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Sydney Lima Is the Model/Writer You Want to Know

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Sydney Lima isn’t your average model. She’s not your average anything, for that matter. The Sydney-based muse has the whole multi-hyphenate deal down. Represented by Storm Management, Lima has written for publications like Love Magazine, Pylot and i-D, and she’s got a few other exciting endeavors in the works. Read on to find out more about her and then enjoy her exclusive pictorial.


What projects are you working on at the moment?
Other than modelling, I’m currently writing for a few publications in London and developing an online video series following models who have other careers going on simultaneously, be it they’re florists or yoga teachers or in some cases restaurateurs. I also recently got back from Cuba and am waiting to get my photos developed for an online collaboration with Kodak. You could say I have a finger in every pie, but that could be somewhat misconstrued at Playboy.

What makes you feel most exuberant?
Caffeine.

Do you feel like there’s a divide between being a model and writer, two seemingly juxtaposing careers?
Luckily the modelling industry makes for some good characters, so if anything it compliments it.

How would you describe your writing style?
‘Eeyore.’

What about your personal style?
Currently lacking. i found a pair of transitional bedtime/daywear/evening trousers and i am refusing to wear much else.

What are some of your favorite books or writers who’ve inspired you?
I think my favourite book is Ask the Dust by John Fante. I’ve read it about four times. It’s pretty good. Though right now I’m reading ‘the wisdom of insecurity’ by the philosopher Alan Watts, its making my head spin and causing me to contemplate the meaning of life on an hourly basis. I think the most inspiring thing I’ve read for my own writing is British artist Tracey Emin’s My Life in a Column. I like her slightly disheveled thought process.

What’s the coolest thing a dude has done for you?
Ermmmmm……

The lamest?
Send creepy misogynistic ‘date me or die’ type messages on social media…

The strangest…?
Someone once took me on a date to a murder trial at the Old Bailey (aka The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales). This wasn’t the same man who was sending the messages.

Photographer: Daniel Sachon / Instagram @dsachon
Model: Sydney Lima at Storm Models / Instagram @sydneylimaa
Stylist: Angharad Merrey
Hair and Makeup: Hila Karmand

Tie-Up Chiffon Shirt by Ninety Fly; Lace-Up Panties by Mimi Holliday
Latex Bra by Atsuko Kudo; Robe by Coco de Mer
Blue Faux Fur by Emma Brewin
Bra and Panties by ID Sarrieri; Black Dressing Gown by Russell Amerasekera Archive
Bra and Pantie set by Savannah
Trench Coat by Wanda Nylon; Panties and Suspender Belt by Coco de Mer; Beret Stylist’s Own

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