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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Johnny loves Rosie – where fashion meets love:

Johnny loves Rosie – where fashion meets love:

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Johnny Loves Rosie

For you guys a 20% off discount with the CODE: JLR20

The fashion industry is not restricted to TV shows, ramp walks and magazines only, Social Media is increasingly becoming popular and associating more and more people with this industry. From YouTube videos to fashion blogs to people who model for different brands on Instagram, the fashion industry has dug deep into social media. 

Being a fashion lover I keep posting my pictures on Instagram in different outfits and accessories which many brands give me for the sake of showcasing their products. Recently, I was sent a pair of beautiful earrings by Johnny loves Rosie which is a brand inspired by true love. The earrings are probably the classiest and lovely pieces in my jewelry collection. They are simple yet elegant and have a perfect touch of class and charm to them, so do other items from Johnny Loves Rosie.

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Johnny Loves Rosie
Pic by Michael Atkinson

Let’s have a look at the history and inspiration of the brand. Johnny and Rosie. Their inspiration comes from the story of Johnny and Rosie of England who fell in love and the story of their true love got more interesting due to the gifts that Johnny used to give Rosie in their meetings. They were so much in love and their love was so strong that people still remember them and Johnny Loves Rosie is an attempt at paying a tribute to this story of true love. 

Johnny Loves Rosie is a brand made in the name of love and it aims at spreading love and joy in the world through their products. Their jewelry and accessories are of a very wide range and a very varied variety. I absolutely love everything that the brand has to offer from the exquisite earnings to lovely necklaces and charming bags Johnny Loves Rosie has everything that you might need to get the perfect look of someone who is loved is well taken care of. 

Johnny loves Rosie focuses on self-love too so they have an assortment of lovely and classy accessories that you can use to spoil yourself and look pretty which is ultimately going to boost up your confidence, no matter what kind of a gathering that you are in. Their jewelry is up to date with fashion and at the same time has a reflection of lives old traditions and historical jewelry that kings would gift their queens to profess their love for them. 

Johnny Loves Rosie has a wedding shop too which offers a vast collection of every accessory that might be needed at a wedding. Their wedding collection has exquisite designs earrings for brides to make their day the best one and to look the beautiful and elegant bride that she has ever wanted to be. Their hairclips adorned with pearls make the bride look even more beautiful giving an ethereal charm to her which makes her happy and confident to take on the road that she has to. Their fascinators and belts can make any bride look breathtakingly beautiful. 

Added to that are the bags and purses of Johnny loves Rosie that I love the most since their collection has something for every occasion. So, ladies do not miss out on the lovely accessories and jewelry that Johnny Loves Rosie has to offer. For you guys a 20% off discount with the CODE: JLR20

Love love

Sam x

How to Adapt to Being Disabled

How to Adapt to Being Disabled

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No-one ever dreams of being disabled, but millions of unfortunate people face the transition every single day. During the initial stage, you’ll no doubt face a ton of emotional stress, mental struggles, and physical discomfort. At this point, most disabled people have very little motivation for life, because they feel it will never be the same.

Now, while it may not be the same, you can still live life to the full. You can still create amazing memories, find true happiness and forge amazing relationships. You just need to endure the difficult phases, have faith in the process and do your best during the transition. To provide you with some help, here are some things to consider…

Take your time

It’s natural for those with disabilities to fear the worst because they just see the short-term changes that cause them distress. They fail to focus long-term, which would empower them to realise things can – and will – get better. Just remember to take your time and approach things at your own pace.

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Back Exercise at Gym

Focus on what you can do

You’ll probably concentrate on all the things that you can no longer do, right? That’s what causes the most emotional distress; the realisation that you can’t do things that you once found easy. Rather than dwelling on those, just focus on all of the things that you can still do. 

Accept help

You may well lose a certain amount of independence with a disability, but you never lose your pride. That pride can sometimes prevent those who need help to reject it, simply because they so desperately want to be able to do it themselves still. Come to terms with your disability and accept help from those around you.

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Proud Paralympian

Find a community

There’s a countless number of people who are in the same situation as you or have been through the challenges that you face. Whether it’s online or in your local area, just find a support group of people that you can talk to on a regular basis. When you do that, you’ll realise that you’re not alone.

Be positive

All of the negative energy that you’re full of is hard to eradicate considering your position, but you still need to try and remove it. Search for all the positives in every situation, rather than allowing the negatives to affect you. Being positive will help you massively through the process.

Believe: You will be fine!

It’s important to leave our thought, questions, and suggestions on the comments. Let’s build a strong community together. Love Sam

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Acroyoga X Wheelchair User

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Why WheelAIR makes you a cooler person?

Why WheelAIR makes you a cooler person?

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I came across WheelAIR last year when a friend approached me about this amazing product. At that time I didn’t understand much about all of its benefits and I didn’t think too much about it until earlier this year when I went to Naidex to be a judge of the Naidex Changing Lives Award.
WheelAIR was a product in the competition so I became more familiar with it and realised all of its benefits.
I’ve now tried the product and then today I am here to talk it as I believe it will improve the lives of so many wheelchair users.
It is something that will change the game for wheelchair users.
WheelAIR is a backrest that blows cool air through your back making you feel fresher in the hot weather.  If you are a wheelchair user you will understand when I say that in the heat it’s not fun at all to be sitting all the time.
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WheelAir
Also for tetraplegics that don’t perspire it probably will be an excellent purchase as it will help you to keep cool. Another situation where it will help us is when we are playing sport because we get hot and sweaty and the wheelAIR backrest will help keep us cool.

So I’ve tried it for a week now and I have used it in 3 situations that made me feel much more refreshed. 1) The first was a meeting where the air conditioning wasn’t working properly and I was just fine after turning it on.

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WheelAir Samanta Bullock
2) Last weekend I used it at the gym during an Insanity session…. oooooh  I can’t describe that feeling. It was hot and the backrest made a big difference.
3) Happened today. It was a photoshoot in the sun where the temperature was 28 degrees…. lifesaver.
So this is my initial review and I hope to share with you many more situations where it will have an impact. If you also have one please let me know what you think.
They have some case studies you can take a look and see how it improves the lives of different people from different backgrounds. https://www.wheelair.co.uk/case-study-antony-cotterill/
Here is their website in case you would like to know more about it.  https://www.wheelair.co.uk

I am so happy to demonstrate products that will help somehow.

Please leave your feedback on the comments.

Thanks a lot

Love Sam