Sienna Miller, aka The It Girl Who Never Really Was, sat down with the LAT in Sundance to promote Interview, her latest attempt at registering something beyond a faint ping on the public's radar. Directed by and starring Steve Buscemi (who, much like the rest of the world, had to admit he had no idea who Miller was at first), the movie tells the story of a nebbish war reporter who's reluctantly sent on an assignment to profile a tabloid-target. After Miller abruptly dismissed the reporter's "I'm exactly like my character/nothing like my character in my just-released movie" line of requisite questioning, a new area of discussion—the stigma of indulging too enthusiastically in Sundance gifting suites—was broached:
"[I]t makes you feel guilty. I did get given some stuff that I didn't ask for necessarily ... then I found out that you can actually give it to this company that auctions it on EBay and gives the money for charity."
So here, according to staffers at the various swag suites, are the things that may be popping up on the online auction site, courtesy of Ms. Miller: From the Fred Segal boutique, $300 in Le Mystère Lingerie panties, which they said Miller took after telling them she'd forgotten to pack her "knickers"; $200 boots by Earth shoes; a $400 Portolano brown cashmere shawl; and a $450 Linea Pelle handbag. From the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge, a $1,200 Melrose Mac laptop, which staffers said Miller was "very excited" to take. From the Jessica Meisels Marquee Lounge, $8,000 of Lia Sophia jewelry, an $800 Botkier bag and $900 in Dermalogica skin care products, which she was delighted to receive, according to those present, because she's been traveling for a month and has run out of "everything."
As the pretty-young-thing puff-piece quickly devolves into a reporter's investigation into one starlet's suspicious freebie-hoarding activities, we're left with the nagging feeling that many of these items will never see "this company that auctions it on EBay." Nevertheless, with her exhaustively chronicled swagalog now public knowledge, perhaps Miller will feel compelled to come through on her charitable, regifting intentions—even if that means instructing her assistant to drop off a plastic shopping bag brimming with three-quarters-empty Dermalogica moisturizer tubes and slightly used Le Mystère lace knickers at the closest Goodwill.
- Is this just a kiss off? [LAT]