What to wear: Brisbane Winter: READ FULL STORY

The Joy of Being a Mum: READ FULL STORY

The Finest Fibre: READ FULL STORY

What to wear: Brisbane Winter

 

When winter hits Southeast Queensland we can almost guarantee that we don’t need to buy an entirely new wardrobe. The best part about our cooler months is that when you’re out in the sun on a clear day you can often be fine wearing a t-shirt or a lightweight cardigan. However those crisp mornings and chilly evenings can sometimes get the better of us and since we love being outdoors we need to be prepared for whatever the day temps might be. Our best advice is to learn how to layer and incorporate a lot of those summer pieces you love into ideal winter outfits, with the addition of a versatile boot and our token cashmere items.

These layered looks will get you ready to take on everyday dressing this season.

Cashmere Long Cardigan

Classic T-Shirt Stripe

Giselle Evening Pant

Cashmere Wrap Camel

Heeled Ankle Boot 

 

 

Katherine Shirtmaker Dress

Classic Camisole Black

Chelsea Pant Black

Wide Leather Belt Tan

Suede Ballet Flat Black

 

 

Cashmere Wrap Sky

Adele Linen Shirt Ivory

Sarah Crew Neck Jumper

Tiffany Pant   Black

Ankle Boot   Black

 

 

Cashmere Wrap Red

Aspen Pure Cashmere Dress

Essential Slip Dress

Trust Earrings Silver

Over The Knee Boot

 

Sufi Embroidered Vest

Adele Linen Shirt Sky Blue

Sufi   Pant     Black

Truth Necklace Silver

Heeled Ankle Boot 

 

 

The Forever Necklace

Embellished Cardigan

Tiffany Camisole Black

Valentina Skirt Amor Fati

Over The Knee Boot

 

 

Triangle Scarf Amor Fati

Margarite Jacket Ivory

Vivien Top Amor Fati

Giselle Pant Black

Heeled Ankle Boot 

Care for your cashmere

 

We love cashmere for its timeless appeal and effortless elegance. If you’ve never owned cashmere before and you’ve decided it’s time to invest in this luxurious fibre, it’s important to know how to take care of your pieces. We want to help you keep your garments well cared for so they can last a lifetime and stay voluminous and rich every winter.  

 

How to wash.

Wash inside out

Doing this simple tip will protect the fibres

 

Gentle wash

Hand wash in tepid water with a small amount of delicate detergent and massage lightly into the fabric



How to dry.

Handle with care

Never twist or wring out your pieces as it will ruin the shape.

 

Dry with love

Gently squeeze into a ball to extract excess water, then roll in a towel. Lay out flat out of direct sunlight and away from a heat source.



 

How to store cashmere.

Always clean before you store

Dirt and odours will attract moths and other bugs that will eat away at your precious cashmere items.

 

Storage bags

Store in your complimentary Tengdahl cotton bag provided with your purchase to keep the bugs out and stop your items from sweating in the warmer months.

 

Fold your pieces

Hanging up your cashmere pieces can cause them to stretch, fold them and store them on a shelf or your drawers.


 

How to maintain.

Try de-pilling 

Your cashmere will show signs of shedding after the first few wears, invest in a cashmere comb, lay your garment flat and comb in one direction

 

 

 

Featured Cashmere

Sarah Crew Neck Jumper Navy

Cashmere Wrap Camel

Cashmere Ribbed Jumper Red

Cashmere Wrap Navy

 

The Joy of Being a Mum

Julie talks about what being a mum means to her and how she's spending the 10th of May this year...

 

Can you put into words what being a mum feels like?

To be truly honest I always well up into tears and have this overwhelming feeling of emotions when I try and write about what motherhood means to me. I have a sense of responsibility and personal purpose to be the best mother I can be. My heart aches with the sheer unconditional, adoring love I have for my children and my mother. Being at home in isolation has only heightened those feelings and what I love about being a mum and being home.

 

 

What do you adore the most about motherhood?

Just being in the present moment to listen, be compassionate, caring for my three children and my mother is for me the essence of motherhood. Dropping in with fresh baked bread to see my mother, receiving phone calls at all hours from overseas and interstate from my daughters and the daily text from my son downstairs when he is hungry all bring me so much joy and purpose. To be able to serve with “grace” the ones I love, see them happy, feed them and uplift them is what I love and adore about being a mum.

 

What do you have planned for Mother’s Day this year and how will you reward yourself?

One thing for certain is Mother’s Day 2020 will always be remembered like no other. I’m looking at the silver lining in these challenging times as giving myself and my family the opportunity to do something new, maybe with video? There is nothing like the gift of laughter. We also have an edible garden at the back of our house so I will reward myself on Mother's Day with some quiet time planting vegetables.

  

 

Here's what Julie has been wearing in self-isolation

Cashmere Button Up Cardigan PinkSufi Pant ApranaCashmere Ribbed Jumper Red, Ultra Fine Cashmere Wrap Ballet Pink, Adele Linen Shirt Black

Autumn Capsule Wardrobe

 

We love everything that a capsule wardrobe stands for. It’s a chance to focus on the pieces we love the most, discover their versatility and integrate them into every season of the year. Autumn is a gorgeous time of the year, when the fresh crisp air gives us an opportunity to curate our wardrobe for layering.

How to build a capsule wardrobe in three steps:

 

1. Pick a colour palette 

We always build with base colours, black & white and for this capsule we’ve chosen blue and tan as our accent colours. Prints are also great for adding dimension, remember to choose prints that will complement the palette.

 

2. Start with foundation pieces

The key pieces that will be rotated the most during the season are a black camisole, a white button shirt, a black slim-leg pants, a zip front jumper and a classic jacket.

 

3. Choose your fashion pieces

This is where we can experiment with colour, shapes and prints. Your fashion pieces are the items you’ll be layering to create endless outfit options for the season ahead.

    

What's in our Autumn Capsule Wardrobe    

TOPS

Classic Camisole BlackClassic T-Shirt StripeAriel Top BlackAdele Linen Shirt White

Adele Linen Shirt Black, Adele Linen Shirt Sky Blue

   

PANTS

Wide-Leg Pant White, Chelsea Pant Black, Giselle Pant Tan, Sufi Pant Black

 

DRESSES & SKIRTS

Katherine Dress Black, Audrey Maxi Dress, Poppy Dress Black, Valentina Skirt Amor Fati

      

OUTERWEAR

Zip Front Jumper Navy, Sufi Emroidered Vest, Poncho Amor FatiTiffany Jacket 

    

SCARVES

Scarf Sky Blue SilkTriangle Scarf TortoiseshellCashmere Wrap SkyTriangle Scarf Happy Heart

   

BELTS

Wide Leather Belt TanRumi Belt Black

    

SHOES

    

Outfit combinations that always work...

Go-To Black & White

   

Wide-Leg Four Ways

The Finest Fibre

A Cashmere Story

Cashmere - Though the word conjures images of sophistication, the fibre has humble beginnings.

Who would think that the hair on the underbelly of the Mongolian goat would be in such high demand, but it has been for centuries. Our cashmere comes from the White Capra Hircus goats of Inner Mongolia. These animals produce the best and finest cashmere as they withstand the severe temperature fluctuations between night and day.

   

The Process

It takes one Mongolian goat about four years to naturally shed enough hair to make one cashmere sweater. After harvesting, the hair has to be washed and sorted by hand. Only the longest and finest under-fleece – the hair close to the goat’s skin on the belly and neck, is spun and woven to make high quality cashmere.

 

Find Your Match

Keep it cosy or dress up in our new range of Italian knits and Mongolian cashmere. The spotlight is on earthy tones and surprisingly chic embellishments. We’re tastefully bringing back the tracksuit & the classic high-neck for a collective carefree knit wardrobe.

  

Always on the go with a pullover  

A cashmere jumper is the ultimate Winter hero piece. Style and comfort merge for those lazy days and cool nights. A knitwear must-have that will travel with you everywhere.

