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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Inaugural Event Recap

Andrea Rodgers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the Lincoln 2.0 Inaugural Ball

I wanted to let my readers know that I’ve gone back and added photos to my earlier post on the inaugural events I attended the weekend before the inauguration. On Monday night, my friend Cheryl Romero and I headed over to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center for the Texas State Society’s Black Tie and Boots. Understandably, it wasn’t the event it was 4 years ago when Bush was re-elected. We walked around, listened to some country music that just couldn’t compete with what we heard at FUR the night before at the Artists Making An Impact Party. The Texas Two Step was no match for Nelly, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels and Ludacris!

We decided to head to Washington and join our friends at the private club, L2. I mentioned this the other day, but as we crossed M Street in Georgetown I was stopped by Elizabeth Lippman who is a photographer and writer for Vogue magazine’s Style.com. She asked me who I was wearing and took my photo, which ended up on Style.com.

I had a great time catching up with friends at L2, and didn’t feel like traipsing all over God’s green earth in couture, so I told Cheryl to go on without me. She ended up heading to Bourbon Steak and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel where she ran into the likes of Cher, Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Diddy.

This pretty much sums up my inaugural celebration. Tuesday morning came and I decided to watch the inauguration from the comfort of my home in Virginia. I didn’t make it to the Presidential Inaugural Conference events at the Willard Hotel, or to Artefacto Tuesday evening. I don’t go out and party that much, and I was “done” and ready to get back to work.

(Top left: Cheryl Romero and Andrea Rodgers with a bunch of  Rangerettes from Kilgore, Texas; Middle right: Andrea Rodgers resting at L2; Bottom left: Gina Jun, Cheryl Romero and Sasha Horne looking beautiful as ever.)

– Miss A

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