Ten Hours of Tengdahl

 Tengdahl wear is not only stunning but effortlesss... perfect for mixing and matching throughout the day.

Workday mornings are always a rush - so much to do, so little time. Slip into our 'Boat Neck Dress' in a matter of seconds for a sleek, smart outfit. Now all that's left to do is put on your favourite flat shoes and pearl earrings and you're ready for the office!

Got a few extra minutes? Dress up the look with our 'Slim Scarf' in storm.

 

A few hours later and it's time for an office meeting. The meeting room can get a bit chilly so throw our red 'Wrap Knit Cardigan' over your outfit for a bit of warmth. If needed, also pick up our stylish 'Slimline Jacket'.

 

Five p.m. and you're done for the day. Best thing after a hard day at work? A leisurely afternoon stroll to the local park, or down city streets - whatever suits! Be sure to grab our statement 'Black Trench' as you head out the door.

 

The evenings are best spent over fine dining, shared with loved ones. Whether it's with friends or family, switch your dress for the stylish 'Japanese Cotton Culotte' and glamorous 'V Neck Sequin Top'. Depending on the weather, you may want to slip that 'Black Trenchcoat' back on. Don't forget to style this look with stunning red ankle boots and statement drop earrings for an outfit fit for even the best restaurants in Brisbane.

 

Samantha Haran

 

What to Wear: Easter Edition

March is coming to a close and Autumn is well and truly settling in. This time of year means the weather is finally cooling down and, of course, Easter just around the corner. A time for family and for friends paired with the balanced fall weather calls for a hint of feminine yet playful fashion.Wondering what to wear for your Easter calendar this time around? Don’t stress! We have a range of gorgeous outfits from our Tengdahl closet, perfect for whatever events you may have on.

 Heading out to your favourite local brunch spot with the girls? Try our beautiful 'Reversible Signature Wrap' in the sea garden print for a floral, feminine look.

 Looking for an elegant but fashion-forward look for Easter lunch with the family? Look no further than our 'Lace Top' in Ivory, paired with our 'Wide Leg Pant' in Black.

 Dinner reservations at your favourite restaurant? Our stunning new 'V Neck Sequin Top' in Black is the perfect statement piece! Style it with our trendy 'Slimline Pants' in Black, plus our 'Neckerchief' in the sea garden print for a pop of colour.

 

 

Samantha Haran

Finding the Meaning of 'Grace'

The collection was nearly completed by the time the name 'Amazing Grace' came to me. I kept asking myself “whatʼs the direction of this collection?” Adding new designs and fabrics each week, pushing back the photo shoot dates, what was supposed to be a small capsule collection was starting to expand into an established Autumn/Winter range. I was also finding it difficult to select the right model to represent the look and feel of the collection.

'Corded Hoodie Jacket Tobacco', 'Three-Tone Scarf' Wine' & 'Magic Midi Skirt'

 

So letting go of all logic, just chilling out and practicing what I preach, I went into my meditation room and asked for guidance.

Grace, acting with grace, being graceful, were the words looping through my mind. Then I opened up my computer to look for possible models and a tall, graceful, elegant, beautiful girl with the name ‘Grace H‘ stared back at me. Hence the decision was made. 'Amazing Grace' was the perfect name for this collection.

My purpose, and personal brief, for every collection is always about sustainability, thinking global and acting local. This range is no different.

'Hallelujah Top' & 'Ava Shorts Rose'

 

Itʼs important to me as a designer to co-ordinate previous collections with what's current, getting maximum use from each treasured item. Each piece in the ‘Amazing Graceʼ collection works seamlessly back with Magic, Angel and Wave.

Cotton corduroy pant suits, silk crepe de chine bias slips, silk georgette blouses and cotton/silk stripe shirting with touches of black French lace make up this beautifully elegant, graceful collection.

 

Jt

Behind the Collection: The Ultimate Essentials

When I was asked by my intern Samantha, what was my inspiration behind the “Ultimate Essentials Collection”, I took a deep breath, a long pause and a few moments of reflection. This collection is not about me or my favourites (even though they are, because of the classic shapes , incredible fit and beautiful fabrics).

