Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
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.
Shortly after her arrival in Vancouver from Vietnam, Michelle St Denis began dreaming of owning a medi spa. With experience as a Laser Technician, Michelle was well aware of joy she felt from helping clients with their skincare concerns. Now, after graduating from Blanche Macdonald’s Esthetics program, Michelle has established ST Medi Laser and Skincare, where she lives out that dream on a daily basis.
From the Met Gala to over 1 million Instagram followers to teaching jam-packed masterclasses around the globe, the mind-boggling creations of illusion makeup artist Mimi Choi are blowing up on the world stage!
Over the course of her fashion career Candice Ho Lem has proven that she is the she's the reigning queen of Minimalistic Styling. With stints at Vancouver's chic One of a Few boutique, Aritzia, and now at major New York fashion brands Candice is a living testament to how far hard work and passion can take you.
When it comes to Nails and Esthetics Min Pak is a tour de force. Her career started at Blanche Macdonald in 2005 when she trained as an Esthetician; she soon took off for South Korea, where she added Nail Technician to her resume. Now instructing at Blanche Macdonald, she’s had a massive influence on ensuring that our Nail Studio and Esthetics programs stay on top of the latest industry trends.
On the search for an education that was filled with passion and excitement Paula Lanzador enrolled in our Global Makeup program. Now nearly eight years later, Paula has fulfilled lofty professional goals and has cemented her place as one of Vancouver’s go-to Fashion Makeup Artists. Repped by local cool-kid agency, NOBASURA Artist Management, Paula talks makeup, set etiquette, and her famous Finn Wolfhard GQ cover!
Despite collaborations with major brands including H&M, Lululemon, Aritzia, and Hypebae Beauty, you'll never hear Erin Klassen bragging about her accomplishments. Humble through and through, Erin won't be the one to say it, but her monumental talent has earned her a place as one of Vancouver's premiere hair artists.
From the counters of Mac and Harvey Nichols, to creating enchanting looks on the world's most beloved influencers to working on fan-fave TV shows like Supernatural, when it comes to makeup Lori Woodhouse has had a hand in it all.
For Michelle Dubois, what started as a casual interest in skincare and a curiosity for science quickly developed into a full fledged passion for medical esthetics. Now Michelle is the face behind the laser at Pacific Derm—one of Vancouver's most prestigious Medi Spas.