Since early childhood, Danielle Nault has been fascinated by creative arts. She started off as photographer, then got into painting and graduated to professional oriental dancer. Between 1979 and 1986, she touched base with staging, set design, choreographies, costumes and production.
From 1986 to 1989, she was part of a team specialized in design and production of giant mascots for parades, street shows and public events.
Simultaneously, she worked with a theatre company for children, and started her production of fashion accessories made of semi precious stones.
Self-taught, her passion for fashion design takes over. In 1989, she launches her own line of fashion production: clothes, hats, bags, etc. under the tag name Otentic. Her creations are distributed during private events. In 1994, plush and berber seduce her : textures, comfort and snugness bind her to specialize in coats, vests and sweaters. People person, from 1995 to 2006, she personally introduces her collections, limited editions and unique pieces to visitors of Montréal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Chicago and Toronto Art Shows.
In 2003, she leaves Greater Montreal to live and work in the Eastern Townships. Her home and studio are now in Sawyerville's Old General Store in Haut Saint-François.