Set your sights on a tracksuit

There’s nothing more cosy or luxurious than a matching cashmere tracksuit. If you love a good lounge set or to be the best dressed for a girls weekend, this one is ideal for you.

Layer like a pro with a ribbed cardigan

We love the ease and effortlessness of a knitted cardigan that will pair with just about anything. Add a touch of elegance to your everyday wardrobe with these timeless pieces.

The Design Project

    

Embracing Brisbane’s Genius 

 

Julie believes there’s a genius in all of us and the spirit of the “Tengdahl genius” flourishes in this year’s Design Project. Our talented Hannah has blossomed seamlessly into the Tengdahl brand, working with her love of design and production. 

 

 

As summer approaches, Hannah blends her passion for Indian philosophy and textiles into a free-spirited, youthful summer dress, reflecting her belief in sustainable and ethically produced fashion.        

 

 

The hand blocked pure cotton fabric has been created in a traditional Ajrakh design, unique to Rajasthan.

Hannah has called the dress "Tara", meaning “star” in Hindi, and the print "Desert Flower".

   

Back to Basics

Good basics create endless outfits

 

For those long lunches that turn into dinners, or those last minute plans that become the best memories, these are the pieces that will never fail.

Find solitude in simplicity with our guide to wearing your best basics. The Classic T-Shirt, ¾ Sleeve T-Shirt & Camisole are a mix and match heaven...

 

 

WORK AGENDA

 

LONG LUNCH

 

DINNER DATE

 

 

WORK AGENDA

 

LONG LUNCH

 

DINNER DATE

 

 

 

WORK AGENDA

 

LONG LUNCH

    

DINNER DATE

What to wear this event season

Event season is here and as always it warrants the excuse to revive our special occasion wardrobe. Refine your dress code for the social months ahead and find the perfect outfit for every date in your diary.

 

 

1. READY SET RACEWEAR

With the change of seasons comes another round of sartorial racing carnival days. Start your social calendar in a showstopping couture piece.

  

2. SPRING FLING WEDDING

A gorgeous time of the year means tying the knot is even more special. Find yourself in full bloom with floaty capes and whimisical skirts.

  

   

3. GARDEN PARTY

Blush tones and feminine pieces will give you the romantic look you need for a summer soiree in the garden.

 

4. DAY ON THE BAY

Always reach for fresh whites when you're by the sea... Adding a pop of colour will freshen up your nautical look this year.

 

5. EVENING INVITE

You'll always be event ready with timeless, sophisticated pieces. Darker colours and luxurious tulle will transform your evenings.

  

  

6. CHRISTMAS PARTY

Have a little fun with your festive outfit whilst remaing elegant. A black jumpsuit is versatile and always an opportunity to add colour.

Seven Spring Must-Haves

Spring is here. It's time to hang up the winter coats and step into pieces perfect for the warmer weather. Freshen up your capsule collection with these on-trend key items that will work beautifully with your existing wardrobe…

 

4 Ways To Wear A Slip Dress

The classic slip dress has returned to our must-have list for Spring. Its ability to transition between seasons and occasions has kept us obsessed. Here’s how to make your slip dress work hard for your schedule...

 

1. SPRING LUNCH

Find the right balance to make your slip dress occasion ready. Pair your slimline slip with an embroidered jacket and feminine accessories.

Sufi Embroidered Jacket Ivory, Maxi Slip Dress Unity 

 

2. GETAWAY

Embrace the lightness of vacation dressing. Flat sandals and beaded bags are a must.

 Evening Bias Slip Dress WhiteSufi Cape Sea

 

3. OFF DUTY

Maximise your look with minimal elements. Layer your slip dress over a cool mesh top for a fun outfit.

 Rachel Mesh Top Black Baby-MeshSlip Dress Happy Heart

 

4. AFTER DARK

A jade evening slip dress is a stand alone piece. Add to the allure with an elegant silk scarf & iconic accessories.

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