After graduating from High School she attended the B.C.M. professional makeup school in Milan. She started working in fashion business at the age of 19, at the beginning just doing tests for model agencies, but before long she managed to put together a quite interesting clients’ list, including the genial artist\designer Antonio Marras who was also just starting his career then. Fashion Magazines soon followed and Silvia started travelling around the world for editorial shootings for Italian Fashion Magazines.
Having been in the business on her own for about ten years, she decided to join an Agency in Milan in order to increase her work and to be able to concentrate on the creative part of it only.
After a few years, her meeting with the amazing photographer and artist Ruven Afanador was another turning point in Silvia's career. She has worked with Afanador for many years on every editorial and advertising shooting, plus his artistic projects including photographic shows and books.
As of today, Silvia has grown to be one of the best known and most requested make-up artists in italy and abroad, because of her outstanding talent and creativity. She is seeked by many of the best italian and international photographers as well as by main fashion Magazines and prestigious brands in Fashion and Beauty.
Silvia is currently working on an international level, both as a make-up artist and as image-consultant for leading brands that entrust her with the study and artistic development of their image. More recently, she has become an appointed make-up Ambassador for Chanel.
Silvia has worked with countless top talents and international celebrities, including HRH Prince Albert of Monaco, Ines Sastre, Bono from U2, Riccardo Cocciante, Elizabeth Olsen, Malika Ayane and more. Silvia is honored to be Mrs. Anna Wintour's personal make-up artist, when in Milan.
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Silvia’s personality is unique; she is passionate and determinate, professional and enthusiastic, naturally curious and committed. All you can say about Silvia is she works, and works, and works!
Silvia is a true force of nature, she never stops giving and she always gives herself 100%: to work, and to her family and close friends.
Silvia is married to photographer Ivan Genasi and they have a beautiful daugher, Alessia.