A Fashion Blast from the Past

DC Goodwill Fashion Show Photo Shoot 2008

This is from a video shoot we did where model Ashanti is playing the role of  Josephine Baker, American-born French dancer, singer, and actress during the 1920’s-1930’s.

Last week I shared with you a behind-the-scenes video of the 2010 DC Goodwill Fashion Show and today I am digging back even deeper in my video archive to share with you another look into what behind-the-scenes at one of my shows is like: fun, hard-working, and drama free!

It is hard to believe that this year marks six years since I styled, directed, and choreographed the 2008 Fashion of Goodwill show, which featured a Parisian theme and was held at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.  And what a night it was!  In the video, you can see a bit of the work that goes into a used wedding gown and what we needed to do to get it polished and ready to go on the runway so that it could be purchased afterwards in the pop-up retail shop.

Soon I will be hosting a Spring Trunk Show for Goodwill where every single piece will be hand-picked and selected by me and my team of stylists.  And all items will be sold for less than $100.  So save your money to shop then and help out a great mission!  Will keep you posted on the date.


The DC Goodwill Fashionista Gets a Makeover

DCGF before photoJust a few weeks are left until the 2013 Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show & Gala: The Art of Fashion at Artisphere in Rosslyn. Did you get your tickets yet?

As I continue to finalize the models, music, mood, and – of course – amazing fashions from our local Goodwill stores, I had to make sure to pay attention to one special person and that’s the DC Goodwill Fashionista!  She has agreed to let me give her a complete head-to-toe makeover and while I cannot yet reveal the outfits we chose for her, I can share with you a bit of her hair and makeup transformation at the hands of the team at Paul Mitchell The School at Tyson’s Corner under my creative vision for her.

Catch a glimpse of the makeover on the DC Goodwill Fashion Blog today and stay tuned for exclusive behind-the-scenes content in the weeks leading up to the big day on September 24th!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Five Reasons To Shop At Goodwill Right Now!

Have you heard?  The Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show & Gala is back for 2013 and yours truly will be directing, styling, coordinating, and choreographing the one-of-a-kind event using vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories pulled directly from the donations made to Goodwill of Greater Washington!

tu-anh at GoodwillThere are so many reasons why I love shopping at Goodwill, and over on the DC Goodwill Fashionista blog today I share with you my top five tips for making the most of your Goodwill visit.  You, too, can find amazing items like the Banana Republic vest at right that I recently discovered at the Glebe Road store.  (More pictures below, including two of last year’s fashion show, shot by Charles Martin.)

Have your own Goodwill shopping tips?  I would love to hear them!  Send me an email and I will make sure to share your tips in a future blog post.

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