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The Crazy Habits of Fashion’s Top Designers

20
12.2016

While some are admittedly more unusual than others, we all have our quirks, personal habits and daily rituals. But it’s precisely those ingrained eccentricities that make us who we are. In fact, lots of history’s most innovative minds had some pretty peculiar daily habits, so it’s no surprise that some of fashion’s biggest names also indulge in some interesting routines of their own. Check out the details below.

Phillip Lim

This Chinese-American designer and founder of eponymous label 3.1 Phillip Lim is dedicated to showering and steaming, twice a day, every day—once upon rising and once upon going to bed. We can’t help but appreciate his dedication to hygiene.

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Karl Lagerfeld

Already well-known for his indulgent idiosyncrasies, the kaiser has more than a few interesting habits (we recommend checking out his book for more info). Our favourite involves his eating habits. Karl starts his day with two sugar-free chocolate protein shakes with a side of steamed apples, takes a bath before lunch and eschews tea and coffee in favour of Diet Coke all day long.

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Donatella Versace

The first lady of Italian fashion has a little-known penchant for rock music. Donatella admits that she gets ready every morning to a soundtrack of rock ‘n’ roll and repeats the process when preparing for an evening out. Who knew?

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Tom Ford

The ubiquitous designer rises at 4:30 am every morning to begin work and enjoy an iced (and only ever iced) coffee before indulging in a 6:00am bath—and iced coffee number two—by the light of a single candle. Caffeine and a candlelit bath? Not the worst way to start your day.

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Valentino Garavani

This dignified designer maintains an extremely restricted diet day in and day out: sugar-free, dairy-free (except for goat cheese), gluten-free, meat-free and mercury-free. On top of which, all of his desserts are made with almond milk and xylitol. Don’t worry, though, the man’s not entirely fun-free too: he indulges in one coffee and one glass of red wine per day as well.

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Vera Wang

This marriage attire maven spends her night sleeping in a room that’s as cold as possible. We’re not sure what the purpose is, but to look as great as the 66-year-old Wang, we’d be willing to give it a try.

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Marc Jacobs

Prolific designer Marc Jacobs is another designer with very particular gastronomic preferences. The creative genius purports to eat 50 grams of oatmeal every morning and two chicken breasts for lunch with juice (such as wheatgrass) to enjoy boosts of energy throughout the day.

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Love fashion and want to make it your career?  JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provide students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising.

If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

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JCI Makeup: Ones To Watch at IMATS Toronto Jessica Lust

01
10.2016
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UPDATE 10/05/2016: Congrats goes out to Jessica who came in 3rd place at IMATS Toronto in Battle of the Brushes!
Meet recent JCI makeup graduate, Jessica Lust. She’ll be participating in IMATS Toronto′s 2016 Battle Of The Brushes competition in the Beauty/Fantasy category this weekend. Jessica placed 3rd at Vancouver’s IMATS this past summer, and we are beyond excited to see what she comes up with this time around! Find out more about Jessica from the highlights of her our feature below:
 
What inspired you to get into makeup artistry?

My dad’s been my inspiration my whole life. He’s an incredible artist who has a wide range of talents, from airbrushing, drawing, and painting. Since I was a little girl he’s taught me everything about being creative and expressing myself in my work, watching my Dad do what he loves inspired me to express my passion to be an artist as well. I started experimenting with different styles and techniques and one day I decided to express that passion into my makeup. The moment I discovered makeup, my world became much larger. Each face and body being a new canvas to work on. Makeup became my outlet for expressing my imagination but instead of painting a picture, I’m making it come to life. .