Instead, it is about YOU, your choices - the pieces that my incredibly loyal Tengdahl clients purchase and wear every day. The pieces they choose for that important interview, special occasion and the first items they pack for travelling the globe. This collection is about listening, developing, fine tuning and producing all your favourite pieces over 3 decades of designing my brand. Here are a few of those wonderful comments I have the immense pleasure of hearing every day, whether I’m in the shop or out socially...

 

“ Are you making this dress again? It’s my favourite and I have worn this one out.”

“These wide leg pants fit me like no other. I wear them at least once a week.”

“I love the pockets on this jacket. I hide my business cards there just in case I need to hand one out at a meeting.”

“My husband loves me wearing the wrap knit top… it’s classic and figure flattering at the same time. Is there another colour?”

“What is it about a classic shirt maker dress? I feel so feminine every time I wear it."

“ I always take the the slim line pant and 3/4 sleeve jacket whenever I travel… they’re the first things I pack.”

“My girlfriends say to me, don’t bother buying any other brand. Tengdahl always looks amazing on you…. Is that dress new? Ummmmmm....its 20 years old. Vintage Tengdahl.”

And there are hundreds more...

 

So, I wanted to say “thank you” to the most amazing women I have the privilege to meet, dress and listen to every day. You are MY inspiration behind this all time ultimate, much-loved, classic collection.

JT xx

 

'Japanesse Cotton Culotte Black' with the 'Modern Jacket Black'

'Sereana Check Dress' & 'Wide-Leg Linen Pant'

 

'Short Trenchcoat Black' with the 'Boatneck Dress Black'

CATWALK TO CLOSET: A TOUCH OF MILAN

Milan, Milano - a city of science and culture, of history and art and most of all, decadent fashion. Home to some of the most iconic names in the world of couture, this Milan Fashion Week saw the classic Italian style of extravagance meets elegance. Our favourites? Of course were the powerhouses - Gucci for modernity, Jil Sander for simplicity, Versace for glamour. You can embrace the high-end trends and bring the best of Milan, straight from the catwalk to your closet with some of Tengdahl’s classic pieces.

 

 

Gucci: Style Meets Workwear

This season Gucci put on yet another a head-turning show, featuring bold patterns, daring contrast, bejewelled accessories and more. Amongst all the modern innovation was a range of more classical work-wear inspired items. Bring a touch of Gucci into your wardrobe with workwear looks from the Tengdahl 'Ultimate Essentials' collection, such as the 'Wrap Knit Cardigan' and corporate-appropriate 'Boatneck Dress'

 

Jil Sander: White on White

At Jil Sander, there was a great focus on comfort. The designers went with soft, layered and comforting fabrics - in white, the colour of peace. Add a dose of positivity and warmth into your wardrobe with similar layered looks from Tengdahl created with our 'Wide-Leg Pants' and soft white jackets!

 

Versace: Classic Statement Trenchcoat

 

Ever so glamourous, Versace lived up to its reputation. This season, Dontella Versace produced a wondrous collection that focussed on putting a bit of spin on some of our wardrobe staples. The standout, without doubt, was a decadent beige trenchcoat. A trenchcoat is an absolute must for any fashion-forward woman's wardrobe. Get your hands on our 'Tengdahl Trenchcoat', that comes in classic black.

 

Samantha Haran

 

Get the Runway Look

 

Paris Couture Week is perhaps the most glamourous time of year. The likes of Chanel, Lanvin, Ellie Saab put on shows that are fantastical and elegant, artistic and beautiful. This season, Dior dominated the scene with another brilliant collection by its current creative director, Maria Grazi Chiuri. Chiuri’s feminist and modern take on the iconic house has led to revelations in fashion design, culture and politics - this week’s show was no exception. Inspired by surrealism, this collection was all about dreams and aspiration; power and regality.  

Bring the glitz and glamour of Dior to your closet today with these runway-inspired Tengdahl looks.

