How NY's Most Vibrant Fashion Blogger Does Fashion Week..

You've probably already heard of Caroline Vazzana, author of best selling book Making it in Manhattan, and of her site with the same name, MakingitinManhattan.com, which shares style, career and fashion tips, and more. If you haven't yet, you'll want to! This 'Stylist/Writer/Editor/Influencer' also happens to be the most vibrantly dressed Fashion Blogger in New York!! In a city that's famous unofficial uniform is black, she's bringing something fun and fresh to the streets!


Inspired by her rainbow of style, and designer aesthetic, I felt she'd be the perfect woman to feature for my NY Fashion Week Illustrated Style Profile!


.....Okay! Are you ready to see what she wore to the September 2019 New York Spring Shows?

Look 1

Dress: Leaf Xia

Contrast plaid midi dress with a ruched bodice and flared skirt.

Shoes: Celine

Ribbed flat wedge sandal with ankle strap.

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Look 2

Entire Outfit: Laurence and Chico

Denim and lace collared vest with ostrich feather fringe.

Draped asymmetric cropped textured denim pant.

Crochet bag with ostrich feather trim

Matching lace and denim trim pumps

Look 3

Dress: Tadashi Shoji

Multi colored floral dress with sheer lace inserts

Clutch: St Xavier

Handcrafted fuchsia clutch embellished with red roses

Shoes: Cecelia New York

Beaded, heeled sandals with bold red flowers

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Look 4

Dress: Asos

Slit front belted dress with keyhole neckline and placement floral

Shoes: Charles Keith

Cyan buckled heel

Look 5

Outfit: Cinq A Sept

All over sparkle sequin set with draped peplum and wide leg pant

Bag: Louis Vuitton

Vintage Contrast Logo Bag

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Look 6

Caroline and her mother

Outfits: Nicole Miller NY

Polka dot printed midi dress with front neckline twist and flutter sleeve

Floral printed midi dress with smocked bodice and tall cuffed sleeve

Yellow Bag: Lutz Morris

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik , Carel Paris

Look 7

Top: YSL Pants: Sachin and Babi

Printed contrast top with peasant sleeve tucked into a wide leg fuchsia pant

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Printed flats with a pointed toe

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look 8

Outfit: Farfetch

Floral dress with a v neck, flutter sleeve, and sashed waist

Shoes: Balenciaga

Square toed, squared heels with a golden emblem

look 9

Outfit: Anna Sui

Fuchsia and Plum Skirt suit with matching handbag and square toed fuchsia cut out pumps

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look 10

Top and Skirt: Noon By Noor

Wide ribbed sweater with cuffed sleeves, tucked into sheer, layered flared skirt with tiered trims

Bag: Ming Ray

Double buckled handbag

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Red kitten heels with a pointed toe

look 11

Top and Pant: Sally La Pointe

Brushed sweater with fur cuffs and a turtle neck, tucked into a wide leg pant

Shoes: Kenneth Cole:

Silver metallic sneakers

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look 12

Dress: Cynthia Rowley

Combo placement printed maxi dress with slit

Handbag: Koree Loo

Shoes: Sophia Webster

Look 13

Dress: M Missoni

Marled knit dress with long sleeve and side slit

Fanny Pack: Lutz Morris

Contrast snakeskin box bag

Shoe: Sophia Webster

Black and White loafer

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and that’s a wrap on NYFW! Follow Caroline on instagram to continue her style journey through Milan Fashion Week!

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Do you have a favorite look here?! Which outfit would you totally wear?! Let me know ~ Leave a comment below!!! <3

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. It can also be one of the most stressful times as you scramble to complete your shopping. To make things easier I've put together an Illustrated holiday gift guide to help you check off that fashionable-someone on your list. The best part is that all of these items are from makers and small businesses so each has a personal touch.

 

       

 

 

 

1.)Fashion Totes

Fashion Tote

 

  • Fall Fashion Girl Illustrated Tote by IndigoBeri

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This Illustrated Fashion tote is printed on sturdy PolyPoplin and measures 13"x 13"

Get it here

2.)Kid's Tees

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  • Lead Vocalist Kids Shirt by Hip Kid Apparel

A sassy band tee for the lead vocalist in your life. Available in kids sizes. Part of the Family Garage Band Collection.

Get it here

 

3.) Prints and Mugs

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  • Watercolor Feathers Mug by 622 Press

A beautiful ceramic mug with a calming watercolor feather design. The perfect mug to house your morning coffee.

