Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
An avid traveller and flight attendant, Jana Bizzari came to Vancouver from Italy for what she thought would be a short visit. But she quickly fell in love with the city, opting to stay much longer. Ultimately this is where she would reshape her professional journey, leaving her mile-high career behind to pursue her passion for makeup. Now she has blossomed into a fashion Makeup Artist, sought after in YVR, Russia, and her native Italy.
Catch up with Global Makeup grad Lyle Reimer (AKA @lylexox)! Since graduating from Blanche Macdonald's Makeup program, Lyle has blown up, earning nearly 150k followers on Instagram, working on global projects with major fashion brands including Gucci, Moschino and Viktor and Rolf, and even starring in his own documentary on CBC.
Perfectly suited for a future Fashion Stylist and Costumer for TV and film, Derek Perrett's story seems like something straight from a movie. Small town boy in Alberta packs his bags and moves to the big city to follow his dreams of a life in fashion. Now that he's added photoshoots with stars like Keiynan Lonsdale, Tati Gabrielle and Riley Smith and on set experience on shows like iZombie and The Flash to his resume, it's clear that this move was just what Derek needed.
After graduating from Blanche Macdonald, Jordan was eager to get her career started in Vancouver's fashion industry. Led by a desire to gain experience, Jordan got a job with Vancouver-based menswear company Indochino as a Customer Service rep. Five years later, Jordan has worked up the ranks and is their Marketing and Social Media Coordinator setting the pace for the brand on social channels and coordinating influencer deals!
Driven by a desire to have an impactful hair career, Lara Dillman knew she needed to be where hair could be studied and appreciated. Polishing her professional self in the classrooms of Blanche Macdonald was the first step, perfecting her skills was the next. It wasn't long after that she landed in her first choice position at one of Vancouver's most prestigious salons, BRUSH.
Theola Wong's foray into Fashion Design has been a resounding success. With a love for clothing that began early in childhood coupled with the skills she mastered in Blanche Macdonald's Fashion design program, Theola has taken on challenging but rewarding roles at activewear brands like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok. Now she's taking her career into her own hands as a Freelance Creative Director.
With over a decade in the Korean and Canadian industries, Yuri Song has proven herself as a world-class nail artist. These days you can catch her working as a Nail Artist at Style Lab HQ or in the hallways of Blanche Macdonald, where she instructs our artificial nail module.
Kate Wotherspoon left Alberta in pursuit of the metropolitan setting of Vancouver and the classrooms of Blanche Macdonald. It wasn't long before she felt the pull of the international fashion scene that has led her to London. Making the move across the pond has proven to be a stellar career move for Kate. Since touching down in London she’s landed positions at Chloé, Saint Laurent, British Vogue, and most recently, More or Less Magazine. Next on her list, carving out her place as an Art Director!
With experience designing for some of the city's most coveted brands, Cristin Heck's immense talent has landed her a leading position at Arc'teryx. Now she's tasked with overseeing design operations for one of Vancouver's most beloved outdoor brands.