Lily Allen Brings A Splash Of Colour To The NME Awards

  • Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
  • From the "Air Balloon" singer's red carpet moment to the Arctic Monkeys' total domination, it was quite the night

    Lily Allen is having fun with fashion – and she has no intention of reining it in.

    The “Air Balloon” singer has been making some very bold style choices lately, and last night was no different. She made a bright and colourful entrance at the NME Awards in London, rocking a black-and-orange striped dress with neon accents.

    She paired the playful Roksanda Ilincic frock with glittery courts, wore her blue-streaked hair in a high top-knot and finished off the look with a green-and-blue Hockley coat.

    But Lily didn’t just get recognised on the red carpet. The singer, 28, won the Best Solo Artist award.

    ‘This is kind of dumb because David Bowie was in the same category, and Jake Bugg,’ she said as she accepted the honour. ‘So this goes to you guys really, not me. Thank you!’

    Other big winners included Blondie (Godlike Genius), Haim (Best International Band) and Paul McCartney (Songwriter’s Songwriter). But it was the Arctic Monkeys who dominated the night, picking up five awards in total – including Best British Band and Best Album.

    The Haim sisters – Este, Danielle and Alana – also won in the style department, bringing a welcome touch of ’90s grunge to the otherwise glam affair.

    But it wasn’t all good news for the award winners.

    The title of Worst Band went to The 1975, while Harry Styles snagged the Villain of the Year award for the second year in a row. Ouch.

    Got a tablet? You can now download Marie Claire magazine straight to your iPad, Kindle (just search the store for ‘marie claire magazine’), Nook or Google Nexus. Even better? Get your hands on our March issue now for the special price of just £2.49. 

    Reading now