Alice Temperley is surely one of the jewel’s in our fashion crown, credited by American Vogue for her emphasis on her use of beautiful fabrics and attention to detail. Vogue praised Alice Temperley as the fashion designer who was making ‘the biggest waves’ in the British style scene.
Alice lived in rural Somerset (on an apple farm with her parents), before she went to University in London. She attended both the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins and founded Temperley London in 2000 with Lars von Bennigsen, (now her husband). Alice held her first fashion show in Notting Hill in 2003. Two years later she began showing in New York, which became the home of her shows almost exclusively until 2011.
At Aspirational Bride we love Somerset by Alice Temperley, the collaboration between Alice Temperley and John Lewis, and named after Temperley’s native county where her parents still live. Alice revealed that naming the line Somerset made it an endeavour even closer to her heart: “Being where I grew up and where I disappear to whenever I can; it represents stillness, timelessness, lifestyle and a romance.”
Winter Wedding Style from Somerset by Alice Temperley
If you are looking for something stylish, yet warm and practical to wear as a guest or Mother of the Bride for a winter wedding then there are several stand out pieces from the current collection to choose from…
We love the whimsical yet feminine Feather Print Knit Dress (£99) and the 2 in 1 Insert Knitted Dress (£130), chic and yet comfortable with a hint of stretch for the perfect fit!
There are also some beautifully elegant and timeless blouses, including a gorgeous Cream Lace Blouse (£99), and a cream and blue Bird Print Blouse (£89).
The range also extends to a stylish collection of affordable but luxe accessories: the black Dulverton Shoe boots (£155) are beautifully elegant almond toe shoe boots with a slim stiletto heel. Equally elegant are the Ashill Mary Jane Shoe Boots (£140), with a wide ankle strap and stiletto heel.
Finally, building on her flair for creating dazzling evening dresses which have been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge and singer Katy Perry, Somerset by Alice Temperley has the most gorgeous Cap Sleeve Sequin Dress (£299), perfect for a sparkling winter evening reception!
Category: Fashion & Bling