I had the pleasure of recently interviewing Celebrity Stylist, Commentator and Red Carpet Host, Colin T. McDonald.
You’ve accomplished so much in such a short time,what inspired your interest in the fashion world? I actually didn’t get involved into fashion like most people would think, “It’s glamourous and a fun job.” It actually stems back to my childhood and growing up. I was teased alot in school and always felt like an outcast. Clothing was a way for me to really express who I was and gave me the gift of confidence I needed to get through the day, week, month, year, etc. It was like my armor and it really has helped me be who I am today. That’s why in my opinion clothing, fashion and style is truly powerful. It can change people’s lives and the way they think of themselves.
What has been your favorite project to work on? Some of my favorite projects would have to be with my mentor Mary Alice Stephenson. A powerhouse to the world of styling! I’ve actually been fortunate enough to have been able to work alongside her on huge projects for The Oprah Winfrey Show, and an exclusive spread at The White House with Michelle Obama for Harper’s Bazaar November 2010 Issue. Getting the Oprah Winfrey shake from the queen of daytime talk herself and dancing with Michelle in the red room are moments I will never forget till the day I die.