Alice Temperley Quotes

 

I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to.

 

My favourite finds are often antique pieces with a history.

— Alice Temperley

I’m really excited about the future.

— Alice Temperley

You have to stay true to your heritage; that’s what your brand is about.

— Alice Temperley

Lingerie is my next love after clothing; I think it is what is worn underneath that really inspires a woman to feel beautiful in her clothes – that inner, secret glamour.

— Alice Temperley

I can live in a bubble, I like not to know anything about financials.

— Alice Temperley

I was always in trouble at school for what I was wearing; I was never made a prefect because of the way I used to dress – I ripped my tights, my skirts were too short, all sorts of things.

— Alice Temperley

I loved being in London. Always walking everywhere, always out and about and always at markets, walking around Brick Lane and Covent Garden and Soho.

— Alice Temperley

I don’t think many people would think I’m a designer. I behave in a different way. I’d get knocked down and cut to pieces if I went home and flounced about; this industry is known for the flounciness, but I’ve got my feet on the ground.

— Alice Temperley

I like the things around me to be beautiful and slightly dreamy, with a feeling of worldliness.

— Alice Temperley

If you took some of the behavior that you see in the fashion world and put it anywhere else, it would just be embarrassing.

— Alice Temperley

With celebrity being our new religion, it’s increasingly difficult to start up on your own. Talented young designers are more likely to either go and work for celebrity brands or huge fashion houses than ever before.

— Alice Temperley

I think fashion can always date, but I think if a woman has elegance, she doesn’t date.

— Alice Temperley

I think that a woman that is elegant herself is somebody who can dress herself easily and effortlessly.

— Alice Temperley

I don’t try to be in fashion; I don’t try to follow trends. You just end up out of fashion that way.

— Alice Temperley

It should be natural, and that’s how I like women to look. I like them to feel comfortable and look organic.

— Alice Temperley

I like to be real. I don’t like things to be staged or fussy.

— Alice Temperley

A lot of self-importance goes on in the fashion industry. I’m not like that.

— Alice Temperley

Fashion moves so quickly that, unless you have a strong point of view, you can lose integrity.

— Alice Temperley

I get up between 6:30 and 7 A.M., and my morning routine is always the same: hot water and lemon, eggs on toast and rose oil on the face.

— Alice Temperley

I buy vintage – mainly Alaia and some Westwood – but 90 per cent of the time, I wear my own designs.

— Alice Temperley

I keep only a small edit in my wardrobe because I think it is important to keep things moving through, and I like to find out which pieces from my collections work and which could be reworked and improved.

— Alice Temperley

When I was a child, I was always nicking my mum’s jewellery to wear, and I loved to drape a massive Chinese shawl around me from our fancy-dress box. I was obsessed with a feather and rabbit-fur collar from the age of three and attempted to make one with my friend, whose father was a gamekeeper.

— Alice Temperley

I always knew I wanted to create. I used to sit in my room for hours drawing and making things. I once got into trouble for cutting up my mother’s lampshades to make a dress. I was three.

— Alice Temperley

My mother has always encouraged my creative side. She is a very eclectic, creative woman and looks incredibly glamorous, even when trudging about in wellies. Our family home is full of items from her travels and her amazing etchings and drawings.

— Alice Temperley

I love long power walks in the countryside.

— Alice Temperley

I try to take care of myself, and I lead a healthy lifestyle.

— Alice Temperley

I’m from the middle of nowhere in Somerset, and if I have too much stimulus or chaos, then I tend to not be as creative.

— Alice Temperley

I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to.

— Alice Temperley

It’s a real luxury to have a studio all to myself, somewhere to start mood boards for the next collection.

— Alice Temperley

I’m a morning person, really alert.

— Alice Temperley

I used to be frustrated about being called bohemian, but I don’t really care now. If that’s what you are, you should celebrate it.

— Alice Temperley

I grew up in the countryside and always used to wear my parents’ Barbour jackets. It is a fantastic British heritage brand.

— Alice Temperley

Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world and such an incredible breeding ground for designers. You can’t help but find it an inspiring place.

— Alice Temperley

I like the Hotel Costes, on rue Saint Honore, a boutique hotel near the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and the Tuileries. I love the dark, moody decor as well as the fantastic scented, candlelit pool in the basement.

— Alice Temperley

Red carpet dressing all depends on the climate. I think richer, deeper colours are more flattering on the body, but the opposite is true if you are in Cannes or St. Tropez where the light makes deep colours look heavy and unflattering.

— Alice Temperley

As far as accessories are concerned, I think it is always best to be as minimalist as possible.

— Alice Temperley

When it comes to shoes, I always think Charlotte Olympia, of course! Her footwear is always feminine and sexy and also just right for every occasion.

— Alice Temperley

Remember, its all about you and the dress. Nothing more, so keep the accessories very discreet.

— Alice Temperley

I love trawling through markets and vintage shops, and I make super-quick decisions about buying clothes. I also have my usual haunts I go to when in specific cities.

— Alice Temperley

I have an obsession with details and pattern.

— Alice Temperley

Eclectic yet classic with a playful bohemian twist is how I’d describe my style.

— Alice Temperley

Clothes can transform your mood and confidence.

— Alice Temperley

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