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Video Loving: Temperley London’s Enchanted Summer

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Every wondered what it was like inside Alice Temperley’s romantic, fairytale-filled world? Well this short film, shot by the designer’s brother Henry Temperley for Net-a-Porter does just that, by showing off her exquisite gowns as well as her stunning Somerset home in the lead up to her annual Enchanted Summer party. 

Directed by Alice, the short film really is a gorgeous way to show off the designer’s limited edition Temperley London dresses, worn by some of the brand’s muses including Laura Bailey, Caroline Issa, and Jacquetta Wheeler, who are all wearing designs created exclusively for Net-a-Porter.

One of my favourite shows at London Fashion Week is always Temperley London, mainly because you are guaranteed plenty of gorgeous gowns to swoon over, and this video brings those exquisite pieces to life in such a beautiful, ethereal and fun way. I have to be honest I totally want to be on that guest list – that party looks fun.

But unlike other fashion films, this isn’t a campaign video, a behind-the-scenes of a fashion show, this is a moving-image boutique, as shoppers can click on the dresses or accessories they wish to buy and they will be added to their personal ’boutique’ all without interrupting the film. Net-a-Porter really do know how to get people shopping luxury fashion – but don’t blame me if you want everything you click on!!!

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I love all the pieces from the folky floral embroidered skirts to the chiffon-appliquéd tulle gowns and the hot pink lace-paneled pleated crepe maxi dress, but for me it has to be all the wedding-worthy gowns that caught my eye, which isn’t a surprise given that the summer party had a White Magic theme.

Shop my 10 favourite wedding-worthy Temperley London gowns on Net-a-Porter:

Which gowns caught your eye?

[Pics: Temperley London/Net-a-Porter]

LFW Show Report: Temperely London AW14

LFW-AW14-Temperley-6Alice Temperely showcased a more wearable collection for autumn/winter 2014 with layered daywear separates, tailoring and suiting taking centre stage, unlike previous collections filled with ballgowns and red carpet creations.

For AW14 it is all about the Temperley London woman by day, with sexier shorter lengths to the dresses featuring ornate patterns reminiscent of tile work seen in Spanish cathedrals, and a lot of gorgeous outerwear options from quilted cropped jackets to textured Jacquard and A-line swing coats.

Even though I love the eveningwear options, which were still present with a highlight being a floor-length crystal-embellished nude evening dress, the romantic folk-inpsired separates and maxi dresses were gorgeous and something that I would love to wear.

I also loved the styling of the collection, with giant scarves, wide belts nipping in the waists, the blue eyeliner and the playful braids.

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LFW SS14: Temperley London ‘Sicily’

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You are always guaranteed romantic, ethereal and beautiful gowns when attending at Temperley London catwalk show and spring/summer 2014 was no different. Inspired by dreams of a “Sicilian adventure” the collection was filled with ladylike elegance and glamour from knee-length to floor-sweeping red carpet ready gowns.

Of course there were many Princess moments from vibrant tiered raspberry beauties to delicate gowns embellished with silk flowers and crystals that of course would look perfect on the red carpet of any award ceremony. Then there were dresses featuring clashing prints of leopard print and delicate florals, and abstract prints of burgundy, pink and black that looked more like something Alexander McQueen would do than Alice Temperley.

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As well as the exquisite red carpet dresses, that I am hoping Hollywood stylists will snap up for the up-coming Primetime Emmys, there was an elegant 50’s vibe with voluminous silhouette and the trapeze shapes in the tops and swing coats.

Of course I can see the Duchess of Cambridge taking her pick of the gorgeous dresses and coats, but I feel that this collection deserves more International recognition from Hollywood starlets. Of course actress Anna Kendrick, who was front row, is bound to wear Temperley on her next promo tour, but I can also see Diane Kruger wearing one of the clashing animal print and floral beauties and Nina Dobrev wearing one of the abstract knee-length dresses.

This collection was breathtaking and deserves to be showcased – here’s hoping that the top stylists start calling in pieces for their clients as these gowns deserve the glamour of flash bulbs and the red carpet.

I think this collection looks the best when in motion so I have put together one of my HTC Zoe highlight reels dedicated to the show:

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LFW SS13: Day 3 – A Flash Of Colour, Blogger Love and A Balcony View

Sunday’s are always the hardest, two days of back-to-back shows and I am a little tired and all I want to do is snooze, but today I dragged my arse out of bed in the name of fashion. Today was a little quieter for me, it was mainly about catching up on work, supporting a fellow blogger, and then ending the day with a flurry of red carpet dresses from Alice Temperley.

First stop of the day and the reason for my early start was The Apartment for the Vodafone breakfast, it was really nice meeting the PR and marketing team, finding out about their new London Fashion Week app, fingers crossed they release it for next fashion week as it looked cool, and also talking about plans for the Mary Katrantzou partnership, which is still very much at the early conversation stage. If Richard Nicoll’s rechargeable bag is anything to go by it is going to be great.

Then it was off to support Charlie May, an uber-stylish blogger in her first catwalk show. Last season Charlie did a presentation which I sadly missed but this was an intimate catwalk show like no other I had ever been too. The wine cellars of the Stafford Hotel venue was incredible, it was so adorable it only had three rows on one side and the runway could only fit one model down at a time, which was better for us as once down they played statues and it looked amazing.

My pictures aren’t amazing, but the collection was minimalist with incredible tailoring for such a young designer, and my highlight had to be the finale light caramel evening gown its leather bodice and wrap skirt was gorgeous. Oh, and I can’t forget the accessories, incredible Kat Maconie shoes and quirky retro sunglasses from Zan Zan – Charlie May is definitely a name for the future.

A quick stop back at The Apartment for food, you could tell it was Wagamamas day as the place was packed. A snack, a read of The Daily, and a peak on social media sites and I was back out the door to Temperely London.

I was super excited about seeing the Temperley London show, more so when I found out my view was the amazing balcony at Grant Connaught Rooms along with my blogger pals. It was great seeing a show straight on, literally we were above the photography pit and it was amazing seeing Alice Temperley’s spring/summer 2013 collection.

Entitled “return to elegance” it certainly was gorgeous, I loved the nipped in waists, the sheer panels, the bee-keeper hats, and the printed dresses. This collection I am sure will be hitting press promo tours very soon and of course will be seen shortly on the brand’s most famous un-official ambassador the Duchess of Cambridge.

Looking for my flash of colour from my look of the day? Well, I am going to own up, I totally forgot to take it. I don’t know what happened, but trust me it wasn’t black, it was actually bright orange.