Tag Archive: Alice Temperley

Aug 07 2014

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:

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Which gowns caught your eye?

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

Feb 17 2014

LFW Show Report: Temperely London AW14

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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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Sep 19 2013

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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Sep 16 2012

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SS13TemperleyLondon2 LFW SS13: Day 3   A Flash Of Colour, Blogger Love and A Balcony View %tagEntitled “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.

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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.

Oct 31 2011

True British: Alice Temperley Book Signing At Harrods

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So tomorrow, November 1, one of the UK’s most celebrated designers, Alice Temperley is launching her new book True British at Harrods with a special signing.

I know short notice, sorry I was away at the weekend.

But if you do happen to be in the Harrods area tomorrow from 2pm then you have to head up to the Temperley Womenswear boutique on the 1st floor for your chance to meet the designer and have your copy personalised.

The book sounds amazing and traces the development of Temperley’s design and her style from fashion into interiors and lifestyle, as well as touching on the growth of the brand over the past 10 years. The book is lavishly illustrated, and features backstage images, sketches, mood boards and even intimate snaps of family and friends, some of which were taken by her sister who is a photographer.

I do love a fashion book, and this one sounds like a perfect Christmas present, and when you read in the press information that there are 272 pages and 350 illustrations I know I am in for a treat.

Don’t forget if you want a signed copy then head on over to Harrods tomorrow at 2pm.

See you there!!

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Feb 13 2011

BAFTAs: Minnie Driver Wears Alice Temperley

British actress Minnie Driver arrives at the British Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 13, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Who: British actress Minnie Driver

Where: At the British Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London

Wearing: A white Alice Temperley gown with embellished detailing to the bodice teamed with Jimmy Choo heels and clutch

Verdict: Well, this dress would have been amazing if this was worn during the summer, but Minnie looks so cold in this very revealing gown. I like the embellished detailing, but I would have prefer this dress if it had been in navy, or a deep purple.

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Aug 11 2010

100 Days To Go: Emma Watson Shows Off Pixie Cut

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Emma Watson showed of her new cropped hair as she promoted the teaser poser and contest for Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows, which is only 100 days away.

Her new pixie cut really suits her and is like a throwback to the 60s and Twiggy I love it. I can’t decide what I love more her new hairdo or that super cute Alice by Temperley jumpsuit.

I also super excited about the release of the first part of the final Harry Potter book as I am a big fan – roll on November 19.

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