My name is Susanna, I come from a tiny village in Tuscany where I’ve developed a passion for art since my childhood. I’ve always loved to draw and to be creative with my hands.
I moved to Barcelona in 2009 to attend the prestigious makeup school Stick Art Studio. I graduated with the first place on the body painting test. The city, the school and the culture completely transformed my vision of life. The light, the colours and textures opened my mind. Thanks to the ten months training, I have gained enough confidence and skills to start my professional career. I quickly worked freelance for model agencies, magazines, catwalks and independent photographers, learning my ways in fashion shows and in the advertisement world.
Two years later, I’ve decided to move to Paris where I became a part of the MAKE UP FOR EVER team in the flagship store that opened in 2011 in the trendy area of ‘Le Marais’. This new experience has allowed me to learn new techniques and to know what it is to work with higher profile personalities on bigger events. I have been absorbing the magic of the city and picking up on the french ‘savoir faire’. I also took the opportunity to share my skills by giving Makeup classes and do a lot of body painting.
In 2013, I felt the inspiration to move to London to broaden my knowledge as the artistic scene seemed very interesting. I joined the Givenchy team where I have had the chance to adapt to the dynamic of the city. In 2015, MAKE UP FOR EVER offered to hire me to help opening their first branch in the UK. I then left Givenchy as it seemed interesting to me to be part of something new for a company that I already knew so well. Simultaneously, I was working freelance for short films, magazines, fashion shows, music videos and advertisement companies.
These experiences across Europe have made me become much more competent in so many different domains. At this point, I’ve decided to go back to my beloved Tuscany where I am currently working for fashion photographer, events and weddings in beautiful villas and Resort where one day I meet Mauro, founder of the agency and joined the team.