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The Desire for Mastery: Moonflower Collection
The Desire for Mastery: Moonflower Collection

  

DISCOVER THE COLLECTION

   As a designer, the desire to create something beautiful while being mindful of the ebb and flow of passing trends and the importance of sustainability has been my lifelong purpose and passion. And the bespoke evening collection ‘Moonflower’ is no exception. 

    

The allure of the moon and its cycles has always captivated me, from its powerful energy to its symbolism of femininity, sisterhood, and divine grace. As someone born in April on a full moon, I have always been fascinated by the night sky. The inspiration for my Moonflower collection comes from the stunning white moonflower, which blooms and shines in the moonlight with its intoxicating lemon fragrance. It symbolises romance, dreams, and shining bright in the night sky.

  

     

I wanted to capture this beauty and translate it into my designs, using sensuous silks, opulent brocades, and the finest cashmere. The result is a collection that embodies beauty, grace and elegance. But more importantly, these pieces are sustainable and timeless, designed to last for years to come.

 

    

As we enter a world of constant evolution and change, it's important to create pieces that withstand the test of time. The Moonflower collection is my way of doing just that. So, let's all shine bright in the moonlight and celebrate the beauty and the feminine power within all of us.

 

- Julie T

  

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An Icon: The White Shirt
An Icon: The White Shirt

Trusted and timeless, the iconic white dress shirt has been a foundation piece in wardrobes for decades. Once only a staple piece for businessmen, it now dominates women's capsule collections around the world. In the 1940’s Katherine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall proved that women could just as stylishly wear this polished item. The popularity of this piece continued to grow with women around the world adopting this simple yet powerful style statement. Even more iconic were the celebrities captured like Marylin Monroe in the 60’s looking effortlessly chic on set in her crisp cotton shirt tucked into black jeans.

  

 

 

The Princess of Wales opted for a white shirt on many occasions, for a casual yet polished look. While other interpretations of this tailored piece created memorable sexy moments. 

 

 

  

 

The white shirt’s presence was undeniable throughout the 90's and 2000’s for ready-to-wear fashion houses and continues to be a must-have item today. This hallmark piece is a classic that women will continue to wear decade after decade for its versatility and endless styling options.

 

  

The Adele Shirt

 

We’ve adapted this enduring style for a hotter climate, choosing to work with fibres that can be worn comfortably all year round. It’s a piece we see women wearing everyday which is why it needs to be lightweight, breathable and easy to care for. 

 

Adele Cotton Shirt

 

 

Adele Crinkle Shirt

 

 

Adele Linen Shirt

Timeless looks for Summer

The key to dressing for Summer being comfortable and feeling confident in what you wear. Our Summer styles feature organic fabrics with premium finishes and elevated details, that can be worn from day to night. Breezy and loose-fitted silhouettes keep you feeling lighter and allows your skin to breathe.

 

 

An easy shade to pull off for any occasion, play with different textures and silhouettes of black for an effortless statement.

 

Vanessa Top Black & Ava Shorts

 

 

More styles to love

Star Overlay Top

Audrey Top Black Spot

Sufi Pant Black

 

Elsa Sequin Top

Ariel Dress Black 

 

 

  

Festive and summery, a colourful print will instantly lift your mood. Play with tonal accessories to complement your look. 

 

Fantasha Dress Ulysses

 

 

More styles to love

Audrey Top Spring

Waterfall Bolero Unity

Jamila Jumpsuit Genius

Goddess Wrap Haven

Freya Dress Spot

 

 

  

Stay cool and comfortable in light layers of linen, for an evening look swap out flats for a small heel and fine jewellery. 

 

Monica Top Navy & Wide Leg Pant White

 

  

More styles to love

Ariel Dress White

Adele Shirt Sky Blue

Wide Leg Pant Smoke

Juliette Top White

Jasmina Dress Uluru

 

 

  

 If you’re lucky enough to attend a more formal occasion this season, our luxurious silk and tulle separates will give you a sexy, sophisticated look.

 

Silk Georgette Bolero & Tulle Skirt

 

 

More styles to love

 

Margueritte Skirt Navy

Goddess Dress Black 

Margot Tulle Skirt

Vanessa Blouse Navy

Fantasha Skirt Star

 

    

 

Made for warm days, your maxi skirt works equally well worn over a swimsuit or a tucked in t-shirt for a lunch date.

 

Classic T-Shirt White & Artina Maxi Skirt Spirit

 

 

More styles to love

Valentina Skirt Heaven

Kate Denim Skirt

Artina Skirt Spring

Valentina Skirt Amor Fati

Marie Curie Skirt

Altjira Collection
Altjira Collection

For this collection I journeyed to the centre of Australia. I found inspiration in our heartland, researching sacred stories and immersing myself in indigenous artwork of the oldest living culture on earth. I call this collection 'ALTJIRA' named after the aboriginal god of dreamtime.

