Monthly Archives: March 2012

styleTV Hangs Out with the NFL

styleTV (launching soon) caught up with the NFL at their very first pop-up shop here in New York  to talk about what else of course-FASHION.   Not even a week into the job, my newly appointed assistant Qui was at the store this week to speak with Superbowl champion Chris Snee from the New York Giants and D’Brickashaw Ferguson from the New York Jets.  Not bad for a first gig!

Both guys were great sports to give us some insight of what designers and brands they like to wear off the field.  Chris tell’s us his go-to brand is Nike (Of Course!) without any hesitation and prefers to keep it casual most of the time.  When he’s forced to dress up, he throws on a custom tailored suit by Zenga or Tom James.  He also explains he’s come along way when dressing himself, although his wife sometimes needs to step in to add the finishing touches. Speaking of finishing touches, did  you notice the pop of color on his wife’s feet?

On the other hand,  D’Brickashaw prefers to keep it close to home with an american designer who goes by the name of Ralph Lauren.  You’ve heard of him, right?  He continue’s to say that he loves how Ralph caters to the big and tall men, and adds that they do a really great job meshing sizes and trends. We agree!

To find out what designers Chris and D’Brickashaw wore for the day, check out this exclusive interview with styleTV.

For more information on the first ever NFL pop shop here in New York City, Click here.

Congrats to Qui for doing a wonderful job on her first assignment! Don’t you agree?

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Jennifer Lopez wearing Clara Kasavina Ivy Cuff in Vogue’s April Issue

If you haven’t picked up the latest issue of Vogue featuring the curvy Jennifer Lopez on the cover, what are you waiting for!?  I’ll give you another good reason to, one of my go-to and favorite handbag and jewelry designers Clara Kasavina is showcased on Jennifer’s wrist in their beautiful Ivy Cuff.  


I was first introduced to this emerging brand last year at the 2011 Independent Handbag Designer Awards where I asked to be a preliminary judge, and little to my surprise they ended up being the overall winner resulting in a feature in Instyle Magazine.  Since then, they have catapulted into every major fashion magazine and have been seen on the red carpet with celebrities like Rihanna, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Hayden  Panettiere, Cat Deely, Melanie Griffith, Jada Pinkett, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Cocho Rocha (who I styled may I add for 2011 WGSN Awards.)



I wish them nothing but the best, and can’t wait to see which new piece they present at the 2012 Independent Handbag Designer Awards.  

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Featured in Future Face Magazine

I recently was alerted that the beauty cover story for Highlights Magazine I styled was featured on the popular fashion blog titled Future Face Magazine.  They focus on the works of emerging artists within the industry and it’s an honor to have been considered a future face of fashion.  


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MintStyle: Seasonal Transitional Style

I recently was asked by the creators of, a hugely popular financial website with over 7 million users, to give their readers some advice on how to transition from Winter to Spring without breaking out the bank.  I was quoted as saying, “When the weather can be changeable, NYC based stylist Colin McDonald favors blends such as cotton and cashmere, which provide the perfect balance of warm and cool. He’s also a fan of jackets with detachable linings, preferably in a bold color, so that you can unzip as the weather warms up.” For more great tips-Click here!

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Recent Cameo on Stylehaul’s Eat My Bag

I recently made a cameo on the hugely popular online series titled Eat My Bag produced by Stylehaul during New York Fashion Week.  I happened to be leaving the BCBG Max Azria show and was bombarded by the hilarious Matthew Rodrigues and his camera crew asking if they could rummage through my bag.  Since I had some time during my next show and am clearly not camera shy I agreed to let them see what what I was carrying for that day.  Skip to about the 3.20 marker to see two of my favorite items I carry with me at all times just in case I need a quick refresh.


Beauty Flash Balm by Clarins was the first product Matthew happened to pull out of my bag.  If you don’t know, I’m a huge fan of Clarin’s and have been using their product ever since I was introduced to the line while visiting St. Barth’s a couple years ago.  I’ve been hooked ever since and this particular product works wonders.  It’s the perfect beauty pick-me-up to erase signs of stress or fatigue.  Ideal before an evening out or whenever you want to refresh your appearance.  Every woman and man should be carrying this product in their bag!

The woman who introduced me to this amazing product goes by the name of Diana Recanatini and she can be found at Bloomingdale’s (59th St.) here in New York City.  She’s now my go-to girl for anything related to my face.  Stop in for a free consultation if you’re ever around the area or are visiting the city. She’ll definitely make you red-carpet or camera ready for any event!

Zoom Whitening Pen was another product Matthew happened to be drawn too and wanted to know all about.  This is another product I always carry with me just incase I feel my teeth aren’t looking as white as they should.  I was introduced to this great product last fashion week by a close friend and I haven’t been able to stop using.  People ask me all the time how I keep my teeth looking so fresh and I’m letting the cat out bag.  All you do is apply to teeth, wait 10-15 minutes, and rinse.  That’s it!

The bag I happened to be carrying that day is a Saky Sack, a line created by a designer that describes them as eco-friendly, eco-savvy, and eco-fabulous.  I fell in love with the City Camo bag and she was kind enough to send me one.  I haven’t been able to stop using it and get compliments all the time when carrying it around town.   Also, anyone trying to change the way we live in an eco-friendly manner, I’m more than happy to support.

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The Complete Guide to Customising Your Clothes

One of my favorite styling efforts was recently published in a book titled, “The Complete Guide to Customising Your Clothes.”  It was considered for a spot next to one of Chris Benz’s Fall 2011 looks.  This particular photo was shot by fashion photographer Richard Guaty.  The model is wearing a custom jumpsuit made entirely from zippers by Katie Pray.  The book can be purchased at select book stores for $25.00 or online at  Bloomsbury Publishing.


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Maniac Magazine “LOVE” Issue

Maniac Magazine’s Feb/March edition is available at select newsstands and online now which features my contributions to their Shop Section in for LOVE issue.

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Maniac Magazine is a bimonthly glossy magazine with a circulation of 90,000 and a young readership between the ages 20-35. MANIAC is known for its cutting edge articles, while catering to the strong, independent, fashion-forward young woman. Women everywhere motivate us to create, love, be passionate and be the best we can be. Our magazine has gained national recognition (including E! News) for its covers featuring AnnaLynne McCordLenny KravitzKristin Cavallari, Krysten RitterLykke LiGillian JacobsHannah Ware and Maria Menounos. Upcoming covers include Lucy Hale and Joe Manganiello.   Please feel free to browse past issues of the magazine online.

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Style Series with

Ehow just released the brand new online Style Question Series I hosted for their readers which was mentioned in Stylesource’s Janruary Newsletter.  Take a look at all 14 videos featuring some quick easy tips to spice up your wardrobe.

Dinner Jacket Etiquette

Overcoat vs. Trench Coat

Rain Clothing

How to Use Legwarmers

How to Wear Espadrilles

Necktie Etiquette

Waistline Styles

Tuxedo Alternatives

Accessorizing Dress Shirts

What Is a Pea Coat?

Types of Turtlenecks

Rayon vs. Cotton

Loafer Styles

What Is Tweed?

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