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8th Annual Indepdendent Handbag Designer Awards

With less than a week away, the preliminary judging panel will be meeting here in New York this coming Sunday to determine finalists for the 8th Annual IHDA (Independent Handbag Designer Awards).  I’m happy to report that I will be on the panel this year, yet again.  I can not wait to see what designers have in-store for us. Along with discovering new names, what tends to really excite me are those who create beautifully crafted bags that bring originality to the market.  If you haven’t entered, there’s still time to apply.  Curious to see which bags standout?  Follow the #HandbagAwards, myself and the others via Instagram & Twitter to stay up-to-date.


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CTMA coming soon!

CTMA is going to be taking on a whole new look soon.  My apologizes for the inconvenience, but we’re getting a complete makeover.  Stay tuned!

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CTMA x MM: Minicucci x Marcanio Collaboration

Crowned Montreal’s Dame of Fashion, Marisa Minicucci, is hoping to add another title to her name here in the US.  The recent launch of her line MM: Minicucci x Marcanio, a collection which is comprised of mostly high-end tailored jackets, already is proving to be a hit.  Several styles from her pre-fall 2013 collection have been seen on the red carpet by fans like E! Entertainment Correspondent Alicia Quarles.   She’s also been mentioned in popular publications like the Houston Chronicle, South Florida Luxury Guide, NBC’s WBIR, Faboverfifty, and Bangstyle.com.

With her daughter by her side, Anissa Marcanio, has added a bit of real life edge to the collection with a younger demographic in mind.  Marrying the two generations ideals makes for a modern yet feminine collection.

“The high-end womenʼs ready-to-wear clothing, gives any woman regardless of age or how fashion forward they perceive themselves to be, a look that merits a double take from anyone in any situation,” describes the mother-daughter duo.

Prices for pre-fall range from $255.00-$795.00.  The collection is currently available online with select styles already sold out.  They’ve also recently started their expansion here in New York and can be seen at select boutiques across the US and Canada.

A couple months ago, MM collaborated with CTMA to model some of their most sought after styles from the pre-fall 2013 collection.  The final product can be seen below.

Fall 2013 is officially set to launch in a couple weeks.  Let the invasion begin!


Photographer-Bradley Thurber

Hair & Make-up-Lindsey Williams of Crazypretty.com using MakeUp ForEver and Aquage

Manicurist-Gerri Holford represented by Rona Represents









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CTMA x WM Designhouse Collaboration

The Colin T. McDonald Agency recently collaborated with handbag line WM Design House in New York to create this bold editorial for their Spring line.  With a week to spare and an amazing team behind me, we were able to capture some of their most sought after bags in a very revealing way.

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Consult your way through fashion

Among my many titles, Fashion Consultant is one.  For those that ask, what exactly is a fashion consultant?  It can have different meanings for different people.  As for me, I consult for both individuals and designers.   Most recently, I’ve created the Colin T. McDonald Agency which consists of giving direction to emerging & well-known brands, when it comes to ad campaigns, look books, website marketing, etc.  For those interested in learning how to get started-click here!


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