NICE TO MEET YOU, SYLVIE RENAULT!

What do you mean?

– Sylvie Renault –
Are you kidding, right? I mean, come on, what’s your real name? You know… the name! Get it? Yuuh-uh??? The name! Not the nick. –
– Sylvie Renault –
– Alright, I’ll call you Silvia. –
– Sure Nicolantonio, but only if I can call you Marco. –

Here.
My story begins more or less here.

A name.
A sound.
A color.
A nuance.

Incomprehensible to some.
Almost magical to others.

that helped me a lot in the past, especially in being remembered.

Like… with my sister’s classmates! They will never forget my presentations as a 3-year-old.

– Hello little one, what’s your name? –
Peepee. –
– What?? –
– Peeeee-pee! –

I never really understood why they would laugh so hard, actually.
But for sure, I learned that my name did not go unnoticed.

Obviously, I had to find a way to overcome the initial sense of humiliation – devastating – that these laughs generated.

But thank God, to achieve that, I discovered irony.

What happened after is just the turn, of the turns, of the turns of life itself.
But in my opinion, it could all be summed up there.

In the meaning and the energetic power of a sound wave.

The musicality of a name.
My name.
Sylvie Renault.
This is who I am.
With everything that’s inside.

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Then, if you are looking for labels

I am undoubtedly a

WRITER

Don’t take it the wrong way!
It comes naturally to me.

Concept Designer, because ideas are constantly buzzing in my head!!! Darn it!

Storyteller and Fashion Creative, Art Director & Talent Scout.
Because I’ve always liked to tell stories through my work too.
So, a few years ago, I decided to fly to London to specialize with a three-year master’s degree in Storytelling and Creative Direction in fashion.
In London, I met the representatives of the most important fashion fairs in all of China, the Fashion Shenzhen Show & Fashion Shenzen Source, and I became a Talent Scout of Italian and international brands for them.

OF IMPERFECT CIRCLES

ARTIST

Artist, because art has been incessantly at home.
My aunt
Mariarita Renault, an Informal painter from Livorno since the post-war period.
My father’s best friend, one of the last living Metaphysical painters of international fame.
The father of my high school desk mate, a great Impressionist.
In short… I grew up with bread and art and ended up painting and founding an artistic collective,
 
Play4*.
With the paintings from my Imperfect Circles  I have exhibited in group and solo shows in galleries and museums in Rome, Veroli, Naples, Ischia, Olbia, Milan, Padua, & New York.
With Play4* I was a finalist for two consecutive editions in the “Food Design” competition, and have been exhibited in Turin and London.

As a mother, I am

PRESIDENT

(& Founder)

of the International Association for my son’s rare disease, the Cat Eye Syndrome International onlus, as well as the Vice President of the association for the visually impaired Dramabooks, that produces scripted audiobooks and accessible comics.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

COACH

My journey into coaching began with the diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis in my son in 2015, an event that pushed me to explore alternative solutions in the fields of nutrition and well-being. After completing a course in healing macrobiotic cooking and receiving comprehensive training with Mindvalley, I obtained my Holobody Coaching certification in 2022. My approach focuses on holistic well-being, integrating nutrition, anti-aging biohacking, and personal growth. As an Ordinary Member of the EMCC since 2023, I am dedicated to guiding my clients on a transformative journey toward health and happiness.

 

But My soul is a

COUCH SURFER & GLOBE TROTTER

HARDENED

Alone and hosted by locals, I have had the most incredible experiences of my life traveling around half the world.
I have been to Thailand and Cambodia, crossing on foot following the footsteps of a book by Tiziano Terzani, the Poipet border.
I explored Turkey sleeping on buses and the few times I slept somewhere else, sharing the bathroom with a camel.

I discovered South India by following the pilgrimage route up to Rameswaram, its farthest point.
I celebrated my birthday in Hassilabied, on the edge of the Sahara, hosted by Mohamed, the village chief, when there was not even a hint of a lodging facility and electricity had only recently arrived.
And then, I forgot who I was in Mirissa, Sri Lanka, and returned there several times just to find myself again.

And it’s by listening to the sound of the reverberation of memories of these journeys that I don’t want to forget that without any shadow of a doubt

I am also AN

EX-MUSICIAN

Because music has been eternally present in my life, even though I had to give it up very early, unfortunately, and the reason why is explained in this post.

By reading it, you will understand why even now, whatever I do, from my novel to the concept of storytelling and ending with my painting, the common thread is, without interruption, music.

IN THE LIST OF THINGS I NO LONGER AM, WE ALSO FIND an

EX-BIKER

The motorcycle will always be a part of me because two wheels represent a real way of living and feeling life, but unfortunately, they are also too easily dangerous. And since I had children, after keeping it parked in the garage for years, I preferred to sell it. At least now, my Angel is being enjoyed by Alessandra!

And finally, but perhaps given the beginnings, I should say

ABOVE ALL I AM AN

ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST

This love of mine had a slow start.
In my family, in fact, animals were used.
They were slaughtered.
They were eaten.
Affection was not accepted.

So, I began quietly, tiptoeing, as only children can do.
And I was the revolution.
At less than two years old, I brought the first kitty home, at four the cat gave birth in my grandmother’s wardrobe… the rest is history.
I’ve had 3 rabbits, 6 hamsters, 47 gerbils, countless cats, 5 dogs, and a turtle.

I admit, the process was slow.
Worthy of a generational statement.
But in the end, I made it.
Overcoming even my deepest fears.

 

beyond all this, I am a

TAROT READER

&

DOWSER

Because we are nothing but energy.

For Tarot, I follow the Banzhaf and Yodorowsky method. For dowsing, I use L-rods according to the method of Cristiano Tenca, my Master.

Regarding card reading, I admit I have always thought that my innate ability to create through images, interconnecting them with each other, has always depended on this peculiarity of mine, which started very early in my life.
But this is another story.
That maybe one day I’ll tell you.

the butterfly

WITH CLAWS

Because everything that happens to us has a reason to be and a reason to be experienced.

Sometimes we are too young and immature to understand it.
Other times too old and cynical to attribute real meaning to it.

But everything has its reason.

And for me, you have had and still have it.

“Forse la vita non è stata tutta persa, forse qualcosa s’è salvato, forse davvero non è stato poi tutto sbagliato […] Cosa vuoi che ti dica io. Senti che bel rumore.”

Sally, Vasco Rossi / Tullio Ferro, © EMI
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I FOLLOW MY DREAM

I’M LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT WAVE.

SERGIO BAMBARÉN