Sienna Miller for Harper’s Bazaar UK Magazine

Posted on December 03, 2012

These may be the absolute best pictures of Miss Sienna we’ve ever seen:

 

Sienna Miller covers the January 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK magazine photographed by David Slijper and styled by Leith Clark.

On giving birth: “It’s still the most surreal thing, that you can create, that I grew this life inside my stomach, her eyeballs, everything – every little fibre. And I’d expected that she’d be this extension of me and I’d instantly understand who she was because she’d come from me, and then you realise that they are their own people entirely. Very connected to you, of course. But they’re their own person… It’s the best, the greatest thing in the world… I would do that day a million times again. I would do that day, every day. I loved it.”

On her body after giving birth: “My body’s a completely different thing to me, it’s not mine – all the attachment to its flaws or any aesthetic attachment is gone. You understand what breasts are for; and I have such enormous respect for my body because of what it can do.”

On wanting to develop herself as a parent before hiring a nanny: “It’s just been the three of us, which was amazing, and exhausting. We are going to get a nanny, but it felt important to first learn for myself who I was as a parent.”

 

 

Chloé Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Tilda Lindstam (IMG)

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Collection/Models: Elsa Sylvan (OUI) and Steffi Soede (NATHALIE)

Christopher Kane Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Agnes Nabuurs

 Sure, it’s kind of expected to put her in ’60s styles having played both Edie Sedgwick and Tippi Hedren during their respective heydays, but still; she looks gorgeous here – and far more comfortable in front of a fashion camera than she used to, back when Anna Wintour kept insisting she was a fashionista posing as an actress.

[Photo Credit: David Slijper for Harper's Bazaar UK, style.com]

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      She does mod extremely well.  Gorgeous – and seriously, AGELESS!  WTF! 

    • forward_slash_PRS

      Love the looks; not sure about that nanny comment?

      • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

        Lot of people get nannies and whether or not I agree with it I have to commend her for learning how she wants her children to be raised and what feels right to her so she can pass that information along to whomever helps her. When I have a child after awhile we will most likely have to do daycare at some point. If I had her life I don’t imagine I would choose to have a nanny but I try not to judge too quickly.

        • forward_slash_PRS

          thank you! I truly meant, not sure, since I’m a man w/ no children . . . was hoping someone would respond w/ a knowledgable POV.

        • AnnaModel

          I had a nanny for my entire childhood, she still works with our family partly to help out with my younger brother and partly to give her something to do, as she is near retirement age. I still feel as though I have a great relationship with my parents and that they have been incredibly involved in my life (perhaps too involved at times). Granted, my mother hasn’t worked for most of my life and my father has always been at home by 5pm to be with the family. But I think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a nanny to help out with a family, if anything it gives the children another adult to turn to when they’re frustrated with their parents. I think she’s doing the right thing in figuring out what kind of a parent she wants to be before getting a nanny, though, rather than just pawning the baby off on one and going back to her life the way so many other celebs do.

          On another note, she’s killing it in that LV dress.

        • AngieJR

          While I agree with you 100%, I personally found the nanny comment a little… odd, disingenuous, uncomfortable – I’m not sure what the word is I’m looking for, given the fact that her relationship with Jude Law imploded in a very public way after he had an afffair with the nanny.  You’d think she would be dodging questions about whether or not she is going to have a nanny in her home altogether.

      • notterriblybitter

        or the babies grow in your stomach comment?

        • Mary229

          Well, to be fair, I don’t think she’s saying here that that’s the only way to be a parent.  She’s talking about her experience carrying her own baby.  It’s absolutely true that not all babies come to their parent that way.  But in her case, she doesn’t appear to be talking for anyone but herself.

          • notterriblybitter

            I understand what she’s trying to say but I would expect her to know that babies develop in your uterus, not your stomach.

            • J. Preposterice

              Oh, for the love of mike. I expect she does know that, and is using stomach in its non-technical sense of “abdomen”.  It’s not exactly an uncommon use of the word. 

            • olsonam

               There’s an ongoing push (which I mostly agree with) that words like labia, vagina, and uterus aren’t “bad” words and shouldn’t be censored, including self-censoring.

            • http://twitter.com/peacebang Victoria Weinstein

              *insert sarcastic remarks about Park Slope here*

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

         If she wants to keep working as an actress, I think a nanny is perfectly appropriate. (If it matters, I’m a SAHM.)  Traditional day care wouldn’t work for 12 hour plus days on a set.  I think it’s neat that she decided to just really bond with her kiddo first.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      LOVE HUH in that Vuitton!

      • mjude

        me too. its just so groovy & fab!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Groovy and fab really, really fit that Vuitton dress on Sienna, don’t they?

      • lovelyivy

         That Spring line is everywhere, and I think she’s my favorite sighting thus far- so gorgeous.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      No one does mod better than her. Love that green dress especially. Gorgeous pictures – the lighting designer is an artist. And that’s not to say Sienna isn’t pulling her weight but really, these are exceptional photographs.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U5LTVYHX32MGMMXR33G7TOXVR4 Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

      I want the LV dress

    • Judy_J

      Love the clothes.  She looks great.

    • formerlyAnon

      Love this. ’60s but updated, not literal.  The cover is a great photo of an awkward & clunky dress. Makes it look way more feminine and flattering than it actually is.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      The Vuitton dress is an unusual choice, considering the frilly-feminine tone of the rest of the editorial, but a great one. That’s her dress, through and through.

