PawVogue Fashionista Contest
..Mario Laliberté .......................Janice Craig...
Our PawVogue Elite Designers Janice Craig (Belle Diva Couture) and Mario Laliberté (Vienna Couture Canine) join us to discuss the PawVogue Fashionista Contest and their latest designs.
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Belle Diva Couture specializes in custom and ready to wear apparel for upscale small breed canines. Designer Janice Craig has over 30 years of experience in the field of interior design and possesses a strong knowledge of color, pattern, design, and use of ornament to create unique and unusual finished products. She lives in Charlotte, NC with a family of 7 Yorkshire terriers who assist as her canine staff and models.
Mario Laliberte worked as a hairstylist for a decade in prestigious hair salons in Montreal before pursuing a career in design and illustration. Either designing for the corporate world or illustrating for children books, Mario's desire to create is omnipresent in his life. That desire to create brought him to study tailoring and designing clothes for himself and friends. After adopting his first dog, a miniature Dachshund named Vienna, he decided to translate his love for dogs and creative notions into one-of-a kind dog apparel designs.
Colin Belanger is a successful hairstylist and business owner. He has studied and practiced for over three decade the art of knitting. Designing outstanding knits for himself and friends, Colin decided to take his passion to a different level, by associating himself with his long time friend in creating the brand of La Maison Vienna Couture Canine. Colin brings something truly unique to the company, his designs and skills bring doggie sweaters to the next level. No other company offers hand knitted dog sweaters with such details and quality.Colin and Mario both design for la Maison Vienna Couture Canine, Mario is the artistic director and handles part of the designing and all the sewing, while Colin handles part of the designing and all the knitting and crocheting part. Together we combine our strengths, talents and craft to create amazing and unique pieces.