Issue #104

Susie Mancini

La Susie

Born and raised in Milano, I always had a family that pushed me to travel and explore. Since an early age I spent time on my own in different countries. I was also an actor/model child, so I ended up spending many years on set. I was doing it for fun at first, growing up I realized that was fun being on set and not being in front of the camera. After my degree in Literature and Philosophy, I moved first to NY and later to LA to embrace what I understood being my real passion after years of sets and film schools: Production Design.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

What do I do in my life? I realized what I wanted at an early age and I went for it. Struggles on the side, I suppose I’m a lucky person as what I do for fun is pretty much what I do for work. My work is as hard as it is fun for me. Everything else that I do is whatever I feel like doing, so that changes almost every few months? And of course playing with my friends and my man.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC/LA?

Leaving Italy is never easy. It isn’t now after 8 years that I live here, so it really wasn’t when I was 22. That said, what made me come to LA was the amount of opportunities I was losing staying in Milan. I will always be Italian, a proud Italian, and I’d love to raise me children there one day, and die in Italy as well. But until that day come, I want to live to my full potentials, and I feel like for my work and for my personality, in Italy this would have been impossible.

Please share your best memory in the City.

Best (sharable) memories of LA, I think are the Sunsets. So many, always different and brief taking. I can’t get used to them. Sharing some with your lover or your best friend with a beer and a joint, are real good memories.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I choose this location because it’s a part of me. I come here everyday, twice a day with my dog, and I have long walks, I exercise, I watch sunsets, I meditate. It’s one of many magical spots in the city. My outfit is just a simple outfit, comfy and very much myself.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I think is a great way to show people who are scared of moving away from home and try to reach their goals, that is doable. Italy is never forgotten, anywhere we are, our core will always be Italian, and for some reason, ones we are far from home and we meet each other we have more support to give and receive, making it easier to go on and to share memories of our beautiful and irreplaceable home.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

I honestly don’t feel like an ambassador. That would be too much responsibility for me..I like to believe that if I do a great job, everyone here that will respect me for my work and my art, knowing I’m Italian, will also appreciate and respect Italians in general more.

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  • Time

    150 mins

  • City

    Los Angeles

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