September 19, 2004 London
Temperley has a knack for carrying off the nice-girl, flighty-flirty thing without ever going skimpily slutty. That's a fine line to treadand not the only subtle maneuver a designer needs to master when grappling with the subject of appropriate prettiness for summer evenings. Another is color. As this collection at times inadvertently showed, aqua, lilac, coral, and pale yellow can be treacherous. If a girl's not careful, they can turn that dreaded term: "Missy."