Chau is a full-time school high school teacher, and one of the owners and a buyer at Myth + Symbol in Houston, TX. We met last year when she came to the Dobbin Mews studio to scout products for her new shop. She’s unbelievably sweet and after I once complimented a beaded necklace, she made me one! Complete with complicated beaded triangles and all. Now when she comes to NYC for buying trips we carve out a little time for non-business – like brunch at Diner.
Name: Chau Nguyen
Occupation: Art Teacher and Buyer/Partner at Myth + Symbol
Hometown: Houston, TX
Where do you currently reside?: Houston, TX
When did you first start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: I would rub on the samples from the magazine ads when I was younger. Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflower was probably on my Christmas wishlist, but the first one I bought was in college – Micheal by Micheal Kors.
If you were a plant, what would you be?: Aloe vera
What’s in your refrigerator right now?: Peaches, ice cream, tofu, apples, film…
Three words that describe you: Curious, nostalgic, hypochondriac