Filomena Troiano, born in Foggia, earned a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Perugia, Italy. With a major in English and Russian, Filomena attended the New York University, the State University of St. Petersburg and the Russian School at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2004 she moved to New York to attend a course of Journalism and Mass Communication at the New York University SCPS. Currently she works as the PR responsible of the Cesare Paciotti press office in the US. She is also the foreign correspondent of the largest economic publication in the south of Italy, Il Denaro. Her articles are also published on the Italian daily newspaper America Oggi, the weekly magazine Oggi 7, Time Out Ny and the online publication Focus Italy.
I am a journalist, currently responsible for the press office of Cesare Paciotti in the US. Fun in my own words: reaching the ocean on a very short subway ride and looking forward to feeling like a tourist each time I go to The Metropolitan Museum. I’m convinced that addiction to sushi in New York City is the most fun, outside of Japan. Just like buying shoes in the mecca of heels and proving to the rest of the world that Fall can be the most colorful season of the year is terrific. Mastering the art of the weekend getaway though is what amuses me the most.
I left Italy to study journalism in New York. It was January 25th. Ten years ago.
The first day apprenticing at the newspaper America Oggi. If felt like a dream coming true.
Posing for a professional shoot was a first time and surprisingly easy. The location was Battery Park City. I’ve been living in the neighborhood since shortly after I arrived so I consider it my second home. I wore a skirt purchased in Paris the weekend before, basically the newest thing I had. The shoes are Cesare Paciotti, one of my favorite pairs. I own the same style in eight different colors and materials. Easy to decide!
I believe ITALIANY is a celebration of courage and accomplishment. A meaningful portion of a larger project that includes millions of Italians that make our country better from afar.
If I can be considered an ambassador of my country’s culture – it’s thanks to this city, the most accepting and ambitious place in the world and where commitment and efforts are rewarded. Dreams here can still come true.