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ABOUT

XAiLA, formerly known as Hatti Rees, is a multi-disciplinary British Artist. Since graduating from the Womenswear course at Central Saint Martins, XAiLA has directed many editorials for magazines such as Vogue, PAPER, King-Kong, LOVE and DAZED. Hatti also worked as a beauty editor for LOVE magazine and as a design intern at Marc Jacobs ITL NY. Driven by a need to disrupt beauty, Rees creates narratives via words, images, video and music that challenge identity, gender and sexuality. In their Dazed Beauty Artist Profile, XAiLA attributes their 'chameleon-like personas' to a need for fluid expression. XAiLA regularly work's with other artist's such as Dorian Electra, Kim Petras and Charli XCX. They also presented a biopic of their work to date at the STEDELIJK museum in 2020. Scouted to become a makeup-artist with OKGRL magazine in 2015, XAiLA has disrupted the makeup scene ever since moving quickly into directing large editorial projects.