Allen designs bar for Sir Elton's ball

LONDON: Lily Allen can now add interior designer to her extensive resume - the British pop star has created her own cocktail bar for SIR ELTON JOHN's charity ball.

The Smile hitmaker's previous design credits include a clothing line for British high street store New Look in 2007, and her own jewellery range which launched this year (09). She has also announced plans to set up her own record label and open an upmarket clothes rental store.

And now Allen has tried out bar design by creating a lay out which was unveiled at Sir Elton John's Winter Ball in London on Sunday night (13Dec09).

Other stars to have created the stand-alone bars, which will be auctioned off to benefit The Elton John Aids Foundation, include model/actress Lily Cole and fashion designer Roland Mouret

Allen says, "I thought, 'It's such a good idea, but what if you're not a millionaire and don't have that much space?' They would look quite odd in my size living room. So I decided to make something a little bit more compact."