Emma Lewis

When we first spied Emma Lewis illustrations we couldn’t help but be charmed. We love her beautifully painted characters and random sketches.


So we took a trip up to Hackney to have a cup of tea and a natter with Emma and to take a peak at her studio and see what inspires her…

ALICE – What is your favourite thing to illustrate?

EMMA – Rows of houses, big skies and forest dwelling animals. I would predominantly like to work as a picture book illustrator, so things that I can weave into stories without patronising kids is good, but also anything that happens to have inspired me.

ALICE – What’s the best project you’ve been involved in?

EMMA – I’m still quite fresh out of art school, but just working on my own things to sell so far has been pretty rewarding and really fun after three years of having everything assessed.

ALICE – What materials do you use in your illustrations?

EMMA – Just about most things – pencils, oil pastels, inks, paper collage, wax crayons, screen print, monoprint………..

ALICE – What’s your favourite art shop or do you know any cool places we should know about?

EMMA – The Gallery (not-for-profit) Cafe in Bethnal Green has good art, music and craft workshops. And the food is super good. http://thegallerycafe.wordpress.com/

ALICE – Which illustrators do you look up to?

EMMA – Mainly European book illustrators like Beatrice Alemagna, Marc Boutavant, and Camilla Engman – illustrators that aren’t afraid to experiment with media and take risks on subject matter.

I’m also really inspired by artists and graphic designers like Stig Lindberg, Charlie Harper, Peter Blake, Frida Kahlo….and of course contemporary British illustrators like Donna Wilson and Julia Pott and their amazing handmade products. The list grows richer by the day really!

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Misty Miller

Misty Miller is a 16 year old singer from Wimbledon with a talent for playing the ukulele and an even greater talent for singing and writing.

We haven’t stopped listening to her album since we bought it.


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Alice Accessories

accss2Accessorize your look with some quirky ALICE accessories.

Totally loving the Annette Headband worn with mussed up bed hair at the moment It’s our favourite hair accessory that we can’t stop using!

Go get yours…but we warn you once you’ve put it on you won’t want to take it off!

All pieces available from the ALICE Shop – http://alicebytemperley.com/shop/

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Spring Time – Prom Time in America

rene2As Spring rapidly approaches (yayyyy!!) There is much to think about; a great trench coat, the perfect oxford shoe, and in America the hunt for the perfect Prom Dress! These looks from the ALICE SS2011 line offer some great options whether you want to go short and flirty, or long and dramatic.

You can achieve any goal if you do everything with passion.

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A Little Bit of What You Fancy

A Little Bit of What You Fancy located in the heart of Dalston is a great little restaurant that is too good to keep to ourselves.

The mish mash of decor is thanks in part to some salvaged old school furniture, used lemon crates and vintage nick knacks which help to create a friendly cosy atmosphere – making you feel like your in someone’s home, not a resturant.

This paired with the fact that founders, Elaine and Lola source ingredients from local suppliers and growers means there’s no reason not to go!

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Show Report

Charlotte Dellal looked beautiful in an Temperley London dress and Marie Mercie leopard print hat.

In the backstage chaos we bumped into photographer Zoe Zimmer who has been busy shooting in London before she jets back to LA.

Sandra Hagelstram from, http://5inchandup.blogspot.com/ was busy snapping away and Models1 online editor Sarah Haddon Grant was busy running around keeping models in check.

We sneaked Model Anais Pouliot reading Mens Health backstage – addmitting that she loves to read Women’s Health when she’s in New York!

Overall the show was incredible and a great way to celebrate Alice’s return to the London show schedule. Well done Alice!

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Drawing Fashion

Picture – René Gruau

The Design Museum plays host to a number of our favourite fashion illustrators in it’s new exhibition, Drawing Fashion. From Gruau, Mats Gustafson, to Aurore de la Morinerie there’s an illustration style to suit everyone.

Take your sketch book some pens and who knows maybe next time you go the the museum it will be your work on the wall…well you never know!

Take a look at great collection of erotic films!

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The Alice by Temperley Spring Summer 2011 Collection

a2011ALICE by Temperley Spring/Summer 2011 is inspired by the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, a young woman who set Versailles ablaze with her mischievous sensibility, taste for the decadent, and hunger for romance. The collection imagines Marie Antoinette in a modern day setting, putting a streetwise spin on past centuries’ French fashion. It turns a classic toile du jour print into a playful cotton playsuit and mixes motorcycle leather with peasant-inspired cross-stitch blouses. The collection features a breezy soft palette of whites, creams, blushes, nudes and silvery grays given a 21st century zing with an injection of hot pink. Gauzy maxi dresses, soft appliquéd tulles, diaphanous sheer jacquards and intricately hand embroidered cottons give a faded feminine elegance while black and tan leather separates offer an antidote to the ultra soft femininity. A more luxe element is evident this season with trademark Temperley embellishment given a fresh ALICE perspective. Hand pleated rosettes, dresses graphically decorated with bold metal components and playful bow details give a rich new take on the ALICE line. Textures are key, ranging from super soft clipped jacquards and cotton cut throughs to lace paneling on stretch bodycon silhouettes. Drapey jersey is manipulated into intricate body hugging wraps and 18th century frills decorate cuffs. Spring/Summer 2011 is a modern day Marie Antoinette with 21st attitude, a strong collection of multi functional separates and signature dresses.

Press and PR

Click the below to explore more about the collection and to see wgat the likes of Vogue, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle think of ALICE.

If you like fashion, you will definitely like the models in those art videos.

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The Alice by Temperley Autumn Winter 2010 Collection

The Autumn/Winter 2010 ALICE by Temperley collection is a paean to the English eclectic, a youthful remix of the magpie style that is as much a tradition in England as tea and cake and cricket. The ALICE AW10 collection is full of graphic abstract and ethnic prints, military silhouettes and embellishment and rich textures of velvet and hammered satin. Vintage drawing room sophistication is summoned in tailored waistcoats and draped jerseys. A bit of punk sneers back in studs and denim. Intarsia-knit tunic dresses and crop tops capture the insouciance of England’s Bohemia, from Hampstead Heath to Bloomsbury Square to Carnaby Street to Hoxton.

Find your nearest Boutique or Concession

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The Alice by Temperley Cruise 2010 Collection

2010Combining both African and military inspirations, the ALICE by Temperley Cruise 2010 collection contains a multitude of pattern, texture and detail. Colours range from soft safari inspired neutrals to bright chilli, coral and cobalt. An African inspired print offers a modern take on traditional African dress while a monochrome “Wing Print” offers a soft, ethereal print for the summery part of the collection. Embellishments are modern, opulent and jewellery-esque and placed onto structured silhouettes. The casual element of the collection is soft and safari inspired, reminiscent of the 1920’s-40s Africa and “White Mischief” golden era. Safari and hunting and influences see cotton twill and, soft, drapey silk cotton separates perfectly paired back to printed t shirts or cotton, pin tucked shirting. The collection is pepped up with embellished black denim and biker/military inspired leather pieces.

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