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MAGAZINE

N O.4 CITY

SLICKER!

Pre Spring/Summer 2011

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XONO.4 CITYSLICKER PRE SPRINGSUM


MMER 2011


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MAGAZINE EDITOR IN CHIEF & CREATIVE DIRECTOR Le’Keisha Sims kthefashionista@aol.com STAFF: Natalie Smith Rachel-Angela Smith Madison Banaszack Anah R Adam Miller

COVER # 4 “CITY SLICKER ISSUE” PHOTOGRAPHY : KELLY JILL STYLING: CAREEN MILLER MODEL: ANDREA MILNER @ RICHARDS MODEL MANAGEMENT PUBLISHER: XO Magazine, Inc. ADVERTISING: Advertisexomag@gmail.com INTERNSHIP + CONTRIBUTING: Infoxomag@gmail.com TWITTER: www.twitter.com/kthefashionista All contributors retain sole copyright to their work, feel free to contact our contributors about their work, or send us a email. Have any suggestions, comments ot something in general you want to see in XO? shoot us a email!

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS : Kelly Jill Andrew Babarczy Paolo Prisco Nick Trolchi Natalia Artemieva Livana Gosal CONTIBUTING STYLISTS : paolo Prisco Carlos Bouman Sabine Mueller Coreen Miller Sher Taulla CONTRIBUTING MAKEUP ARTISTS : Joseph Kloss Paolo Prisco Maree Spagnol Talysia Ayala (MAC) Kate Blainey CONTRIBUTING HAIR STYLISTS : Joseph Kloss Paolo Prisco Kate Blainey XO MAGAZINE is always looking for photograghers, Designers and makeup artists to work with! Send us a email at infoxomag@gmail.com


4 CITY SLICKER ISSUE 10 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 12 EDITOR’S PICKS 14 XO PRE SPRING/SUMMER PLAYLIST -A SELECTION OF XO’S FAVOURITE TRACKS 15 RICHARD JAY - INTERVIEW 20 GRUNGE FEVER - EDITORIAL BY KELLY JILL 37 DAY N’ NITE - EDITORIAL BY NICK TROLCHI 50 FROM THE SHADOWS - EDITORIAL BY ANDREW BABARCZY 59 NEW YORK DOLLS - EDITORIAL BY PAOLO PRISCO 66 PETAL TO THE METAL - EDITORIAL BY KELLY JILL 84 BEAUTIFUL.DIRTY.RICH - EDITORIAL BY NATALIA ARTEMIEVA 86 EMPIRE STATE OF MIND - EDITORIAL BY LIVANA GOSAL


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PAOLO PRISCO

ANDREW BABARCZY

AFTER SPENDING HIS EARLY ADULT YEARS FRONTING INDIEROCK BANDS IN MELBOURNE’S LIVE MUSIC SCENE, ANDREW SETTLED ON PHOTOGRAPHY AS HIS PRIMARY CREATIVE OUTLET. SEDUCED BY THE STORY-TELLING POSSIBILITIES OF THE VISUAL MEDIUM, HE ASSISTED AN ASSORTMENT OF MELBOURNE COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS WHILST EXPERIMENTING AND HONING HIS OWN STYLE. DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM PEOPLE AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, HE CREATES GRAPHIC, MOODY IMAGES THAT EVOKE MEMORIES AND EMOTION. HIS RELAXED SHOOTING STYLE ALLOWS HIM TO EASILY CONNECT WITH PEOPLE WHETHER ON COMMERCIAL ASSIGNMENT OR SHOOTING PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS.

PAOLO PRISCO IS AN ITALIAN FASHION AND BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHER. ORIGINALLY FROM MILAN HE IS NOW LIVING AND WORKING IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, AT THE BORDERLINE OF THE CHARMING SEASIDE COUNTRY PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO. A FORMER PHILOSPHY STUDENT AT MILANO’S UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI, PAOLO STARTED HIS CAREER AS A FASHION AND TEXTILE DESIGNER BEFORE SHIFTING INTO MAKEUP AND PHOTOGRAPHY. THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHING FASHION HIS INTEREST IN RAW AESTHETIC GREW RATHER THAN AIMLESS TECHNIQUE. BESIDES PHOTOGRAPHY, PAOLO LOVES HAIR AND BEAUTY, HIS STUDIO ALSO HOUSES A VAST COLLECTION OF VINTAGE CLOTHES AND SHOES.


