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Rambling about Paris, Catherine discovered a treasure trove of stampings– many over 200 years old in the old factories and workshops of Paris. Most of these gems were originally designed by celebrated artists and shining lights of their era, such as Lalique, Mucha, Galle and Picasso.

With her vivid imagination, Catherine uses the invaluable treasures of French artistic heritage and style to create an exquisite collection of handmade jewelry and decorative objects.

Catherine, creator and owner of the international jewelry and accessory company La Vie Parisienne, is a Paris native and the leading force reviving the elegance and grace of France's golden Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras.

Manufactured at Au Bout de Reves, a workshop Catherine herself built on a vineyard in the heart of the Loire Valley, France, each piece is rendered from the original molds and stamping, hand set with Austrian crystals and finally painstakingly enameled by her team of highly skilled artisans.

Never one to rest long on her laurels, Catherine travels the world sampling new cultures and incorporating the essences of these far off lands into her own work. A visionary, Catherine's artistic and creative sensibilities have taken her into numerous creative fields beyond fashion and jewelry design.

An avid painter, Catherine recently had a one-woman exhibition in Los Angeles, California. The same magic and imagination evident in her jewelry is echoed in her, paintings, which feature vibrant colors, mythical creatures, and draws heavy inspiration from the musings and philosophies of her inner world. [To see Catherine Pospesco's collection visit CHPopesco.com.]

Deeply committed to theater in both Europe and America, Catherine was involved with the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical production of Jane Eyre in 2001. In 2002, she translated it into English, adapted and presented the American premier of the musical La Vie on Bleu at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia. Previous versions of this play about the life and loves of Pablo Picasso were produced by Prince Ranier of Monaco and the acclaimed French director Robert Hossein.

With offices and workshops in Paris, the Loire Valley and Los Angeles, Catherine is a true citizen of the world, but one with the extraordinary drive, talent and ability to share her vision with the world.

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