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A Return To Elegance

Entitled ‘Return To Elegance’, Temperley London’s Spring / Summer 2013 collection had the vision of “a late-1950s couture model or a young Sophia Loren”.

Alice Temperley’s vision to modernise her muse while making her “uncomplicated and effortlessly beautiful” was exquisitely achieved. With an effortless sophistication and chic simplicity, Temperley played with the notions of sheer and solid; precision and prettiness; modern and timeless.

In a luxurious colour palette of pale china blue, white, navy, scarlet and black – intensive workmanship shined through in every piece of the collection. Intensive digital prints and delicate floral appliqués combined for looks that were beyond beautiful. Thick horizontal stain bands ran around organza skirts and dresses – evoking a floaty, fun and overtly feminine look.

The freshness of the colour palette – especially the use of crisp white cotton and lace sprinkled with fine crystals – evoked pure loveliness for Summer.

It was a distinct departure for the label, which saw this collection appear much lighter and more luxurious in decedent fabrics and undeniably pretty silhouettes.

Femme Fatale Accessories

Iconic wide-brim hats, statement-making circular sunglasses and sweet net gloves – created an additional dose of drama. While the highly covetable heels were courtesy of Charlotte Olympia.

“It’s just more fun, more playful this season. It’s less about the dress – which is obviously still a really key piece for us – but more about really great separates in high-quality fabrics, and the way you put them together.”
– Alice Temperley

Photos from style.com

Fashion

Checkmate

Be inspired by this iconic print in sweet silhouettes for a romantic Summer…

Channel the darling 50’s loveliness of Betty Draper and Lucille Ball in ‘pretty picnic’ gingham shirtdresses, sunning suits & even chequered pastel pumps.

From Jil Sander to Rochas, Tommy Hilfiger and more, the Spring / Summer 2011 collections were filled with pretty ginghams and sweet poplin pieces perfect for whimsical Summer dressing.

Adding a touch of ‘country club’ polish to your look, checks evoke an innocent yet sweetly seductive appeal. Interpreted in fresh, modern ways on the runway, checks in delightful pastel tones have a fresh yet nostalgic touch.

Will you call ‘checkmate’ on Summer dressing? xx

Photos from style.com

Editor’s Letter

What I Wore Today…

I had been saving this dress for a rainy day… & today was the day I finally decided to bring it out of the closet

I purchased this dress nearly a year ago {on the same shopping trip that saw me buy my Carla Zampatti ball gown for the Alex Perry AEIOU event}. I love it, but have never quite found the perfect occasion to wear it. So I just decided it was time to stop waiting and wear it somewhere!

The 50’s shape is so divine and I adore the netting and the layers of silk chiffon in the skirt. It’s so fun and whimsical – perfect for twirling!

I wore my Carla Zampatti cocktail dress with my Mollini heels and Prada handbag.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! xx

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