Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Owner of Bodega Nails and Blanche Macdonald Nail Studio Instructor
VFW, NYFW, and Amazon Fashion Week
Salon owner and Davines West Coast Educator
I-D, Kat Von D, Dazed and Confused
Cole Sprouse, Lululemon, Nike
YouTube Makeup Star, NYX Vlogger of the Year
Mexico's go-to Fashion Makeup Artist
Owner and Esthetician, Manscape Spa
In the midst of a general arts degree, Bridget Thiessen took up a part job where she first discovered visual merchandising. Though she didn't realize it at the time she had serendipitously discovered her calling. 8 years and a Fashion Marketing diploma later, Bridget is now full immersed in the world of Merchandising as Club Monaco's District Visual Manager.
Already a successful Bridal Makeup Artist in Taiwan, Sunny Lee came to Blanche Macdonald to expand her extensive skills in order to pursue her love for Fashion Makeup artistry. Now she beautifies models and celebs for fashion shoots on the daily, making her lifelong dream a reality.
Scrolling through Lana Sheen’s Instagram account, @decenails, makes you wonder if you just found the nail tech of your dreams or the best girlfriend ever. We’ll save you some time and let you know she’s both those things! Lana speaks of her art and career from the perspective of someone who, rather that touting inexplicable natural-born talent, stresses the importance of practice, perseverance, and persistence.
It’s fitting that we find ourselves at the threshold of a Woodwards building street level storefront. Built in 1903, Vancouver’s historic shopping behemoth sat vacant for a period of nearly a decade before the renaissance of Gastown in 2003.
Public Relations maven Talya Lee is where effortless street style and old-school hustle come together. Following her love of the arts and honouring her wanderlust roots, she circled the globe after graduating from Blanche Macdonald’s Global Fashion Marketing Program, dipping her toes in the most exotic of locales.