Contact: Ryann Marie Doyle

Polished by tu-anh presents “Good As New” on April 22
A unique night of fashion and wellness benefiting Goodwill of Greater Washington

Washington, DC (April 18, 2014) – Fashion Designer tu-anh is excited to announce the “Good As New” Spring Trunk Show, showcasing over 2,000 fashion items hand-selected by her team of polished stylists off the racks of the DC-area Goodwill Retail Stores. This unique shopping experience will be held at Epic Yoga Studio – 1323 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC – Tuesday, April 22, from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets to the trunk show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

“Not only are we giving back to the community by supporting Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives and communities through the power of education and employment, but we are showing professionals that they can easily have an expensive and polished look without having to actually spend the big dollars,” said tu-anh.

During the evening, tu-anh and her team will be on hand to personally help style guests of all ages and sizes who are looking to make their dull looks more unique. The hand-selected collection includes a variety of contemporary, vintage and designer dresses, suits, and accessories will be available for both men and women – all for less than $99! Shoppers will also have the opportunity to enjoy fresh juice samples from Jrink, cake tastings by Baker’s Dozen, healthy snacks from Madhatter and Front Page DC, makeup touch ups by artists from Paul Mitchell the School Tysons Corner, DJ Welbot spinning chic tunes, and live yoga demonstrations.

“Goodwill of Greater Washington is very grateful for the continued support of the team at Polished by tu-anh.  Through the ‘Good As New’ Trunk Show, they are once again demonstrating their desire to make a positive and measurable impact on our community through the generous donation of time, resources and expertise,” said Brendan Hurley, Chief Marketing Officer of Goodwill of Greater Washington.

Polished by tu-anh is a fashion, executive image consulting, and creative marketing agency that perfect, revitalize, and inspire others to put love, creativity, harmony, and integrity in everything they do both professionally and personally.


Keep The Accessory Simple…With Just A Belt!

Do you ever struggle when it comes to accessorizing your wardrobe to make it look unique and stylish? Do you feel like you don’t know which earrings, belt, shoes, or the perfect accessory to wear with your dress?  Then you must come to the Good as New fashion event next Tuesday, April 22 at the beautiful EPIC YOGA DC.  My team and I will be there to help you. It’s easy and simple. There is no need for you to think about it ahead. We will help make you look good!  There are a lot to choose from…styles, colors, sizes, patterns, and textures. You can look like a million bucks for under $99! How fashionably fabulous is that? Instead of going out to a happy hour after work that is not so healthy for you, come let us polish your style and look for the Spring season and at the same time connect with other like-minded professionals who love supporting a good cause!

Check out the video below I shot from my phone of Randy styling model Alex.  This cute little number will be for sale at the event along with the belt for less than $49!  Can you believe it? The look is clean, fresh, feminine and down to earth. Perhaps I may purchase it for myself that night!  See you there!

Click here to purchase your tickets!

6 Things I Cannot Live Without


Took this at Brenman Park by my house.  Love the rebirth of Nature.

When you think about what you really need in life – not what you want but what you truly need – could you distill it down to fewer than 10 things?  I have been thinking a lot about this topic this year as I continue to reflect on what I’m calling my “tu-anh year,” the year where I live my life simply for myself and discovering my true life’s purpose.

In that spirit, I have listed below the six things that I cannot live without other than food and shelter.  I try to incorporate nearly all of these things into my life everyday, from meditating in the morning to going for a walk with my beloved Nini in the afternoon to enjoying good and healthy food, friends, and family in the evenings and weekends.  What are the things you cannot live without?  Love to hear your thoughts!

1. Love - More than food and shelter, this is what feeds my soul and spirit.  We all need it in my opinion. When there is love, war does not exist.

2. Prayers/God - I don’t know what decisions I would make and where I would be if I did not have prayers in my life daily.

3. Family - I would die and do anything for my family.  This is where I feel loved, connected, and safe.

4. Music - I love the sounds of beautiful music. It brings calmness, inspiration and harmony to my world. It also lifts my spirits when I feel down.

5. Books - Knowledge is key. I learn a lot through reading.  I love holding a book feeling and flipping the pages of it. Since I am a visual person, looking at my bookshelves and being able to see the titles charges my brain. Digital books do not serve me that way.

6. Nature - I am so glad to be living where nature is just right outside my door step. I feel a sense of freedom when I am with nature.  Every place I have ever lived, I have always had fresh plants and flowers in my space. The air feels cleaner and fresher.

Well, what do you think of my list?