Thursday, January 15, 2009

Desirée Rogers Featured in the February. Issue of Vogue!

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Heads up, fashionistas! Chi-town's most fabulous socialite, and the new White House Social Secretary, Desirée Rogers is featured in the February issue of Vogue magazine! The issue comes out on Jan. 20th, coincidentally the same day that we inaugurate Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States!

In the article, Ms. Rogers talks with writer William Norwich about her new job and what it entails. For those who can't wait until Jan. 20th, here's a sneak peek courtesy of

On her duties as White House Social Secretary:

The mandate the Obamas have given her, Rogers said, "is about instilling pride." Her job "is helping people visualize what the Obama presidency is about, the feelings Americans voted for—inclusion, transparency, embracing people you might never otherwise learn about—and also translating the splendor, that sweetness, that comfort of the White House to everyone." She paused and smiled. "Enormous task."

Indeed, in these troubled economic times, how exactly will the Obamas revitalize the White House? "Using the assets already there," Rogers said. "We have to be balanced. People think that being 'social' means hosting a lavish party, but that's not true. We all thrive on social interaction, and we must continue to," despite the economy.....

On being the "Life of the Party:

Rogers is a lot of fun—in fact, back in the Windy City, she was often described as "the life of the party." But she isn't the least bit concerned that all the White House protocol and attendant offstage orchestrations will put a damper on her effervescent spirit. "I get great joy seeing people being entertained," she explained. "The joy for me will be the moment before they arrive, making certain we have created a great environment for the Obamas and their guests. I'll have more fun watching than being in the party."
You can read more here.

I'm so looking forward to reading this article. I've been of fan of Ms. Rogers since I read about her in Vogue back in 2004. She is one the chicest sistas on the scene, so effortlessly put together. I wish nothing but the best for Ms. Rogers. She will definitely bring elegance and class back to the White House. Get 'em, girl!

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