Alice Temperley recalls MBE honour

The designer was bestowed the honour in 2011 for her services to the fashion industry and was awarded with the medal by the British monarch herself.

While she can remember her own outfit choice well, Alice is hazy on what the royal wore for the occasion.

"When I received my MBE I wore high-waisted trousers with a cropped tuxedo jacket and a trilby. The queen was charming, but I didn’t have a chance to take in what she was wearing because I was so worried about forgetting to curtsy," Alice admitted to ES Magazine.

Her MBE isn't the only royal encounter Alice has had; she's among Catherine Duchess of Cambridge's favourite designers, and the princess is often spotted in her creations.

Despite being known for her feminine designs, Alice actually prefers a more masculine look.

"Wearing a man’s suit gives me confidence and makes me feel more in control," she revealed.

"As a student at Central Saint Martins, I used to buy men’s velvet suits from a shop on Endell Street and customise them. I’d wear Converse with the suits. My look is very similar now."

Alice's label Temperley London showed at Fashion Week in the British capital last weekend, and featured model Sophie Dahl in her comeback show after taking a few years away from fashion.

The collection was full of free-flowing fabrics, with romantic dresses and wide-legged trousers making up the bulk of the Autumn/Winter 15 line.

"Putting on fashion shows feels like getting married several times a year. You have so much to organise and then suddenly there’s silence. I’m never sure what I’m meant to do the day after," Alice said.Read more at:beautiful formal dresses | bridesmaid dresses online

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