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ISSUE No. 1 // APRIL 2011
XO IMAGE april Issue No. 1 //Volume 1
FEARLESS // ADJECTIVE// LACKING FEAR, THE ABSENSE OF FEAR, BEING
LETTER FROM T LE’KEISHA SIMS NAME? THAT WHICH BY ANY OTHER NAM AS SWEET BY PAOLO A PLACE WHERE WE WHERE WE AREN’T WE CAN CALL HOME WEDNESDAY’S CHI IT’S MY TURN BY J
G C O M F O RTA B L E I N Y O U R O W N B E A U T I F U L , F I E R C E , U N I Q U E S K I N
THE EDITOR BY S. WHAT’S IN A H WE CALL A ROSE ME WOULD SMELL O PRISCO I KNOW E CAN GO, A PLACE T KNOWN, A PLACE E BY KIM AKRIGG ILD BY TIFFANY S JESSE RHODUS
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THE EDITOR’S LETTER
Wow, XO Magazine is almost a year old, and look how much we accomplished! I just want
to thank all our readers who have stuck by our side since the very begining and the new readers who are begining this new chapter with us. Many changes have been happening in the XO camp; one of the biggest ones being the launch of XO Image, a editorial only supplement to XO. For the first issue, I wanted to give you guys a intro to what will come in future issues. The theme for this issue is ‘Fearless’. Not being afraid to wear what you want, not being afraid of how people will judge you; we wanted to focus on being strong in your own look. All of our models confidently rock this month’s hottest looks without a care in the world. So go out this month, purchase a crazy studded jacket, daring Louboutins or Jeffrey Campbell heels! Strut your stuff boldly, confidently and most importantly fearlessly! Le’Keisha Sims Editor in Chief
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PHOTOGRAPHY STYLING HAIR/MAKEUP BY Paolo Prisco
ALL CLOTHES Paolo’s Vintage Archive
WHATS IN A NAME? THAT WHICH WE CALL A ROSE. BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SMELL AS SWEET.
I KNOW A PLACE WHERE WE CAN GO, A PLACE WHERE WE AREN’T KNOW, A PLACE FOR YOU & I TO CALL HOME. P H O TO G R A P H Y K I M A K R I G G STYLIST NICOLETTE LANG - ANDERSON M A K E U P S H AW N N A D O W N I N G M O D E L K AYA N N A @ J O H N C A S A B L A N C A S I N T E R N AT I O N A L
WEDNESDAYâ€™S CHILD Ph o t o g r a p h y Ti f f a n y S . ( w w w. t i f f a n y s p h o t o . c a ) Hair Irina Layrega stylist Nalinie Budhu Model Krystal Reeve @ NEXT Canada
IT’S MY TURN !
PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE RH O D U S MODEL HOLLIE @ PHOTOG E N I C S HAIR SARA MERRIE FOR SEBA S T I A N PROFESSIONAL & HAIRRON S A L O N MAKEUP NOEL NIC H O L S STYLING TONY E L L I O T
APRIL 2011 THE FEARLESS ISSUE E D I TO R Le’Keisha Sims CONTRIBUTING P H O TO G R A P H E R S Kim Akrigg Paolo Prisco Jesse Rhodus Tiffany S INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US ON THE NEXT ISSUE ? // SHOOT US A EMAIL AT INFOXOMAG@GMAIL.COM ALL CONTRIBUTORS CONTAIN SOLE COPYRIGHT TO THEIR WORK.
STOCKISTS AMERICAN APPAREL FINE FINDS ATOMIC MODEL H&M FASHION CRIMES NINE WEST ATELIER SANDRA ANGELOZZI MISURA TEENFLO ALEXANDER WANG