Inspired by her father Gianfranco Zaccagnino, a well-known abstract and colourist artist, and through Italian art and architecture, Giovanna started her career by working for brands such as Estée Lauder, MAC and Lancôme alongside fashion, editorial, short movies and theatrical jobs. In 2009, Giovanna took her second teaching qualification and gained an Assessor Award A1 qualification which enabled her to teach and assess NVQs and ITEC Level 2 and Level 3 courses in various colleges in London. To share her knowledge and help students to develop their own style and skills has been her commitment for the past eight years.
In 2011, Giovanna was given the opportunity to become the Beauty Editor for high-end fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine: The Bite Magazine. This new role gave her the opportunity to express her full creativity as well as her obsession and knowledge in beauty products. Testing of some of the latest beauty products has enabled Giovanna to become a connoisseur in techniques and trends available in the industry, creating inspirational features and stories.
Giovanna's career has taken her to London, Italy and Spain, working with models, music artists and catwalks.
Her credits and publications include: London Fashion Week, The BAFTA, Alternative Fashion Week, Fashion TV, Canon, Valentino, Pam Hogg, Gattinoni, Paul Smith, Jason Isaacs, Lady Sovereign, Sophie Anderton, Essential Magazine, MOC magazine, Asiana Magazine, Clash Magazine, RWD Magazine, Close Up Magazine, Hotcourses Magazine, Flux Magazine, Hooker Magazine, Resonance Music Magazine.
Giovanna is qualified in the following areas:
City & Guilds 7303 Teaching qualification and "A1" Assessor Award
BTEC in Make-up Media and Hairstyle
VTCT in Photographic Make-up
Charles Fox, Theatrical Make-up
City & Guilds in Cosmetics and Make-up