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.

Thank You, Brian Rayford!

Bags and shoes were also pulled from the Goodwill retail stores.

Bags and shoes were also pulled from the Goodwill retail stores.

Here are the first round of photos from the Fashion of Goodwill Runway show last week taken by Brian Rayford. There were several great shots, but below are some of my favorites. You can view more photos from Brian by clicking here.  Also, in case you missed it, DC Hot Spots also shared a photo album of the event that you can view on their Facebook page. Stay tuned for more images from the show coming later this week!

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How chic and polished is this? The vintage jacket was a hit!

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Casual Friday anyone? Chad was one of the audience’s favorite models.

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I love this on model Jeanne Scott.

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Hip and cool military on Victoria Chang.

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Fashion executive outfit on Jana. All from Goodwill, even the boots!

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Love the T-shirt on Tommy. I think there were people fighting over this T-shirt.

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Librarian, teacher, or secretary. I think this is so sexy and fresh.

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I had to throw the vintage hat in with this outfit!

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Ari, my discovery for this year. She is 15 and you will see more of her to come.

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Replace the pantsuit. Skirt and heels are much sexier for a suit, but still professional.

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Another discovery this year, Amelia, a talented young dancer. LOVE HER!

Finale with our team of stylists and volunteers. Bonsel leading the way.

Presenting Miss Vietnam DC 2014

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Miss Vietnam DC 2014 winner, Loney Nguyen.

This past weekend, I was honored to be invited by a former design student of mine, Tuyet Nhi Le, to be one of the judges for Miss Vietnam DC 2014 Pageant, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for continuing education and mentoring through a “big sister little sister” program that connects young Vietnamese-American women to various community service projects in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

I was impressed with how well the event was organized and knowing that there are many young Vietnamese talents out there taking initiative to keep up with their roots and not forgetting their Vietnamese upbringing.  The Ao Dai looked so amazing on all the contestants, too! Enjoy the photos from my iPhone below. For more professional photos by my father, Frank Nguyen, click here.

Opening number

The contestants doing an opening dance number.

Judges table

Eugene, Editor of DC Life Magazine, and I at our judges’ table.

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Lieu Nguyen, mentor and advisor to the young board members giving a welcome.

The final moment of surprise.

Miss Vietnam DC 2013

Miss Vietnam DC 2013, Vicenta Tran, giving her appreciation speech.

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Love the Vietnamese Ao Dai.