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” ” …
The good news in the world of fashion is: Tommy Hilfiger launched an adaptive fashion line for disabled people. It is the revolution happening. Take a look at the full article on the link below.
The fashion industry, despite its recent strides in diversity, isn’t known for its accessibility. There are very few brands who go out of their way to accommodate disabled people or those with limited mobility. In fact, it can be difficult to get into many pairs of jeans even when you’re able-bodied.
So it’s a real punch in the air that Tommy Hilfiger has just launched a collection specifically designed for disabled adults. It’s not their first foray into adaptive fashion – they launched a line for kids back in 2016. But this is their first time doing a sportswear line based off pieces from Tommy Hilfiger collections. We’re talking adjusted seams and openings.
Magnetic and velcro closures. Magnetic zips. Adjusted leg openings
Paralympian achieves her dream of taking part in a London Fashion Week show
Layla Haidrani for Metro.co.uk
If you’re still proud you won the Year 8 award for long jump, a Paralympian has put you to shame. Samanta Bullock finally achieved her dream of appearing on London Fashion Week after being told wheelchair users couldn’t model. The 39-year-old from London always longed to walk the catwalk but cast aside her modelling ambitions after frequent rejections because she couldn’t walk. When Bullock was fourteen, she accidentally shot herself with her father’s shotgun, severing her spinal cord as well as damaging her liver and pancreas.
But her modelling dreams were finally answered when she became an ambassador for charity Models of Diversity and paraded down the catwalk of London Fashion Week, fulfilling the goal she clung to for over three decades.
For the full article please take a look at the link below.