Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
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.
Even though she was a big movie fan and had developed into a polished visual artist while growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Zabrina arrived at Makeup School never dreaming that she’d soon be working behind the scenes on major Hollywood productions.
Poised, sophisticated and radiating enthusiasm for all things fashion, it’s immediately apparent how Fashion Marketing graduate-turned-instructor Lyndi Barrett became one of Vancouver’s most celebrated Public Relations mavens before she became one of Vancouver’s most influential bloggers.