Alice Temperley may not be a native New Yorker, but she's so transatlantic that she may as well be. With a brand new line, ALICE by Alice Temperley, and a sweet SoHo studio and boutique, it seems this It-Brit is steamrolling across the colonies. We totally dig her aesthetic of the diffusion collection, with easy-to-wear jersey, light knits, broderie anglaise, cotton tailoring, and a range of quilted leather biker jackets. Since her fashion is so killer, we figured her NYC mini-guide would be equally bad-ass. So, peep her Big Apple sweet spots—you'll find the best Bloodies, vintage furniture that's beyond, and your new place for some serious solo time.
Here's Alice's sweet local spots to one awesome itinerary:
1. Blue Ribbon Bakery: "It's perfect for a weekend brunch and delicious Bloody Marys."
35 Downing Street (between Bedford and Bleecker streets); 212-337-0404.
2. Diner: "This restaurant has amazing local, organic seasonal cuisine and is located in a refurbished dining car to boot!"
85 Broadway (at Berry Street); 718-486-3077
180 Prince Street (between Thompson and Sullivan streets); 212-966-3518.
4. What Comes Around Goes Around: "I'm always on the hunt for vintage and love checking out what they have."
351 West Broadway (between Broome and Grand streets); 212-564-6650.
5. Old Goode Things: "This is a great antique store with architectural salvage and amazing vintage furniture. We sourced some incredible pieces for our Soho boutique here."
124 West 24th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues); 212-989-8401.
6. The Cloisters: "This is a fun museum to bike up to and enjoy the silence."
99 Margaret Corbin Drive (at Fort Tryon Place); 212-923-3700.
To celebrate her new ALICE line, the designer is giving you the chance to score an outfit worth over $1,000 (above). Go from summer to fall with her Eagle Jacket ($695) in Grey and her Tiger Dress ($295) in Blue Mix. To win, post a Brit-inspired pic on our Facebook wall (www.facebook.com/refinery29). The one that has us thinking Cool Britannia will be the most fashionable chick this side of London.