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

  

THE JOURNEY

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


Wedding looks: When love comes back around

 

We find ourselves blissfully downsizing this year, embracing the essentials and finding joy in the things that really matter to us. Special occasions have become beautifully intimate this season, with weddings and vow renewals becoming smaller yet just as significant, surrounded by our closest loved ones. Let us help you find your wedding look with elegant pieces that you’ll treasure on this day and beyond.

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

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

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