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Check out: Ann Curry’s 26 random acts of kindness, then pay it forward.

Salute: Lena Dunham, Time’s “Coolest Person of the Year.” Since we like to pretend she’s our best friend, that makes us cool by association, right? 

Refinery29’s Fashion Yearbook. Picking just one favorite style moment from 2012? Impossible.

Know: Ben Affleck is rumored to be considering a run for Massachusetts Senate. Cue millions of women making a career change to politics (us included).

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December 24, 2012


Leslie Kerns

Word of a major stylista in buttoned-up D.C. perked our ears right up. We had to see this uber chic (and totally successful) PR pro running around the city for ourselves. With a whole lot of sophistication and a splash of French influence, Leslie Kerns is living proof that fashion and professionalism can mix – no matter what your politics.

Rue La La: First of all, talk to us about your high-influence job.
Leslie: I run the communications division of a public affairs firm headquartered in D.C. We help progressive non-profits, campaigns, and other mission-focused organizations meet their advocacy, organizing, fundraising, and public relations needs. My firm is fairly entrepreneurial – which means “all hands on deck” is not just a phrase but a way of life. Running from client meeting to staff meeting to a new business pitch – sometimes on the other side of D.C., and sometimes by phone as I head to New York or elsewhere – means I have to move quickly and adapt to many different environments.
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