They may have been there to support the best in British film, but at the closing night gala premiere of Saving Mr. Banks at the London Film Festival last night, two well-dressed attendees looked to Paris for their outfits. It was a family affair for Lily Allen, who was there with sister Sarah to support their mother, film producer Alison Owen. Unsurprisingly given her longstanding friendship with Karl Lagerfeld, Lily chose a Chanel dress for her moment on the red carpet, teamed with a perspex Chanel clutch and fluorescent yellow nails. Meanwhile, sporting a very different look – this time courtesy of Christian Dior Haute Couture – Ruth Wilson (who stars in the film) shimmered in a strapless column dress with bright brushstrokes. These were two very different dresses from two Parisian powerhouses . . . but which did you prefer?
This has been another banner year for nails so it's no surprise that when the big festivities began in Londontown for the Royal Jubilee, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games people went batty with creative nail art. Take Lily Allen's Union Jack design on her nails during the Olympics, or Beverley Knight's glittering gold nails at the Paralympics along with
Princess Eugenie's British pride nails and Lily Cole's picture of the Queen on her nails at the Diamond Jubliee for example. Out of these four unique styles, whose nail art do you think should win 'Most Festive' for the 2012 year?
Awww — just look at all of these beautiful growing bellies in Britain right now. Not only is model Lara Stone, TV presenter Fearne Cotton and Saturdays band member Rochelle Wiseman pregnant for the first time, but singer Lily Allen, chef Sophie Dahl, socialite Peaches Geldof, TV anchor Edith Bowman and WAG Coleen Rooney are blossoming with their second children. Read all about their special deliveries and vote at the end to let me know which of these pregnant pretties you think is the most stylish. Congrats to the happy couples!
Lily Allen got into the Olympic spirit this week by getting a themed manicure down at the Olympic Village. Nail art extraordinaire Sophy Robson worked her magic on the British singer, who later shared a shot of her Union Jack, Olympic rings and bold blue nails. The same team have been working on the athletes' patriotic Olympics nail art amongst other technicians, and I'm just loving the creativity to come out of the Games. If there was a podium for such beauty, Lily's tips would surely scoop gold! Do you agree?
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has made her debut in the The Sunday Times Rich List 2012, to be published on April 29. The British model's £5m worth has given the 25-year-old a spot in the Young Rich List of British millionaires aged 30 and under. She joins other British stars in the Richest in Modelling List, but unlike Rosie and Lily Cole plus Russian Natalia Vodianova, many of them picked up modelling contracts off the back of their work in other areas, like actresses Emma Watson and Keira Knightley. Click through to see who made it into the top!
This week in London, Lily Allen made her first public appearance since she gave birth to daughter Ethel Mary in November. The British pop star wore an eclectic mix of vintage pieces from her shop Lucy in Disguise at 34 restaurant in Mayfair, teaming a black slip dress with a brown furry coat. What really caught my eye were Lily's on-trend colour block platforms. The red, green, yellow and blue footwear brightens up her outfit and is perfect for Spring. Shop colour block pumps below and tell me which is your favourite combination of shades!
Congratulations to these beautiful British women who are either expecting, or have given birth in 2011. The future generation is sure to be fabulously dressed with mums like these. Check out nine gorgeous gals who have carried little cuties around in 2011 and vote on who you think is the best dressed at the end!
On Saturday, singer and model Lily Allen wed Sam Cooper in a lace Delphne Manivet Raphael dress that reportedly costs £2,690. The vintage-inspired Calais-lace gown is pure white with a peep hole cut out in the back and a delicate round train. The wedding took place in Gloucestershire, and the pregnant bride looked happy and glowing with polished makeup and a beautiful floor-length veil. What do you think of Lily's French wedding dress?
Lily Allen will soon be sharing her cool Brit girl aesthetic with the masses thanks to the debut of her own collection, under the Lucy In Disguise label, which was first launched with her sister as a vintage store in London last year. Drawing inspiration from Lily's love for vintage pieces, the collection features a variety of throwback creations named after notable people in history such as Fortnums, a '40s-inspired rayon crepe tea dress with a lily of the valley print; Chatsworth, a green high-waisted maxi dress embroidered with gold sequins; and Capone, a black sequined and beaded tulle flapper-style dress. Check out the slideshow to see sketches from the collection!
Lily Allen is set to appear in a new Channel 4 series this evening as we follow her journey from popstar to vintage shop owner in Riches to Rags. The documentary starts as Lily decides to quit touring in favour of a quieter life and plans to open a store with her half sister Sarah. It is expected to be quite revealing as Lily goes through some personal problems. Are you going to be tuning in, or is it not for you?