KELLY JILL

KELLY JILL IS A VANCOUVER BASED FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER THAT LOVES TO CREATE IMAGERY THAT TRIGGERS AN EMOTIONAL REACTION. THERE IS A STORY BEHIND THE IMAGES. A CHARACTER BEHIND A FACE. HER WORK CAN BE VIEWED AT WWW.KELLYJILL.COM

NATALIE SMITH

NATALIE SMITH HAS BEEN WITH XO SINCE THE BEGINING, SERVING AS OUR CO - BEAUTY EDITOR WITH MADISON BANASZACK. NATALIE ASSISTS WITH THE BEAUTY DIRECTION FOR EACH ISSUE AND OCCASIONALLY MODELS THE LOOKS THEMSLEVES. A LOVER OF HELLO KITTY AND LADY GAGA, THIS SOMETIME MODEL (SHE LANDED A CAMPAIGN FOR FLIPINO BRAND U.R.U) ALSO ENJOYS DANCE AND SHOPPING.

XO IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW CONTRIBUTORS. SHOOT US A EMAIL AT INFOXOMAG@GMAIL.COM, AND KEEP CHECKING BACK ON OUR SITE FOR THE LATEST ‘NEXT ISSUE’ DETAILS.


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR. Horns honking, Taxis whizzing by, the smell of various foods. These are some of the familar things of cities. Whether it’s London, New York or Paris; cities just have that distinct something that draws people to them. The concrete jungles in which anything you could ever want is readily availble. Shopping, parties, dining, museums all at your finger tips. These cities are the basis of our issue. We were inspired by the various sights, streets and people; who everyday live in the hustle and bustle of whatever city they are in. This season designers especially seemed to cater to the urban woman, Alexander Wang gave us look after look of urban greccian separates which are great for both night and day. Acne provided us with amazing shoes to really make a statement when we stomp on the pavement and make our mark. 2011 has brought many changes for XO, such as this issue for instance. Instead of just our seasonal issues, we have added both Pre Spring/summer and Pre

Autumn issues. These issues will serve as a little sneak peak at whats to come, and something to wet your appetitefor upcoming issues. All of our contributors and staff went above and beyond with this issue, and it definitely shows. I just want to thank all of our staff and contibutors and of course our readers. enjoy XO’s City Slicker Issue.

Le’Keisha Sims Editor in chief XO Magazine


EDITOR’S PICKS PRE SPRING/SUMMER 2010


SHEER OVERSIZED TANKS AND T-SHIRTS, WILDFOX COUTURE SS11, CRYSTAL RINGS, DISTRESSED DENIM WITH A NEW TWIST ( EMBELLISHMENTS, SHEENS, ETC), REBECCA & FIONNA, JEFFEREY CAMPBELL SHOES,ALEXANDER MCQUEEN CLUTCHES, STATEMENT JEWLERY, LE’KEISHA SIMS X WILOH ECOSOCIAL T-SHIRT.


PRE SPRING/ SUMMER 2010 PLAYLIST 1. ON MY OWN - YASMIN 2. BORN THIS WAY - LADY GAGA 3. HOLD IT AGAINST ME - BRITNEY SPEARS 4. LOVE 2 BABY - CHRISTIAN TV 5. ELEVATOR - SKY FERREIRA 6. SKINNY GENES - ELIZA DOOLITTLE 7. I FOLLOW RIVERS - LYKKE LI 8. MY BEST - FRANKMUSIK 9. 1985 - CRASH KINGS 10. THE BALLAD OF MONA LISA - PANIC ! AT THE DISCO 11. KIDS - SLEIGH BELLS 12. LITTTLE DREAMS - ELLIE GOULDING 13. CRAZY BEAUTIFUL LIFE - KE$HA 14. WE SHINE - ALEXIS SARDIAC 15. BULLETS - REBECCA & FIONA 16. LOUDER - PARADE 17. HELLO - MARTIN SOLVIEG FEAT. DRAGONETTE 18. FLUORESCENT ADOLESCENT - ARCTIC MONKEYS 19. TOKYO - THE WOMBATS 20. ATLANTIS FOUND - I BLAME COCO


RICHARD JAY


RICHARD PERFORMING THIS SUMMER AT THE UMBRELLA FAIR FESTIVAL


XO MAGAZINE CATCHES UP WITH UPCOMING POP STAR RICHARD JAY.

