Back in the red: 'Pop star' Tara Palmer-Tomkinson forgets her umbrella as she heads out to the shops
12:49 GMT, 14 October 2012
It has happened to us all, walking down the street in a red hot outfit and then it starts raining, torrentially, all on your fabulous look.
But Tara Palmer-Tomkinson isn't one of the common people, as a former it girl the 40-year-old should certainly know better than to be caught in a downpour.
Although the socialite looked pretty ravishing in her red suit, her face seemed stressed – perhaps at the downpour or music-lovers' reactions at her new career.
Back on the red stuff: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson gets caught out in the rain in just some red skinny jeans and a red cardigan – although she does keep her sunglasses firmly on
The reformed drug addict, who has been seen recently been seen performing her new single 5 Seconds, had just a pair of skinny jeans and a red cardigan on when she got caught in the downpour.
But in true socialite style she kept her sunglasses firmly on her head.
The 40-year-old released her debut single 5 Seconds earlier this month along with her album, Flawed, which she has been writing since her appearance on TV singing contest Comic Relief Does Fame Academy five years ago.
Run Tara! Palmer-Tomkinson seen arriving at the Richard Ward salon on King's Road, London, in the pouring rain
A performance on Loose Women sparked a barrage of abuse.
One woman tweeted: 'Omg Tara Palmer tomkinson on Loose women signing…worse thing I've ever seen and heard in my life. #embarrasedforher #cringinell (sic)'
However, not all viewers were so harsh on Tara with one Twitter user writing: 'I think people shud give Tara Palmer-Tomkinson a break! I thought she was good.. Fair play to her! #loosewomen (sic)'
Tara is likely to have been well rehearsed for her performance – she has a recording studio in her own home.
Music maestro: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson multi-tasks as she sings and plays the keyboard live on ITV's Loose Women
She recently told the Daily Mail: 'I’ve got two guitars and a whole recording studio up here. In the evening people come round and sit about making music.
'Then I do a headstand and, as soon as you’ve gone, bounce off the walls and have a good laugh.'
And music may have helped calm former reveller Tara who has checked into rehab to battle drug demons in the past.
Changing paths: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson performed her debut single 5 Seconds live on Loose Women, seen here in the video
She said: 'I have to say I’ve been trying really hard to be calm. Over the past four or five months I’ve tried so hard because I just want to be.
‘It’s very important what people think of me because I’ve tried very hard to change and it’s been a very, very big battle.’