Gray is the New Black

Love this luxurious knit dress on Julianne from our Mykonos Collection.

I know, it is so easy and safe to do.  Wake up in a rush, walk to your closet, pick out an all-black outfit, and then out the door.  I have been there myself, and actually very frequently during the winter months!  But at our goddess sanctuary and lifestyle boutique,  we all agree that black is chic and classic, but can sometimes be a drain on divine energy. So our new favorite color? Gray, of course!

This might seem like an odd choice for me since I am a lover of vibrant colors, and especially of white. I wear gray, however, when I want to tune into my inner strength and grounding goddess confidence without being overpowered by the energy of the vibrant colors. Gray in my opinion also exudes sophistication, refinement, and elegance.  While everyone else is playing it safe with black, which can sometimes show dust and dirt so easily, gray will make heads turn for a second look.

I hope you like the sample looks of gray in this post from our latest bohemian goddess collection. How about you? Are you ready to switch from black to gray?

Keeping the luxurious Bohemian glam by mixing lace, leather, and pearls!

Keep your style simple, luxurious, effortless, and uncomplicated.

We like our goddesses and Titans to match.

How Balanced is Your Root Chakra?

The heart knows.

The heart knows.

You may be hearing the word “chakra” more and more these days as people are more open to holistic ways of improving health and well being, but the concept of chakras goes back for centuries.  The root chakra, associated with the color red, is known as the first chakra or “Muladhara.”  According to multiple sources, Mula means “root” and Adhara means “support” or “base.”  The element of this chakra is earth, and it is located at the base of the spine. This is where our grounding is, and building a solid foundation is essential to supporting our growth and everything else that we will do in life.

Just like a plant, the deeper and stronger our root, the more we will be able to endure challenges, struggles, hardships, and withstand rain or storm. When this chakra is open and balanced, we feel secure and stable in life, our bodies feel healthy and our minds clear and alert. We feel confident in who we are and are able to manifest our visions and dreams easily. I think that is why this particular chakra resonates so much with me.

To keep this chakra open and healthy, I like to have the presence of the color red around me, and to keep up my regular yoga routine, goddess walks, and dancing activities. How is your root chakra? Need a check up? Come by the sanctuary and I will help you find out. xo

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I love writing in my journals.

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Fresh flowers from the garden keep the air clean in our sanctuary.

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How about a pair of silk pants from our Italian Goddess Collection?

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I wear this out day and night and then to bed. It’s all cotton and made in Greece.

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Adding a simple accessory to a red dress makes all the difference.

Italian Sophistication for Our American Titans

I love their looks!

I love their looks!

From classic Hollywood movies to the latest looks and magazines, Italian inspired fashion for men continues to be the ultimate preferred style.  The cuts, the colors, the textures, and the tailoring are impeccable, which is why tu-anh Boutique is excited about bringing Italian style and refinement to our American titans!

I was in Florence, Italy back in June for a buying trip with one of my style goddesses at the world’s biggest menswear fashion trade show, and that was an unexpected WOW experience!  Right after that, we headed over to Rome for some work and play. This time around in Rome, I did not want to leave. I discovered even more unique and amazing things as well as made new friends.  My favorite part was staying at the chic La Maison D’Art Suites, a family-owned boutique hotel in the heart of Rome. The location was perfect, the hotel was very clean and the service was exceptional!

The trip was a great balance of work, play, and new discoveries. Everywhere we went, there were no ill-dressed or unpolished titans.  Even the taxi drivers and the train attendants were polished, and I am not exaggerating.  Some of the local titans we met shared that they were taught by their fathers growing up that you do not leave your house unpolished. Since then, it has been their natural way of being. I love hearing that and I am determined to bring back the classic American Titan Style with a touch of Italian sophistication.

That is why we have partnered with J.Hilburn to offer made-to-measure Italian-style luxury suits and ready to wear to our male clientele.  The value-added part is that they no longer have to pay for my time to take them shopping.  Instead, the titans can just book an appointment to get fitted and styled by us goddesses at the sanctuary so they don’t have to deal with the stress of shopping malls and other crazy retailers.  Plus, our goddesses are beautiful and our place smells so heavenly, what titan would not want to be there? Below are some photos I shot from my Italian buying and sourcing trip. Not so bad for an iphone 🙂 Enjoy!

P.S. If you happen to be around in the Old Town Alexandria area this Sunday, we have a 007 titan and goddess cocktail social from 4-8pm. Just stop in and join the fun.

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Look at their shoes!

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They pull off color so well!

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The pants are a bit too short for my taste, but sharp though.

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Even their walking shoes look good, unlike the big bulky ones that our American titans wear.

Everything about this titan is perfect!

They pull off these walking shoes so well with their suits!

I love men in linen suits!

Although this is nice, I would not want to see my titan in it.

Double-breasted is making a come back, but better if the titan is slim.

They really know how to pick their shoes!

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Look how they match. Accessories are perfect head to toe!

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Our polished titans infront of our sanctuary showing off their exotic toys.