2018 Spring Trend Event: The Intersection of Politics & Fashion

Wisdom, laughs and industry insights were exchanged last night at FGIDC’s Spring Trend Event. Our expert panelists covered topics from how are you seeing the political climate influencing designers and their upcoming collections to how are the current President and First Lady shaping trends in the DC metro area.

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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
Washington, DC

Members – $25 (*Membership Will Be Verified)
Non-Members – $35

RSVP Today!


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.


Tracey Garcia

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.




Nancy McKeon

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.





Kim Elleen

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.

2017 FGIDC Holiday Party

FGIDC members and friends toasted the holiday season and celebrated the end of a successful year Dec. 6 at Capitale DC – and a merry time was had by all!

Thanks again to our amazing sponsors: Mike Isabella Concepts, Basket Treats by Alexis Streets, Elegance and Simplicity, a Little Bit of Whimsy Photography and DJ Fanci! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more images!

2017 FGIDC Holiday Party *New Location*

Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc Invites You to

Our 2017 Holiday Party

Celebrate the holiday season and the end of another successful year with us on Dec. 6. Join us for drinks, bites, fabulous company and holiday cheer.

Food by Mike Isabella Concepts. Decor styling by Elegance & Simplicity. Desserts by Basket Treats by Alexis Streets. Music by DJ Fanci. Photos by A Little Bit of Whimsy Photography.

Wed, December 6, 2017

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST


1301 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

Non-Members: $35


* Membership will be validated

The Business Behind The Blog


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