Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Though she didn't initially have much experience painting, Chiharu was determined to learn. "I started drawing when I started nails. I hadn't done hand-painting before, so I wasn't too sure, but I gave it a go." This gamble paid off in spades. Chiharu's now spending her days creating intricate hand-painted designs, inspired by her beloved anime and Disney!
Not every Makeup Artist can pinpoint the precise moment they realized that creating faces would be their vocation. But not every Makeup Artist is like Sarah Buckley, whose unique journey from her home in Dublin, Ireland to the sets of Arrow, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Beverly Hills 90210 and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers began with an innocent late night chill in front of a vintage horror movie.
Jill Bryan wasn’t sure exactly where she wanted to take her career when she graduated from Blanche Macdonald. After weighing her many options she started working as a Makeup Artist at the Absolute Spa in Downtown Vancouver’s Century Plaza Hotel. Now, Jill takes on the lofty position of Vice President!
Global Fashion Marketing graduate Renee Rutherford fell into the world of e-commerce after returning from a hiatus in Paris! Now a full time Shopify Senior Merchant Success Manager and budding entrepreneur, Renee applies her Fashion Marketing knowledge to the World Wide Web and beyond – helping merchants grow through her own entrepreneurial experiences alongside Canada’s leading multinational e-commerce platform!
During her time in the Fashion Marketing program at Blanche Macdonald, Chelsea thought she might want to go into Styling or Personal Shopping, so she pursued her retail aspirations and landed sales positions at places like Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom. It wasn’t until interning for a small business that she knew she was in love with the world of PR and Marketing!
As one of Vancouver’s leading Bodypaint and Freelance Makeup artists, Jennifer Little has made it her job to boldly push the boundaries of beauty beyond the face, sparking engaging conversations in art, body positivity and even animal rights.