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Hands-on Creative Director, I design fantasy worlds

I’m currently working as Holy Faya creative direction, the brand I co-founded with my designer partner Celia Elmasu. I design jewelry and costume, draw story board, imagine stage design and mise en scène. I work for different types of shows, art projects & music videos.

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Nelly Zagury was born in October 1987, in Paris.

She graduated with honors from the prestigious Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg – ESADS in June 2011.
Majoring in contemporary jewelry design, Nelly achieved a high distinction mark on her dissertation “L’Art du Mauvais Gout”, The Art of Bad Taste, under the influence of contemporary jewelry artists like Sophie Hanagarth and Florence Lehmann.

She studied at the fashion accessories department of the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD). Back in Paris, she contributed to a fashion accessories collection for the innovative collaborative Haute Couture duo, On aura tout vu, before  interning as assistant jewelry designer for Claire Deve (Chanel, Boucheron and Christofle).

In 2012/2013, Nelly was a stylist consultant of Matthew Barney & Jonathan Bepler Opera Film “River of Fundament”. She’s currently working as Holy Faya creative director.



September/March 2014 - Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Dans la ligne de mire, scènes du bijou contemporain, Paris, France

September/October 2013 – 22ruemuller, SUNSET SPLIT, Paris, France

March 2013 – V&V Gallery, C&M&J&N&Y&A&C, Vienna, Austria

May 2012 - Syndicat PotentielExotiques. Strasbourg, France

Mar 2012 - Council of Europe,Tier Parade. Strasbourg, France

Jan 2012 - Abilène Gallery, FAALGOT – La Mort de l’icône. Bruxelles, Belgium

Nov 2011 -  Hebert Gallery, Le Rouge – France/Israel. Paris, France

Jun 2011 - Syndicat PotentielWelcome Wunderlish Wonderland. Strasbourg, France

May 2011 - Musée zoologiqueLa Peau de l’Ours. Strasbourg, France

Mar 2011 - Institut FrançaisTier Parade, Schmuck. Munich, Germany

Feb 2010 - Institut franco-portuguaisPoinçonner en France. Lisbon, Portugal

July 2010 - Musée Théodore Deck. Guebwiller, France

May 2010 - Historic MuseumComplément d’Objet, The Night of Museum. Strasbourg, France

May 2010 - CEAACOxygène & Diamant. Strasbourg, France

May 2009 - CEAACRouleau compresseur, Large engraving. Strasbourg, France

May 2009 - Musée de l’Oeuvre Notre-DameMise à l’Oeuvre, the Night of Museum. Strasbourg, France

Mar 2009 - La ChaufferieShow-Room. Strasbourg, France



2006 / 2011 - ESADS, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg

Art Department – Jewelry Workshop, Master with honors

2010 - HEAD, Geneva University of Art and Design – Fashion Design accessories and jewelry department

2005 / 2006 - Ateliers de Sèvres, Post-secondary preparatory school, Paris