The biggest news from across the pond today: Lily Allen just got her very own television show, and it sounds like a cross between MySpace and Saturday Night Live. The internet queen, who launched her first album without a major record label by posting all of her songs online, will host a variety show with a live studio audience. Everyone on the program will be chosen from Lily's extensive MySpace friend list - she has almost 500,000 of them. The show will air on BBC3 and is set to premier sometime in the spring, and could make a New York pit stop in Spring '08, which means you've got to get ready: Grab a Luella or Stella McCartney dress to make sure you're fashion approved, and then practice your British accent - The last time we saw Lily, in Paris, she told us that "British girls have it, and Paris girls just don't... If you're from New York, you could go either way, but you need to stop pretending you don't care about clothes." Lily's obviously born to be a talk show host - Tyra would totally say the same thing. --NATALIE HORMILLA
Lily Allen Launches Her Own Line--Plus Sketches From the Collection
When Lily Allen and her sister Sarah Owen opened their vintage shop Lucy in Disguise six months ago, Allen told Elle UK that she decided to open a store because "a) we love vintage and b) we're not clothing designers." Seems Allen will have to eat her words. Today brings news that Allen and her sister are launching an 18-piece ready-to-wear collection of dresses, inspired, naturally, by their favorite vintage pieces. According to Vogue UK online, LVMH menswear style director Nadia Jones (sister of LVMH menswear style director Kim Jones) "helps Lily and Sarah create the styles from the vintage pieces they find - merging favourite details from the neckline of a dress or hem of a skirt to create their own designs." The collection launches in June--exclusively at Harvey Nichols in the UK and at Shopbop.com in the US--as well as at Lucy at Disguise in store and online. SheFinds is also reporting that Topshop will carry the line, dubbing Allen the "new Kate Moss for Topshop."Update: SheFinds contacted us and apparently the Topshop news is false.