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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.

O, The Oprah Magazine Capsule Collection for Talbots to Benefit Dress for Success

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I am very excited about the new partnership between Talbots and O, The Oprah Magazine! They have teamed up to design an exclusive limited-edition 7-piece capsule collection to benefit Dress for Success! This unprecedented spring retail collaboration and national marketing campaign is for women, about women, supporting women and dressing women. The partnership is the culmination of two like-minded organizations with like-minded philanthropic visions coming together to support Dress for Success, an international not-for profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

O Magazine’s first ever clothing line will hit Talbots stores nationwide began earlier this week,  February 22nd and will continue through April 3rd; it will be also be available online and in Missy, Petite and Woman (plus) sizes with a generous 30% of the net proceeds benefiting Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Last year, Talbots raised $500,000 and collected over 4,000 boxes of clothing for DFS, and hope to double those efforts this year!

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(Photo Credit: Talbots)

Spring Style Shopping Party: Saturday, March 5, 2016

I hope that my readers will save the date for the Spring Style Shopping Party at Talbots on Saturday, March 5th. Attendees will get spring styling tips and light refreshments. They will be able to shop new arrivals, including the exclusive O, The Oprah Magazine Collection for Talbots. This is a great day for my readers to bring in a nearly new wear-to-work item for donation to Dress for Success, and to enjoy 25% off their entire purchase (excluding O, The Oprah Magazine Collection for Talbots).

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Monetary donations will be accepted February 22nd – April 3rd and nearly gently worn work attire may be donated March 3rd – March 6th at these local Talbots stores:

Alexandria
601 North Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-684-0392

Montgomery Mall
7101 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
240-743-3855

The Shops at Wisconsin Place
5320 Western Place
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-652-1163

Tysons Corner
8022 Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102
703-442-0700

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