Get it here

 

 

  • You Got This - Motivational Fashion Print by IndigoBeri

A downloadable motivational print for that busy bff who could use a reminder that she's awesome (hanging on her wall).

Get it here

 

  • Pug Art Poster Hipster Pug - Fine Art Print By Aberleigh

Know some one who liked Pugs before they were cool? They'd probably love to have this print as home décor.

Get it here

 

  • Rocket Ship Digital Download by AshleeBinderinDesign

This Fun rocket Ship printable adds a little whimsy to any room.

Get it here

 

 

4.) Fashion

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  • Be Your Own Beautiful Top by The Confetti Collective

These self-love tees are all about loving yourself as you are. They come in both women's and girl's sizes.

Get it here

 

 

  • Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Earrings with Gold Wire and Gold Hooks by CraftyLittleGnome

Beautiful lime green handmade earrings. Nickel-free

Get it here

 

5.)Phone Cases

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  • Miwako Inspired Pink Sugar i Phone Case by IndigoBeri

This colorful smart phone case will protect your phone while keeping it super cute. Available for the Iphone 4 and Newer models.

Get it here

 

 

6.) Books and Accessories

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  • Sailor Moon Cosmic Heart Transformation Brooch by Chibee Studio

This handmade resin replica pendant is perfect for fans of the 90's cartoon super hero, Sailor Moon. It's available as a brooch or key chain.

Get it here

 

The International Fashionista's Lookbook Diary by Dana Lardner and Deanna Kei

The International Fashionista's Lookbook Diary is perfect for the young fashion savvy jet setter on your list. It's a style driven coloring book and design journal packed with creative prompts to get an aspiring fashionista designing her own runway collection. The book introduces ten fashion girls from around the world on coloring pages and includes tidbits about each country. Fashionista's can have fun and be creative while closing the global gap.

Get it here

 

Editing for this post was done by: Victoria - Contact: VictoriaKnC@outlook.com

 

Happy Shopping! Have a favorite holiday gift? Share in the comments!

A look inside: The International Fashionista's Lookbook Diary

It's already been over a month since we (myself and Dana Lardner of Howintheworld.org) released The International Fashionista Lookbook Diary!  It was amazing finally getting to see all of our work come together and It's been really exciting hearing all the wonderful feedback.

My previous post was all about the process of creating the illustrations and characters for the book. This time I'm showing the final print! 

 

    

 

 

Pictured above is the front cover of The International Fashionista's Lookbook Diary. We went with a softcover, paperback design because it was really important to us that the book be lightweight and something a girl could toss in her backpack and carry around.

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

The lookbook introduces 10 fashionistas from all over the world featured on individual coloring pages.

France Tidbits

For each of the ten countries there's an interactive tidbit page with some fun facts a jet-setting fashionista should learn before visiting.

 

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The cover girls are among the coloring pages inside

 

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This lookbook diary stays true to its title and is full of design prompts to get our fashionsta dreaming.

 

 

Runwayready

There are loads of spaces for the girl to draw in her own design and ideas.

 

 

International Fashionistas Back Cover

Pictured above: back cover.

The International Fashionista's Lookbook Diary write up from Howintheworld.org:

"The International Fashionista’s Lookbook Diary allows girls to explore what being a world citizen and fashion lover mean to them!

Recommended for girls age 8 – 12, this coloring book and diary not only introduces her to fashionistas from 10 different countries but also inspires her to sketch her personal style along with developing pieces she would introduce in her debut collection.

Measuring 7.5 x 9.25, this book contains 83 pages of fun and is the perfect size to keep close at hand in a backpack or bag. She will be so absorbed in her fashion design plans that she won’t want it out of her sight in case inspiration strikes."

 

Shop the book:

buy on How In The World

 

 

 

Editing for this post was done by: Victoria - Contact: VictoriaKnC@outlook.com

 

 

Blogger Series: Iyesogie Ogieriakhi & Natalia Lilly

In this next addition to my Blogger Series I'm going to be introducing  Sogie of ItsDivaDiaries.com and Natalia Lily of Natalialilly.com

 

       Meet Ieyesogie or 'Sogie',

  • a Nigerian style blogger who's posts not only boast chic style, but also have gorgeous backdrops.

 

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1- What City/State are you based out of?

Sogie- Well, I'm from Edo State, Nigeria.

