Lily Allen as you've never seen her before

by Carla Bevan

Lily Allen - Celebrity News - Marie Claire

We've never seen Lily Allen looking quite like this before. The notorious party girl has become the face of the National Portrait Gallery – and is showing off a whole new side to her personality.

Photographed by Nadav Kander to mark the famous museum's new 'Take Another Look' campaign, the picture is emblazoned with the words, 'vocalist, lyricist, florist'.

Lily, who's currently flying high in the charts with her second album, It's Not Me, It's You, trained to be a florist before her music career took off, and has often said if people stop buying her records she'd go back to flowers.

Lily isn't the only music star who'll have her face plastered on poster boards around the capital; Blur bassist Alex James also features in the ad campaign, with the slogan 'musician, writer, cheese maker' on his posters.

Joining Lily and Alex are Sir Winston Churchill ('politician, peacemaker, prisoner' – referring to his imprisonment during the Boer War) and Lord Kitchener ('expanded the army, recruited thousands, knitted their socks' – in reference to the famous Kitchener Stitch, which allowed socks to be knitted without an uncomfortable seam).

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