Style Star Aurelia Cerquozzi

September 27th, 2012 / Posted by natasha

On our Fashion radar – current Fashion Merchandising student Aurelia has been delivering some rocking looks since her first semester here at Blanche’s Downtown Robson campus. Here’s a shot of her outfit from the other day. We’re definitely seeing inspiration from all three of her favourite designers, Ashish Gupta, Louis Vuitton and Jeremy Scott, in this ensemble. Love the unexpected muted peach lip and fizzy, pastel green mani, too. We love your style, Aurelia!

Jacket | Versace for H&M
Blouse | American Apparel
Skirt | H&M
Boots | Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses | Ray-Ban
Jewelry | Betsey Johnson and Marc Jacobs

Designer exhibitions: CDG, McQueen and Balenciaga

June 21st, 2012 / Posted by natasha

Designer exhibitions seem to be all the rage these days: COMME des GARÇONS, Alexander McQueen AND Cristobal Balenciaga all in one month!  Check out some of the designer’s greatest hits as well as the chic crowds who adore them.  Is it just us or do we all detect something deliciously historical in all these collections??

Alexander McQueen Exhibition opening at The Corner Berlin, Germany

COMME des GARÇONS Exhibition

Cristobal Balenciaga Opening

Style and Shoot!

June 13th, 2012 / Posted by natasha

It was a super busy week for the Merchandising students.  Midterms, projects and their final photo shoots.  Here are some behind the scenes snaps of our students lapping up a bit of fashion luxury at the Atelier campus.

The rain may have been in full force but that didn’t stop photographer Andrew Volk from creating his epic images!

Student Alyssa Jarvis did two striped back psychedelic music fest looks.

Connie Leung embraced her love of anime and helps her model soar through the clouds.

Erika Kikuchi played with her grown up dolls in these fun and fashion forward looks.

Ivan Jimenez went all man this time around.  His hyper athletic supermodel dripping in animal print and desert storm fashion made all our hearts flutter.

Rebekah Lipsey-Ouimet explored the music fest scene as well as a graphic power woman on the prowl.  Sounds like Rebekah in a nutshell to us!

Fan up our official Blanche Macdonald Facebook page to see the finished results over the next few weeks and to check out more Blanche Fashion Action!

 

Vogue Nippon. Hedi Slimane. Anja Rubik.

May 1st, 2012 / Posted by natasha

Check out Hedi Slimane’s uber graphic fashion story for Vogue Nippon shot on Anja Rubik. Now that the subversive super star Slimane has replaced Yves Saint Laurent’s Stefano Pilati as creative director, who will be taking beautiful photos like these?

James Vincent x Kevyn Aucoin x BMC

April 13th, 2012 / Posted by natasha

“How do you define your style to market yourself? What is your brand? Mine is uptown glamour with a downtown edge.” James Vincent

Just wrapped up an awesome presentation by Makeup Artist rockstar James Vincent on one of his favourite Makeup lines, Kevyn Aucoin.  Here are a few pics for now. Much more about him, the presentation and all the tips and tricks he had up his tatted sleeve to follow. In the meantime, check out our live tweets @BlancheWorld!

James with our beautiful Makeup Program Director Karen Esprez!


And hey, it’s James’ birthday tomorrow. Give him some love and follow him at @JVincentMakeup on Twitter!

Face Chart Transformations

February 29th, 2012 / Posted by natasha

We’re loving this series of gorgeous face charts designed by recent Blanche Macdonald makeup grad Marian Mina. Watch them come to life!

Marian translates her designs onto herself. Stunning!

Fierce!

Knockout Nail Art

February 24th, 2012 / Posted by natasha

We’ve always been in awe of our Pro Nail students and grads who create little Louvre-worthy masterpieces on such tiny digits… (with perfectly groomed cuticles, too). Pro Nail grad Steph Berry has been killing it in the Nail Art world with her extreme knockout nails and distinct style. Weapons on the trigger finger, chain-wrapped red talons and fierce studs on the ring. Anyone looking to get an original, cool-looking mani now knows who to turn to.

Nails by Haus of Lacquer

Check this out… MTV Style and Sweetlife have just fallen in love with Steph’s mega talent and skill & even Jermaine Dupri gave her a shout out on her rad creation. One look at her blog, Haus of Lacquer, and you’ll see why some of the top industry pros want to collaborate.

And because we think it’s stunning, here’s a creative she recently did nails for!Photographer: Jackson Zhao, Hair: Chris of Key Hair Studio, Makeup: Blanche Macdonald grad/instructor Andrea Tiller, Model: Britt S

In just a little while, Steph will be part of the superstar talent at CurliQue! Keep your eyes peeled on the CurliQue Facebook and Twitter page to be the first to know…

Style Star Bridget Bogdanoff

February 16th, 2012 / Posted by natasha

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A ‘Very Classy’ Champagne Toast to Derek Blasberg

February 10th, 2012 / Posted by natasha

When he’s not being the Editor at Large for Harper’s Bazaar, globe trotting, lunching with the likes of model Anja Rubik and attending soirees and shows thrown by some of the biggest names in Fashion, New York based Fashion writer Derek Blasberg has found the time to go on a world-wide book tour… and a very classy one at that!

The Bay hosted this swanky little event in their sleek, high-end designer section, The Room, to toast the launch of Derek’s latest book – a cheekily-written New York Times bestseller titled Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady. Having had contributed to Vogue, Style.com, W, and Elle and with years of experience partying uptown and downtown, mingling with the fashion and social elite from near and far, Derek is an expert on perfect social behaviour in every social situation. That’s why his etiquette tip-filled book, Very Classy, is one to be excited about.

Gathered amongst all the Erdem, Proenza Schouler and Mugler were Vancouver’s fiercest Fashion stars, including Blanche Macdonald Fashion staffers and grads and, notably, the guest of honour’s stunning DJ/Model friend Leigh Lezark. Everyone left the party with books signed by Derek (who, btw, seems to also have a special talent in remembering everyone’s names), while Team Blanche (our Fashion students) worked the room and male Liz Bell models served up a choice of oversized classy/trashy pins and champagne and wine for everyone.

That’s pure class in our books!

Thanks to Fashion instructor/grad Lyndi Barrett of Lj PR & our very own Shaina Azad for the party pics!

Follow him and his life on Twitter @DerekBlasberg. He’s hilarious. You won’t regret it.

Marc Jacobs A/W 11 Campaign

October 12th, 2011 / Posted by natasha

Helena Bonham Carter. Yeah she’s fun, fearless and quirky and that’s why we like her. When she becomes the face of a Marc Jacobs campaign, we turn our heads to check it out.

And the Makeup Artist chosen to complement Helena’s wacky style? None other than the incredibly talented Blanche Macdonald Makeup graduate Janeen Witherspoon!! With a Vogue cover, an exclusive for AnOther Mag (love AnOther!), a huge celebrity and elite model clientele and London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week shows every season, we can’t be more proud of our international High Fashion Makeup Artist rockstar!

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