It’s Time For New Clothes!

Backstage at 2013 The Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show

Backstage at the 2013 Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show

As you know, one of my goals before the end of 2013 was to declutter my office and everything in my life to welcome in 2014.  To my surprise, I found a fun video of a fashion show I produced for Goodwill of Greater Washington about 3 years ago at the French Embassy. I think you will enjoy watching what was going on back stage.  Basically a few minutes before every show, I like to loosen up the team and models so they are not as nervous.  I shot this video on my phone just minutes before they hit the runway in their fabulous Goodwill donations.

Watching this video reminded me that this is perfect timing for out with the old, in with the new.  So it’s time for you to get new clothes, new hair, new make up, and a new and more polished you!  To start, why don’t you go through your closet this weekend and take the things that you have not worn over a year or two and bring it to your nearest Goodwill donation center.  Anything that is too tight or ill-fitting, several years out of style, or otherwise not conducive to your polished look should no longer take space in your closet. Even though these items no longer work for you, they might work for someone else, plus when you donate to Goodwill you help provide training and employment to people in your area.

I hope you enjoy watching the video and if you need any advice on how to declutter your wardrobe, leave me a comment below or email me at tuanh@tu-anh.com.

What Went On Backstage?

Happy Friday! I am taking a short hiatus for the next few days as I am heading to a meditation retreat to center my creative energy and do some mind detoxing.  And that means no internet, cell phones, technology, or crazy social stuff – only calmness and quiet time in the woods somewhere in West Virginia. 🙂

I will be back next week with more amazing photos from the Goodwill Runway Show, including some of the stylish bloggers I met there, what the set up was like, and other guests enjoying themselves, especially the shopping part!

Before I go, however, I wanted to share with you these great photos of what backstage was like before the show.  Things are always a little crazy, but fun.  Many of these gals have worked with me for many years now, so they know exactly what to do and what I expect – they are total pros!  I just love them!  For the newer and younger models, I had the experienced ones coach them backstage on their catwalk and runway presence.  You know, it’s all about confidence and sex appeal.  That is all you need!

Have a peaceful and relaxing weekend and I will see you next week!  Namaste…

A special thank you to the hair stylists and make-up artists of Paul Mitchell The School at Tyson’s Corner for a great collaboration.  And thank you to Tony Brown and his team of Imijination Photography for the great photos!

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Our teen models having too much fun showing off their first outfits.

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All the shoes in the show were from your local Goodwill stores.

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Randy having fun with one of the dresses.

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Models practicing their turns.

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