Tell us your name and a little about yourself.
My name is Carolina Ogliaro and I was born in Italy. I’m an editor and a digital influencer, passionate about fashion, beauty, travel, and luxury. My first job wasn’t fashion related and in 2011 I opened my first blog in order to give vent to my passions and thoughts. At first, I only use it to write ( I love writing!)but people soon asked me to see my looks and it becomes a fashion blog. It has evolved during the years on a real website with a lot of different contents. I opened then my Instagram account, where today I share my looks and all the things I love. During the years, I was also an editor for several web magazines and I made tailored projects for brands who wanna increase their online presence.
What exactly does your company do?
Me and my team, supported by the manager, Sabina Marini, and her agency, HautePrStyle, create projects tailored to the needs of the various labels. We use my website and my Instagram account to showcase products and take the followers “behind the scene” or “virtually” at the events I attend. My followers love to see what is happening during fashion weeks or highly appreciate if I recommend a specific restaurant or hotel or are very curious about the labels I wear or feel the excitement to be at an exclusive event through my stories. I consider my followers a virtual family, I don’t see them as a number I see them as worldwide friends. I have also made a capsule collection with Sara Tiara Headwear that has a great success and I have loved so much working with Sara, who is a pure and unique soul. Keep an eye and tell me which is your favorite https://www.saratiara.com/collections/carolina-ogliaro-collection
What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?
The biggest challenges are the NO you receive because maybe they don’t like or maybe you are not the right fit or maybe you are not at the “level” they need. The moment you read NO is like a punch in the stomach and you feel the tears burning in the eyes, is really hard to do it but you have to calm down. To silence the mind and the destructive ego. You should sit down and analyzed the words and the situation and accept the thing that maybe this NO is real, the things they said are real. If someone tells us ” You are not ready now” doesn’t mean that you won’t be ready forever. Learn the lesson, experiment, evolve and do new things. In the end, you will become so much good that they could not ignore you anymore.
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
Trust your intuition, follow your dream, get out of the comfort and take that step even if sounds a risk to everybody but not for you. We cannot compare our life to one of the others as we are not all meant to make the same life and the same experiences. What is right for me can be wrong for you and vice-versa. Be focus on your plan, think here and now, let go the negativity, take your desire or dream in the present, feel it and mentally manifest it and trust your path. Believe in yourself.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
I admire so much my mother, for her strong character. My manager Sabina Marini who embodies my ideal of girl boss. I have learned so much from Louise Hay, Natalia Benson, Wayne Dyer, and Osho as their teachings helped and currently help me so much to understand things in the deeper and to go beyond the surface.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?
Nothing durable comes easy. I was lucky enough to have a family, and especially my mother, at my back who supported me in everything I decided to do, even if sometimes it sounds weird to them, they always help me in different ways. To my manager, Miss Sabina Marini, who constantly gives me strength, help, and tips that are the most valuable I had ever heard in the market. And also to my guru, Miss Paola Spinelli, who was and is a big shoulder to lean on, with her spiritual insights that have helped me a lot to find the true me.
What do you see as your greatest success in life?
Being able to have the job of my dreams is my greatest success. If I look back at 10 years ago I would never imagine having reached this point and a lot of things are coming. But there is not only the job in the life of a person, but I have also opened an account on Instagram (@audreyfurangels ) that is helping dogs, cats and other animals in shelters or bad conditions to find a loving home or financial help to take care of them. In my future plans, there is also the opening of a nonprofit organization with the aim of helping animals.
I wanna take care of my career in fashion and having this organization and have a good balance of the two.
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