Caroline M. Vazzana ’14
Young Alumni Achievement Award
Presented to a graduate of Albright who has received his or her degree within the past 15 years for outstanding achievement in at least one of the following areas: profession or career, dedicated volunteer service to Albright, church or community.
Caroline Vazzana is a fashion editor, stylist, influencer and the author and founder of “Making it in Manhattan.” She began writing her book in 2015 while working at InStyle magazine, and subsequently launched her brand as one of New York City’s most colorful influencers — sharing her tips and tricks and shedding light on the industry to the future fashion generation.
Growing up in New York, Caroline always had her sights set on the fashion industry in Manhattan. In the summer of 2012, she landed her first internship with Anna Sui and then went on to intern at Marie Claire magazine. In the summer of 2014, Vazzana landed her first “real job” in the industry working at Teen Vogue on the print fashion team. Deciding she wanted to learn more about the digital side of the industry, Caroline went on to work at InStyle, where she came up with the idea for Making It In Manhattan, which became the future name of her editorial site and book, “Making it in Manhattan: The Beginners Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the World of Fashion.” Her book and her site are outlets to share her journey, career advice stories and unique sense of style.
Today, aside from running MakingManhattan.com, Caroline is also involved in a wide range of social media brand collaborations and campaigns where she’s able to lend her unique eye, voice, style, and message to a multitude of brands. She has styled celebrities for various red-carpet events such as the MTV Video Music Awards, The Tony Awards, and Comicon. Caroline has also been featured for her unique sense of style on sites such as VOGUE, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Vanity Fair.
As a student at Albright, Caroline studied fashion in Paris, France during the January term of her junior year. She was editor-in-chief of the Fashion Lion and a member and president of Albright’s Club Vogue. She also participated in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority.
Caroline currently resides in Staten Island, N.Y., and is often referred to as a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw.