Andrea Rodgers and Katie Rost Talk Fall Trends
Aptly timed with fall’s beckoning presence, Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie hosted an evening of Fall 2010 fashion trends courtesy of two DC resident fashionistas — Andrea Rodgers of Ask Miss A and model Katie Rost who each styled models with six of their favorite fall looks.
Rodgers, an admitted Chanel aficionado, opted for classic, tailored day and cocktail dresses with the necessary pop of her favorite color –pink, such as a pink marabou shrug worn over a knee-length black fitted dress, and a classic pink Diane Von Furstenberg shift.
Rost, on the contrary, pulled separates that could be worn from day to night, and chose more trendy, rocker chic looks. Her first look introduced this season’s “jeggings”, aka denim leggings, paired with a Theory t-shirt and Diane von Furstenberg leather jacket.
At the top of their list ranks 50s redux, sequined and gold studded embellishments, statement necklaces, and leather jackets.
“Although Katie and I have different personalities,” Rodgers said, “we were both able to incorporate fall trends into our looks to reflect our individual style.”
Some of the girls’ favorite picks were dresses by Diane von Furstenberg and Carmen Marc Valvo, Chanel-inspired jackets and handbags, Tory Burch suede knee-high wedge boots, St. John skirt suits, Alexis Bittar jewelry, and emerging designers, Aidan Mattox and Sue Wong, cocktail dresses.
For good measure, Liberty Jones, PR Manager for Neiman Marcus, suggested adding lace, capes or a poncho, and boots to your fall wardrobe. “Consider incorporating lace whether in a shoe or hair piece,” says Jones. “Trilogy offers an amazing fur poncho and Rebecca Taylor’s faux fur vest.” For boots, she seconds Tory Burch’s knee-high b
oots. “These are all smart DC looks.”
Rodgers and Rost’s spotlight continues with their upcoming profiles in the September issue of Vogue, which will be on store shelves next Tuesday, August 24th. The magazine will feature these women who are a part of the exclusive Vogue 100, an organization of influential decision makers and opinion leaders known for their distinctive taste in fashion and culture, and who personify the rising influence of women over the past several decades. In addition to their influence, these ladies are making a difference in the Washington, DC community through their charitable work. Both Rodgers and Rost lead foundations committed to improving the lives of children in need, Courage for Kids and the Ronald F. Rost Foundation, respectively.