Lily Allen in green Chanel: gorgeous or tragic?


We have a lot of new photos of Lily Allen because she’s been out and about several times in the past week. A few nights ago, she was out, partying in London, and today she was in Paris for the Chanel show (the green coat photos). Lily hasn’t been doing many public appearances since she miscarried while six months pregnant, and hasn’t done much press except for the odd rage-filled rant against any gossip columnist who writes innocuous items about how Lily might be engaged. Which she later revealed she was in fact engaged, making her c-bomb-filled rant look less like a person protecting their privacy and more like a famewhore celebrity protecting the exclusive release of information. That’s just me though – while I have so much sympathy for Lily and her personal problems with carrying a pregnancy to term, I simultaneously think Lily, as a celebrity, is a massive dickhead who consistently and hypocritically thinks she can have it both ways – that she can claim “privacy” in interview after sanctimonious interview where she claims again and again that she’s “leaving” the celebrity world and becoming more private, only to do more magazine covers and more interviews and more public appearances and playing fast and loose with the release of information. She’s exhausting. So, speaking of Miss Privacy, she took part in a documentary which spanned her life over, like, six months last year:

She has shunned the spotlight and kept quiet since tragically losing her baby late last year. But Lily Allen has opened up about her second miscarriage during a revealing Channel 4 documentary Riches To Rags.

The singer, who lost her child six months into her pregnancy, says: ‘It was a really long battle – and I think that kind of thing changes a person.’

The 25-year-old reveals her pain at the loss in a new show that charts her venture into fashion as she opened up Covent Garden vintage boutique Lucy In Disguise with sister Sarah Owen.

A preview of Lily Allen: Riches To Rags was shown this week as the singer headed to Paris to catch the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2011 fashion show.

Lily also reveals in the documentary – which filmed her between March and October last year – that she suffered with an eating disorder, ‘I used to vomit after meals. It’s not something I’m proud of…But, I tell you what, a lot of people came up to me telling me how great I looked and I’d be on the cover of every magazine. I thought I looked good and it was great to be able to try on clothes and feel a million dollars. But I wasn’t happy, I really wasn’t. I would love to be the skinniest minniest person in the world but I can’t do that without being unhappy – I like food.’

She adds: ‘I’m a pop star, not a model. Don’t make me feel s*** for not being really skinny and having an eating disorder.’

Lily became engaged to Sam Cooper on Christmas Day last year, a month after they lost their baby.

[From The Daily Mail]

I wonder if Lily is going to throw a hissy fit over the advanced promotion for this documentary…? You know, because she’s so private and no one should write about her, ever. It makes me wonder why she even agreed to do a documentary, because she hates the spotlight so much. Oh, right.




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32 Responses to “Lily Allen in green Chanel: gorgeous or tragic?”

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  1. Jacq says:

    She couldn’t get hooked-up with a pair of Chanel sunglasses? Meh…. Next!!
    I was really hoping she’d keep her mouth shut about the baby. Ah well, once a famewhore, always….

  2. malachais says:

    Love the green coat! That’s all that was interesting about this post, lol

  3. TQB says:

    I love the green coat.

    And because I’m a nudge, loss of a baby at 6 months is technically a stillbirth, not a miscarriage. Miscarriage is before 20 weeks.

  4. courtney says:

    um that’s how a mother or former mother to be deals with the loss of an unborn or living child. the men involved deal with it differently. it’s not like it was 50 years ago when you were expected to keep quiet about those kind of things. for example after his daughter Olivia passed away Roald Dahl kept a chest of her toys in the hut where he wrote his children’s books and her mother who would later win the academy award for best actress had her friends to talk to about it

  5. Roma says:

    Well, her boobies aren’t hanging out so we have some progress!

    My heart breaks for her for losing a child. My jealous nature wants to stab her and steal that coat.

  6. alma says:

    i LOVE the coat, don’t like her hair and make up

  7. bagladey says:

    Love the green coat. I really can’t stand Lily Allen at all, she reminds me of Jade Goody.

  8. sapphire says:

    Oh god, it’s all about the coat!

