Sienna Miller’s shredded sequins & mediocre reviews

One of the things I’ve never understood about Sienna Miller is how she ever came to be known as a fashion icon. Were people simply desperate for a young, cute starlet who dressed like she was going to Woodstock? I’ve never really hated Sienna’s style, I just didn’t see what the big deal about it is. She was boho for a few years, and then she tried a more modern look, and now she just seems to wear whatever. Like this Blamain dress, which Sienna wore last night for the opening night of her Broadway debut in After Miss Julie. I just find this look so… meh. Yeah, her body looks good. Yes, it’s kind of interesting. But wouldn’t it look pretty if the dress wasn’t shredded? Wouldn’t it look classy to show up to your big Broadway opening in a dress that didn’t look like Sienna came from a catfight with some disgruntled wife?

Anyway, the reviews are in for After Miss Julie, and the only the critics are unanimous about is how Sienna has amazing legs. Ben Brantley of the New York Times liked her, sort of, but he kept talking about Sienna the celebrity rather than Sienna the actress. He praised her “good diction, good posture and great legs. Commendable as these attributes are, they are of limited use in portraying a tautly wound, death-courting neurotic who is eaten alive by her own demons.” The AP critic also mentions Sienna’s great legs – noting that she “looks sensational: blonde hair done up in a quintessential 1940s ‘do, her trim figure wrapped in a pert floral print dress that shows off her great legs. The very model of a seducer awaiting to commence seduction … And there is a relentless quality to Sienna Miller’s performance, not terribly subtle or vulnerable, but compelling in its obsessiveness.” Meanwhile John Simon of Bloomberg News thinks Sienna gives a “persuasive performance” and that’s about it.

One other notable review was the NY Daily News, which found Sienna to be “improbably beautiful, every inch the ‘fine-looking filly’ John calls her. She’s committed and competent, but her performance is a shade monochromatic, not modulated enough to make Miss Julie’s jagged edges sharp.” You know who all the critics loved though? My boy Jonny Lee Miller. Every critic praised his performance, so “Yea!” for Jonny. And “Boo! Hiss!” for this dress. I know some of you will like it, but it’s inappropriate for her Broadway opening.

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  1. Firestarter says:

    I don’t care who designed that dress, it is ridiculously horrid!

  2. crash2GO2 says:

    It looks like she put a gorgeous classy dress in a bag with a stray cat. Seriously! It’s incredibly distracting! It looks like her hoohoo is going to show at any moment!

  3. Ursula says:

    Sorry but am I the only one who doesn’t find her beautiful? She looks like a feminine (sic) version of LeeAnn Rimes. Never found her style all that either. Sometimes studios work hard to sell a new starlet hoping she is the next big thing. So they come up with all these cliches and labels hoping to make them stick. Sadly Sienna’s private life has overshadowed the best efforts. No she is not that talented either.

    That dress is hideous too. And…. I hoped that actresses who went to Broadway concentrated on their job and did not try to sell sex. Shame.

  4. birdie says:

    She is considered a fashion Icon because she does her own thing, she takes risks, looks great in her clothes, and is a beautiful and confident woman.

    The reviews I read of her play were better than mediocre. All the critics I read were raving about her looks and said she gave a solid performance. I think making a commitment to Broadway shows a serious work ethic. Broadway actors are not paid well and work hard putting on two performances a day six or seven days a week.

    Anyway I’m going to see After Miss Julie November 6th, so I will let you know what I think then!

  5. Sumodo says:

    Love all of your comments so far. You know why Sienna Miller is a big deal here in America? Because we’re all suckers for a British accent. That’s all she’s got. Substitute ScarJo in ANY role Sienna Miller has done, and it would be genius. Sienna (Sluttyenna?) not so much.

  6. sunseeker says:

    I am glad I was not the only one who thought that dress looked horrible, cheap and nasty, her figure looked OK, but then most of the young actresses look good to me. I honestly don’t see the attraction and yes Scarlett is the woman for me, she at least has some curves, and she can act .

  7. Sigh. says:

    Straight from the 80’s.
    Moth-eaten holes to prove it.

  8. bros says:

    I absolutely love that dress and would wear it in a heartbeat. her styling is great too-clean makeup, non fussy hair and no jewelry to distract. love it. and say what you will about her, which i think is out of proportion and weird since many other actresses have topped her in terms of her crimes, she has one drop dead gorgeous body and i would kill for her legs.

  9. Lantana says:

    Are you sure it’s not a shirt? It looks like she forgot to put on pants.

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  11. Pole says:

    Funny – I remember how she once said she found it too easy when people wear clothes that show a lot of skin. I guess she’s changed her mind about that..

  12. casey says:

    It’s a Halloween costume – she’s going as seaweed.

  13. Essie says:

    I don’t know why this woman thought she could actually act on Broadway!! She can’t act in the movies and has never actually been in a hit, so why would anybody want to pay $80/$100 to watch her when they wouldn’t pay $15 to see her in a movie?

    I do love the Brit/Aussie actors who are now doing well on Broadway (Jackman, Craig, et al) but just because you have a British accent doesn’t automatically mean you know how to act. Sienna was in a play in Britain in 2005, I believe, and she also received bad reviews. So, even the Brits don’t like her!! No wonder Broadway theatre is in such a downward spiral. They just hire anybody, throw them into a play, and hope for the best. Get somebody who can act!!

  14. Teri says:

    The reviews I read said she was horrid!

    How can this brainless ninny cry about poor families in the Congo and then pay the annual income of 2700 Congalese families for a DRESS!!!! What and incredibly selfish two-faced liar!!!

    Oh, and she looks like she hauled that dress out of a wood-chipper.

  15. Jazz says:

    Looks like some moths got at her dress.

  16. Green Is Good says:

    I’m with you, Kaiser. If she wants to let her hobag-flag fly, fine. But dress with a little more class for opening night on Broadway.

    The girl has good looks but zero acting ability.

  17. stacy says:

    Dear God- can she even sit down in that thing? Real classy for a night at broadway. **major eye rolling**

  18. Misty_* says:

    Strangely enough, I think her legs are atrocious. Stick thin and kinda crooked. Nasty. Honestly, I wouldn’t call Sienna ugly, but she’s not, by any means, a stunning beauty. She must have *hidden* talents to cope with so much male attention… 🙂

    And no one gives a crap about her anywhere. All her “fame” comes from her associations with other people. Dating Jude Law and copying Kate Moss gave her a strange sense of being entitled to celebrity. All this “fashion icon” talk is totally 2004. Sucking up Anna Wintour’s ass doesn’t make her an icon of anything.
    I think she should really enjoy her opportunities right now, because her 15 minutes of fame are coming to an end….

  19. N says:

    I think you said all there is to be said about that dress in one word “Blamain”! 🙂

  20. me says:

    OLD HAG!