2- How would you describe your blog?

Sogie- My blog, The Diva Diaries (http://www.itsdivadiaries.com/), showcases my personal style and life growth.

3-Where do you find inspiration?

Sogie: I get inspiration from almost everything. I even have a post that was inspired by trees. I try to look at everything with a creative eye.

4-How would you describe your personal style?

Sogie: My personal style is a mix of everything. I don't like to keep myself in a box so I'm always trying out new things but comfort is key in everything I wear.

You can follow Sogie's style adventures here:

Website - http://www.itsdivadiaries.com

Instagram - http://instagram.com/sogiesnuggle

Twitter - http://twitter.com/sogiesnuffle

Snapchat - @sogiesnuggle

 

Next up: Natalia Lilly,

  • a Plus Sized Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger from Florida. Her blog is bursting with helpful Advice, reviews and tips.

 

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1- What City/State are you based out of?

Natalia- Miami, FL

2- How would you describe your blog?

Natalia- Its a plus size Fashion and Life Style Blog.

3-Where did you find your inspiration?

Natalia: I found inspiration on instagram; seeing other women so confident, showcasing their sense of style and creativity. That really drove me to pursue my own blog.

4-How would you describe your personal style?

Natalia: My personal style is vibrant, feminine and trendy. I like to put my own twist on trendy pieces and showcase my personality through the clothes I wear and how I choose to style those garments.

5-Is there anything else you'd like to mention here?

Natalia: Although my blog is focused on fashion and lifestyle, I strive to inspire women through my posts and social media to love their bodies and live confidently in their skin. I started the 'I Am Body Walk Movement' with Clevona of www.curvygirlfever.com to showcase the beauty in body diversity and to encourage all women to find their true beauty withing instead of focusing on what society thinks is beautiful.

Keep up with Natalia here:

Website - http://natalialilly.com

Instagram - http://instagram.com/iamnatalialilly

Twitter - http://twitter.com/iamnatalialilly

Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/iamnatalialilly

Facebook - http://facebook.com/talya.lilly

    Blogger Series: Monika

    This past month I've been working on a mini series of blogger sketches. I'm excited to be able to introduce each of these ladies to you through my Illustrations.

    First up:

    Meet Monika of Violetroots.com!

    +VioletRoots is your new go to blog for Creativity prompts, Music recommendations, Style tips and more! ~

    Monika of Violet Roots Blog - Fashion Illustration

    Here’s the low-down from Monika herself!

    1- What City/State are you based out of?

    Monika- I live in a suburb in the NYC area. 

    2- How would you describe your blog?

    Monika- My blog, Violet Roots (violetroots.com), is a lifestyle blog with a focus on music, style and creativity.

    3-Where do you find inspiration?

    Monika: I find inspiration from all over. Sometimes it's in a song, an experience or in a particular color and in other times it's just a feeling. I'm an abstract artist and sometimes the paintings I make also lend themselves to ideas for the blog.

    4-How would you describe your personal style?

    Monika: My personal style is definitely focused on comfort, details, and experimentation. I love wearing vivid colors and interesting pieces like green cowboy boots or blue and green fur vests and jackets. It's fun to try new looks but I usually always try my best to be comfortable too. It's rare that you'll find me in heels. I'm usually wearing combat boots.  

     

    Make sure you check her out!

    Website - http://violetroots.com

    Instagram - http://instagram.com/violetroots

    Twitter - http://twitter.com/violetrootsblog

    Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/violetrootsblog

     

    INSTAGRAM INSPIRATION

    If you know me in person you already know about my obsession with Instagram. As a fashion Illustrator, many of my favorite accounts to follow are Fashion Bloggers. I love having a feed full of inspiration. Naturally, when I see a great outfit or photo I have to sketch it!

    Today I want to introduce you to three awesome fashion accounts!

    [Ordered only by date of sketch and all equally cool!]

    1. @hiliarykennedy - Bright, classy outfits --and she's always got a joke or two in her posts!

     

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    2. @Fab_teen_style - Cute and casual East Coast ootd inspiration!

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    3. @Silberin_manelieht - German lifestyle blogger who's detailed photographs cover fashion, architecture, alternative health, parenting, knitting and everything in between!

     

    I totally recommend checking them out!!

     

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    I recently had an opportunity to interview a handful new and upcoming fashion bloggers. I'll be sharing their stories in a future post! ~ coming soon!