Check out our interview with fashion editor, stylist and influencer Caroline Vazzana who is the author and founder of “Making it in Manhattan” which she began writing while working at InStyle Magazine in 2015.

Caroline is also involved in a wide range of social media brand collaborations and campaigns where she’s able to land ger unique eye, voice, style and message to a multitude of brands. Caroline has also styled celebrities for various red-carpet evets such as the MTV Video Music Awards, The Tony Awards and Comicon and has also been featured for her unique sense of style on sites such as VOGUE, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair.

Follow Caroline at @cvazzana

Hi Caroline, please tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a fashion editor, style influencer and the author and founder of “Making in Manhattan“.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Colorful, creative, eclectic.

Where did you grow up?

New York.

How did you get in the industry?

My first internship was at Anna Sui.

Name one of your strengths?

Wearing Color!

What is your own definition of happiness?

Doing what you love each and everyday.

Now tell us about ‘Making it in Manhattan’?

‘Making it in Manhattan’ is a career advice and fashion platform and book I created while working at InStyle.

What part of your job do you find the most challenging?

You work by yourself a lot.

What mindsets helped making you so successful?

Never give up and no dream is too big.

Any advice to entrepreneur women out there?

Be ready to work really hard and love it.

What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far?

Be nice to everyone and no just means “not right now”.

Now tell us about your work as Celebrity stylist and if you can name some celebrities you have worked with?

I started styling celebrities when I worked in magazine and I’ve dressed a wide range of girls for the VMAS, Tony Awards, & Comicon to name a few.

How did you distinguish yourself from your competitors?

Always stay true to who you are!

If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?

Anna Wintour!

How would you explain your fashion style?

Eclectic and ever changing!

And your favorite cheat food?

A burger & fries!

What do you like to watch on TV?

The Bachelor, my guilty pleasure!

Any advice to women out there?

Don’t be afraid to be yourself! And flight for your dreams!

Where can we follow you?

@cvazzana
@makingmanhattanofficial

 

Travel destination: Paris

Restaurant: Sant Ambroeus

Quote: “You didn’t come this far to only come this far”

Movie: The Wizard of Oz

Drink: Champagne

 


 

Cover Photo Credit: Patricia Field