Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Tatiana Tavares is a fierce multi-hyphenate whose talents and dazzling personality are always on display in her beauty studio located in the heart of Vancouver's historic neighbourhood—Gastown! From makeup and lashes to manicures and press-on nail sets, Tatiana is truly a beauty triple threat!
As a Makeup Artist, Hairstylist, and owner of her own Beauty Salon in Gastown, Primp and Proper, and an award-winning Hair and Makeup Artist Agency, this Makeup graduate has been fearless in adapting her beauty business to new directions.
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.
As the Visual Manager at the highly-anticipated Vancouver opening of Swedish modern-minimalist brand COS, Blanche Macdonald Global Fashion Marketing graduate and Saskatoon-native, Janelle Knihnitski has successfully circumnavigated the Vancouver fashion scene, testing fate and ambitiously pursuing her goals to land herself in this coveted role.
Walking into Onyx Aesthetics Studio is like walking into a world where every day is a good nail day. It’s a place where beauty is continuously unfolding; a place to be primped and pampered in total tranquility.
The great artists always find their medium. Michelangelo had his marble. Hendrix had his guitar. For Blanche MacDonald graduate Steph Urmeneta, her mini-masterpieces come to life on clients’ fingers on a daily basis. She is, by any definition, a true nail art genius.