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!

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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Unclaimed Fabric

May 25th, 2011 / Posted by natasha

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Take us back to the days we’ve never lived…

April 28th, 2011 / Posted by natasha

I spent the day at a creative photo shoot hanging out with a few of Blanche Macdonald’s most creative minds including Artistic Director, Photographer, Stylist and BMC Fashion Instructor Tyler Udall and Makeup Pro and BMC Instructor Jon Hennessey. Being a late 60’s/early 70’s-inspired photo shoot, it was awesome watching the collaboration and seeing how these pros put their twist on a decade we never lived or were too young to remember. We shot at the Waldorf Hotel, which is decked out in Teak wood, palm trees, random Tiki art, 1960’s wallpaper and shag carpet – a pretty perfect place for the shoot in a quirky sort of way.

This is Alicia, our model for the shoot.

Tyler was artistically inspired by the incredible American Photographer Stephen Shore and the constructed angular pieces of the late 60’s by Fashion Designer and legend, Pierre Cardin. When young Alicia arrived, he quickly adapted to her young and sweet appearance, keeping with the colour scheme and softness of textures explored. The concept transformed, in Tyler’s words, to “an early 70’s disgruntled pre-teen on holiday with her parents and not wanting to be there”, which you can totally imagine when you see these final shots!

Take a look at the series of behind-the-scenes pics along with the final, developed photos!

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The 2011 Sephora PRO Beauty Team

October 12th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

If you haven’t heard already from our Facebook page, then we have some awesome news for you….. Huge congrats to not one, but two of our Makeup grads, Sladja Markovic and Sherry Chen for making it onto the 2011 Sephora Pro Beauty Team!!

The SEPHORA Pro Beauty Team: You know that friend who always looks glam, has drool-worthy makeup, and gives you the best beauty tips ever? Now imagine 14 friends like that – and you’ve got the Sephora Pro Beauty Team.  These makeup idols know everything there is to know about getting gorgeous, and they’re always ready to dish up pro secrets.Meet our girls, Sherry and Sladja! If you ever get a chance to meet them in person, they’re so fantastic and outgoing and their passion for makeup literally radiates for miles on end.  They both paid us a lovely visit to tell us about their life-changing experiences. After beating out 191 contestants who competed in San Francisco, New York, Houston, and Salt Lake City for the second round, Sherry and Sladja, along with 26 others, were off to an intense five-day final competition in Las Vegas. At the end, only 14 were chosen as the best of the best artists to represent Sephora for 2011!

For the competition, they had to complete two challenges: media and makeup.
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Blanche Overseas Love

October 5th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

We had tons of fun and laughs hanging out with Japanese students from the KTC Highschools who were studying at iTTTi Vancouver for a couple of weeks!  For three Mondays, we hosted an interactive International Presentation Event at our Uptown City Square campus.  After a presentation (in Japanese) by the lovely Cheryl and Cody followed by a short campus tour, the students hopped from station to station where a handful of Blanche’s own star students and grads gave interactive makeup demonstrations!

In the bridal and fashion studio, Leah explains how to create a beautiful bridal look and paints some bright hot lips!Watching Andrea’s intense and sexy smokey-eye red carpet makeup demonstration on model Halston! Now, off to the the special effects and airbrushing room!
Lyren expertly paints on numerous realistic gore on the students. Where did his finger go?!
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Plenty of Fish

September 23rd, 2010 / Posted by natasha

It’s a cute story how Markus met Anne eight years ago.

Just recently, the local millionaire, Markus Frind, founder and CEO of the globally successful personal dating site, Plenty of Fish, exchanged vows with Anne (his front desk girl) in the beautiful stretch of beach of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!!  To compliment the scenery, the couple flew in our Makeup grad, Jayna Bussiere, to do all the hair and makeup for the entire wedding party at the wedding destination!
This was definitely one of those moments where Jayna had to pinch herself, “Is this for real? Can I seriously call this work?”

Unfortunately, the rain would not stop pouring on the day of the wedding so the pictures in front of the endless blue backdrop had to be postponed until the following day. In other words, Jayna had to stay an extra day.  But of course, who wouldn’t mind that? Especially when it’s in the company of such a close-knit group and on a resort! Everyone was so much fun, too! After the shoot, since the gowns had served their purpose, the whole wedding party jumped into the sea behind them (yes, gowns on and all), splashing and laughing!

The couple loved working with Jayna so much, she was booked to do the bridal makeup for their Vancouver reception. Take a look at the pictures of Jayna’s makeup from their masked ball soirée on WedLuxe!

We Have A Winner!

September 14th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Three styling teams with three distinctive concepts styled the five makeover-ready members of the pop-rock band, Joyride, at Tom Lee on Granville for the final round of our style-a-band competition!  Take a look at some final shots taken by photog Adrian O’Brien!

First up… Team JAC!
Coreen Miller, Jasmine Merinsky, Ana Luisa

Team Stilettos, Mascara and Pin Curls!
Sarah Danniels, Jessica Spoor, and Fiona Kennedy
(Assistant Stylist: Jessica Heath-Murphy)

Lastly… The EH Team!
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