Miss May | Sydney Lima

Sydney Lima is a model and writer, having penned pieces for i-D, LOVE, British Vogue to name a few. Although Sydney has the most infectious smile of the week, she tackles hard issues in her work - from digital identities to online sexual harassment. Our Miss May is warm, ambitious and definitely a woman on the rise. Read on for more… 


Thank you for being our Miss May! What is your personal style in 3 words?

Whatever is clean.

You're a model - but also you're a journalist, working on film and writing projects. Tell us a bit about how that came to be.

I've always had projects outside of modelling. Before I signed to Storm I was working for a documentary filmmaker; I really enjoy learning and I think that's always why I wanted to explore other things.


Reading your work it really covers a wide spectrum: online personas, mental health and more. What topics are you wanting to explore next?

I'm developing a project with Grace Small addressing online sexual harassment. We're creating a zine entitled 'Love Letters' - a dig at all the abusive DM's women have received. We have some amazing contributors involved and we're really excited to get it out.


You grew up in London, do you think that has influenced you?

Yeah I went to primary school in Soho between two sex shops - now of course two coffee shops. I think it's easy to take growing up in London for granted when it's all you know. It's been good and bad; I think it makes you quite a social person. It's harder to be an introvert when everyone's buzzing your doorbell.


Best place to party in London?

I love pubs.


Last piece of clothing you gave away and why?

It was a reluctant give away. I have a tendency to lose jumpers a lot. I had the last one for an impressive three hours before I left it on a seat somewhere. I blame London weather.

You can have access to anyone's wardrobe - dead or alive - for one hour. Who is it?

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Because at the end of the day I just want to be a goth.


You've worked with a list of amazing names, are there any career highlights for you?

Meeting Julia Campbell-Gillies on a job in Lisbon. She's an angel.

What's next for Sydney Lima?

A few more writing projects, working on a little documentary... reading more, smoking less.

And finally a question we ask all out Preen Line girls: what are the top 3 tracks on your playlist right now?

Marianne Faithful - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home A Heartache

Angel Olson - Unfucktheworld


Discover more from Sydney on Instagram - @sydneylimaa

Photography by the amazing Eva K. Salvi - @evaksalvi

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