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Girl We Adore: Irie Jean Calkins Presented by Amuse Society

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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 YOUTH: What’s your nickname?

IRIE: Eyes, Yung ass Irie Jean

Let’s clear this up. What is your real full name? Everyone calls you “Jean.”

My full name is Irie Jean Calkins. It’s really embarrassing when I meet someone that has been following me on Instagram who thinks my name is actually Jean and I’m just a stoner or something who added “irie” in front as an adjective. Not chill. Especially since I’ve never smoked weed.

How did your parents come up with the name Irie?

My mom says she saw it on a license plate but I think that’s bullshit. They only had boy names so “Irie” was pretty last minute. My parents were really young when they had me and they were hippies. I saw in my mom’s year book that some people called her “mushroom queen” but she doesn’t know that I know that.

Where were you born and where are you currently living?

Born in Los Alamitos and I live in Huntington Beach right now.

Send us a selfie.

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What do you wonder about?

Why I got asked to do an interview for What Youth when I’m not a pro surfer.

What is your routine?

Wake up, play with my dog, shower, lay naked in bed for 2 hours, then get ready, maybe go to LA for castings, maybe go to ballet, maybe go to the beach, maybe hang with friends, maybe hang with myself, maybe go on a walk/ hike, maybe go shopping, etc.

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What’s been your biggest mistake?

Letting other people’s opinion of me get in the way of what I want to do. Dumb!!!

Best piece of advice you ever received?

No feeling is final. So when life is rough know that it’ll be over soon, and when it’s good enjoy it.

What skill do you wish you possessed?

I wish I was good at artistic things and could draw and paint and stuff.

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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…

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Girl We Adore: Kayla Varley Both sides of the glass Presented by Amuse Society

Kayla Varley left the small town of Bakersfield, California and headed to L.A. at age 17, armed with her self-taught photography skills and a whole lot of angsty ambition. Inspired by the works of Lauren Greenfield and Sally Mann, Kayla‘s photographic style commands attention. It has a bold, fierceness we like. Gifted a point-and-shoot camera…

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Girl We Adore: Maddy Relph A sexier world tour Presented by Amuse Society

This is Maddy Relph. She grew up in Australia and was the paper girl for Jourdan Bowen, who lived on the same street as her. Long story short, they have been together for 9 years now and one day in-between her modeling and his mining, they decided to bail. Photog and muse. On the run….

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Girl We Adore: Rikki Barton Inspired by Kate Moss Presented by Amuse Society

This shoot was inspired by the historic shot of Kate Moss reading in the bathtub shot by Sante D’Orazio for Vogue Italia in 1995. And while you need say no more (you had us at Kate Moss), this ode to the icon photographed by Mark Powell caught our eye. The smokey-eyed-but-somehow-adorablely-sexy literati in her underwear…

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