Do you have signature or a favorite makeup look that you enjoy doing?
I love creating all different types of makeup looks, there’s no end. In the makeup world there will always be different looks and styles, there’s a never ending trail of creativity and that’s why I love what I do.
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Name 3 makeup products that you can’t live without.
Ardell Lashes are always a must, I never have less than a drawer full. Morphe has just recently entered my life but now I can’t imagine life without their incredible palettes, the variety of colours allow me to express any look they inspire me to. Yet of course, every time I walk into Mac Cosmetics I can never leave without a minimum of 2 lipsticks.
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Tell us about your experience while attending JCI’s Makeup Artistry Program. Do you have any favorite moments?
When it came to choosing a school out of so many choices in the world, I chose John Casablanca’s Institute. The atmosphere alone inspires me. The teachers encourage you and challenge you to be the best you can be. All the students creating such incredible artwork, everybody sharing the same passion and love for what they do. They are the best fit for making my dream a reality. I take every moment as a creative experience and apply it towards my future in the world of Makeup Artistry.
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The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal  and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas Institute is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theatre.

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Vancouver Fashion Week Recap: JCI Presents Sally Omeme

30
09.2016

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Sally Sandusky has lots to be proud of this week! Not only did her knitwear collection Omeme show at Vancouver Fashion Week for the second time – she also participated in the St Paul’s “Brilliant” fundraiser. The event raised 1.5 million dollars in support of mental health and addiction. We are extremely proud of Sally for being a part of the such a successful evening!

She had always dreamed of working in Fashion, and after attending John Casablancas Institute for our Fashion Business and Creative Arts program, was inspired to become a knitwear designer. Sally created her first knit collection for her graduation fashion show in 2012 and has been going strong ever since! She was even featured in Amazing Canadian Fashion Magazine earlier this year.

Sally’s show was on the final day of VFWSS17, and it was a joy to watch.  Before her models walked the runway, we were surprised with a beautiful dance tribute that had the audience captivated. You’ll want to check out our favourite photos (taken by Dale Rollings) below if you missed it! Congratulations on another amazing runway show.

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Love fashion and want to make it your career?  JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provide students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising.

If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

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Fall Fashion Looks we Love

28
09.2016

Though we may still be getting some sunshine in the afternoons, each morning and night the chill in the air reminds you that it’s fall. Though it’s cringe-worthy to think about the upcoming winter, at least fall fashion makes that reality a whole lot easier to take. So combat those winter blues with some outfit inspiration from our fashion program grads. After all, who better to turn to for a little clothing advice? Take a look through these fall fashion looks we love and give our grads a follow for even more OOTDs.

Jordan Sangster

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Rimpy Sahota

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Tony Vous 

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Freya Stroman

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Ami Demelo

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Kyra Galli

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Tatum Koser 

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Love fashion and want to make it your career?  JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provide students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising.

If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

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JCI Makeup: Ones to Watch at IMATS TORONTO Nancy Jung

27
09.2016

Nancy Jung MUA IMATS Toronto

UPDATED 10/05/2016: Huge Congrats to Nancy on coming in 2nd place at IMATS Battle of the Brushes in the character/prosthetic category!

Say hello Nancy Jung, who is a graduate of our Makeup Artistry Program. She won a spot at IMATS Toronto Battle of the Brushes with her amazing prosthetic work, and will be competing on October 1st, 2016. We are thrilled that Nancy will be battling it out and showcasing her skills and will be following along from across the country! Read on to learn more about her experience:

How did you feel when you got into IMATS?

I was at work when I received a missed call, followed by a voicemail from Make Up Magazine. I had to replay the message a few times because it didn’t really sink in at first. I was extremely excited to be given this opportunity!

What inspired you to get into makeup artistry?

Art has always been a huge passion of mine and makeup was another way for me to be creative and express myself. I stumbled upon a YouTube video many years ago which was the reason I started to play around with makeup. The idea of using the face as a canvas was interesting to me, the more I experimented, the more I fell in love with makeup.

What are 3 products you cannot live without?

There are so many makeup products that I love, but if I can only choose 3… it would be:
1. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
2. Kat Von D Lock-it concealer
3. NYX Micro Brow pencil

Tell us a bit about your experience at JCI:

My experience at JCI was amazing! It was so great to be surrounded by so many talented, creative, inspiring and supportive individuals. The instructors were so lovely and supportive as well. I’ve learned so much throughout the program, and it definitely helped me grow as a makeup artist.

 

The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal  and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theatre.

 

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