With my lovely and talented former wife Patricia Maryse Guillouard, a Parisian designer, entrepreneur and L.E.S. icon who now runs CaryTown teas, I co-owned Studio 109, a custom leather design atelier on St. Marks Place in NYC. We dressed many celebrities, including J-Lo, Julia Roberts, Lauryn HIll, Ozzy Osborne, Lenny Kravitz, Keith Richards, etc. and empowered women ( and men) to appreciate their natural curves. As the business partner, I doubled our revenues, moved us to a bigger store and took us to shows and showrooms in Paris, the Hamptons, Aspen, Los Angeles and Iceland. We never recovered from 9/11.