She must have really, really wanted to remember her first pregnancy forever, because Sienna Miller posed nude for a portrait just before she delivered daughter Marlowe Ottoline Layng Sturridge in July.
Yes, a nude portrait -- as she posed nude for an artist and had a painting done of herself -- naked as the day SHE was born.
And when I say naked, I mean naked -- like boobs, baby bump, and even her unshaven nether-regions. (OMG. I thought most celebrities waxed down there?)
The artist who created the portrait, Jonathan Yeo, offered the following reasons for wanting to paint Sienna in the buff:
I wanted an image that epitomized the human body in its most naturally beautiful state to make the sharpest possible contrast with my other paintings in this exhibition, which document patients undergoing cosmetic surgery in a bid to help them conform to social notions of beauty ...
It has been 22 years since a pregnant Demi Moore caused uproar by posing for Annie Leibovitz on the cover of Vanity Fair. In that time society has become almost completely desensitized to the daily exposure to people who have surgically distorted their appearance for artificial reasons. Yet certain sections of society are still uncomfortable with the appearance of pregnancy and images of naked expectant mothers are rarely seen.
And while some may think this photo is beautiful and perfectly captures the miracle of pregnancy, blah, blah, blah -- I can't for the life of me understand why Sienna Miller would want (or allow) a permanent reminder of her naked pregnant body.
Because I think most moms will probably agree that while pregnancy is amazing and all that jazz, it's not exactly a time when you feel particularly attractive -- or at least not during your last trimester.
I can remember cringing at the site of myself while getting in and out of the shower each morning when I was expecting my son. Even though I was thrilled to be pregnant, I still couldn't get over just how much my body had changed -- all thanks to the 50 or so extra pounds of weight I was carrying around at the time. (Not a pretty sight.)
And even though Sienna didn't put on too many baby pounds and she's a celebrity and all that, she had to have looked in the mirror a time or two and thought, "Yikes!" -- or something along those lines.
Of course, maybe she was doing the artist a favor by posing and has no intention of ever taking the portrait home and hanging it in her own home. (OMG. Can you imagine if she does plan on doing that?)
Would you pose for a nude portrait while pregnant?
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