9 Pieces For Your Autumn/Winter Capsule Wardrobe: READ FULL STORY
How to care for your silk: READ FULL STORY
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9 Pieces For Your Autumn/Winter Capsule Wardrobe

With the right essentials your wardrobe will take you through each season with ease. These are our top 9 pieces that will help create the foundation of your Autumn and Winter wardrobe.

Season after season the classic white shirt is our go-to item. A crisp cotton is ideal for Autumn/Winter and will deliver for so many occasions.

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The beauty of an ankle boot is that it will go with almost everything in your wardrobe, from long pants to midi dresses. A comfortable boot is your staple shoe. We love this versatile style from Peter Sheppard.

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A butter-soft leather jacket is a must for layering. Our Maya Jacket is cut from premium grade leather and lined in a silk/cotton blend, keeping it super breathable yet warm.

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A Tengdahl capsule wardrobe could not be complete without a signature scarf. Adding a printed scarf is a simple way to dress up a look.

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of slipping on a cashmere sweater. Discover the luxury of our 12-gauge, premium grade cashmere. You’ll wear this piece more than you think...

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We are bringing over the maxi length wrap skirt from our summer wardrobe to pull together some chic winter outfits. Pair this piece with a long-sleeve tee, boots and an Ikat printed scarf.

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Comfort is key when choosing your capsule pieces. These Peter Sheppard neutral coloured slides are a great style for women on the go.

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Cool and comfortable our Penelope Pant in the classic shade denim can effortlessly transition from lounge to workwear. Take your wardrobe further with this mid-rise, straight leg pant.

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This tried and true investment piece will pay off in the cooler months. Our timeless Trench Coat made from water-resistant polished cotton is the perfect outerwear piece to complete your capsule collection.

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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

How to care for your silk

 

We love our silks and the touch of luxury they bring into our wardrobes so it’s no surprise we want to keep them in great condition to wear everyday. When it comes to delicate fabrics there’s many ways we can take care of them without sending them off to the drycleaners. Just like your precious cashmere pieces there's certain techniques and tricks you can use to maintain your cherished silks.

 

 

Pretreat

Treat oil marks & perspiration with a sponge and a drop of shampoo and very gently work into the fabric, avoid rubbing as this can damage the fibres. 

REMEMBER Silk is a natural protein fiber just like you're hair so always use a gentle wash.

 

 

  

Hand Wash & Rinse

We recommend hand washing your silk as it is the most gentle process.

Turn your garment inside out and wash each piece seperately.

Wash in a basin of cold water with a small amount of delicate wash (do not add bleach).

Submerge your garment under the water and gently stir the water by hand. Don't leave to soak as a print may bleed.

Rinse the silk with cool water until the water runs clear. Don’t wring out your garment, just press it in your hands or roll into a towel just like your cashmere and wools.

 

TIP Half a cup of white vinegar in the water will prevent any bleeding if you are washing a garment with a print.

Julies favourite wash product: Sard Wonder Colour Catcher

 

 

  

Drying your silk

Hang to dry on a dyring rack or hanger out of the direct sunlight.

TIP Because silk naturally breaks away mites, dust and other particles it doesn't need to be washed after every wear. Hang up your silk in a cool dry place after you've worn it and let it air out.

 

 

  

Remove Wrinkles

Use a steamer on a low setting to remove the wrinkles.

The steam function on your iron can also be used to hover over the hanging item without making contact.

Press the garment with your iron if needed, always set to a delicate or wool setting and turn it inside out.

 

TIP Very lightly spray with water from a spray bottle to release any stubborn crinkles.

  

 

 

How to store

For everyday storage hang silks on soft hangers to prevent them from slipping off, avoid stiff wire hangers.

For long-term storage always clean your items first and place them in your complimentary Tengdahl cotton bag provided with your purchase to keep your garments safe.

 

PLEASE NOTE Not all silk items can be washed by hand and for the best care must be dry cleaned. Please check with us if you're not sure.

 

  

  

Haven Fantasha Dress

Haven Waterfall Bolero

Haven Audrey Maxi

Entwined Collection: Threads we love to wear

 

A love of discovering unique textiles, immersing myself in different cultures and a passion for traveling to new lands in search of that something special, has inspired this next collection called "Entwined ". There has always been a genuine fascination in seeing how fabric is created and woven. Watching the Artisans weaving hand dyed threads into a colourful intricate tapestry that one day will be sewn into beautiful garments for us to wear, cherish and adore is what drives me to design those special pieces for you.

This time last year I travelled to the southeast coast city of Pondicherry (Puducherry) once a French colonial settlement with preserved vibrant architecture and tree lined streets. My passion for handmade textiles brought me to a women’s co-op, where they weave gorgeous ikat prints on old wooden handlooms. I watched as the women maneuvered the shuttles over and under the weft threads eventually unfolding a beautiful complex pattern of colour.

Dying the cotton

  

Spinning the cotton into thread on a charkha wheel

  

Preparing the yarn for weaving on a handloom

  

 Weaving on a handloom

A year down the track I have taken divine time to develop and evolve the inspiration for the collection you see today. Beautiful feminine designs, joyful colours and specially crafted textiles that have been entwined and woven with dedication, devotion and love.

 

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