Join us for FGIDC’s Spring Trend Event: The Intersection of Politics and Fashion, featuring an expert panel discussion followed by a presentation of international RTW runway trends curated by FGI.
Lauren A. Rothman – Founder, Styleauteur
Tracey Garcia – Co-Founder, StyleMeBar
Nancy McKeon – Managing Editor, My Little Bird
Kim Elleen Atkins – Founder/Designer, Kim Elleen Collection; Political Journalist, Boston Herald and MSNBC
Spring Trend Looks By: Pico Vela, Sun Gods, Studio D’Maxsi and Kim Elleen Collection
Models: Kingsley Model + Talent Management
Wednesday, February 7th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flex Office Space (FOS)
1415 H St NE
Members – $25 (*Membership Will Be Verified)
Non-Members – $35
Lauren A. Rothman
Lauren A. Rothman is a fashion, style, and trend expert. Lauren has her finger on the pulse of fashion—from helping organizations across the country leverage their unique style DNA to discussing executive presence and First Family fashion on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, E! News, AP News, Reuters, and ABC News. A highly sought after stylist, her tips on wardrobe management and creating a versatile, fashion-forward closet have been featured in Glamour, Real Simple, Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, Fortune, The Washington Post, The New York Post, and Politico. Lauren writes a column, Fashion Whip, for The Huffington Post focused on style and politics, and maintains an image therapy practice working to increase the style quotient of her individual and corporate clients. Lauren’s book, Style Bible: What to Wear to Work, is the definitive guide for the modern professional on how to dress to impress and is a leadership tool that continues to emphasize the importance of image in the workplace.
Graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and Graham Webb Academy, Tracey started her career in Los Angeles, California and brings over 20 years of experience in the industry. A former trainer for MAC Cosmetics she has worked with FOX News, NFL, Entertainment Tonight, CBS, NBC and on movie and commercial sets. Tracey specializes in serving DC and international political elite for national television and events and has been nationally recognized by People Magazine. Her goal is to use the latest make-up techniques to exceed her clients’ expectations while making them look and feel their absolute best.
I cut my retail teeth at New York Magazine, writing the “Best Bets” column, pointing out the newest, coolest things and places in town. In 20 years at The Washington Post, I was editor of the Food section, the Real Estate section, Travel, Sunday Business, At Home Magazine and the Sunday Magazine’s special design, dining, travel and fashion issues. No, not all at the same time. I currently share editing duties with Janet Kelly at MyLittleBird.com.
Designer Kim Elleen developed a passion for fashion as a child, inspired by her seamstress mother’s impeccable sense of style and beautiful clothing creations. Kim launched her own clothing design business in 2010 in the Washington, DC area. The hallmarks of her label are her custom-created colorful bold prints and classic-yet-modern silhouettes. Her custom designs have been featured in fashion shows, magazines including Brides, Veux, Imagine, Luxe, Northern Virginia Magazine, Bliss and Façon Magazine and worn to events including the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Kim is also a lawyer and works as a legal and political journalist.