In this youtube video, I give 5 tips on what to wear on your legs. I explore what is comfortable, practical for my active and adventurous lifestyle and fashionable. I give some insight into the colours that I like at the moment, look at how one item can be used for a variety of looks, and give some ideas for wheelchair users in choosing clothes to wear as not all traditional clothes designs are ideal.
I focus on the practicality of clothes for travel and an active lifestyle so I go for clothes that do not crease and do not need to be ironed when I arrive at a destination. It means I can look good with minimal effort.
Take a look at the video in the link below, let me know what you think and give me feedback on the type of information you would like to see in future videos. I look forward to hearing from you. I hope that you enjoy it.
Following London Fashion Week I gave an interview to Fashion Scout Magazine talking about how the Industry of Fashion should move forward on the Inclusion aspects.
Also, I would like to thank Models of Diversity and Louise Linderoth for giving me the opportunity and Annabel Waterhouse-Biggins for the kind words in this article.
I have selected a few of the best parts of the article in my view. Please let me know what you think.
” …Samanta Bullock, an inspirational model and sports person, modelled deconstructed denim during the Swedish School of Textiles show during Fashion Scout SS18. As fashion makes gradual changes toward inclusivity and body positivity, we caught up with the model to hear her unique perspective on an adapting industry, how we can pioneer the ultimately modern movement forward, why in the midst of an extensive and impressive international career, you should and can remain humble and true to your original progressive ambition.
There are not often moments, when you interview somebody and come away astounded. Samanta is known for her incredible persistence and commitment to her love for modelling, and this is never more obvious then when discussing how she champions change. Opening up this passion and memorising attitude to others is her personal way of reminding everyone that with creativity and hard work, you can get what you want irrespective of societal ideals. Samanta’s achievements are varied and many, yet it is her refreshing thirst for life and fashion that energises those around her. When asked how this perspective is the driving force behind positively altering perceptions, Samanta explains her train of thought.
“WE NEED TO BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. I’M TRYING TO DO MY BEST FOR THE PLANET FOR THE ANIMALS, AND YOU NEED TO DO YOUR BEST FOR OTHER HUMAN BEINGS- WHO IS GOING TO SAY THAT SOMEONE IS BETTER OR WORSE THAN ME? THERE IS NO WORSE OR BETTER, SO WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING AND IF I PUT MY FAITH THERE, I’M SURE I’LL HEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING NO NO NO BUT ONE YES IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR US TO KEEP GOING.” …
There’s currently more of a feeling toward body positivity and it’s going to be quite a slow journey, that celebrates all people in terms of gender identity, race, age, sexuality, ability, and size- it’s an entire spectrum. Fashion and it’s artistic cultural value is one industry that can be a pioneer of change. Samanta is particularly compelling as she recognises that her focus, advocating diverse models, is a move toward a society that celebrates all people for their individuality.
I’M TELLING YOU OK ABOUT DISABILITY, BUT IT’S EVERYTHING, NO ONE IS BETTER THAN ANOTHER ONE, BETWEEN SOMEONE THAT IS 20 YEARS OLD, AND SOMEONE THAT IS 56 YEARS OLD. IF YOU’RE DISABLED YOU NEED TO BUY CLOTHES, IF YOU’RE A MAN YOU NEED TO BUY AS WELL. [THE INDUSTRY] NEEDS TO SHOW ALL THIS DIVERSITY. WE ARE SO BEAUTIFUL YOU KNOW, NO TREE IS THE SAME AS ANOTHER ONE, HUMAN BEINGS WE ARE NOT. SO WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL WHEN YOU SEE A FOREST, IS THE MASSIVE DIVERSITY, BECAUSE ALL TREES ARE DIFFERENT” ” …
Here is the link for my interview last week for Radio 5 Live with Emma Barnette. To listen to it you need to register on the BBC website. After that go to the date – 03 Nov 2017 and I start talking at 2:46 min. Emma is so lovely and the BBC building in the city centre is amazing, so big. That feeling that we are inside of the television.
I hope you enjoy it. I am talking about fashion, Models of Diversity and our street survey, Jeans and more.
Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxgsv
Just saw an article in Elle magazine, and I would like to share with you the lines that caught my attention.
…”And yet we’re in a moment where fashion is celebrating individuality and having open conversations about racial diversity and gender fluidity. Those discussions are reflected in the casting. Trans model Hari Nef walked the Gucci runway in a show-stopping all red look. Creative Director Alessandro Michele also handed the reigns of the brand’s Snapchat to her so she could record her fashion week adventures.”…
YES! The changing is happening. New designers are coming, with innovation and a totally different set mind.
And here is the point: … “So are times changing? Slowly. An AW16 diversity report from theukfashionspot.co.uk notes that less than a quarter of all the models who walked this season were people of colour. That means that in all four cities combined, 75.25% of the models cast were white…”
As you can see we are still talking about colours, what to say about plus-sized and disabled ?? Yes, things are changing slowly but we need more.
My question is: – What do you suggest for us to make this change and integrate more diversity and equality in the fashion industry?? All comments are welcome.
Lets opening it to debate, I would love to hear your opinion, and maybe together we can find a “solution”.
You can read the full article on the link below: http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/trends/longform/a31200/diversity-in-fashion/