Colombian designer Adriana Castro is among the nominees for the Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award in the category of Accessories.

Castro recently received the 2011 Miami Award in the Women's Handbags category and also had the honor of opening the 3rd Bogota International Fashion Week.

Her accessories and handbags of exotic animal skins that include alligator, ostrich and python have been welcomed into the wardrobes of celebrities like Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Famed stylist Patricia Field chose five of her handbags to accessorize leading ladies in the movie "Sex and the City 2."

Her designs have also been featured in Vogue.

This is the third straight year that Castro has received this nomination. On previous occasions the prestigious award went to such trendsetters as Joseph Altuzarra and Tory Burch.  

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