Making It in Manhattan: The Beginner's Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the World of Fashion (Paperback)
From a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw comes an insider’s guide to making it in the fashion industry.
From a young age, fashion editor, stylist, and writer Caroline Vazzana knew the fashion industry was where she belonged—but gaining access to the amazing and mysterious world of fashion in the city that never sleeps takes countless hours of hard work and dedication. After making it to some of fashion’s biggest publications, Caroline’s finally pulling back the curtain and telling us her secrets. In Making It in Manhattan, Caroline sheds a bit of light on her journey and guides fashion hopefuls to stand out from the crowd and land the job of their dreams.
Written in conversational style, in a format reminiscent of a journal, complete with pictures and illustrations (and a little bit of name-dropping), Caroline shares what she’s learned about pursuing a career in fashion and the resources that helped her land jobs at Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and InStyle magazines. Making It in Manhattan topics include:
- Exploring your options
- How to get that golden ticket (to fashion week)
- What to do if you didn’t attend a big fashion school
- Building your personal brand on social media
- And more!
About the Author
Caroline Vazzana is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living and working in her hometown of New York. She began her career at Marie Claire, and has since spent time at Teen Vogue and InStyle magazines. She collaborates with a wide range of different brands, lending her unique eye and voice, and hopes to share her industry knowledge with future fashion generations.
“You can’t buy passion—but you can buy this book! The ultimate roadmap to beginning your journey and making it in the business.” —Iris Apfel
“This book is a treasure of solid, smart, supportive, sassy stuff! I’m so happy (and honored) that I’ve been an inspiration to you. Thank you so much for including me and for inspiring others to make their fashion dreams come true!" —Betsey Johnson
“A fresh face and a true renegade. Caroline has a unique look all her own and I am always fascinated by her quirky creativity. I am so glad to see all her cleverness come out in a book. Making It in Manhattan is a must-read and how-to for every girl who wants to be in fashion in NYC.” —Nicole Miller
“For anyone hoping to work in fashion, Making It in Manhattan is the go-to guide for breaking into the industry. Caroline’s creative outlook and encouraging advice truly show you that anything is possible.” —Cynthia Rowley
“Caroline’s colorful and fabulous world is brought to life in Making It in Manhattan. A must-read for anyone hoping to work in fashion.” —Christian Siriano
“As a good friend of Caroline’s, I’m so excited for you to have her insight into the fashion industry in such an honest and fun way. You’ll feel like she’s your bestie helping and holding your hand so you can make it in Manhattan, too.” —Iskra Lawrence, model
“What a great read! In today's industry, getting an insider’s look into the fashion world is fundamental to succeeding. Making It in Manhattan is a must-read for anyone looking to make it in the competitive world of fashion.” —Luanna Perez, fashion blogger, Le-Happy.com
“Raving about her sweet demeanor, determination to pursue her dreams, and an inclusion-for-all mentality. Not to mention she can really put an outfit together.” —Atelier Doré
“Caroline is a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw.” —StyleCaster