Polish Your Space With Goodwill Treasures

Goodwill Before and after Polished by tu-anh

Goodwill Before and after Polished by tu-anh

Part of my life’s mission is not only to bring beauty, sensuality, love, and inspiration from around the world to those around me, but at the same time to be socially responsible while doing so.  One of the ways I give back to the community is by furnishing and decorating our goddess sanctuary with used furniture from Goodwill of Greater Washington.  Goodwill has been a part of my life since I was a teenager. Those were the days when my family did not have much money and resources and we had to be creative with what we had around us.

Now many of you will not necessarily consider a resale store as your first stop for furniture to decorate your home or work space, especially for a high-end boutique like ours. My team and I did a little polishing and a little refining on the pieces we found at the local Goodwill retail location in Annandale. Since opening, we have had so many compliments on the decor of our space and many actually asked about the pieces. They were shocked when we told them Goodwill was the source, especially the black vintage leather chair that we painted the trim white.  We nicknamed that chair “THE THRONE” since many of our male shoppers said they feel like a king sitting in that chair.

Shoppers enjoying themselves infront of the shelves we found at Goodwill.

Shoppers enjoying themselves infront of the shelves we found at Goodwill.

It is very important for me that I am always contributing back to society and inspiring those around me. That is what Polished by tu-anh is about.

The pieces were in relatively good condition. They just needed the tu-anh touch to come to life and harmonize with the feminine, luxurious and sensual essence of our goddess sanctuary.

Come see these pieces for yourself at 113 South Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. We are there Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00am-7:00pm. Perhaps later this year, we may sell these pieces and go back to Goodwill for more pieces to polish and refine 🙂

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Sitting in The Throne with one of my dearest goddess friend, Fashion DJ Heather Femia. Oh how much I love her. We understand each other completely! May be because she is a Taurus just like moi 🙂

Through the Eyes of Frank Nguyen

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Glamorous maids.

Earlier this week, you saw the Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show photos from Brian Rayford. Here are some amazing shots from my father. Now you know where I inherited my photography skills from. I actually love the photos and I am not just saying that because he is my father. 🙂 See the rest of the album on my Facebook page by clicking here. Kisses…tu-anh

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Ari, my new discovery this year in a hot sexy military inspired outfit.

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Neutrals can never go out of style.

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Jana and Chetin having fun in their athletic ensembles.

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How would you like to be ticketed by this officer?

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I love this!

Sexy doctor and nurse.

Sexy doctor and nurse.

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Hmm, something naughty is going on here.

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The cowboy and the maid. Love it!

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I love this vintage polyester outfit on Alex!

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How about blue all over for the office?

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This is hot on Ashanti!

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My darling stylist and model Julianne in a glam 1980’s number.

The Young And The Talented

Victoria Chang with Holly Morris on Fox 5

Victoria Chang with Holly Morris on Fox 5

Another successful mission accomplished! Over the next week, I will be posting a lot of photos recapping the Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show that we just directed.

If you missed the Fox 5 News interviews, here’s a segment of Holly Morris interviewing three of the young models- Victoria who I discovered when she was 16 and is now a pro and on the program cover, Alex, who I discovered last year, and this year’s newest talent, Amelia. I love finding fresh young talents and mentoring them in their career paths, as well as helping to build their confidence in promoting their talents, the talents that they did not even know they possessed yet!

To view the clip, just click on the image above. More to come this weekend.