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In Bed With

Sylvie Makower

In Bed With is a semi-annual interview series with interesting women still figuring life out.

Photography Katie Silvester
Editor’s Note
I first crossed Instagram paths with the prodigious Katie Silvester in 2016 when she was touring Europe in a van. The photographs that emerged from that trip gave the phrase “travel envy” a whole new meaning, as she criss-crossed beaches and valleys taking sun-drenched photos of herself and friends. When I later found myself in London on a work trip, I had to meet this free-spirited creative. Her adventures (and work) capture a carefreeness I want for myself, but often lack. So… I gladly channel it on these pages :). I am so excited to share these photos that she recently took of London-based model Sylvie Beam. The images capture what I love most about Katie’s work: an unselfconscious joy and possibility of adventure, which I hope rub off on me (and you) all the more in 2019.
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Who’s that girl?

Name Sylvie Makower
Age 19
Location London, UK

What pays the bills?

I’m studying philosophy at the moment, so I don’t work full time. I model and when I’m feeling creative, I sell paintings whenever opportunities come along.

What’s a career or life goal that you have?

Not really a personal goal but I’d love to see society stop proliferating the exploitation of animals in my lifetime – more a goal for humanity. I’d also like to write books and papers.

What is the story behind that amazing haircut?

I watched Rohmer’s ‘La Collectionneuse’ and whenever I’m visually inspired by a film I end up emulating the characters for a bit so I cut my hair.

Secret (or weirdest) beauty hack/routine?

I put aloe vera all over my face sometimes before having a bath, like a face mask. When you get in the bath, it tingles and feels yummy ‘cause of the steam I think.

What snack do you crave when most stressed?

Figs, I have lots of good memories attached to figs.

What keeps you up at night?

Snatches of phrases coming into my head, so I have to get up and write strange poems.
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