Candy Valentino (real name Laura Mancini) is a writer, copywriter, journalist, fashion blogger
and press agent from Rome – Italy.
She began her experience with journalism while she was a
student at the University La Sapienza and became editor in chief of the university newspaper. She
practiced with a monthly newspaper of Rome and became a registered member of the Italian
journalist association in 2006 and after that she wrote for several web magazines, beginning from
the Italian Teatro.it – working as editor in chief for 4 years – passing through many “digital” and web
jazz music magazines – until she became a drama and music critic for the National daily newspaper Il
From 2015 until 2017 Laura wrote for the American webzine West 46th Magazine,
beginning to sign her articles – produced both in Italian and English language – about music and
fashion with the pseudonym Candy Valentino. She had the chance to follow the most important
fashion shows and to interview many famous stylists as well as some very talented emerging artists of
the fashion system. Her column “It’s in fashion” was based on the comparison between the Italian
and international cultures and approach to fashion and focused on the ethical and ecological choices
of many fashion companies.