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FIVE MINUTES WITH….ALICE TEMPERLEY

We caught up with Notting Hill bridal and fashion designer Alice Temperley to find out what she has planned for the Christmas period and what her fans can expect from her collections next year 

 

Why did you decide to launch the King’s Road pop-up?
We have had lots of demand in the area. This space is a perfect pop-up location and was great timing for the run up to Christmas.

What can Temperley fans expect from the store?
A great mix of Pre-Fall and Winter 2014 pieces, perfect for the festive season.

How do you normally celebrate Christmas?
At home in Somerset surrounded by my family with a log fire and mulled cider.

What’s your favourite thing about Notting Hill at this time of year?
The buzz on the market and general festive excitement.

Where do you go for a mulled wine in the area?
I make my own mulled cider using my family’s Burrow Hill cider.

What will be your choice for a Christmas party outfit this year?
A three piece suit from my Spring ‘15 Collection, my uniform for this season.

When you take stock of all that has happened since 2000, when you set up the Notting Hill boutique, how does it make you feel?
Very proud…and exhausted. It feels like a long time but also like we are just beginning. So many new exciting things are in the pipe line.

What’s been your biggest success of 2014?
Successfully merging the Alice by Temperley line into the mainline collection and really focusing on one brand, one message. Also, having an amazing, inspirational and passionate team around me.

What has your son Fox asked Santa for this year?

Fox has asked for Lego City.

What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2015?
Laughter, travel and more me time.

The Temperley London pop-up shop will be open until February 2015 and can be found at 33 King’s Road, SW3 4LX, temperleylondon.com

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