Valarie is Owner/Operator of The Whole Nine Yards. When it comes to the business of custom design, Valarie is someone you want to know. She offers a fierce determination, out-of-the-box ideas, and a drive towards excellence & high accomplishment.
Valarie is a graduate of Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario in Fashion Technique and Design, fulfilling her dream of becoming a designer.
In the last 19 years of her professional career she had had a wide variety of experiences.
Working on different theatre production like :
and Mamma Mia for Mervish industries in Toronto.
International movies- Beowulf released Aug. 2006.
Published in OPRAH Magazine, Dec. 2004
Combined with various other contracts, she has had a successful business in Toronto for 6 years.As well as being Head Designer & Head Drafter for Finelines Dancewear
Coming back to Thunder Bay was a priority as her desire for her own store continued to grow.
She was seeing a need for her type of business in Thunder Bay as the alterations & tailoring companies were starting to retire.
With this in mind, she was able to formulate a plan to do what she loves to do in a place she loves to live!
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