I came to live in England 11 years ago because my husband is English. At that moment it was what made sense for us, as I was playing tennis and I could live in anywhere in the world and travel to tournaments.
When we met my nieces were very young. Anna was 6 months Emily was two years old. I loved the girls from the start and my husbands family became my family as it should be. Emily is now a teenager and Anna is eleven, and we love to spend time together.
All of our English family is from Suffolk and I took the opportunity of the bank holiday weekend and a ballet performance to make a vlog and show you guys a little bit of our routine with the ones we love deeply.
I am very happy to share with you the activities we did over the weekend.
Life goes by and sometimes we enter into the routine of doing the same thing over and over again. The routine overtakes us and everything stays on automatic. We may need to stop there and make a change…a new start, a diverse way to see the world, to act and to interact. On this point I am happy to count on wonderful professionals that always help me to connect and rediscover my inner self, bringing me to life and to my point of excellence.
Evidence Beauty looks after my nails, with it a great manicure that not only makes my nails perfect but also looks after my hands, and you know how a wheelchair user’s hands look as we have them on our wheels all the time to move around. We need to take a break and look after the parts of our body that takes us everywhere. Sheila, you are an amazing friend and an amazing professional. I am happy to have you in my path. She always brings me the best chimarrao ( Brazilian Herbal Tea) that makes me feel at home.
For a full change I opted to change my hair colour a little and I left it to Julio Rosario, ‘The Wizard of Hair’. Max and Julio are looking after my hair now for the past year. They did my hair for Fashions Finest in February this year and they always make sure I have a trendy hairstyle for the catwalk. They use the best products and always have lovely smiles on their faces. Even when they are very busy they will find a time to look after my hair. This time he opted to leave me with a special glow in a golden honey style. I would not give my hair to anyone, especially to do highlights that is a process where we need to always be careful as it can damage the hair very badly, but with these guys, I would trust with closed eyes. I also cut it to give more balance.
After I am done Julio won’t permit me to leave without a completely new look and that is where Jessica Favaro comes in. She gives classes for makeup artists and she makes a canvas on our face and transforms it into the most beautiful portrait ever. Every detail counts to her. At the end it is perfection.
I hope you can see all of this in the video and make your own conclusions. Love you guys and thank you for looking after me with such care.
Hi guys. This video gives you an insight into my visit to Naidex, Europe’s biggest disability trade show. Watch me judge the Changing Lives competition, view an accessible motorhome, try a wheelchair that allows me to stand up and much more. I was wearing Peter Twiss jacket.
I made a vlog from my day at a panel discussion at Central Saint Martins, put together by Saskia Rowlands, where an expert panel discussed “Why Disability is still not fully embraced by the Fashion Industry”. Were there: