Tylynn Nguyen is the type of woman who can make you feel a just a little bit lazy. Not intentionally, of course (in fact – she’s anything but judgemental), but simply by nature of her extreme ability to do it all. Effortlessly...
Taking one glance at this 6′ tall, entrepreneurial mother-of-three, it’s clear to see that Tylynn is one incredible woman. As well as being the founder of her namesake lingerie label, Tylynn Nguyen, she is also deeply passionate about raising her children in an educated, inclusive way. As she told My Domaine last year, “I am Dutch, German, Swiss, Cherokee Indian and black, while my husband is Vietnamese.” She continued, “When I was 12 years old, I told my parents I was going to marry an Asian man so that I could have world babies.” It’s safe to say she manifested that dream into reality, and now is dedicated to raising her children with no limits and a deep respect for compassion.
Before you turn away wondering if Tylynn is simply too good to be true, she’s also refreshingly honest about the realities of motherhood (like her admission of resorting to ‘mom juice’ at the end of a tough day), and is equally open about being unashamedly ambitious. Which only serves to make us love her more.
We visited Tylynn and her youngest child Hunter in their beautiful Los Angeles home, to talk all things career, life and motherhood, and to see if just a little of her aura might rub off.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family...
My name is TyLynn Nguyen. I am a lingerie designer, creative entrepreneur, wife, and mother to three beautiful humans!
What does a typical day look like in your family?
Kids wake up and get ready for school. Dad drops them off. Then work!
Your range of lingerie is beautiful - both sexy and understated at the same time. What’s the intention behind your design philosophy?
To be comfortable and sexy for yourself before anything else.
You’re raising three children while running a beautiful, successful brand - how do you go about the juggle?
Lots of prayer, communication with my husband, and inner work. (Lol!) It’s too easy to give in to complaining about it or saying it’s hard. I am grateful I am able to live this life and have these challenges. I’m living my dream! Every day is different but planned out. I love it!
Did your career and your approach to business shift at all when you welcomed your children into the world?
Yes! Kids always come first!
What has been the biggest surprise of motherhood for you?
How much it stirs up inside of me to be and become better every day.
What has been the biggest challenge in balancing motherhood and career?
Are you ambitious? Do you set goals for yourself, or do you go with the flow?
Yes! I am ambitious. I love to set goals and smash them for myself. I am in competition with no one and find what God has set before me exciting.
Do you feel the pressure to ‘do it all’ and do you ever feel mother guilt? If so, how do you cope with it?
How I live my life is apart of what brings me joy. I do experience guilt because I am human. But I pray and ask God for stronger shoulders because I believe I have all of the tools I need for my life. If it’s in front of me I can do it!
What hacks/tips do you have for managing it all?
A planner. So much easier to plan your weeks when you can see it all in front of you.
Tell us about your mixed heritage, and how this plays an important role in the way you raise your children.
I am half white/half black and my husband is Vietnamese. I think we are living true to ourselves and blazing our own trail of acceptance and love. We have no box — although many try to put us in one. Hoping we can be an inspiration to others struggling to find their place in the world based upon societal pressures to be in a box and make other people comfortable.
How do you teach your children about diversity, inclusivity and respect?
They just are this way. It’s natural to them.
How has your approach to motherhood changed with each new arrival in your family?
I’ve done a lot of work on myself and spiritually feel very connected to God. With each new child, I asked for strength and guidance. No one is perfect but I do believe God provides us with the answers via that still small voice inside.
What role does faith play in your everyday life?
How do you make time for your friends and your husband in the craziness of everyday life?
Do you make time for self care? What does this look like for you?
My self-care is the most and usually at night after we have put the kids to bed.
Do you meditate? Exercise? Drink wine? What helps you through the tough days?
Exercise, CBD oil, and wine (aka mom juice)!
What is on your current list of loves?
- Kingdom on Netflix
- Cocokind chia seed oil
- Susanne Kauffman moisture mask
- Chanel cleansing oil
- Diptyque candles
- Le Labo fragrance
- La Mer body lotion
- Hunting Season bags
- Emme Parson sandals