Lizzette Kattan was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She moved with her family to New York City during her teens. Eileen Ford discovered Lizzette as she was a student in College and she jumped on the opportunity of becoming a fashion model. Lizzette worked throughout the Americas and Europe, but she wanted something more of a challenge.
She landed a position at Cosmopolitan Italia organizing photo shoots. Her drive for success allowed her to quickly become essential to the magazines and she was promoted to fashion director to Cosmopolitan in 1976 and likewise for Harper’s Bazaar Italia in 1978. She also created two new magazines Harper’s Bazaar Men’s in 1979 and Harper’s Bazaar France in 1983. She left the Harper’s Bazaar family to focus on her family and start new projects in 1986.
Lizzette was invited to become the commercial attaché to the Honduran Embassy in Rome in 1990. In 2002 she become the Consul general of Honduras in Milan and oversaw all Honduran expats in northern Italy. She created a quarterly publication called Honduras Highlights in 1990, which promoted cultural, tourism and investment opportunity in the country. Her lover for Honduras led her to become a career diplomat for the next 17 years. During her term she attracted foreign investment, lured international tourism and developed museum exhibits to showcase the country’s rich Mayan heritage. She held her position as a career diplomat for Honduras until 2007.
Recently Lizzette came back to he roots and has been working as a freelance stylist for international publications. She has been working as a consultant for a shoe designer based in China under the brand Charles Philip and she is Chief Fashion Stylist for the Chinese edition of Miss Universe.