Ulysses: A Butterfly's Story

  

 

   

The Inspiration

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.

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

Marie Curie Capsule Collection



The power of a woman

Marie Curie was an extraordinary woman who changed the course of history. She is still to this day an icon of the scientific world and a pioneer of medical research and radioactivity. A dedicated wife and mother and a determined innovator, Madame Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She is a true genius and this capsule collection is to honor her brilliance.

Marie Curie Jacket

Adele Linen Shirt

Marie Curie Skirt

Wide Leather Belt

Dior

Complexity of the mind meets design

Unique textiles and impeccable construction create a beautiful chemistry for this cleverly put together capsule collection. The tailored classics crafted from premium grade embroidered linen set the tone for practicality and sophistication. Each piece makes a subtle statement and is a reminder of how clothing can transport us. Blending traditional style and sustainable fibres, these garments are made to last.

 

Marie Curie Jacket

Adele Cotton Shirt

Marie Curie Skirt

Wide Leather Tan

Dior

 

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."  - Marie Curie

Juniper Suede Jacket

Adele Linen Shirt

Kate Maxi Denim Skirt

Leather Obi Belt

Dior

Marie Curie is brought back to life in Radioactive
 

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

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".

   

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.

Best Dressed Guest: Winter Wedding

Bring your own shine to the wedding day with these stylishly curated guest outfits. These looks will cover you from the most glamorous soirees to modern & edgy celebrations!

Keeping in mind the cooler nights our outfit choices favour the new cashmere wraps to bring the perfect softness to moody winter evenings.

Traditional Ballroom

Margrite Jacket, Ultra Fine Cashmere ScarfEvening CamisoleMargot Tulle Ballet Skirt

Luxe Yacht

Off The Shoulder Top, Signature T Necklace, Cashmere WrapDamask Wide Leg Pant 

Private Estate

Cashmere WrapScarlett Dress

Modern Golf Course

Ultra Fine Cashmere Wrap, Tortoiseshell EveningCamisole, Coco Bias Maxi Skirt

Edgy Loft

Signature T Earrings, Adriana Blouse, Evening CamisoleGiselle Pant 

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