XO : SO WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TOO, WE HEAR YOUR WRITING SOME SONGS FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE, HOWS THAT GOING?

Richard Jay : It’s cool, there’s a lot of demoing new material and taking it back forth and seeing what works, so it’s in those sort of stages at the moment. XO: YOU’VE DONE SOME MORE LIVE SHOWS OVER THE SUMMER CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT IT? RJ :Yeah well it kicked off with The Umbrella Fair Festival in Northampton, it was a great experience, it was my first live solo gig so everything was kind of depending on me instead of having a band to back me up and also the fact that I was one of the headliners for the night was kind of a big thing for me. XO : 2011 IS GOING TO BE A HUGE YEAR FOR POP MUSIC, WHO’S ALBUM ARE YOU LOOKING FOWARD TO ? RJ :GAGA! If the hype is true this album is going to be insane! It’s hard enough trying to top The Fame and The Fame Monster but saying this could be the best Pop album of the Decade is really something! I really hope that it lives up to mine and everyone else’s expectations. XO : HOW HAS YOUR MUSIC BEEN COMING ALONG, WHAT CAN FANS EXPECT TO HEAR SOON? HAVE YOU BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH ANYTHING NEW? RJ : Yeah I’ve been working on a lot of new material some for me and some for other artists and in both respects my music has matured even more so, I’ve been experimenting with a lot of new a different styles and seeing what happens, and hoping to work on some new collaborations very soon with some very interesting people ! XO: THIS ISSUE OF XO IS OUR CITY SLICKERS ISSUE, WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LONDON? RJ :Hmmmm.... probably the shops, I love Harrods, the atmosphere’s amazing as well as the whole building and architecture itself and London in general is just an amazing place, there’s so much to see and do from the street performers to the Museums, I love the Dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum! haha XO : WHERE ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE HANGOUTS? RJ: I spend a lot of time developing new ideas and recording them, so the Studio is probably one of my main favourite hangouts, but I’m also sort of a Movie buff so I love the Cinema and watching Movies.


XO FASHION


Day N’ Nite Photographer: Nick Trochil All clothing by Larissas Muehleder Models: Sheila J and Alison


FROM THE SHADOWS Photographer: Andrew Babarczy (www.andrewbabarczy.com) Stylist: Sher Taulla for Crave Agency (www.craveagency.com.au) MUA & Hair: Kate Blainey for Crave Agency (www.craveagency.com.au) Model : Olivia A @ Giant


High waist bottoms by Gorman $89 Sequin camisole by White Suede $299 Cheetah belt by Gorman $99 Poison Ivy pendant by Damselfly $139 Shoes by Siren $139.95 Lowluv bracelet by Erin Wasson @ Eyegasm Brands Vintage flower stylists own Other page: Bandeau by Miss Lyndel Yeo @ Damselfly $80 Jett jacket by White Suede $440 Venice shorts by Friend of Mine $159 Lowluv earrings by Erin Wasson @ Eyegasm Brands Walter Van Beirendock glasses by Linda Farrow Projects $299 @ One Point Seven Four Fiorina ring by Cyberia $285


Feather vest by Damselfly $270 Bib by Embellished $220 Sequin bike pants by Patrizia Pepe @ Cyberia $370 Boots by Siren $179 Lowluv eye circle ring by Erin Wasson @ Eyegasm brands Socks stylists own Stockings worn as top stylists ow

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FRAT BODYSUIT BY FRIEND OF MINE $69

