The good times just keep coming for Lily Allen, whose life appears to be dominated by parties and promotion as she prepares for the release of her third studio album – the derivatively titled Sheezus. Stepping out on Thursday evening it was business as usual for the singer, who was dressed to the nines for an appearance on Covent Garden’s Piazza – where she led the way as Chanel officially launched their Mystery Bottle tour.
Lily Allen 28, caught the eye in a layered green dress as she sashayed inside to help the iconic French brand kick-start the quirky event, held in conjunction with the repackaging of their classic fragrance, Eau Premiere. The songstress matched her vivid outfit with a pair of snappy stiletto heels and a red leather handbag that added an extra splash of colour to her overall look. Posing for photos beside a specially erected entrance fashioned in the likeness of Chanel’s iconic fragrance bottle, Lily Allen looked considerably fresher than she did earlier that day, when she stepped out wearing the same casual ensemble she sported the night before.
Indeed, the mother of two was one of the highlights on Thursday evening as the brand began their Mystery Bottle tour with a Bank Holiday weekend residency at the Central London address. Lily Allen was joined at the event by model Laura Bailey, who looked comparatively casual in a blue mac, skinny grey jeans and black suede boots. Despite grey skies and persistent rain marring the day, the 41-year-old doggedly persisted with her sunglasses, and they remained perched on the bridge of her nose as she made her way inside. Shortly after Lily Allen was seen departing, but her green woven dress was covered by a rather striking fur coat.
Scurrying across Covent Garden in her Louboutin heels, there was little chance of the Hard Out Here singer getting wet thanks to the trusty assistant who appeared to get wet on her behalf while holding a large umbrella over her head. The Chanel event was an anticipatory affair for Lily Allen whose latest LP drops on Friday.
Having already won warm reviews, Sheezus marks her return to the music scene after quitting in 2009 to focus on motherhood and a tentative foray into retail management with retro clothing store Lucy in Disguise, launched with sister Sarah Owen in 2011. That venture ended badly with the liquidation of her quirky London store – which the Mail On Sunday reports as owing thousands of pounds to a leading manufacturer.
The new album sees Lily Allen giving Mail Online a name check on catchy track Insincerely Yours while calling out those female DJs who seem to have been hired for their It girl status and looks rather than their actual technical skill. ‘Whatever happened to the real DJs, cause the chick you’ve paid can’t mix for s**t,’ she spits. ‘I see pictures of her all the time, on the Mail Online, she’s everywhere; does anybody know what she does?’