EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Designer Alice Temperley in new £388k debt
EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Kate Middleton’s favourite designer Alice Temperley in new £388k debt
Just a few months ago the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite bohemian designer, Alice Temperley, was celebrating the survival of her business, which had gone into administration last year.
Alice, 46, held a lavish party at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge to mark the 22nd anniversary of Temperley London with a gathering of close friends including top model Laura Bailey.
‘It’s time to raise a toast to the first 22 years of Temperley London and everything still to come,’ she said at the bash, after Temperley London had faced unpaid debts of £31million before winning fresh investment.
Alice Temperley, 46, a fashion designers for celebrities and princesses has debts of more than £300,000
She has designed clothes for Madonna, Beyonce and Halle Berry, and is a friend of Amber Heard
However, I can reveal that another of her companies has now gone into liquidation, owing, according to the statement of affairs, £388,000.
The debts of Bictem, a clothing retail business, include a huge £331,000 in intra- company loans to two of her other businesses — £174,000 to Temperley Holdings, and £157,000 to TLBRUT Limited, which was dissolved last September. Plus more that £20,000 to HMRC and £35,000 to unsecured creditors.
Former Met Bar waitress Temperley, who is the granddaughter of celebrated mathematician Neville Temperley, grew up on her parents’ cider farm in Somerset. She was awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to the fashion industry.
She is the favourite designer of the Duchess of Cambridge, her sister Pippa also enjoys her dresses
Her dresses are hugely popular with the royals, in particular Catherine and her sister Pippa Middleton.
She designed the striking gown that led to Pippa being dubbed ‘Her Royal Hotness’.
She’s also a favourite of famous figures including Madonna, Beyonce and Halle Berry, and a friend of Hollywood star Amber Heard.
After Heard did well in a bitter High Court showdown with ex-husband Johnny Depp last year, she celebrated with Temperley at the Groucho Club in Soho.
Cadbury wedding — but without a semi-naked prince
At chocolate heiress Jemima Cadbury’s surprise hen do, she abseiled down a climbing wall before partying with pals who were all dressed up as pop star Britney Spears.
Her nuptials, though, were a more restrained affair.
‘It was a beautiful English country wedding,’ says one of the guests who witnessed Cadbury, 29, exchanging vows with David Tollemache, 33, at Dorchester Abbey. Her friend Lady Violet Manners shared this snap of the couple cutting the cake in the grounds of Cadbury’s Oxfordshire home.
Jemima Cadbury, 29, married David Tollemache, 33, at Dorchester Abbey over the weekend
Her new in-laws do love a good party. At the 21st birthday bash for David’s cousin James Tollemache, Prince William was pictured dancing in only two feather boas and his boxers.
The prince later jumped into the moat at the brewing heir Lord Tollemache’s Suffolk estate.
Kirby keeps a grip on her cocktail
Her unerring portrayal of the Queen’s wayward, frequently thirsty, younger sister, Princess Margaret, shot her to stardom in The Crown, for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Bafta.
So it was fitting that Vanessa Kirby looked so effortlessly at ease as she enjoyed a night out with friends in Notting Hill — Martini cocktail in hand.
The Crown actress Vanessa Kirby enjoyed Martini’s and made the most of the hot weather on an evening out in Notting Hill
The privately educated Londoner, 34, did not , on this occasion, seem to single out any of her companions for her undivided attention.
That wasn’t the case last month when she and Christopher Abbott, her co-star in romantic drama The World To Come, chatted intently outside a bar in Soho.
Kirby was previously entangled with Callum Turner, with whom she starred in 2014’s Queen And Country.
They parted two years ago, blaming hectic schedules.
Things might have been a little awkward at the Oxford Union, which debated the motion, ‘This House Would Repatriate Contested Artefacts’. For the Union’s new communities officer just happens to be Liberty Osborne, 18, whose father, former Tory Chancellor George, is chair of the British Museum. He’s currently holding on tightly to the Elgin Marbles, among other contested artefacts. The motion was passed with a huge majority of 250 to just 52. Don’t tell Daddy, Liberty!
Made in Chelsea and Strictly star Jamie Laing is not yet married, but his fiancee is already revealing his bedroom secrets. Fellow reality television star Sophie Habboo, 28, says Laing is ‘afraid of the dark’ and has to leave the light on. He also ‘still looks under the bed’ before going to sleep. ‘I just pretend I don’t [see him] because it’s slightly bizarre,’ she whispers, adding that Laing, 33, also looks in the cupboards for ‘little ginger boys’ that once appeared in a nightmare. He admits: ‘They were terrifying.’
How frugal Abbey pays herself £160,000…
Strictly Come Dancing winner Abbey Clancy has treated herself to a £160,000 pay packet — after tightening her belt in lockdown.
Abbey Clancy, married to Peter Crouch, paid herself more than £150k from her own company
The Liverpudlian model, 36, told her accountants that her work had dried up at the start of the pandemic and she’d need to be more frugal.
However, figures show that Abbey, who has four children with ex-England footballer husband Peter Crouch, took a dividend of £160,000 and her business, Abigail Marie Clancy Ltd, is worth almost £700,000.
He’s a hardy perennial at the Chelsea Flower Show, but Paul O’Grady admits he doesn’t even lift a trowel.
‘I kept getting asked if I was into gardening,’ says the comedian and TV presenter.
‘But I had to come clean and admit that if I go into a garden centre the plants wilt in case I buy them.’
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