Courtney Jaedke is Dane Reynolds’s girlfriend. She creates and styles under the name Napkin Apocalypse. We call her Qwertini sometimes.
We recently asked her to creative-direct and shoot an entire fashion feature for our second issue. Her response: “How big is this? How many photos? When’s the due date and where can I find some bitches? Oh, and I do have access to a hawk and a zoo ;)”
After some of the most entertaining creative exchanges we’ve been a part of, we pulled the shoot off in a strange town just outside of Oakland, California. We stayed in a run-down motel, ate at Applebee’s (where Courtney kicked off the shoot by ordering a round of buttery nipple shots to set the mood), and talked about Willow, a film George Lucas “poured his heart into” that starred Val Kilmer. A must-see.
Look for the finished product in What Youth Issue Two, available so, so soon in the What Youth shop.