  9. embertine says:

    I would barbecue my own mother for that coat.

  10. RHONYC says:


    holy katie cruise legs! she’s got some tree stumps on her, eh. :-O

  11. meg says:

    Like the hair, hate the coat. It reminds me of stuff my great-grandmother used to knit. She had short arms, so she assumed the rest of the world did; so I walked around with too short arms like this stupid coat.

  12. arock says:

    love the coat.
    hate the commentary on loss of a child. its not fame whoring if youre constantly asked about it by strangers/media. she is in an arena where nothing is sacred (admittedly by choice and knowingly) but there is very little compassion in that regard. many might push to make her the poster child of miscarriage (can you imagine having to relive the loss of a child every time you do anything?) for the sake of marketing a career, and others might call into question the validity of her life choices due to her loss. this is a topic best left out of forums out of respect for ourselves and others.

    that being said….
    “id bbq my mother for that coat”….

  13. gloaming says:

    You pretty much nailed what I think of her.

    She really rubbed me up the wrong way when she said Radiohead were devaluing music for their – pay what you want – experimental release of In Rainbows.

    Dont you be talkin shit about my boys Lily!

  14. Bodhi says:

    That coat is BEAUTIFUL!!

    I can’t imagine what she went through. And I understand her desire to lay low to work through it. BUT why did she consent to a documentary about herself if all she wants is to be left alone? Has she done anything relevant in the past couple of years?

  15. curmudgeon says:

    Remember the whole Katy Perry thing? It’s funny, I always liked Lily Allen Better than KP, and artistically I still do. To me Katy Perry sounds like bovine torchure when she sings. Its too bad that KP doesn’t have Lily’s talent. She at least seems to be able to graciously handle fame. Lily Allen should grow up or go away.

  16. Melissa says:

    Can’t stand the sleeve length on that coat. If it’s cold enough for a coat, it’s cold enough to require long sleeves. I hate this trend almost as much as I hate the wearing-scarves-in-summer-with-tank-tops trend.

  17. D. Jackson says:

    The coat is a little tragic on her, but she gets a pass. A miscarriage at six months is horrific.

  18. gobo says:

    Lovely coat and shoes but not to be paired with orange lipstick and bag.

  19. gee says:

    She can do no wrong in my eyes. LOOOVEE Lily Allen. She needs a new album right now.

  20. I Choose Me says:

    I meh on this girl but I’m loving that green coat. WANT!

  21. Lisa Turtle says:

    I think she’s a big hypocrite, and yes she wants it both ways. She claims all she wants is to be left alone, but her actions continually show that she actually wants everyone to pay attention. Filming and showing a documentary entirely about yourself is not the action of a private citizen who wants to be left alone.

    You and I are in concurrance on this one Kaiser.

  22. Genevieve says:

    I have green eyes with gold flecks and this is literally MY DREAM COAT

  23. Solveig says:

    I like the green coat.
    I see a huge difference between saying a personal thing, and having other people (strangers) saying the very same thing without any authorization or reason to speak.

  24. MNGIRL76 says:

    I like the brown coat in the last pic! And OHHH….that bag! Coats & purses?! I’m in heaven!

  25. kc says:

    I haven’t had a baby in over 30 yrs, but I assume they still check the Rh factor in expectant mothers. Maybe some of you younger women on here know. I’m sure she can afford the best drs and this was done when she had her first miscarriage.

  26. Cinderella says:

    Can’t really slam her for anything considering what she’s gone through. I’m glad she’s getting back out. The coat is magical.

  27. kwoww says:

    love me some lily allen….she needs to get back to making music, i love her!

  28. Lemon Drops says:

    She looks great, and classy.

  29. Vesper says:

    Absolutely COVET the coat. Gorgeous, classy, great colour. Even like the orange purse. Can’t understand the comments about the short sleeves – it’s called three quarter length sleeves and it looks fabulous with long gloves when its cold.

  30. harfang says:

    Gorgeous, actually, And she looks SO good without makeup.

  31. REALIST says:

    Pretty. And I’m with the people who say be nice-she lost her baby.