Artisan finishes, feminine flourishes and refined elegance abound in this free-spirited collection, created exclusively for John Lewis by Alice Temperley
I, along with some of my fellow Nottingham Bloggers, Penny from A Residence, Jen from Love Chic Living and Lucy from Mummy Lish and our daughters, were invited to the John Lewis Nottingham to view the Autumn/Winter 2013 range for Alice Temperley – Somerset & Somerset Girl. We were very honoured to be amongst the first to view and actually try on the new Alice Temperely children’s range (Somerset Girl) and boy were we impressed.
Alice Temperely is a much revered designer, and her designs are instantly recognisable. They often have exquisite lace, and are extremely feminine. The collection always feature statement dresses that are luxurious and intricate in their details, beautifully decadent.
Somerset – named after the place that Alice was born is the fastest selling brand in the department store’s history. It started off as just ladies wear, but this season the range is growing and will include girls clothing, lingerie, nightwear, and soon even home wear is going to be added to the collection.
The exclusive to John Lewis Alice Temperely Somerset girl range echoes the same style ideas.
Alice Temperley, MBE said,
“I am excited to be branching into girlswear. My mother and grandmother always made really beautiful dresses for me whilst I was growing up -pieces that I still treasure today. Clothes hold memories and I hope these will do the same for little girls. The collection consists of easy, playful clothes to have fun in.”
Well our morning of fashion was most definitely a family affair. I had also bought my Mum with me, who absolutely loves clothing and fashion too, and she loved the collection. We were three generations of fashion loving girls!
So we spent the morning (after a lovely breakfast) trying clothes on and chatting about the range. There seemed to be a piece in both the girls and ladies wear to suit everyone. Some pieces from both collections were very similar, which was really unusual and such a lovely touch.
Miss A (4)
Miss A wearing some of the key pieces – Somerset Girl by Alice Temperley Military Jacket in Black (£45) together with the Acorn Skirt (£20) and sparkle Knit Jumper (£30) and below (£40) a pink lace dress.
Here is Miss A with Lucy’s daughter who is also 4, don’t they both look adorable? Miss A is wearing a gorgeous tweed coat (£60) whilst D is wearing a lace spot dress (£40) with the military jacket as before.
We spent a really lovely morning trying on the clothes, and I have many photographs that will be great memories of our time together.
I thought I would end on this one, I know its silly, but I hope it reflects the great time we had, because above all fashion should be fun.
Thank you for reading
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