Sienna Miller Looks So Damn Good All the Time, Does Not Like Avocado
11.16.16

SIENNA!!!!!!! You are so g-dang cool. I don’t know if you know this, but like three weeks ago I was walking down Sixth Avenue and noticed you sitting on a bench outside a coffee shop near 10th street and I looked over and wondered how you got your hair to look like that, and why those round-frame sunglasses looked so good on your face but would probably never look the same across my face and then I looked down at your feet to notice fur-lined Gucci loafers, which looked so new and not overplayed at all. In doing so, I also caught a glimpse of this big Proenza Schouler duffle thing you were holding, which I really wanted to hold, too (this in spite of my having renounced handbags). I didn’t realize it was you until I turned the block and walked back around to catch a second glimpse and take a few more mental notes and then boom! It hit me like a ton of bricks. Why in the good name of British fringe have we never done a Rules of Style on Sienna Miller?

Lucky for us, there you were — or rather, here you are, in New York, promoting that neat new film you shot with Burberry, so we got to talk to you! We really got to know you. And now, people of Man Repeller, here are several important life lessons as gleaned from Sienna Miller.

1. She ate scrambled eggs with Parmesan cheese and half an English muffin and Bovril for breakfast on Monday morning. (Bovril is a beef stock spread. “It’s really war time,” says Miller.) She also ate some of her kid’s apple, which is so funny, perhaps only to me, because if she were Gwyneth Paltrow that might mean she physically ate some of her child.

2. She likes to fly with a soft blanket. This could be a shawl or a wrap. She is not picky.

3. She thinks every woman should own a beautiful pair of pajamas, with which I could not agree more. It is fortuitous that Burberry dedicated an entire Fall collection to recreational sleepwear, but I will not let this slip under the rug.

4. She will color her hair anywhere! Anywhere is a direct quote. So is, “I’m not precious about it because I have way too much hair, and the more it breaks and falls out the happier I am.” I feel the same way, but I also look like me.

5. She sympathizes with the most common female conundrum, re: “Should I get bangs?” Says the most lovely woman on earth to interview, “My whole life is spent cutting fringes and growing them out. I love it for a week and then I’m like ‘ugh.’ I’ll never learn.”

6. She likes to take a cup of tea to bed. I’ve never tried this, but I’ll do it tonight.

8. Among other things she likes to do at night: avoid screens. To hell with social media! Right?

7. Most recently, she read the book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, “which is a really interesting and intelligible look at humankind. He makes what should be immensely complex understandable.”

7a. She keeps The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by her bed, too.

9. On the topic of self-care: manicures, baths, walks. “I might be a little bit still. I like to limit the screen phone time. I like to write letters.”

10. She is happiest in athleisure’s most compelling case for competition, a leotard. This one is very important. “I will forever be happiest in a leotard and tights, and will often just run around my house wearing just tights and a leotard. I basically want to be in some kind of dance outfit constantly.”

11. “Rocket Man” is her song of choice while in the stadium that is her shower.

12. On curious aversions, at which most other people will no doubt scratch their heads: SHE DOESN’T LOVE AVOCADO. (I am sure she is a fan of The Avocado Theory, though.)

13. And re: the beauty products she uses? Dr. Hauschka hand cream (alternative headline could have been, “Feel Like Sienna Miller From the Tips of Your Fingers to The Palms of Your Hands,” but I’m trying to sound less creepy about how much I love her), Baume de Rose by By Terry, Burberry’s contour stick (“If I could only use one product, this would be it,”), and Heliocare, a tinted SPF that is factor 50.

Do you feel connected or what?

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  • ReadER451

    This solidified my love for her. I too don’t like avocado – not so weird- and she is the second person I know to recommend Sapiens. Is there a replay of your facebook live chat with her?

  • ella

    “She also ate some of her kid’s apple, which is so funny, perhaps only to me, because if she were Gwyneth Paltrow that might mean she physically ate some of her child.” <– my thoughts EXACTLY haha

    • Samantha Lee

      Hahaha, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Christel Michelle

      I lol’ed when I read that

  • Amy Mills

    yesss, thank you so much for this. I know the reason Sienna Miller is so cool is that her style and attitude is inimitable…yet, like a dumb firefly I can’t help but wanna copy her whole life

  • Grace B

    Off to go watch her as Edie Sedgewick again. I loved that movie. and the only thing on my xmas list this year is classy pajamas.

    • Adrianna

      Another blog I look at (…rhymes with PomAndForenzo…) rags on Sienna all the time. Specifically the commentators always write how they don’t understand how she is a famous actress. I thought her performance in Factory Girl was amazing. She has a good amount of range, because she was a very different character in The Edge of Love

      • Grace B

        Ugh I ALSO love The Edge of Love. It’s so haunting. That’s when I fell head over heels for Matthew Rhys (before I knew him from Brothers & Sisters and The Americans).

  • Alyssa G

    Such a nice read!!
    xx Alyssa
    VISIONS OF NYC // @alyszsa

  • Samantha Lee

    She’s beautiful and love when celebs seem so down to earth – none of the fuss about their upkeep, etc. etc. BUT AVOCADO?! I’m baffled.
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  • Felt connected until #12 and then she lost me. Who doesn’t love avocados??!

  • Allison

    Eh, she’s got ok style but I haven’t really liked her since the hissy fit she threw in Pittsburgh and now avocado ?! Girl, bye.

    • Sarah Gbaguidi

      Hahah

  • sleepyolive

    MINDY KALING WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT PIECE!!! AUTHOR, COMEDIAN, WOC, AND HER STYLE, BOTH ON HER TV SHOW AND IN REAL LIFE, ARE NOT CONFINED BY THE FACT SHE’S A CURVACEOUS GODDESS!!! WRITE ABOUT HER PUH-LEASE!!!

    • Mackenzie

      I agreed! I am obsessed with her!

    • Rose

      YES.

  • oh my, picture 17 blows my mind. does anyone know what’s the bag in no 12?

  • Rachael Elizabe McKeon

    Loooove the Bodyism leggings in image one!

  • The trouble with leotards is that it’s complicated to pee when you are wearing one. I don’t want to have this problem when I’m at home drinking a lot of tea…

  • After reading this I feel like Sienna Miller is my new spirit animal (person). Apart from the fact that she doesn’t love avocado (which I can overlook :)), she seems to be excellent BFF material. Now she just needs to realize the same.

    daydreamdancing

  • She is gorgeous, and I love her, but I think that Burberry paid this article…

    Discover my latest post about how to wear fur!
    http://www.mgluxurymarket.com/shooting-winter-lights/

    Have a nice evening! MG

  • Pandora Sykes

    The Burberry film is so beautiful. Truly obsessed. Also Domhall is COOL

  • ladybirda

    Saw her in the end of the broadway revival of Cabaret and she was AMAZING. Threw everything she had into the role and more. Seriously, she was so good. Went from being meh on her to a huge fan.

  • AbsintheWithoutLeave

    She is, in some of these photos, indistinguishable from Kelly Ripa.

  • GFinker2~^~

    Don’t know how she still looks so slammin’ and flawless for someone who has always been such a heavy chain smoker. It’s baffling how celebs and other high caliber money people can always find ways to look perfect despite their lifestyles of excess.

  • Diana McNeill

    Dang, she is perfect.

  • XJ JX

    10 and 17 are my fave looks! She is my girl crush.