Chic in the City: Andrea Rodgers

29 Sep
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George Bush might run the nation’s capital but Andrea Rodgers is the city’s unofficial mayor and first lady. Better known as Miss A to the Georgetown community and the blogging world, Andrea has made a name for herself as a philanthropist, dating and relationship columnist, and socialite.
Since the inception of Late Night Shots, Andrea has been a confidant, friend, sometimes mother figure and a voice of reason for hundreds of Washington, DC’s young socialites. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Andrea has always lived the fabulous life under the limelight with grace and style. Whether spearheading efforts to raise money for The Courage Cup, a non-profit dedicated to helping at risk urban youth, or planning and hosting some of DC’s most well attended charity events, the gorgeous blonde is always chic.


The Holland-born and North Carolina raised Steel Magnolia is one of the most caring and dedicated women in the city who uses her popularity to help those in need. By raising money through the many charities she has founded or lead, Andrea has always had a weak spot in her heart for those less fortunate. As the leader of the Blonde Charity Mafia, a group of blondes in the charity circuit, Andrea has tirelessly raised thousands of dollars to some of Washington, DC’s best charities. At this year’s Courage Cup, she came dressed to impress in her navy Black Halo dress accessorized with her faithful pup Gatsby, also stylishly decked in a blue polka dot bow.


In a city full of power players, it’s sometimes difficult to set yourself apart from the heavy hitters but Andrea has definitely done just that. Her Ask Miss A is a go to resource for not only the relationship challenged and the love struck but also serves as a go to for DC events and interesting tidbits on etiquette and fitness. Andrea is a wealth of knowledge for those looking to make their mark DC in a positive way. She is on the board of Innocents at Risk, volunteers with DC Cares for Habitat for Humanity, and belongs to the Junior League of Washington and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Even with a busy schedule, Andrea manages to go from the board room to the polo fields in some of the most sought after frocks.  Andrea gives a glimpse into what makes her so Chic in the City.


Name: Andrea Rodgers

Age: 37
Job: Dating & Relationship Columnist / Socialite / Philanthropist
Neighborhood: Alexandria, VA

How would you describe your look?
Ladies Who Lunch Chic

What should every woman have in her wardrobe?
Good basics. I feel the art of building a wardrobe has been lost. Ladies today seem to follow the trend of the moment, and buy outfits rather than pieces that will last and work with what they already own.

Do you have a fashion mentor?
My mother who was a European fashion designer for my Grandfather’s label back in the 60’s and 70’s

Who are your favorite designers?
Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Dior

What designers or labels do you actually wear the most?
Noviello-Bloom, Kay Unger, David Meister, Pink Tartan

First designer item ever bought?
Wasn’t bought, but inherited a classic Burberry pleated skirt which my mother received from my grandfather back in the 60’s. It’s my favorite piece of clothing.

Where do you shop?
Online. I don’t have time to actually go to a store. Usually Saks, Neimans or Nordstrom online.

What are you lusting after right now?
Saw some great things at South Moon Under recently, but I’m not lusting after any one piece.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
A big purse. I think my purse weighs 25 lbs. I am a true “Girl Scout”. I always have clear nail polish in case of a run, a nail file, cuticle cutters, a sewing kit, Tylenol, bandaids, pen & pad, and a Swiss Army knife at all times.

To Latenight or Not to Latenight?
The only Latenight I do is LateNightShots.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I blog; meet with clients; fundraise; plan events; manage event host committees, nonprofit boards and websites.

What’s your favorite bar?
I don’t really go to bars, so I don’t have a favorite.

What’s in your DVD player right now?
Gone with the Wind

How much is too much to spend on a pedicure?
More than $40. I’m pretty frugal.

When’s bedtime?
Depends on my schedule, and if I’m inspired to write late at night.

Brunch: pro or con?
Con. I don’t want the calories, and don’t like drinking during the day. I have too much to do. I prefer to watch the Sunday news shows with some fat-free yogurt and fruit.

Most expensive thing in your closet?
A Chanel purse.

What do you hate most about living in DC?
I don’t hate anything about it.

Metro, Cab it or Drive?
Drive

Style icon who represents your style the most?
Elle Wood from Legally Blonde

Vogue, Elle or Bazaar?
InStyle

Ravens or Redskins?
Neither. I’m a supporter of Team Blonde which supports the Alzheimer’s Association in Blondes vs. Brunettes.

If you could be anything what would it be?
A Bond Girl.

Would you rather be a superhero or a villain? What powers would you have?
Superhero – I have no idea, maybe I’d fly so I wouldn’t have to sit in traffic.

What is the one thing you do often when no one is looking?
I’m pretty open. I have no idea.

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One Response to “Chic in the City: Andrea Rodgers”

  1. Anonymous October 2, 2008 at 12:48 am #

    Well, at least Ms. Rogers knows how to strike a pose more than I can say for the short woman who keeps overdoing it in the blonde charity tv show photos (somebody needs to teach her how to meditate or something)

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