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?
Read: 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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AN INTERVIEW WITH 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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