Talk with Marcela Turnage on Fashion and Representation

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Gunda Hafner
Pict by Piotropacki

Marcela was here in September and we did a photo shoot for Gunda Hafner with @Piotropacki. I think I talked about this  in a previous blog. It was a fun day and we captured some amazing pictures for the launch of Gunda’s new collection. Marcela, known  as ‘The Journey of a Brave Woman’ on Instagram, came to Europe to give a talk at the Rewalk conference in Germany and we decided that she should come a few days earlier so she could spend time with me and get to know London as my house is accessible. It was so fun to have her around. I could show her around and it looks like we are old friends and not only Insta followers. On the last day we decided to sit and film for you guys about the Rewalk and her experience ( I launched this film last month – Check it out) and we also decided to talk about fashion and representation. I put a film together of this talk that we did specially for you.

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Photo shoot team

Yesterday was Marcela’s birthday so I would like to share this blog to congratulation her on that. Marcela, you are doing great work. Keep being real, keep being  your authentic self and inspiring others. We love you hun.

I really hope you like it and please share for someone you think will like it and leave your comments, that are always welcome.

Much love. Sam

Vlog- Wheelchair Model Life

Vlog- Wheelchair Model Life

Hello guys.  I hope you are well. New video below.

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Roy Ikoroha Picture

I am coming here to share my new vlog with you from a photo shoot I did with Roy Ikoroha in the city centre. Vinnette Grant lent me her beautiful red dress for the shoot with “My Samsonite” case on my 40th birthday.

Guess what, we lost the balloons. I wasn’t too sad about that, as I would need to come back home with it behind my chair, looking a little strange kkkkkkkkk.

 

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Pic by Roy Ikoroha – Samsonite

 

Also everyone was wishing Happy Birthday which was cute and weird. People are so friendly. I had a such good time. For more please look the video and leave your comments or suggestions. I really appreciate that.

http://vinnettegrantunbridaledcouture.com

Much love. Sam

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Samsonite
Roy Ikoroha
Rebecca Violette – Inclusive Fashion Show

Rebecca Violette – Inclusive Fashion Show

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Love_Disfigure Pic by Emma-Li

As an influencer, I get invited to a lot of events, and I go to a few of them, but nothing could make me happier than to accept an invitation to go to an inclusive fashion show. Yes, you are right, it’s coming. Fashion is officially becoming more diverse.

The is a collection that Rebecca put together. I am so pleased to write about it. It is all starting to make sense. Her collection is full of colours and different patterns, something pleasing for the eyes to to look at. So I went to her fashion show with friends and I was amazed by the variety of shapes, sizes and the glamour of the models on the runway.

Rebecca Violette & Sam Bullock

I was happy to put a video together from the footage I had from my stories on Instagram. I will leave the link below so you guys can have a sample of what is coming.  Also I am attaching the press release of the brand for you to understand a little more. All comments are very welcome. Lets play our part and share ideas  to make a better and fairer world.

Much love Sam

The launch of ‘Rebecca Violette’ is the culmination of over a decade of works re- garding anatomy, skin, and visual ‘differences’. Rebecca Violette is a qualified med- ical doctor & NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur who, alongside her studies in medical school, embarked on a creative venture challenging society’s perception of perceived ‘visual difference’ through a collection of designs, fabric prints and gar- ments. The launch event showcases her latest active-wear & couture fashion line in ‘wearable art’, designed by Rebecca using prints inspired by the stories of those liv- ing with visual difference. There will be an opportunity to donate to charities with whom Rebecca has worked in collaboration and will showcase a photography exhi- bition of the individuals who inspired Rebecca’s collection.

We look forward to welcoming you to support this unique new brand. ‘Rebecca Vio- lette’ active-wear garments will be available for pre-order on the evening with a small selection of sample accessories for sale. We hope you join us in our vision to change the way in which society views visual ‘difference’ and help in celebrating and embracing individuality amidst our society.

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Rebecca Violette

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@brendafinn_   @katiejgee  @julie_w_84    @Thevitiligoman   @vmrory1993   @jassura  @bookofmum   @katyannejessica   @jassem1   @amputee_kat  @love_disfigure   @_chl.o @thinkijustgotlost @naturallyhealpsoriasis @being_just_us  @msskinnybunny  @tulsidivalov

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Review of Samsonite Bags for Wheelchair Users

Review of Samsonite Bags for Wheelchair Users

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Samsonite
Roy Ikoroha Vinnette Grant

I was so excited to receive my Samsonite cabin luggage and laptop bag back.  The cabin suitcase is personalized and came with my initials “SB” on it. It combines strength with lightness and is perfect for me when travelling only with cabin baggage.  In airports and shopping centres  I can easily attach the case handle over my backrest and pull it along. The quality is high with a number of great features including a retractable identification label. It has lockable zips and soft touch handles.

The laptop backpack is just what I have been looking for.  I wanted a stylish bag that allows me to safely carry my computer.  It is made to the very highest standards and has it’s of pockets for all the items that I carry with me on a daily basis. I chose black to match the backrest

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of my wheelchair and to provide versatility in matching the clothes I wear.

The “#”s they use in their socials are #generationgo #womensquad #mysamsonite all that I 100% support, please join the conversation.

I made a review on my youtube channel. I will attach the link below.  The pictures in this blog are taken by Roy Ikoroha and this lovely red dress is by Vinnette Grant.

Samsonite
Dress by VInnette Grant
Pict Roy Ikoroha
Somsonite                           Pict by Roy Ikoroha