New mum Sienna Miller graces the January 2013 cover of the Harper’s Bazaar UK edition wearing the peach pleated finale dress with oversized ruffles from the Chloe Spring 2013 collection.

David Slijper’s romantic, upbeat photoshoot also sees the British star wearing a green-and-ivory checked Louis Vuitton dress and a pretty Christopher Kane pink printed frock within her 11-page spread.

In her first interview since giving birth to her daughter Marlowe in July, she talked to Harper’s about throwing off her It-girl image, emerging as a woman in her own right, giving birth, her changed view of her body and the joy of life away from the long lens.

The issue also marks Sienna’s return to the screen, as she stars in the new BBC drama, ‘The Girl’, set to launch late December.

Full interview appears in the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK on sale Monday 3rd December, plus you can also check out the behind-the-scenes video of Sienna Miller’s cover shoot.

Here are some extracts from her interview:

On the joy of childbirth: “It’s still the most surreal thing, that you can create, that I grew this life inside my stomach, her eyeballs, everything – every little fibre. And I’d expected that she’d be this extension of me and I’d instantly understand who she was because she’d come from me, and then you realise that they are their own people entirely. Very connected to you, of course. But they’re their own person… It’s the best, the greatest thing in the world… I would do that day a million times again. I would do that day, every day. I loved it.”

On the change to her body after giving birth: “My body’s a completely different thing to me, it’s not mine – all the attachment to its flaws or any aesthetic attachment is gone. You understand what breasts are for; and I have such enormous respect for my body because of what it can do.”

On wanting to develop herself as a parent with fiancée, actor Tom Sturridge, before hiring a nanny: “It’s just been the three of us, which was amazing, and exhausting. We are going to get a nanny, but it felt important to first learn for myself who I was as a parent.”

Credit: David Slijper for Harper’s Bazaar UK