Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Mexico's go-to Fashion Makeup Artist
Leo Award nominated Costume Designer
LUSH's HQ Visual Merchandiser
One of Vancouver’s most influential bloggers
Hair talent featured in Allure and Teen Vogue
Hennessey Salon and Spa's new talent
Owner of Parlour Beauty Boutique
Karlie Kloss, Janice Joostema, Jacob Tremblay
Owner and Esthetician, Manscape Spa
International Spa Director, Portugal, Maldives, Tokyo
Christine Palylyk, Jennifer Bowles, and Gwen De La Costa
In the midst of one of London’s hottest summers in years, Meredith Lacosse sits on her patio looking incredibly cool. Catching up over Skype from the city she’s called home for just about two months, Meredith’s voice rings with confidence as she talks about life after makeup school in Europe with unabashed honesty, authenticity, and a great sense of humor.
Laura Sanchez is a living example of the wondrous things that come from fearlessly and relentlessly chasing your passion. Laura has built a life around her passions, which have now become her profession.
Ana has made a name for herself as a Makeup Artist on the cutting edge of fashion, tied in with the ultimate in fashion publications like Marie Claire Mexico, Glamour Mexico, Elle Mexico, and Harper’s Bazaar Mexico, and cosmetic brands like MAC Cosmetics and Chanel.
Carla Sage understands that the journey is as important as the destination. As Corporate Director of Spa Training for Six Senses Luxury Hotels Resorts and Spas, she’s continually travelling the world, helping open new locations and ensuring that every service in every spa meets her own impeccable standards.
Claudia Da Ponte didn’t start out planning to become one of Canada’s busiest Costume Designers for TV and film, helping stars like Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Courtney Love, Molly Parker and Dominic Purcell slip into character.
“Bound to give you nails that make you feel super bad and boujee” is how the majority of Vancouver, at least the half that reads Narcity Best Of lists, knows double Blanche Macdonald graduate, Vanessa Stern.
Snuggled on a black leather sofa inside the stunning South Granville skin clinic, Project Skin, MD sit Christine Palylyk, Jennifer Bowles, and Gwen De La Costa. The posh neon sign above them reads “It’s Glow Time” and even though it’s barely 9am, the three Blanche Macdonald Esthetic grads are positively radiant - one even bears a striking resemblance to Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Maybe you’ve seen his work on the walls of your local Zara store. Or on the mannequins in various BCBG locations. Now you can find the Blanche Macdonald Fashion Marketing grad and Master Visual Merchandiser, Kyle Ziegenhagel creating the colourful and scented displays at LUSH Cosmetics. And not just any LUSH. EVERY LUSH.