Miranda Kerr covers the new (August) issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. The photo shoot is definitely horse-and-whip themed, with some bonus lingerie shots. I think Miranda has a beautiful face, and I like her on the runway and everything, but I don’t really need to see her in lingerie or anything. I just don’t find her that “sexy”. Beautiful, yes. Cute, of course. But sexy? Not really. So while I’m not crazy about the theme in these shots, I do think she looks gorgeous. In the Bazaar interview, Kerr talks about baby Flynn and getting back into shape and all of that. Some highlights:
Kerr on whether she’ll have more kids: “’I think probably, yes. Having a child is the most incredible experience. What’s surprised me most is just how incredible the bond is between you and your child. To watch him grow and evolve every day is really inspiring.”
Losing the baby weight: “’I didn’t feel pressure to snap back into shape. My priority was just having my son and breastfeeding, which was something I really wanted to do, and it came easily. I’m actually still making milk now but, you know, he’s got teeth.”
She loves to sing: “I love to sing, and I’ve recorded a few covers and originals with friends, but I haven’t written any songs” she reveals.
She doesn’t want Orly to watch her on the catwalk: “I never really want Orlando to be there [in the audience of a show] because it makes me nervous. But last year, he was like, ‘You have no choice, I’m coming’. And the one time he was attending the show, my shoe decided to fall off.”
Giving birth to Flynn: “I had made a decision that I wanted to do it [naturally]. I had been watching all these baby-bonding videos, and [without epidural] when the baby comes out it goes straight onto the breast” she explains. “Then they showed ones right after the epidural, and that didn’t happen. The baby was a little bit drugged up, and I was like ‘Well, I don’t want that.’ I wanted to give him the best possible start in life I could.”
The perfect morning: “To wake up to the sound of my son saying ‘Mama, mama!’ It’s the best sound ever. Then I just love to get him out of bed and he can jump into bed with us, and we have cuddle time.”
I always hear the natural-childbirth-mothers say things like “I didn’t want my baby to be drugged up” and “I wanted to give him the best possible start in life I could.” Here’s an honest question: is there any science to back up the idea that natural childbirth is the absolute best? Or, put another way, is there any scientific evidence to suggest that a baby being born with some drugs in his or her system – from the mother’s epidural – is somehow harmful in the long run? I’m not judging either way, I just know that if it ever happens for me, I want lots and lots of drugs and from what I’ve heard and seen, it really doesn’t make that big of a difference in the long run.
I’m also including some photos of Miranda and Orly Bloom yesterday in NYC, where Orly was literally DRAGGING her to see the Broadway show Peter And The Starcatcher.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and The Fashion Spot.