VINTAGE BELT BY RUBY RED DRESS $79 PLATFORM HEELS BY FRIEND OF MINE $349


SUNRAY PLEATED DRESS BY WHITE SUEDE $375 HOUSE OF HOLLAND GLASSES BY LINDA FARROW PROJECTS $299 @ ONE POINT SEVEN FOUR ASHRAM SHIRT BY GORMAN $169 NANNI BELT BY CYBERIA $600 LILLY FUR WEDGE BY FRIEND OF MINE $398 LOWLUV EARRINGS BY ERIN WASSON @ EYEGASM BRANDS

BRACELET STYLISTS OWN


VINTAGE BLACK ZIP ME UP TOP BY RUBY RED DRESS $119 EMBELLISHED EPAULET BY DAMSLEFLY $220


PLEATED SILK TULLE TUNIC BY JO TEMPLIN FRAT BODYSUIT BY FRIEND OF MINE $69 LEATHER BUCKLE BOOTS BY KATE CARNEGIE $600 JEREMY SCOTT TVSPECS BY LINDA FARROW PROJECTS $299 @ ONE POINT SEVEN FOUR LOWLUV RING BY ERIN WASSON @ EYEGASM BRANDS LOVE CHILD RING BY DAMSELFLY $109


BEAUTIFUL. DIRTY.RICH. PHOTOGRAPHER : NATALIA ARTEMIEVA BEAUTY AND HAIR : JOSEPH KLOSS MODEL : SHEILA J


EMPIRE STATE OF MIND


THIS PAGE : SLIK SHIRT DRESS EVIL TWIN, LACE TOP: SPORTSGIRL, SUEDE BOOTS: SPORTSGIRL, NECKLACE: HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 PREVIOUS PAGE: FAUX FUR COAT: CHARLIE BROWN SLIK DRESS: CARLOS BOUMAN

Photographer: Livana Gosal Hair : Peter Avalon Maleup: Maree Spagnol Styling and Designer: Carlos Bouman, Sabine Mueller Model: Alicia Spoljar @ EMG Sydney


WOOL JACKET,VEST, SILK/COTTON SHIRT DRESS : CARLOS BOUMAN, LEGGINGS: ASOS LEATHER SHOES : JEFFREY CAMPBELL


SHIRT : SPORTSGIRL, COULOTTES : SUGAR HILL BOUTIQUE, LINEN CAPE: MAJE, SUEDE BOOTS: SPORTSGIRL, NECKLACE: HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960


SILK DRESS: CARLOS BOUMAN, BELT: STYLIST’S OWN, LEATHER SHOES: JEFFREY CAMPBELL


SILK JACKET: COOPER ST. , COTTON SINGLET: H&M,COTTON HAREM PANTS: STELINO, BANGLE: MIMCO


XO STOCKISTS CYBERIA +61 3 9824 1339 INFO@CYBERIASTORE. COM.AU DAMSELFLY +61 3 9826 9344 WWW.DAMSELFLY.COM.AU EYEGASM BRANDS +61 3 9528 7300 ARA@EYEGASMBRANDS. COM.AU FRIEND OF MINE +61 3 9826 5400 INFO@NAUSZ.COM GORMAN +61 2 9360 5755 CHANTAL@GORMAN.WS JO TEMPLIN +61 416 107 825 JOANNATEMPLIN@GMAIL. COM

KATE CARNEGIE +61 405 387 049 KATECARNEGIE@LIVE.COM ONE POINT SEVEN FOUR INFO@ONEPOINTSEVENFOUR.COM RUBY RED DRESS +61 3 9533 2444 WWW.RUBYREDDRESS. COM SIREN +61 3 9419 4188 INFO@SIRENSHOES.COM. AU WHITE SUEDE +61 3 9429 7703 WWW.WHITESUEDE.COM

BRANDS HH&M LANVIN FOR H&M


SONIA RYKIEL FOR H&M WINNERS AMERICAN APPAREL SARAH RUNNALLS

JEFFREY CAMPBELL COOPER ST. STELLINO MIMCO

FOREVER21 WINNERS LE CHATEAU URBAN BEHAVIOR LA SENZA CYNTHIA ROWLEY AMERICAN EAGLE LARISSAS MUEHELDER SAM EDELMAN THE BAY STEVE MADDEN ALDO CLAIRE’S CHARLIE BROWN

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NO.4 PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW BABACRCZY

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