Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
After spending her formative years in the small city of Zamora Michoacán, Mexico, 2x Blanche Macdonald graduate Diana Godinez chose to take a gap year after high school and came to Vancouver looking for opportunities. Interested in traditional painting, Diana turned to the equally intriguing concept of makeup artistry, and soon fell in love with the process of creating on-screen entertainment for others to enjoy!
Gabriela already had a professional career as a Movie Makeup Artist in Mexico before attending Blanche Macdonald's Global Makeup program.
Ana Luisa Valdes always loved cutting hair. Now she gets to share that passion in her very own salon in Gastown, Flowstate.
Laura Sanchez is a living example of the wondrous things that come from fearlessly and relentlessly chasing your passion. Laura has built a life around her passions, which have now become her profession.
Ana has made a name for herself as a Makeup Artist on the cutting edge of fashion, tied in with the ultimate in fashion publications like Marie Claire Mexico, Glamour Mexico, Elle Mexico, and Harper’s Bazaar Mexico, and cosmetic brands like MAC Cosmetics and Chanel.
Art, for Daniel Takahashi, has always been an escape. One that has called to him since some of his earliest childhood memories.
Fresh faced and humbly confident, Andrea offers a huge smile from her red-slicked lips immediately upon meeting me. Her rolled ‘r’s and charming Spanish accent make every word so melodious, it’s hard not to be hypnotized once she begins speaking of her native Guadalajara, Mexico and her passion for her artistry.
To be able to see and hear the Indian Ocean every morning is a truly inspiring awakening; its crystalline waves lapping at the white sand of the beach at Shangri-La’s spectacular Villingili Resort and Spa, in the tropical paradise of the Maldives.
For Cecilia Valdes, born and raised in the bustle of Mexico City, an opportunity presented is never untaken, especially when it involves a business plan and a venue through which to share the healing powers of natural products.