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!


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,, 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.

Top Canadian Stylist Amy Lu

September 16th, 2011 / Posted by natasha

Award-winning Top Fashion Stylist Amy Lu dove into the Fashion world even before graduating from our Fashion Merchandising program in 2001 and quickly rose to the forefront of the Fashion industry. You may recognize this knock-out talent from appearances on Much Music, Inside Entertainment and Canada’s Next Top Model or from her weekly fashion column “Kool Thing” in the Georgia Straight. Her work has also been published in magazines including Vanity Fair, Z!nk, People and FASHION Mag as well as national advertising campaigns for Nike, Coca Cola, McDonald’s and Air Canada. Not only does she have an eye for styling others, she’s also been voted one of Canada’s “best dressed”! Now, with a successful 10+ years in the industry, and having had worked with world-renowned photographers, top models and celebrities, she hosts a Fashion Styling Boot Camp and continues wow us with her incredible work in print and on TV!

Here are a couple of her recent Fashion editorials for Fiasco Digital Mag’s big September Issue and A Dress To Kill Mag’s Fall Issue!

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Unclaimed Fabric

May 25th, 2011 / Posted by natasha

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Work It, Baby.

March 2nd, 2011 / Posted by natasha

Just a small crew of Blanche Macdonald talent gracing the cover of the premiere issue of HUSH Mag. Current BMC Fashion Merchandising student and stylist, Erica DeLyzer, gives us a few quick tips on how to inject chic, office-appropriate pieces into our wardrobe and create fresh looks that will make the best first impression and easily take us from the boardroom to the bar.

Click here to flip through your online copy of HUSH Mag!

Model: Tia Spowart (repped by NEXT) – Blanche Macdonald Fashion Merchandising student
Stylist: Erica Ashton DeLyzer – Blanche Macdonald Fashion Merchandising student
Makeup and Hair: Jasmine Merinsky – Blanche Macdonald Makeup Grad

It’s All In The Details

October 8th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Styled by: Laila Fox
(Tyler’s styling class)

Don’t Look Back

September 24th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future.  I live now.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Styled by: Alexia Anastasiou
(Tyler’s styling class)


September 17th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Styled by: Jessica Garcia
(Tyler’s Styling Class)

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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Be The Flower

September 9th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Styled by: Kristi Ambrason
(Tyler’s styling class)

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