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 sculpture 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. Laura Mercier and Serge Normant educated me in Haute Couture when I was a 19 year old au pair in Manhattan. There I met my husband Gregory Beylerian, a prolific artist who grew up in the heart of the New York art art & design scene as the son of George Beylerian. We immediately connected as I came from my own family of inspiring artists!
My grandfather Marcel Bodart was a sculptor and my grandmother Genevieve 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.
The treasure is the source of my inspiration, be it a ribbon, a crystal, a vintage watch strap, an antique button 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.