I am a designer focusing on my passion of creating one of a kind hand made pieces. One of my early creations was Julia Robert’s wedding dress. I loved the process of collaborating with her vision and using my passion as a designer, painter and sculptor to bring her dress to life. Today I live my dream of discovering treasures in the world markets of Paris, Los Angeles and New York and creating unique/customized Wearable Art.
I had a lot of mentors in my circle of family and friends.
My grandfather Marcel Bodart was a sculptor and my grandmother Geneviève was a painter. My brother Stephane is a violin maker in Paris. My mother Catherine is a painter with a background in design. From her I learned so many talents; sewing, cooking, graphic design and gardening. She was the original treasure hunter who trained my eye to spot the fabulous.
My dear friends, Laura Mercier (world renown makeup artist) and Serge Normant (world renown Hair Stylist) educated me in Haute Couture when I was 19 year old leaving in Manhattan. There I met my husband Gregory Beylerian, a prolific artist who grew up in the heart of the New York art & design scene as the son of George Beylerian. We immediately connected as I came from my own family of inspiring artists!
The treasure is the source of my inspiration, be it a ribbon, a crystal, a vintage watch strap, an antique button, a piece of lace or a feather. I see the potential for a new element of style. I enter into collaboration with the raw materials to create and repurpose . I also invite my clients to bring their treasures to me for the commission of an original piece of Wearable art.