Miss A Columnist

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.

Miss A’s Fave: SimplySoles

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Ann by lillybee in Black

I am a VERY boring person….when it comes to shoes. I am that woman who only wears simple, black shoes. I don’t wear white after Labor Day, and I’m that girl who still wants my shoes to match my purse, even though you don’t have to do that […]

Post-Recession Authenticity

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Whether it’s someone wanting advice, asking for my help in some way, or giving suggestions for AskMissA.com, the messages I receive from readers (over 615,000 unique visitors this year alone) are always appreciated. That said, this past Saturday morning I woke up to an email titled, “A Word to the Wise” from a reader […]

New Year’s Eve 2010 at W Washington

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I’m still sorting out my plans for New Year’s Eve, but I will likely spend part of the evening at the W hotel in Washington D.C., which has some amazing things in store for the evening! Who wouldn’t want to ring in the New Year enjoying the most spectacular view of the city! […]

Hair Extensions at Hela Spa and Salon: Superficial and Deep Thoughts

My "Before" with Rithy Lon at Ted Gibson Salon, Chevy Chase, Maryland

My "Before" with Rithy Lon at Hela Spa and Salon, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Well, I finally have it. I was finally able to get it. I have long hair!

In Process

According to a study published in the research journal Human Nature, researchers found that women originally rated “less attractive” were rated […]

Luxurious Accessories for Your Holiday Gift List

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Sabina Les “Red Fleurs” French lace chiffon scarf with attached flowers and sequins. Each one is individual and made to order. $300 at www.sabinales.com Chic and extraordinary: Red Crocodile iPhone case by Nancy Gonzalez. $325 at www.net-a-porter.com The epitome of luxury: Silk/Satin Travel set from Lanvin, $490, includes a pair of embellished slippers […]

Look and Feel Camera-Ready with vitaminwater zero™!

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Back in June, I wrote about how I was dieting for the photo shoot I had at Vogue Studios for a 6-month ad campaign for SK-II skincare. I jokingly called it my “Anna Wintour Diet” as I wanted to look my best after seeing The Devil Wears Prada. Not that I was by any […]

Artfully Gifts & Chocolate Debuts in Alexandria, Virginia

Artfully Gifts and Chocolate

Every summer when I would arrive in The Netherlands for a visit with my mother’s side of the family, my grandfather would take me to go pick out delicious cheeses and chocolates that were so hard to come by in the United States at the time, especially in a small Southern town. I grew […]

Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria Host Holiday Events for Dogs!

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Santa Paws Photo Event – Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Washington, D.C.

Local four-legged friends and their human companions are invited to stop by to get a professionally-shot holiday photo with Santa. The hotel will provide guests with a keepsake picture with Santa, taken by Christine Meulemans Photography, LLC. Following the event the photos will also […]

Old and New Drama on LateNightShots: Tangle with Reed Landry, Washington Life’s Michael Clements, MediaBistro’s Betsy Rothstein

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Michael Clements

I feel badly for the owners of Washington Life Magazine, Soroush Shehabi and Nancy Reynolds Bagley, but I would be remiss if I didn’t update my readers on a story from March of this year. You may recall that rumors were spreading, and various media outlets were reporting that Washington Life […]

I. Gorman’s Annual Winter Designer Showcase

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Mona Taner Diamond and Rubber Bracelets

New York designer Mona Taner will be attending I. Gorman’s annual Winter Designer Showcase for the holidays, along with a number of wide range of designers showcasing modern fashion jewelry from South America and timeless classics from Europe. I. Gorman’s Winter Designer Showcase will have a […]

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