Meeting Designer Alice Temperley

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

3 Wrap Dresses I’m Loving…

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.

 To find out more about my meeting with Alice Temperley, you can read my full article for Cotswold Allure Magazine here.


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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tiffany x


All clothing images courtesy of Temperley London Instagram and Website.


  1. Linda Davis
    November 19, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Ooh my Tiff how exciting😃You looked stunning Hun, I love your dress and all your accessories. A star in your own right👍🌟loves you loads 😘😘💕💕xxxxxxxxxx

    • November 19, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      Aaaah thank you lovely Lin 💜💜 her clothes were amazing! 😙😙😙

  2. November 22, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I love the burgundy. I totally think you should go for it.

  3. November 22, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Woahhh, can’t believe you got to meet Alice Temperley – how incredible! I love how you had the feminine element of flowers on your wrap dress then fully biker chicked it up with your bag, it looked ace. xxx

  4. November 23, 2017 / 6:20 am

    Oh my gosh! I love everything about your outfit and that gazebo was amazing! Any in the fashion industry wouldn’t know what to do with me because I have zero fashion sense! I pretty much always wear jeans, flip flops and a comfy shirt.

  5. November 23, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Tiffany, you look great in so much! I love your style and how you are willing to try different things. Beautiful dresses and the colors are stunning!

  6. November 24, 2017 / 12:46 am

    I love how you have your own unique style. The world is getting too generic.

  7. November 24, 2017 / 3:26 am

    Tiffany, great pictures and a really beautiful outfit! I’d never guess to try that color, but it looks amazing on you! The gazebo was so cute – it looks like a fun time and interview! I’m definitely inspired by your wrap dress. I have the same…ahem…assets and it’s always hard to find something that looks great without being boxy and weird.

  8. November 24, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    What a cute little place! And that wrap dress was very flattering on you.

  9. November 24, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    The dress you wore was lovely Tiffany and equally nice in burgundy. It’s also good to get an insight into how an outfit gets put together for a particular occasion. No such work for me, I just wear jeans most days and whichever t-shirt’s ironed.

  10. November 27, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    that must have been so fun! and that dress is super cute, love the color

  11. November 29, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    What a great experience! You looked really beautiful in that mustard yellow dress and the scenery in your pictures is absolutely amazing! 😍

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