Hi Lovelies, I hope you’re having a great weekend!
I recently had the opportunity to meet Fashion Designer Alice Temperley, MBE – the founder and Creative Director of Temperley London – who was promoting her book, English Myths & Legends that was published last month – a large and very beautiful volume with over 250 pictures of her decadent designs.
Temperley are renowned worldwide for creating glamorous gowns that are handfinished with exquisite embellishments and regularly dress various celebs such as Kate Hudson, Madonna, Penelope Cruz & Eva Mendes….. AND the Duchess of Cambridge, who was wearing a dress by the brand to debut her baby bump last month!
Getting ready to meet somebody with such great style and reputation posed quite the dilemma in terms of what to wear and in the end I went for one of my ‘go to’ outfits – I mentioned in my blog the other week I’m going to be posting a few of them and this is the second!
I wanted to look nice but not like I had tried too hard?! So after rejecting an embellished, sheer maxi dress from ASOS – didn’t want to look like I was wearing a cheap version of her designs! – and a leather skater dress from Oasis, in the end I settled on a velvet wrap dress from Topshop that has a small amount of embroidered details on the shoulders.
It really isn’t a colour I had ever thought about wearing before, but there was something about this dress which caught my eye – the balloon, vintage style sleeves are really cute, the embellishment adds a bit of something without being over the top and a wrap shape dress is always flattering for somebody like me with a fair amount of boobage, which is why it’s one of my favourite styles to wear!
My knee-high suede boots and a biker jacket kept things relatively casual but still a bit glam and I took my new and current favourite bag along for its first outing! I love it because of the pearl and stud details and it just so happens to be a small but boxy shape which means my blogging camera fits perfectly inside.
My favourite Federer and a velvet choker completed the look:
The event where I was meeting Alice Temperley was held in a park that had been transformed into a ‘book-ish’ village for an annual Literature Festival:
Before meeting Alice Temperley, I watched her being interviewed on stage by Hilary Alexander OBE, a fashion journalism superpower who is renowned for her wisdom and in-depth knowledge of the industry…
Images BohoandBlush + @temperleylondon
As I expected, Alice Temperley was a vision of wild hair, flowing skirts and abundant, tinkling jewellery. Wearing an edgy, embroidered leather jacket over one of her intricately patterned dresses, she had the type of glamorous but rock’n’roll vibe I’d imagined given her designs and brand reputation…
I asked her what she wears on her days off, because I couldn’t imagine anyone not succumbing to their PJ’s from time to time like the rest of us? But no, in fact she looked quite aghast that I even questioned she would ever wear anything other than her own designs! She said she has a huge wardrobe of samples and designs from over the years to choose from and so even behind the closed doors of her Notting Hill home on a lazy Sunday morning, you will find her wearing her glamorous gowns…(Image pressandjournal.co.uk)
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They’ve now brought out a burgundy version of my velvet dress and I am sooo tempted to buy that one as well! I’m also loving this rose printed midi length from Miss Selfridge and Nobodys Child have a very cute, cherry printed mini dress that would be super flattering.
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
All clothing images courtesy of Temperley London Instagram and Website.