Evie’s dream dress

Six-year-old Evie from London is currently undergoing chemotherapy to treat blood cancer. Evie has a passion for fashion and loves to create, so it only made sense that her Starlight wish was to design a multi-coloured wedding dress!

In true Starlight fashion, we arranged for Evie to spend the day with fashion designer Alice Temperly and her team who are known for their use of fun colours, embellishments and unique embroidered detailing, making them the perfect pair!

On the day of Evie’s wish, she arrived with her family at Temperley London studios in Notting Hill in style, in the form of a big white limo! After a tour of the studio, Evie was introduced to Alice and her team of designers, together they began to draw, cut, stick and design the perfect wedding dress.

Evie slotted straight into the design team, announcing “change of plan everyone, I want the zip to go here” – a designer in the making no doubt. Evie’s brother, Mo, who is as equally creative, worked on personalising his very own navy velvet jacket making it a one-off couture Temperley piece.

Evie said, “I really liked making the dress and it was really cool designing it with Alice, a really famous dress designer.”

The icing on the cake was Alice running back inside after saying her goodbyes to then invite the family as VIP guests to her upcoming show at London Fashion week. Evie and Mo are incredibly excited to go backstage and have another excuse to wear their bespoke ensembles – watch out London, here they come!

Evie’s mum said, “Evie’s wish was more magical than we could ever have imagined. Alice and all the staff were so kind and generous with their time. Starlight staff made us feel like superstars and everyone has worked together to create precious memories for our very special girl.’’

I really liked making the dress and it was really cool designing it with Alice, a really famous dress designer.


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