    • Sobaika

      To be fair, there are far more literal places one can go with mod. This is a good editorial and she looks fab.

      Re: Sedgwick and Hedren – I never thought she got enough credit for her acting, even though those are her only two notable roles. Both were rather good (especially Edie, she nailed the accent) and even if not one’s cuppa, they certainly weren’t embarrassing.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        Agreed. I think she had that unfortunate situation where her personal life eclipsed her work (Jude Law, the married man with four kids). She has been unembarrassing-to-good in everything all the roles I have seen (The Baroness doesn’t count, but her job was basically to fill out a black catsuit and walk in the snow in stilettos. She was aces at both). She was quite good in Factory Girl, and I’m glad she has been off my radar long enough for her to register as just Sienna Miller.  

        • tereliz

          She was annoyingly good in a small but important part in Stardust as Victoria. I mean, she was supposed to be annoying, shallow and vain, and she nailed it. ;)

          Did she even have lines in the GI Joe movie, lol?

          • LesYeuxHiboux

            She made a perfect Victoria! That’s actually what convinced me that she was a good actress, because I just thought she was being herself until I watched Factory Girl and The September Issue. A great performance, but not the kind of role that wins people over!

        • siena Mystic

           She was also in Keen Eddie, yes? A fab tv show, and one that was killed before its time. She had great chemistry with Mark Valley.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      All-around gorgeous. I especially love the LV on her, but everything they picked is perfect for her coloring.

    • filmcricket

      Those LV bags need to be mine, right now. She looks great, she should wear that green more often.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I like it…but her head looks a bit… detached in the LV shot.

    • mellbell

      She looks a lot like Rosamund Pike (in a good way, of course!) in the picture on the main page.

    • http://twitter.com/phd_tv Heather B.

      I . . . didn’t know she’d had a baby. Huh. I either completely ignore her (possible) or am very out of the loop (also possible).

      • nannypoo

        I didn’t know either, You’d think since she somehow managed to store it in her stomach it would have been big news.

        • ecallaw1977

           Thank you for one of those rare laugh-out-loud moments.

      • NC_Meg

         I also had no idea she had a baby. I don’t see pics of her a lot and I don’t go looking for them so I guess that explains it.

    • http://twitter.com/tangodiva Tanya Wade

      She was born to wear that green checker dress. She’s come a long way, baby….

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         She is right up there on my irrational hatred list but she looks AMAZING in that!

    • MilaXX

      Those type of post baby/marriage/life changing event questions never read well. She sounds like she wants a cookie for defiantly daring to raise her own child. That green dress looks fab on her.

    • littlemac8

      I just watched The September Issue this weekend and Sienna was the cover of that issue so she is truly on my mind.  I too love her in the green check.  Hope she gets more good roles!

    • fringebenefit

      That green and white check is so Emma Peel. If I could rewind my life and wear just one outfit as a young-ish person, that would be it. And Sienna is rocking it masterfully.

    • RL McGruder

      Huh.  I finally get her.  Interesting that it took Harper’s Bazaar to do it, and not the relentless Anna Wintour boosting.

    • CeeQ

      I still don’t know why she is even famous…

      • sekushinonyanko

        I think she’s a very good actress.

    • Janet B

      She is perfection in the Louis Vuitton.

    • decormaven

      Leith Clark, I could hug you. What an excellent job of styling! This makes the cover shot and inside pages of Sienna shown in The September Issue look like coloring book pages. You got it spot on!

    • kimmeister

      What an interesting ring on the cover.  I love it!

    • Judy_S

      What I learned from Project Runway: 1. to read T Lo. 2. To recognize an “editorial” dress, i.e. one that no sentient person would want to look at in real life but which looks great in a magazine photo. I recognize at least 2 of them here, maybe 3.

    • Laurie Bergman

      She annoys the hell out of me and has for many years; I find her to be a dreadful combo of Taylor Swift at her most “Who, me?”-ish and Gwyneth Paltrow at her most pontificating. The one nice thing I can say about this layout is that it is styled and photographed beautifully.

    • ccm800

      gorgeous for her. She still has coke face in all but one. 

    • NCDFan

      I like that she wanted to learn about being a parent before hiring a nanny. The bonding you get by being the primary care giver is not like anything else in this world.

    • unbornfawn

      Pretty.

    • frannyprof

      “My Body, My Self”–commence epic eye-roll sequence.

    • bertkeeter

      WHY? Enough of her on magazine covers already! Boooooring!

    • Ceur

      That’s a lot of positive comments for an awkward dead face!

    • neofashionista

      she looks a little like emma stone

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      The cover shot is gorgeous!

    • http://twitter.com/AbbottRabbit AbbottRabbit

      Dammit, guys, the last time I saw something here that I wanted as viscerally as that green check dress, it was the Wolford Bonny Dot stockings in a Paz de la Huerta shoot last year. I ended up HAVING to have them (a couple of pair for safety), but I don’t think that even I could do the mental gymnastics necessary to justify that dress… 

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I like that Louis Vuitton so much better on Sienna Miller than on the model. She looks and sounds so much more comfortable with herself and with doing this photo shoot than she did with Vogue.

    • ahelkow

      I can’t look at the Christopher Kane dress without thinking of the Pretty in Pink prom dress!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Orthanes Nim Tith

      There’s something about the first and third dresses that screams ‘designers at the ends of their ropes.’ Kudos to the photographer for making them look as inoffensive as possible.