Heart to Heart: The Mother & Daughter
Unconditional, magical, sacred. The love Olivia and her mother Suzanne have for each other is ever-evolving and always worth nourishing and celebrating — especially on Valentine’s Day.
Suzanne Felicite & Olivia Bergman, mother and daughter.
TAKE US BACK TO WHEN YOU TWO FIRST MET!
“I had been longing for a child for a long, long time. When Olivia finally arrived in ‘93 I was the happiest person on Earth. She was so beautiful. The delivery was long, and when it was over, I had this vision that magic had happened. It was impossible to understand that this beautiful creature had come out of me! That she had been inside my body!”
“Finally, after all the waiting, she was here with me and I wanted to have her close to me at all times. I didn’t even want anyone else to touch her. It was a wonderful feeling — and it still is. I've always wanted many children, but I have just one, Olivia. I know now it was meant to be her and only her. Everything is wrapped in this one person.”
DEFINE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THREE WORDS.
”Fun, loving, caring.”
TELL US ABOUT A DETAIL WITH YOUR MOTHER THAT YOU SECRETLY LOVE.
“I love how our relationship has evolved now that I’m an adult. Sometimes I bump into her when she’s out with her friends and it’s always so much fun to see her having her own life. To see her with friends in a restaurant, hanging out and having fun. It’s like getting to know her in a new way.”
WHEN DOES YOUR DAUGHTER DRIVE YOU CRAZY?
“I know that she sometimes smokes, and I really don’t like it!”
I love how our relationship has evolved now that I’m an adult. It’s like getting to know her in a new way.
TELL US ABOUT A MEMORY THAT YOU KEEP CLOSE TO YOUR HEART.
“When I was eight or nine we were staying with family in London, and mum said we were going for a surprise trip. I thought we were going to some really boring place in the English countryside and I was grumpy and irritated the whole train ride. And suddenly the train stopped at Euro Disney outside Paris! I have never been more surprised in my whole life. My mum’s funny that way, always full of surprises.”
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PHOTO Angelina Bergenwall
STYLING Ellen Pålsson Norberg
MAKEUP Veronica Aldrin | Mikas Looks
HAIR Joe-Yves Asmar | Mikas Looks
SET DESIGN Fanny Hamlin
PHOTO ASSISTANTS Rasmus Ståhl, Vincent Sjögren
STYLING ASSISTANT Ida Alexandersson