The MNY Spotlight

Meet this week's Tastemaker, Caroline Vazzana: Fashion Content Creator, Stylist, & Author

Introduce yourself!

Hi! I’m Caroline Vazzana, a NYC based fashion content creator and stylist, as well as the author and founder of Making it in Manhattan.

How did you first become interested in fashion, and what inspired you to write Making it in Manhattan?

I have always been a creative person, and originally wanted to be an artist. I then fell in love with the idea of becoming a fashion designer after discovering Project Runway. In college, I studied fashion design and merchandising, landing my first job out of college with Teen Vogue and InStyle magazines. I then started writing Making it in Manhattan to give advice from the perspective of someone that was still building their career. I felt like most of the books that were on the market were written by people who already went through the process of building their career in fashion and I wanted to offer a different perspective, like a big sister or best friend, holding your hand and guiding you along the way. 

'Making it in Manhattan' by Caroline Vazzana is available for purchase here!

You've attended New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week this past year, can you share with us some of your favorite moments and experiences during these exhilarating events?

                I always love the energy right before a runway show begins. Fashion month is one of my favorite times of the year as I get to see so many friends I don’t normally get a chance to see, and of course I love viewing the new collections. I always feel so inspired after New York and Paris Fashion Week. 

Your followers refer to you as the modern-day version of the beloved Carrie Bradshaw! How has this iconic character influenced your personal fashion sense?

This is definitely one of the biggest compliments as Carrie Bradshaw and Patricia Field’s styling of the character have always been such an inspiration to me. Carrie inspired me to embrace my love for colorful and fun fashion, to not care about other people’s perceptions, and to just wear what you love. Also, fun shoes really are a must! 


Caroline Vazzana Making it in Manhattan


Caroline wears the Georgiana Gown in Peonia. Click to shop her look!

If you could swap wardrobes with any fashion icon, dead or alive, for a day, who would it be and why?

Does Carrie count? Truly if I could step into that closet even if only for a few hours I’d be so happy. 

Your Instagram feed is filled with thoughtfully curated outfits that feature daring silhouettes, vibrant hues, and playful textures. What is your guiding principle or philosophy when it comes to getting dressed every morning?

Fashion is my way of expressing myself and I consider myself to be an emotional dresser. When I get dressed in the morning, unless I already have an idea, I tend to see what pieces I gravitate towards first, then build the rest of the outfit around that selection. I like pairing pieces together that are a bit unexpected and wear things that make me happy. My biggest advice when putting together an outfit each morning is to start with one piece and then style the look around it. 

Can you tell us about some of your favorite fashion trends of the moment?

For me, maximalism is always on trend, but it’s really having a moment right now. Lately I’ve been loving platforms with prints, colorful, long gloves and of course, tulle!

NYC influencer Caroline Vazzana

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Let’s play a game of would you rather! 
Attend the Met Gala, or be a judge on Project Runway?

This is so hard as I would love to do both! I would probably say attend the Met Gala as that is a once in a lifetime opportunity! 

Have a closet of vintage designer pieces, or new trendy items?

Definitely vintage designer pieces. They are so much more unique, and I love being able to utilize vintage pieces to fit my style. 

Have an unlimited budget for shoes, or handbags?

Hmmmm I’d say bags just because there’s so many cool vintage ones I could spend forever hunting down.

What draws you to the Mestiza brand?

I love that Mestiza’s pieces are chic, classic, and timeless but can be styled in so many different ways. 

How does wearing your Mestiza piece make you feel?

 The Georgiana Gown makes me feel so confident and happy. 

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