Avril Lavigne Holds Her Heart In Her Hands

Snarly Canadian pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne had her picture taken for her new fashion line, Abbey Dawn, yesterday. She was working at a slightly infamous place.

The photo-shoot for her clothing line took place at Viper Room in Los Angeles.

Savvy gossipers will remember the Viper Room as the spot where actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose on the sidewalk outside in 1993. Johnny Depp used to co-own the joint.

Lavigne, 24, dressed as sort of ’50s Barbie meets Jem meets ’80s Cyndi Lauper, appeared on the sidewalk with a beehive hairdo and dressed in striped tights and pink pumps.

Abbey Dawn is big on pink, it seems. Avril’s line is sold exclusively in Kohl’s department stores and launched this past July. (“Abbey Dawn” is Avril’s childhood nickname.)

Malaysian favorite Avril stepped outside during a break in the shoot, and her crew members presented her with a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Early Valentine’s Day gift?

Mrs. Deryck Whibley, who isn’t known for her congeniality, actually smiles! Score!

Perhaps these newfound smiling muscles are what’s keeping her and Deryck together. Hmm?

What do you think of Avril’s outfit? Pretty or too much? Let us know in the comments section!