 

 

 

 

I was also inspired by my favourite Australian poem ‘My Country’ by Dorothea Mackellar. Having written this verse in my black sketchbook years earlier when designing the ‘Amor Fati’ Collection. The poem gives me a true sense of the uniqueness of our nation’s flora and fauna. The colours, textures and contrasts of our incredible sunburnt country.

 

“I love a sunburnt country, 

A land of sweeping plains, 

Of ragged mountain ranges, 

Of droughts and flooding rains. 

I love her far horizons, 

I love her jewel-sea, 

Her beauty and her terror 

The wide brown land for me.”

 

This verse makes me realise just how powerful our roots are here in Australia. 

 

 

THE COLLECTION

 

The Altjira Collection has three base colours, white, black and tan and three specially designed exclusive prints which I’ve called, Spring, Spirit & Uluru.

  

 

 

The graphics of the Spring print represents the scales of the goanna and the jewel colours of a sacred well spring. 

 

 

The Spirit print is about dreamtime, freedom and looking down at the Australian torrain from an aerial, topical view.

 

 

The Uluru print was the first print I designed which forms the centrepoint to anchor the Altjira Collection. The print personifies the sandstone textures of the incredible Ayers Rock.

 

 

In Australia’s diverse summers I’m mindful to wear natural fibres. For this reason I’ve incorporated cottons and linens, not only for the way they make you feel but the way they perform in humid and dry heat.

 

I hope this collection brings you closer to home & hearth this Summer.

Julie T

 

Ulysses: A Butterfly's Story
Ulysses: A Butterfly's Story

Over the Covid lockdown I was doing a lot of gratitude meditations, listening to classical music and gardening. I kept dreaming about the butterfly and the journey the butterfly goes through for transformation. To me the butterfly was a symbol for the transformation or the transmutation of the self that we were all experiencing through this period. It’s about reflection and going into the darkness within, resetting ourselves and giving ourselves the opportunity to rebuild from the inside and letting go of what doesn't serve us anymore. It’s a true metamorphosis of one’s self into beauty and also into the light.

 

The Vision

I’ve called the collection Ulysses, because of the butterfly’s unique colours and its uniqueness to the rainforest of my beloved Queensland. The designs for this collection are quite classical, allowing the pieces to flow, giving the wearer a sense of freedom. There’s a mystery in the softness created by fabric and prints.

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

The Joy of Being a Mum
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

 

Autumn Capsule Wardrobe
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

 
 

 

 

Elevate your essentials
Elevate your essentials

The new season is the best time to reinvent your capsule wardrobe. It’s time to refresh your essentials with two iconic & timeless pieces to create smart casual looks for the weeks ahead. Adjusting to your new low-key agenda will be effortless.

 

  

 

Never underestimate the power of a tailored shirt and the time you’ll save with this practical piece up your sleeve. Made from organic linen, the Adele Shirt is ideal for all year dressing, delivering on function and style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Star Necklace

Adele Linen Shirt

Kate Maxi Skirt

Fendi Bag

SL Mules

 

 

Amor Fati Scarf

Adele Linen Shirt

 

 Giselle Pant 

Albany Cuff

Chloe Slides

 

Trust Earrings

Penelope Vest

Adele Linen Shirt

Tiffany Pant

AG Sandals

 

  

Undoubtedly a cool classic that earns its place in your capsule wardrobe is the iconic pinstripe pant. You can create some truly stylish outfits with this timeless piece.

  

 

 

Maya Jacket

Audrey Top

Penelope Pant

Cashmere Scarf

SM Mules

 

Forever Necklace

Tiffany Jacket

Tiffany Camisole

Penelope Pant

RV Mules

 

Penelope Jacket

Tiffany Camisole

Penelope Pant

Butterfly Belt

Aquazzura Slides

Tengdahl 2017 Highlights

Wave Collection
Wave Collection

The first words I wrote on my inspiration board when thinking about this collection were...

GOING WITH THE FLOW                                              

 

LIFE'S PATTERNS

 

FREQUENCY

 

FLUIDITY

 

SURFING THE WAVES OF LIFE

 

LIFE IS A WAVE OF EVENTS


Like most Australians growing up near the beach, weekends and Christmas holidays spent camping along our beautiful coastline has naturally drawn me to have a strong
connection  to  the ocean. I have spent countless hours watching the waves roll onto the beach; body surfing  and beach fishing with  my  parents  are  some  of  my most
blissful memories. Getting lost in the wave, its rolling structure, intensity, expansiveness and  ever changing beauty  inspired me to design this unique collection called
“WAVE”.

I have named  the exclusive silk chiffon, silk crepe de chine and silk cotton prints, Wave, Lapis Lazuli, Azure and Black Onyx respectively,  to  represent  all  the  varying
shades  of  the  ocean. Super soft linens and cotton voiles provide the grounding colours of sky blue, white, navy and sand. Nautical stripe cotton  knits  with  trims of
printed silk and tassels bring together this beautifully balanced “in the flow” collection.

Julie x

 

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