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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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styleTV x 2013 IHDA

If you’ve been following my blog closely, you know I was asked to be a preliminary judge for the 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards here in New York.  An event I very much look forward to being apart of every year.  Back in April, a group of industry leaders came together to decide which bags were the most innovative within a variety of categories.  As you know, it wasn’t an easy task to do since there were literally over one-thousand submissions worldwide.

Fast forward two months and the winners are chosen at an exclusive award ceremony held at the School of Visual Arts.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to a previous engagement, but I sent along styleTV Correspondent Charlii to speak to the winners, as well as, a variety of other VIP guests in attendance.  To find out who we rubbed elbows with-Click & watch!

Video by John Mastriano

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