 

From Work to Weekend

 

Friday - the end of the working week. You made it through the early mornings, business meetings, and late nights at the office. Time to catch up with friends and family with something a little stronger than an espresso! Sometimes, you just need that perfect outfit that takes you from work to weekend.

Our other top picks for office to play!

1. Tengdahl 'Angel Jacket'

2. Paula Hall 'Deco Studs'

3. Stuart Weitzman 'Pearl Studded Heel' 

Back to Business

 

Oh, January. How we love the feeling of a clean state. A new beginning. Turning the first page of a 365-day book of whatever you make it. The new year, especially the new work year, is the perfect time for a new mindset, a new feeling of positivity. So why not make a statement? Step out in contrast, in true back to business style.

Our recommendation? Bright and bold: classic blacks and whites, contrasted with warm yellows, reds and touches of print. Keep reading to see our picks!

 

Classicly Elegant

Pair your favourite black business pants with our gorgeous White Bustier

This simple but striking look is completed with statement accessories.

 

 

Bold and daring

A more casual work place? Take a risk and try out a bold yellow knit - such as our Soleil top
with your favourite patterned skirt. Match with a thick warm-toned belt and shoes of your liking.
Add some pearl jewellery to finish!

 

 

 

 

 

 Samantha Haran

What we've been up to this year!

 It's been a big year here at Tengdahl and the last half of the year saw us getting involved with some amazing events and media.

Take a look at what we've been up to this year!

BRISBANE NEWS COVER

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AUGUST

EKKA FASHION FIBRES SHOW

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AUGUST

BRISBANE FASHION MONTH MEDIA LAUNCH

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AUGUST

 

BRISBANE ARCADE SPRING SHOW

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AUGUST

ZIG ZAG CHARITY LUNCHEON

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OCTOBER

BRISBANE FASHION MONTH GALA FINALE

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OCTOBER

MANUP FOR PROSTATE CANCER

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NOVEMBER

MULTICAP FASHIONABLE EVENT

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NOVEMBER

SISTERS STEPPING UP LAUNCH

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DECEMBER

 

Treating Yourself This Season: 8 Ways

Holiday season brings about a lot of extra time, and can leave one wondering - what in the world should I do next? Not to fear! 

We have 8 exciting ways you can treat yourself the way you deserve this Christmas.

 

1. Accessorize and Conquer

There is no better way to celebrate the season than to deck yourself out with gorgeous accessories. 

Try our ‘Lapis Neckerchief’, ‘Waves Earrings’, ‘Chakra and Lapis Bracelets’! 

 

 2. Window Wander 

Take some time to head into your favourite stores for some retail therapy. Our store in the

Brisbane Arcade is the perfect destination for your next session.

 

 

3. Mornings In

The work year usually means early mornings and minimal sleep, so take this chance to spend a lazy morning in bed.

Treat yourself to breakfast in bed and a midday start. Keep it casual and comfortable in the ‘Amoria Dress’.

 

4. Make a Statement

The end of year season is all about making a statement! Our bold and daring ‘Soleil Top’ is sure to have you turning heads.

 

5. Afternoon Elegance

Afternoons are best spent with friends and family, over platters of food and a few too many drinks.

After all, tis the season for entertaining, so do it in your ‘Lapis Waterfall Jacket’!

 

6. Midnight Memories

Whether it be dinner, drinks or a date, a night out is always an amazing way to rewind.

Our ‘Jemma Sequin Top’ and ‘Celine Shorts’ create the perfect outfit for this type of outing!

 

7. Spend it in the Spa

Book a day at your local spa for a bit of downtime that will have you feeling on top of the world.

Slip into the ‘Lolita Dress’ for that feeling of ultimate serenity.

 

8. Take it Outdoors

A breath of fresh air perhaps? Take family and friends on a bit of an outdoor adventure - the beach, a hike, a picnic.

Nature truly has a way of reviving the soul, and so does our linen favourite the ‘Sereana Dress’ - the perfect match!

 

Samantha Haran