Me and My Adriana Chiari Experience

Me and My Adriana Chiari Experience

Being a Brazilian; Adriana Chiari was a magazine that I’d always wanted to be involved with. They inspire, motivate and empower women throughout the UK, which is where I live, but they’re a Brazilian magazine, which is where I originated from. Ultimately, it made perfect sense for me to collaborate with them. So, when I got the opportunity, I took it with both hands and was filled to the brim with excitement.

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Online Magazine Adriana Chiari

But, it was even more special that as I was the cover of the edition!

Now, talking about the issue; it is titled ‘Without Rules, Without Judgements’, and it’s designed to help curb the social stigmas that surround the female body. You see, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and women should feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. I was ecstatic to appear on the cover of this issue and my passion for fashion, healthy lifestyles and inclusion suited the subject perfectly.

Over the years I’ve done a whole host of different shoots and covers, but this was by far one of my favourites. The topic of the edition enticed so many gorgeous, inspiring and strong women to join me in the photo shoot, and we all worked in harmony towards a common goal – spread the word that beauty is present in the most diverse forms. For instance, there were women who were plus-sized, black, senior citizens and in wheelchairs – all celebrating diversity!

Heber Barros and Daniele Luquine, the photographers, did a wonderful job of capturing the most amazing moments. But, as I love fashion, it is no surprise that one of my favourite aspects of the cover was my time with experts Romana Pavaneli and Roseana Shekinah. They took care of me from the moment I got there and made my makeup look absolutely stunning. In fact, the two of them put everyone’s makeup on perfectly and also Sebastion London for his magnificent clothes.

Moreover, I mustn’t forget the brilliant work of Marilia Maciel – the journalist. Alongside my cover, I also have an article written about me, my journey and my commitment to empowering women. Marilia did a great job of conveying the message that I wanted to express, and putting her own professional twist on it.

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Adriana Chiari/ Rosa Goncalvez/ Lenne Moghadari/ Samanta Bullock

Oh, and all this wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the personal vision of the founder of the magazine – Adriana Chiari. She is the spearhead of this fantastic philosophy, and it was great to work with someone that has made such a difference for women like me, like you and like all the others within the population.

During my time there, I managed to record a vlog including all of the backstage footage of the shoot. There were also opportunities to interview some of the fantastic women that attended, and I capitalized on that! Anyway, if you’d like to see exactly what happens at an Adriana Chiari photo shoot, then watch the video by clicking on this link…

Reflecting on my experience with Adriana Chiari; I’m just so delighted to witness a shift in media perception of women. All of those social stigmas are slowly, but surely starting to diminish and this is vital for women around the world. The media should be promoting positivity and inclusion, not ostracising individuals for their appearance or body shape.

So, it’s crucial that the media continues to improve its view, and society will follow!

Here is the link for the full magazine: https://issuu.com/adrianachiarimagazine/docs/edi____o_10_adriana_chiari_-_br__33

Enjoy it!

5 Items to Wear on your Legs

5 Items to Wear on your Legs

Hi guys
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Long Skirt

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.

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Pink summery dress.

 

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.

Best wishes
SB
My interview for Radio 5 Live

My interview for Radio 5 Live

Hi you.

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Here is the link for my interview last week for Radio 5 Live with Emma Barnette. To listen to it you need to register on the BBC website. After that go to the date – 03 Nov 2017 and I start talking at 2:46 min. Emma is so lovely and the BBC building in the city centre is amazing, so big. That feeling that we are inside of the television.

I hope you enjoy it. I am talking about fashion, Models of Diversity and our street survey, Jeans and more.

Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxgsv

Please let me know if you listen to it.

Best

SBx

 

 

 

 

How Diversity Changed Fashion

How Diversity Changed Fashion

Hi guys

Just saw an article in Elle magazine, and I would like to share with you the lines that caught my attention.

…”And yet we’re in a moment where fashion is celebrating individuality and having open conversations about racial diversity and gender fluidity. Those discussions are reflected in the casting. Trans model Hari Nef walked the Gucci runway in a show-stopping all red look. Creative Director Alessandro Michele also handed the reigns of the brand’s Snapchat to her so she could record her fashion week adventures.”…

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Wheeliechix-chic Last Collection – Wheelchair Model

 

YES! The changing is happening. New designers are coming, with innovation and a totally different set mind.

And here is the point: … “So are times changing? Slowly. An AW16 diversity report from theukfashionspot.co.uk notes that less than a quarter of all the models who walked this season were people of colour. That means that in all four cities combined, 75.25% of the models cast were white…”

As you can see we are still talking about colours, what to say about plus-sized and disabled ?? Yes, things are changing slowly but we need more.

My question is: – What do you suggest for us to make this change and integrate more diversity and equality in the fashion industry?? All comments are welcome.

Lets opening it to debate, I would love to hear your opinion, and maybe together we can find a “solution”.

You can read the full article on the link below: http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/trends/longform/a31200/diversity-in-fashion/

Best

SB x