Sienna Miller must travel with an invisible personal lighting crew. Thats one hypothetical explanation of how, on an unseasonably grey day, shes gleaming and beaming and standing to shake hands like someone out of a very upmarket holiday brochure.
Its nearly impossible to envision Miller as ever having been less than entirely self-possessed and glossy of mane. But there was such a moment, she insists.
I had cornrows on holiday, with turquoise beads at the bottom, she says of her biggest beauty faux pas. I turned sixteen and I did it on my sixteenth birthday and I had braces, and cornrows and a sunburn on a beach, and it was probably the most unattractive moment of my life. Its documented, she grimaces. My dad keeps threatening to bring out the photos.
Were here because Miller is promoting BOSS Oranges new limited editions benefitting UNICEF. My first fragrance was Hugo Woman, she says. Its such a personal thing, a fragrance, but its how it makes you feel, and this is a particularly uplifting and joyful and youthful fragrance.
Sales of the limited edition fragrance fund school fees for children in Madagascar, with the goal of educating 60,000 children. The initiative is fantastic and its wonderful to be able to be part of a fragrance that is conscious in that way, she says.
Beyond the fragrance, Millers major focus at the moment is her impending motherhood. Shes expecting a child with partner Tom Sturridge and pats her tidy bump throughout the conversation.
I think having a child is one of the most fulfilling things you can do as a human being, and I imagine that a lot of unanswered things will suddenly make sense when you realise that there is something significantly more important than yourself, she says. So Im looking forward to experiencing that.
Maternity dressing has posed a challenge, even with sister Sa