Monday, April 2, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Temperley London

Happy Monday!

Have you guys ever prepared photos and topics for a blog post, but never get around to actually working on it and posting it? That's what happened to this particular post -- I prepared it way back in January, forgot about it, and just barely saw it now. So, here we go! ;)

I absolutely love Temperley London's designs -- they are beautiful, feminine, and they seem to flatter almost everyone.

“She has a head for business and a heart that appreciates what women really want. Her style is unconstrained and you feel she has no desire to follow the leaders. Accordingly, her creations, which are governed by elegance rather than the fickle demands of trend-setting, are granted a rare longevity.” 
-- Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall (The Daily Telegraph), on designer Alice Temperley


Alice Temperley

Some celebrities who recently wore Temperley London on the red carpet:

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Julie Bowen wearing the Long Draped Scarlett Dress from the S/S 2012 Collection to the 18th Annual SAG Awards.
Jennifer Morrison wearing the Deco Beaded Dress from the S/S 2012 Collection to the 2011 American Music Awards.
Busy Philipps wearing the Long Tassle Dress from the S/S 2012 Collection to the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

And of course, probably the most famous lover of all things Temperley London:
none other than HRH Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.

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The Duchess wearing a) a custom-made black lace dress to the War Horse premiere in January 2012, b) the Titan Dress on her first public appearance with Prince William as an engaged couple in December 2010, and c) wearing the Moraiah Dress to Wimbledon in June 2011.

Just like her older sister, Pippa Middleton is also often photographed wearing clothes from Temperley London:

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Pippa wearing a) the Bespoke Dress for the evening reception of the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011, b) the Long Begonia Dress from the A/W 2011 Collection to the Boodles Boxing Ball in October 2011, and c) the Grace Top from the Cruise Collection in September 2011.

Here are some of my picks from www.temperleylondon.com:

Long Greta V Neck Dress
Long Greta V-Neck Dress (£1200)

Long Vera Dress
Long Vera Dress (£1650)

Long Draped Fern Dress
Long Draped Fern Dress (£2200)

Mini Esmeralda Dress
Mini Esmeralda Dress (£395)

Florence Dress
Florence Dress (£995)

Simonette Dress
Simonette Dress (£795)

What do you think of Temperley London?
Which of these designs/dresses did you like the most?

Have a fantastic first week of April!!! :)

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70 comments:

  1. How lovely! I am a huge fan of Princess Kate...such a classic style! Liking the feminine touch of Temperly London, especially the last 2 white dresses! :)

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    1. i looove those white dresses! and i am also a huge fan of the duchess of cambridge's style -- i always look forward to seeing her outfits. :)

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  2. Love that last dress!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. it's so simple and so pretty! :)

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  3. omg those dresses are way to pretty I want to have a place to go to buy one of those !!

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  4. Love all of the dresses the Duchess wore, gorgeous!
    Marie @
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    1. my favorite is the titan dress! ;)

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  5. ooohhh, i am loving the 3rd dress!!! it's super pretty.

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  6. Love the purple V neck dress! Love your blog too!

    xo Jo

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    1. aww, thank you! i'm glad you love my blog! :)

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    1. the color is really gorgeous! :)

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  8. pretty dresses! they are a bit fancy for my purposes but I like to admire them on the royals!

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    1. haha yeah, me too! i probably would never need to wear dresses like these, but i still like them, haha. ;)

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  9. wauw, the dresses are really beautiful!
    loves, saar.

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  10. i love temperley too! it looks so wonderful on pippa! and all the other too!


    xoxo, andie
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  11. thx for your nice comment on my blog..

    Very nice pics and dresses..

    I hope you like my blog and maybe you gonna be my next follower..If you want :)

    Wish you a nice day

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    1. you're very welcome! thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment too! i'll definitely visit your blog again and follow! :)

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  12. love these dresses. especially the second one in peach! =)

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  13. hey, danke für dein Kommentar ;)
    gegenseitiges verfolgen? ;)
    LG. Selina <3

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    1. hi! you're welcome! and yes, let's follow each other! :)

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  14. You've picked some gorgeous dresses, they are stunning! I love Temperley London its a bit like a understated Elie Saab in my opinion. It's so elegant and flowing without being OTT. Fabulous! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. you described it perfectly! perhaps that's why i love temperley london -- because i am a huge fan of elie saab's designs! :)

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  15. I really like the designs, especially the white and lace dresses. So pretty!

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  16. I really like her designs, but they are a little too flowy for me to be able to pull them off. Flowy, ultra-feminien dresses just don't look natural on me.

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    1. i think you can definitely pull them off. :)

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  17. love the dresses

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  18. I know what you mean. I also prepare post and forget about them way too often. :S

    The dresses are very pretty!
    I esp. like the last one best.

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    1. haha, glad to know i'm not alone on that. ;)

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  19. I love her designs too! Always girly, never too frilly, it's the perfect combo for any lady! xx

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  20. Such gorgeous pieces! I wouldn't mind having the line in my closet ;)

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  21. Yes that has happened to me with posts before! I love these pieces, especially the pleated dress on Kate and the gorgeous styles on Pippa!

    xo
    Rachel

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    1. the pleated dress looks perfect for summer, huh? ;)

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  22. I see that brand is getting more acclaim. Great pieces. XOXO

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    1. i knooow, ever since the duchess of cambridge came into prominence, temperley london is becoming more and more famous. :)

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  23. Such classics! Great designs.

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  24. Wow, beautiful! I love the off-the-shoulder dress and i think princess catherine (i know that's not her title, but i like to call her princess, lol!) is so beautiful!

    --Olivia :)

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    1. i knoooow, i like calling her princess too, but apparently that's wrong, haha! but oh well, she IS a princess so yeah. :P

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  25. Her designs are truly beautiful and elegant. Simply stunning.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  26. So beautiful!!! The draping on her designs is just perfection! XO brynn

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    1. you're right, they really are! :)

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  27. Really can't choose~~~ like want to have all!!

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  28. I love Temperley London's designs too, if only I could afford any of them haha. Duchess Kate always looks so perfect though, love her!

    Love, Belle

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    1. haha, oh gosh, me too, if only! and i agree, i love the duchess, she always looks perfect! :)

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  29. That last dress has to be my favorite out of all of them.

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    1. that dress is getting a lot of love! ;)

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  30. Thank you so much for your visit!!! nice blog!!!
    Would you like following each other on GFC?
    Let me know would love to follow you back
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. you're very welcome and thanks for visiting too! and yes, i would love for us to follow each other! :)

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  31. Hi Mimi, I follow you too!!!
    Have a wonderful easter!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. thank you!!! i hope you have a wonderful easter as well! :)

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  32. Beautiful dresses!!! I love the purple one :)
    Xoxo
    Kelsey

    http://kelseylovescosmetics.blogspot.com/

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    1. that's such a gorgeous color! :)

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  33. Oh gosh, I am absolutely obsess with Temperley London as well. I just love her grecian inspired designs. They're all so flowy and feminine. From your picks, I love the 3rd one the best. :)

    Lots of love, B
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