Alice Temperley sees Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge as the “perfect modern-day woman”.
The UK fashion designer’s pieces have been worn by Catherine in the past and she was widely tipped to be creating the duchess’ wedding dress in 2011.
Sarah Burton ended up being the one behind the royal’s lacy bridal gown, but Alice has nothing but love for the duchess and Britain in general.
“I love this country; I am so proud of my roots,” she gushed to UK newspaper The Telegraph.
“The duchess is an inspiration… She’s very graceful, gracious and she’s a brilliant ambassador for British fashion. She mixes up designer and high street; the perfect modern-day woman.”
Alice was brought up on a farm and admits she was quite the ‘wild child’.
All-night raves and short school skirts were all part of her teenage rebellion, and the 38-year-old dismisses any notion of being sensible now.
“Sensible! Don’t you mean mad? Or focused, maybe. You’ve got to be – this business can be tough,” she laughed.
“[My father] wishes I’d become a scientist or a lawyer – I think he’s horrified.”
Alice loves to team up with British brands, her latest venture being in collaboration with Gordon’s Gin.
The designer has created a range of labels for the Ten Green Bottles campaign, much to the delight of her friends.
“Each bottle has a story – they’re eye-catching, decorative and fit nicely with the heritage values of the brand,” she smiled. “All my friends are scurrying around trying to find the full set in supermarkets… And it’s a great opportunity to drink lots of gin.”
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