie….

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Girl We Adore: Langley Fox Presented by Amuse Society

“If I don’t laugh at my outfit a little bit each morning, I’ll change.” Langley Fox told us this on the roof of the Ace Hotel after the World Premiere of Cluster. She was of course dressed impeccably, with just enough giggle. That night, it was a polka dot dress. Just perfection. And while Langley has…

Girl We Adore: Natascha Elisa In Search of Sadie Presented by Amuse Society

Natascha Elisa doesn’t make any plans. Things just seem to happen. She recently caught the attention of Amuse Society and it’s easy to see why. As a model, a blogger, a philanthropist, a business mogul, Natascha doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. It began in Australia at age 15 when she was scouted…