UK Harper’s Bazaar January 2012 “Body Issue” features Sienna Miller on the cover as photographed by David Slijper and styled by Leith Clark. Her inside editorial features her across 11 pages wearing designs from Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Chloé, channelling a Sixties vibe that is feminine yet contemporary. Inside she talks to Justine Picardie about her wild child past and the new serenity she’s found with partner Tom Sturridge and their baby daughter Marlowe.
On the joy of childbirth: “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 the change to 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 with fiancée, actor Tom Sturridge, 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.”
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