Personal Styling for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip – Final Part

Personal Styling for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip – Final Part

Hi lovely ones.

Here is the final part of Personal Styling for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip. This series was so fun to make and we got very nice feedback with a lot of questions around clothes for wheelchair users that we think we are going to do it once a year. So if you have any questions or suggestions send them through and lets make a more complete video.

In part 5 we went shopping in charity shops to try to find clothes that are wheelchair friendly. I would like to say thanks to my niece Emily for filming everything and for being such a good friend and spending part of her holiday working as a camera girl. Also thank you  to the charity we went to, Cancer Research, Mind and Shelter.charity shop yvonne phillip samanta bullock wheelchair model fashion disabled

One of our messages here is that is possibleto be sustainable and to be fashionable at the same time and to minimise the effect we have in the world using reusable clothes. It will also make an impact on your pocket as well as helping somebody.

‘Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility’. This is the definition of sustainable fashion I found on Wikipedia. So we need to have in mind charity shop yvonne phillip samanta bullock wheelchair model fashion disabledthe impact our actions will have on the system in our world and be responsible for our choices.

Please let me know what you would like to see more on the channel. Have a great week.

Much love Sam x

10th Wedding Anniversary

10th Wedding Anniversary

Hi guys

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Our Caricature

I came here to share a little more about my life with you. Tomorrow Mark and I are having our 10th wedding anniversary. I hope to make a video talking about how we met with a few more questions I have been getting on my IG.

Mark, I want to tell you that it has been a wonderful journey to share my life with you. Even when I couldn’t speak English and all the funny situations we got through with that. We dream the same dream of  inclusion and a healthy lifestyle and it’s very special.

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Mark and I

I am grateful for all the moments we spend together, all of them, even the “bad” ones make us a strong couple, the good ones made us more appreciative of life. I just want to tell you, that you make my heart dance and life is much better shared with you.  You are not only my best friend but the person I admire as a professional  with all  your work to promote adapted sport and as an human being. I am so proud to be your wife. I am the luckiest one in the world and so blessed because of it.

This video is on My Brazilian Youtube channel and I thought I would share with you one of the best moments of my life.

I need to say a special thanks to my cousin Moacyr for put this video together.

What I would say to finalise is: Believe in love, it will always find you.

Much love Sam

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Adriana Chiari Magazine Pict by Simone Bello Photography
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Mark & I
Personal Styling for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip-  Part 4

Personal Styling for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip- Part 4

Hi guys

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Sam Bullock & Yvonne Phillip

As you know we are doing this series of Personal Styling with Yvonne Phillip. Here is part 4 and as I couldn’t manage to put it all in a video as it would get too long I will do the final part next week. We had a lot of fun at the charity shops looking for nice and wheelchair friendly things for wheelchair users. Emily my niece filmed for us so I want say  a big thank you to her.

We went through a few pieces and I tried most of them. The charity shops we went to were Cancer Research, Mind and Shelter all in East Sheen – London.

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Samanta Bullock. Trousers for Wheelchair users.

What I like about buying clothes in charity shops is the fact is is sustainable, cheaper and we know we are giving the money to a good cause. I really hope you like the video. Please leave your comments as it will help me to find out what you like to see (or not) in my content.charity shop yvonne phillip samanta bullock wheelchair model fashion disabled

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charity shop yvonne phillip samanta bullock wheelchair model fashion disabled

London Fashion Week Allowed the Industry to Make Huge Progress

London Fashion Week Allowed the Industry to Make Huge Progress

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BBC News- Samanta Bullock

For years, the fashion industry has been saturated with stigmas and stereotypes; female models were expected to look a certain type of way. The incredibly thin frame and long legs was considered the perfect appearance. But, that meant every other style of beauty was neglected, and the fashion industry started to become an unhealthy environment.

On a positive note, changes have started to be made in recent times. Those with unique physical traits, disabilities and ‘different’ appearances are now being celebrated more for their beauty. At the last London Fashion Week, diversity was rife. Lucy Todd covered the whole event and composed a wonderful article which was posted on the BBC News website.

Having witnessed the Fashion Week first-hand, it was amazing to see so many individuals having the confidence to step on the catwalk and feel like they belonged there.

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Samanta Bullock Fashions Finest Pict by @storiesbymartin

Moreover, it was refreshing to see the event capture the interest of the mainstream media, which is a huge step in the right direction.

Respected people from within the industry also acknowledged and welcomed the changes that were occurring in the industry. Kate Moss said, “There’s so many different sizes and colours and heights. Why would you just be a one-size model and represent all of these people?” I completely agree with those comments, because beauty shouldn’t be restricted to one category.

Legendary designer Steven Tai was one of those that strived to have an impact by deliberately choosing models that had noticeable skin blemishes or physical disfigurements. However, like Todd’s article discussed, the UK scene is still miles behind the US. New York has been promoting diversity for a while, and actively utilize models of different shapes, sizes and appearances much more frequently than the UK.

I’m proud to say that I was included in the article, which I have to thank Caryn Franklin for. It was great to be at Fashion’s Finest once more and it was made much better being able to wear a stunning collection by Louise Clark. 

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Fashions Finest
Designer Louise Clark

From a personal standpoint, the event was magnificent, and it truly feels like major change is going to happen in the industry. Oh, and it’s crazy to be featured in the article alongside the one and only – Victoria Beckham! 

Check out the article on BBC News if you have a spare couple of minutes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45548825

“If you don’t show people in a wheelchair or disabled people in magazines, it’s like we don’t exist,” she says. “A few years ago it was the same for black people, or gay people. It’s the right thing to do to show all different types of people.  Sam

With Madelaine Stuart / Markus Clarke / Marcela at Fashions Finest
With Madelaine Stuart / Markus Clarke / Marcela at Fashions Finest